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Month: August 2018

Iran: Bus Workers’ Syndicate strongly condemns the state-sponsored, pseudo syndicate, propped up to attack the authentic, autonomous syndicate!

Workers of Tehran Bus Company and across Iran, and independent trade unions, workers’ organizations, and other workers’ institutions and activists internationally: We hereby announce that state intelligence services, with the support of the Ministry of Labour and the Tehran and…

Argentina La Internacional de la Educación denuncia multimillonaria multa por paro 

Argentina: Education International denounces multi-million peso fine for strike Topics in this post: The right to organize into trade unions in order to fight for better working conditions and a dignified treatment is an internationally recognized right. In Argentina, the…

No rights for workers at Marriott’s Bali paradise

Global hotel giant Marriott’s 5-star W hotel in Bali-Seminyak, Indonesia promises guests a “stay in paradise”. But there’s trouble in paradise for workers at the hotel who attempt to exercise their basic rights. Some 40% of the hotel’s workers are…

Argentina La Internacional de la Educación denuncia multimillonaria multa por paro 

Argentine: l’Internationale de l’Education dénonce l’amende de plusieurs millions infligée pour grève Topics in this post: S’organiser en syndicats pour lutter pour de meilleures conditions de travail et pour un traitement digne est un droit internationalement reconnu. En Argentine, le…

No part of the world is immune from the threat of commercialisation of education

“No part of the world is immune from the threat posed by commercialisation and privatisation, not even the island nations of the Pacific. In the interest of our students, members and quality education for all, this needs to be a…

AAWL website undergoing upgrades | Australia Asia Worker Links

Dear comrades, The AAWL website is currently undergoing a major upgrade and information is not currently being updated. These works also affect our weekly mini news that is emailed to subscribers. Therefore our mini news is suspended till the upgrades…

Turkey: Strike at Mayr-Melnhof continues as management refuses to meet

MM Süperpak Ambalaj is a subsidiary of Austrian-based Mayr-Melnhof, with operations in Izmir, Karaman and Gaziantep. Around 250 workers from IndustriALL affiliate, Selüloz-İş have been on strike since rejecting a pay offer of zero wage rise on 20 June. Collective…

Tentative agreement reached at the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

The CUPE 311 bargaining committee at the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux in Abitibi-Témiscamingue is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the employer during negotiations on local agreements. Major gains were achieved, and the…

Four new states endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Education International welcomes the move by Djibouti, Macedonia, Peru, and San Marino to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, committing themselves to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict. Seventy-nine signatory countries Djibouti, Macedonia, Peru, and San…

Zimbabwe: the crocodile bites | IUF UITA IUL

Government repression in the wake of disputed election results has intensified following the army’s indiscriminate use of live ammunition which killed at least 6 protestors in the capital Harare on August 1. Amnesty International has denounced “a vicious campaign of…

Mozambique: Union demands better wage deal from Sasol

At a meeting in Temane, a natural gas exploration and production plant with a workforce of 143, workers are demanding above-inflation wage increases and collective agreements extended from the current one year to two years. Workers also want to be…

Hundreds of Tenaris workers protest in Romania

The union organized a number of rallies, including the most recent on 5 August, where hundreds of workers and their family members participated. Armed with vuvuzelas, whistles, tricolor flags and banners with messages blaming their employer and governors, protesters complained…

India: unions to tackle challenges faced by young workers

The meeting of youth trade union activists witnessed enthusiastic participation of young unionists from across India working in various IndustriALL sectors including mining, metal industries, cement, garment and textiles, automobile, electrical and electronics. Participants underlined that young workers face enormous…

Turkey: “Don’t touch my picket line”, say dismissed Yves Rocher workers

09.08.2018 On 6 August, on the 84th day of a picket outside the gates of the factory of Flormar, the Turkish subsidiary of French-based cosmetic giant Yves Rocher, security forces intervened in an attempt to end the resistance of 132…

Zimbabwe: Unions denounce human rights violations in post-election violence

Zimbabweans went to the polls with the hope of turning things around from decades-long political and economic crises. Reasonably so, because unemployment is over 90 per cent, factories have closed, and wage theft is common. Cash shortages, limited access to…

Union leads effort to defend the rights of indigenous teachers

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples reminds us that in many parts of the world, indigenous people routinely face exclusion, discrimination and economic hardship and violence. In Paraguay, after centuries of invasion of their lands, European colonization and…

Iran: IndustriALL escalates union building and solidarity with UMMI

09.08.2018 IndustriALL Global Union opens a new period in supporting its Iranian affiliate the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) through a leadership capacity building session in Sapanca, Turkey, on 6-8 August, to develop a plan for further…

300 jobs at risk in Uruguay mine

The situation at the mine, located in Minas de Corrales in the Rivera Department, is deteriorating. Currently, 180 workers are drawing unemployment benefits, and according to the company they are to be joined by a hundred more at the end…

CUPE members speak on reconciliation

Dan Gawthrop | CUPE Communications A video released by CUPE BC in time for National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) continues the dialogue on reconciliation, with CUPE members exploring what people can do both collectively and as individuals to foster equality and make…

Collective agreement awarded for health care bargaining unit in Nova Scotia

Today, mediator-arbitrator William Kaplan issued an award which establishes a collective agreement for more than 6,000 employees in the Health Care Bargaining Unit at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre The award came after five days of mediation-arbitration…

Rapid Response Paramedic Units are Smoke and Mirrors

The New Brunswick Council of Hospital Unions (Local 1252) and CUPE 4848, which represents Paramedics and Dispatchers in New Brunswick, say a new pilot program proposed by the province is nothing more than a public relations stunt. “This program could make sense if…

Profile: Anne Leclair, television reporter and union activist

Lisa Djevahirdjian | CUPE Communications Like many journalists, Anne Leclair chose reporting as a way to make a positive impact on the world. In time, her chosen trade would lead her to the labour movement, which turned out to be a powerful…

teacher trade unionist Mohammed Habibi sentenced to ten and a half years in prison

Education International strongly condemns the prison sentence imposed on Mohammad Habibi, an Iranian teacher and a member of the board of directors of the Iranian Teachers’Trade Association of Tehran.The sentence is for ten and a half years of confinement. On…

Community Health workers ratify new deal

Members of the multi-union Community Bargaining Association (CBA) have voted solidly in favour of a new contract with health employers. The new three-year collective agreement, which covers 16,000 union members working in the community health sector, will take effect April…

public authorities must act on education unions’ concerns

Education International has supported its Lesotho’s affiliates striking to protest the government’s refusal to consider their legitimate demands concerning teacher professional issues and the achievement of quality education for all. EI: Education Ministry to “treat the teachers’ concerns with the…

IndustriALL and Esprit commit to working together to improve workers’ rights

The agreement covers 525,000 workers at more than 1,100 suppliers making textile, footwear and apparel products for Esprit in 27 countries. In the agreement with IndustriALL, Esprit recognizes the crucial role that freedom of association and collective bargaining play in…

Free e-course on Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

In light of major revisions to its Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, the Alberta Government has partnered with the Canadian Center of Occupational Health and Safety to develop and deliver a free e‑learning course for provincial residents. The revised OHS…

test | IndustriALL

2 August 2018. Fourth day of hearing the “Trade union case” in Belarus An employee of the Department of Financial Investigations (DFI) is threatened by REP union? Background information Gennady Fedynich and Ihar Komlik, chairman and chief accountant of the…

Solidarity works – Orona elevator workers in Norway conclude agreement

02.08.2018 Norwegian elevator constructors’ union who went on strike when their employer Orona, a multinational lift producing and maintenance company based in Spain, refused to negotiate a collective agreement, has won an important victory. Elevator mechanics wanted to conclude a…

Turkey: “Strike ban is violation of fundamental right”, rules Constitutional Court

In January 2015, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal-İş initiated strike action in 38 workplaces after collective bargaining negotiations with the Metal Industry Employers’ Association (MESS) had broken down. The strike was banned the next day by the government, on…