Day: April 10, 2019

Unions stage global protest against Kimberly-Clark

11 April 2019 – IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union Joint Statement on Kimberly-Clark UNI and IndustriALL Global Unions strongly condemn Kimberly-Clark’s global restructuring plans and their contempt towards engagement with the trade unions representing workers across the globe….

Living under the threat of bursting mining dams

Located in the region known as the Iron Quadrilateral, in the centre of Brazil, Itabira is the birthplace of one of the country’s most famous poets, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, but also that of the mining company Vale do Rio…

Saskatchewan now dead last when it comes to minimum wage

On April 1, Saskatchewan now has the dubious distinction of having the lowest minimum wage in the country. “With a minimum wage of $11.06 an hour, many workers in Saskatchewan are struggling to make ends meet,” says Tom Graham, President of…

CUPE 3906 wins equal pay for Faculty of Science postdocs

In November 2017, CUPE 3906 filed a grievance against McMaster University to address an alleged inequitable wage gap between men and women working as postdoctoral fellows. CUPE 3906 claimed that the difference in wages violated both the collective agreement and the Equal Pay…