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Month: March 2018

Rest in Power Stephon “Zoe” Clark

Submitted on Fri, 03/30/2018 – 5:53pm Members of the Sacramento IWW write this letter with solemn condolences to the family and friends of Stephon “Zoe” Clark. On March 18th, Sacramento Police Department officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet shot ten…

Committed to the communities they call home, CUPE 255 members donate $10,000 to various neighbourhood causes

Demonstrating their commitment to the communities they call home, members of CUPE 255 recently donated $10,000 to various worthwhile causes across Southwestern Ontario. “Our members are extremely proud to live and work in and around the communities we serve. Many of…

They pushed, they protested, they won: NL public libraries saved

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador is very pleased to hear Minister Kirby announce that all the province’s libraries will remain open and suggest that new libraries may be coming. Since government’s announcement in 2016, CUPE has been fighting to ensure that the libraries remain…

Eleventh hour promises won’t rebuild voters’ trust in Ontario

While today’s budget was definitely a good sales pitch it won’t heal the broken bond of trust between the Liberals and the people of Ontario, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “After decades of cuts and ignoring people’s needs, eleventh hour…

Criminalisation of indigenous leaders and human rights defenders

Education International joins its affiliate the Alliance of Concerned Teachers in expressing alarm about the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines, as the country’s State Prosecutor is seeking to have teachers, Indigenous peoples’ leaders and human rights defenders declared…

Passing of Tom ‘Father Africa’ Bediako

Education International is sad to learn of the passing of Tom Bediako, an outstanding Ghanaian education trade unionist, who for over 10 years made a considerable contribution to the strengthening of education unions and quality education in Africa as Education…

Open access to research highlighted at CIES conference

Education International and its affiliates’ work on open science and the publishing industry was showcased at this year’s Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference. The privatisation of higher education and, specifically, how to increase access to research and make science…

Open access to education resources highlighted at CIES conference

Education International and its affiliates’ work on open science and the publishing industry was showcased at this year’s Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference. The privatisation of higher education and, specifically, how to increase access to research and make science…

Hard working child care advocates deserve our thanks for today’s announcement

A big thank you goes to child care advocates for today’s announcement by the government of Ontario that promises free child care for up to a little more than a year prior to the start of junior kindergarten. “There is no question…

Unique alliance of 75,000 hospital workers formed in Ontario

Three of Canada’s largest unions today announced an alliance that kicks off an escalating campaign of membership mobilization to push Ontario hospitals to return to bargaining and treat their staff with respect. This is the first time the Ontario Council of…

South African mines claim more lives

27.03.2018 Since January this year, 17 workers have been killed in South African mines. Last week a worker died from an accident at a Sibanye Stillwater operation which mines platinum in Rustenburg while another died at De Beers Venetia diamond…

The responsibility of the French-speaking public authorities in guaranteeing quality public education for all is reaffir…

The responsibility of the French-speaking public authorities in guaranteeing quality public education for all is reaffirmed Topics in this post: During Global Francophonie Week, the Comité syndical francophone de l’éducation et de la formation recalled the need for democracy around…

Japanese metalworkers celebrate wage increase

27.03.2018 Based on the financial results of 2017 and following a series of negotiations between unions and management of major Japanese metalworking companies, workers will receive a substantial wage increase this year. Smaller and medium size companies often suppliers to…

Strengthening project implementation in South East Asia

27.03.2018 Project coordinators in South East Asia attended a planning meeting in Yangon on 23 – 24 March, to discuss challenges and strategies of project implementation in order to be more efficient and responsive to union members’ needs. The annual…

Effective implementation of GFAs in the garment industry

27.03.2018 IndustriALL organized series of workshops to train union organizers and workers to take advantage and ensure effective implementation of IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with garment producers H&M, Inditex and Tchibo. The workshops focused on strengthening industrial relations and…

education unions extremely worried for the quality of education public services

While the country has faced a major strike in defense of public services, the French unions members of Education International recall their concerns for the status of government teachers, the quality of education and social dialogue. The majority of French…

Contract workers win permanent jobs at Danone Netherlands

As a direct result of successful local negotiations by the IUF-affiliated FNV based on the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights, 45 long-term contract workers have moved onto permanent contracts at the Danone/Nutricia research center in the…

New law to stop violence against women supported by teachers

Tunisia: New law to stop violence against women supported by teachers Topics in this post: The teachers of the Fédération générale de l’enseignement de base have welcomed the new national law to stop violence against women. This year the Fédération…

New Law supported by teachers

Tunisia: New Law supported by teachers Topics in this post: The teachers of the Fédération générale de l’enseignement de base have welcomed the new national law to stop violence against women. This year the Fédération générale de l’enseignement de base…

IndustriALL and BWI file OECD complaint against BHP Billiton and Vale

26.03.2018 The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and IndustriALL Global Union have filed a complaint against the British-Australian company, BHP Billiton, and Brazilian mining multinational, Vale S.A., under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The complaint is also signed…

We Demand Quality Education for All in Schools that are Free From Gun Violence

As the voice of teachers and education support personnel worldwide, we stand in solidarity with the students, teachers, school staff, parents and allies as they courageously lift their voices and take action to demand a quality education for all in…

Higher education sector maintains pressure on employers for social dialogue

The Universities’ Academic Staff Union, an Education International’s affiliate in Kenya, is involved in a labour dispute with the employers’ federation for public universities over the negotiation and implementation of a collective bargaining agreement. Underlying the current dispute is the…

Launch of Education Workforce Initiative

Education International has welcomed the launch of the Education Workforce Initiative by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. The Education Workforce Initiative (EWI) was launched in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in conjunction with the Global Education and Skills…

IndustriALL statement on recent developments on steel and aluminium tariffs

IndustriALL affiliates represent millions of base metals workers in leading countries in the sector including in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, across the EU, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and the U.S. Read the full statement…

World Water Day: women workers on Indian tea plantations supplying global brands demand their right to water and sanitation

On March 22, World Water Day, women workers on tea plantations in the states of Assam and West Bengal held meetings and rallies to highlight their continued lack of access to a fundamental human right: the right to water and…

Scrap labour law amendment bills, say unions in South Africa

23.03.2018 In a carnival-like atmosphere IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) took to the streets of Johannesburg protesting proposed amendments to the labour laws, which the union says will reverse the hard-won gains…

Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

After more than a year of bargaining, the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia’s first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions says the employer’s representing…

Citing ‘dishonest communications,’ CUPE 3903 files three unfair labour practices complaints against York University

The Union representing striking academic workers at York University has filed an unfair labour practices complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board against their employer. The complaint, filed late yesterday afternoon by CUPE 3903, alleges that York University violated three sections…

Budgets are about political choices – Nova Scotians will pay for poor choices

“The McNeil government is not growing our economy by choosing to support public services and invest in infrastructure, and that’s a mistake we’ll all pay for,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen, in response to the provincial budget announced today….

Strike by 3,000 CUPE 3903 academic workers to continue after York University refuses to continue bargaining

A strike at York University by 3,000 academic workers will continue after the University’s bargaining team today issued an ultimatum and refused requests by CUPE 3903 to continue bargaining. “We had hoped that York University was serious about finishing the job and…