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Day: May 9, 2018

Toronto Catholic Children’s Aid Society prepares for strike, points finger at government underfunding

Citing increased workload demands, wages that are being eroded by inflation and chronic underfunding to services, workers at Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto have voted overwhelmingly in favour of authorizing their union to take strike action if a fair…

Workload strategy sessions well attended by CUPE health members

CUPE community health members in Victoria and Metro Vancouver showed up in big numbers last week for two evening workshops aimed at tackling the growing problem of workload in their sector. At CUPE’s B.C. regional office last Wednesday, more than 50 members…

Liberal anti-harassment bill takes rights away from victims

The Liberal government’s workplace harassment legislation, Bill C-65, is making its final steps through the House of Commons this week. It’s a landmark achievement for all Canadians in the fight against harassment and violence, including sexual harassment and violence, in…

Ukraine: ArcelorMittal workers fight for their rights

After 26 hours of negotiations, the union and the company management signed an agreement to create a conciliation commission on 4 May. The stumbling block was the issue of public reporting. Management wanted the discussions to be held behind closed…

Indian auto unions resolve to fight precarious work

Union representatives of automotive and tyre companies from Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, NCR Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand came together in a workshop in Pune on 3-4 May to discuss the challenges. Apoorva Kaiwar, IndustriALL South Asia Regional Secretary said that…

Machinists strike continues in West Virginia, USA

09.05.2018 A strike by workers at Tecnocap SpA in Glen Dale, West Virginia, is entering its second month, as the company refuses to bargain with IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). Thirty skilled trade…

Kazakhstan: independent leader expected to be freed soon

09.05.2018 Trade union leader Amin Yeleusinov is to be released on 21 May, provided the prosecutors’ appeal of the court order from a regional court on 4 May is not successful. However, the day before the encouraging news, another regional…