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Day: April 11, 2018

Budget should address Saskatchewan’s social deficit with fair taxation, says CUPE Saskatchewan

Last year’s provincial budget introduced some of the most dramatic cuts to Saskatchewan’s public services and social safety net since the years of Grant Devine. Across the province, people spoke up for their communities. Everyday Saskatchewan people lobbied, petitioned, rallied,…

Osborne drops the ball in bargaining

Representatives of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador say Minister of Finance Tom Osborne is attempting to recover after dropping the ball in negotiations, landing himself in disputes of his own making. “The ‘spotlight’ that Minister Osborne referenced yesterday was created by the minister himself,”…

Philippines: RESPECT calls for wider application of government order making thousands of fast food workers permanent

The Respect Fast Food Workers’ Alliance (RESPECT) won an important partial victory in their long-running campaign for fast food workers’ rights to secure jobs when the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on April 3 ordered Jollibee and Burger King…

Union action for more and better jobs for women on banana plantations in Ghana

As part of the push for more and better jobs for women workers on banana plantations in Ghana, the IUF and Banana Link recently facilitated workshops involving the IUF-affiliated General Agricultural Workers Union of Ghana (GAWU) and the Industrial and…

Iraqi electricity workers fight precarious work

Over the past years, the Iraqi government has increased its use of temporary and wage workers, and there are now more than 30,000 in the electricity sector. They do the same jobs as permanent workers but in some cases earn half…

Education unions mobilised for democracy in Brazil

Education unions mobilised for democracy in Brazil Topics in this post: In the light of the current violent climate, and with the judicial and media persecution of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, an Education International’s delegation has participated…

Bulgaria: GFAs in garment sector promoting rights

Co-sponsored by Spanish-based global retailer, Inditex, the meeting on 30 March 2018 was also attended by other GFA partners Swedish H&M and British ASOS, together with their main suppliers in Bulgaria. IndustriALL Global Union and its Bulgarian affiliates, FOSIL/CITUB and…

Turkey: Unions in Unity in Demanding Living Wage in Textile and Garment Sector

This commitment was announced in a meeting in Istanbul where corporate signatories of ACT met with IndustriALL and its Turkish affiliates – Teksif, Öz İplik İş, Disk/Tekstil and Deriteks – to discuss the implementation of ACT in the Turkish garment…

From cardboard to plastics – threat of job losses looms over workers in Saint Lucia

11.04.2018 As banana exporter Winfresh has announced a move from carboard cartons produced in St Lucia to plastic crates imported from the US, the National Workers’ Union of St Lucia is fighting to save 150 jobs. The threat to jobs…