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Day: March 14, 2018

Workers’ defence of pension rights at Carleton reaches Ontario Labour Relations Board

CUPE has filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, charging that the university has engaged in unfair labour practices. “We are calling out the university’s administration for bargaining in bad faith,” said Jacynthe Barbeau, negotiator for CUPE, which represents…

Premier Rachel Notley to address CUPE Alberta Convention

For the first time ever, CUPE Alberta’s annual convention will hear from the Premier of Alberta. While Rachel Notley has spoken to CUPE in the past, this will be the first time since the NDP came to power in 2015, and…

The Viterra lockout: a demonstration is held at Cité-du-Havre

Pressure is building on Viterra, a grain distributor at the Montreal Port, which locked out 51 workers last January 30. This morning, workers from several different sectors came out and picketed in solidarity in front of Viterra’s administrative offices at Cité-du-Havre….

IWW wins half-million dollar backpay settlement

Submitted on Wed, 03/14/2018 – 1:58pm Stardust Family United, a solidarity union of the Industrial Workers of the World, has claimed a huge victory over the repressive owner of Ellen’s Stardust Diner (home of the world famous singing waitstaff), Ken…

Iranian teacher unionist arrested

Iranian teacher unionist arrested Topics in this post: The recent arrest of a teacher and board member of the Tehran branch of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) at his school starkly illustrates the continuing persecution of teacher unionists in…

We celebrate Reza Shahabi’s release today and prepare for tomorrow

Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company has announced that Reza Shahabi was released on March 13, 2018. Please see below the Vahed Syndicate’s statement. This is great news. Congratulations to Shahabi, his family, Vahed Syndicate and to…

Iran playing cat and mouse with unionists

Iran playing cat and mouse with unionists Topics in this post: While condemning the arrest of Mohammad Habibi, Education International welcomes the release on March 13th of Reza Shahabi, treasurer of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus…

Victory as strike ends at Rio Tinto QMM in Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar

The CBA calls for a consideration of both annual inflation-linked salary increase and a performance based increase, with the aim to make up for the loss of purchasing power. The union has argued that the company’s approach militates against workers…

Sae a Tecnotex Nicaragua illegally dismisses health and safety reps

The eight workers are members of the joint health and safety committee at Sae a Tecnotex, located in the free trade zone in Tipitapa, Managua. They were unfairly dismissed in February even though their mandate runs until May. On 1…