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Day: February 1, 2018

Teachers are essential to achieving quality education

#FundEducation: Teachers are essential to achieving quality education Topics in this post: As the Global Partnership for Education meets for its Replenishment Conference in Dakar, Senegal, Education International leaders have stressed the importance of teachers in achieving quality education for…

International prize on education for sustainable development: Open for nominations

Education International is encouraging affiliates to enter nominations for the 2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Education International (EI) strongly believes that education for sustainable development (ESD) empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental…

Nominate now for international prize on education for sustainable development

Education International is urging affiliates to enter nominations for the 2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Education International (EI) strongly believes that education for sustainable development (ESD) empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental…

Unions worldwide demand LafargeHolcim honours its commitment for a global agreement

In their letter, leaders of unions representing workers at LafargeHolcim reminded the company’s leadership of a signed memorandum of understanding in July 2017 with IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Wood Workers’ International, in which the company firmly committed to…

Overwhelming strike mandate for Cape Breton University workers

Support staff at Cape Breton University, members of CUPE 3131, voted 96 per cent in favour of a strike mandate on January 29, 2018. Eight face-to-face bargaining sessions took place and, after talks broke down last week, the union applied to the…

CUPE celebrates Black History Month

Every February, CUPE celebrates Black History Month (also known as African Heritage month) when we pause to reflect on the efforts of the many union activists and community organizers of African descent who lead the fight for inclusive communities and workplaces….

Unions demand LafargeHolcim honours its commitment and stops killing workers.

01.02.2018 Scores of workers are killed at LafargeHolcim operations every year. 73 union leaders from 39 countries addressed a joint letter to CEO, Jan Jenisch, demanding the company honour its commitment and sign a global framework agreement. In their letter,…

ILO to adopt improved code of practice for shipbuilding and ship repair

01.02.2018 Expert representatives of governments, employers and workers from around the world gathered at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland, from 22 to 26 January, to improve and adopt a revised code of practice on safety and health in shipbuilding and ship…

India: Bajaj Auto workers take action against management delaying tactics

According to the Bajaj workers’ union, management has been delaying issues raised by the workers. There has been no meaningful progress made to reinstate the eight workers terminated in 2013. In 2016, the management unilaterally reneged its commitment for a…