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Day: December 3, 2018

Duty to accommodate: A checklist for collective agreement language

This document provides a checklist of ways to advance accommodation rights through the collective agreement. Every worker has the right to be accommodated and protected by human rights legislation. Specific collective agreement language is not necessary to enforce this right. However,…

CUPE leadership approves $1 million loan for CUPW

CUPE’s National Executive Board has approved a $1 million interest-free loan to support Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in their efforts to secure a fair collective agreement. In recent weeks, postal workers have faced attacks on their rights not…

CUPE marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, we draw attention to discrimination and barriers in our workplaces and communities, and we recommit to a disability rights agenda. People with disabilities experience higher rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, incarceration, harassment and violence. Those marginalized by racism,…

Unions protest plan by Novartis to shed 2,550 jobs

Novartis plans to cut 2,150 out of a total Swiss workforce of 13,000 at production facilities in Basel, Stein, Locarno and Schweizerhalle, and 400 in Grimsby in England. An estimated Swiss 1,500 jobs will be cut, with a further 700…

Time to rethink disability in education

Two new reports by Education International shed light on students and teachers with disabilities, their struggle to be part of our education systems, and how to make inclusion happen. More than half of the world’s children with disabilities never receive…

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee calls for an end to protection contracts and stands up for union democracy

It was no coincidence that the Executive Committee held its meeting in Mexico City just 48 hours before president-elect, Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador, was sworn into office. “This new government will bring a breath of fresh air, given the growing…

IndustriALL makes joint declaration demanding Just Transition at COP24

03.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union have issued a joint declaration demanding a Just Transition for workers as the world’s nations meet for the United Nations climate change summit in Katowice, Poland – COP 24. The unions…

Union signs recognition agreement with Walker Industries in Kenya

03.12.2018 Unions are boosting their membership numbers and making the most of the growth of the manufacturing sector in Kenya. This has seen the recruitment of 725 workers at footwear manufacturer, Walker Industries. Following a recruitment and organizing drive that…

IndustriALL COP24 Blog – Katowice, Poland

03.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union’s director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports with a trade union perspective from the climate change summit taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December. 2 December 2018 The first plenary meetings of the Conference of the…