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Day: May 9, 2019

CUPE BC convention 2019 positions province’s biggest union to take on upcoming challenges

More than 500 delegates wrapped up four days of debate at CUPE BC’s 56th annual convention in Victoria, electing a new executive board, debating a wide range of resolutions, and passing an action plan to guide the union over the…

What unions can do to close the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap stands at 18.8 per cent across the world. It is not simply due to factors like experience, education, productivity or performance, that would usually determine wages in the labour market. Instead, occupational segregation and the polarization…

CUPE MB calls on more support to midwives on International Day of the Midwife

CUPE MB is joining thousands around the world in celebrating the International Day of the Midwife on May 6 and is calling for the government to improve midwifery in the province. Recent reports that Manitoba-trained midwives are unable to find positions here…

We will not give up on democracy in Turkey

Ruling on unsubstantiated complaints by President Erdogan’s ruling AKP party, Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Body caved in to government pressure and annulled last month’s vote, ordering a rerun for 23 June.  Victory by the opposition in winning the powerful seat of…

In Kenora—Rainy River, 75% don’t support Ford government health overhaul

Kenora—Rainy River ON residents polled say they don’t support the massive changes the PCs are planning to make to the province’s health system.  More than 300 Kenora area residents who responded to the local poll were asked whether they supported different…

Malaysian law reforms must comply with ILO Convention on Freedom of Association

Three Malaysia affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW), Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Coalition (EIEU Coalition) and Paper and Paper Products Manufacturing Employees Union (PPPMEU, participated in the consultation meeting on…

Mythbuster on the elimination of tuition

Over 80 countries around the world provide some level of free post-secondary education. More than 20 provide free post-secondary education to all their citizens. Yet in Canada, tuition fees are increasing year after year. There’s no reason why Canada can’t…

End the repression of trade unionists in Fiji

Felix Anthony, national secretary of the FTUC, was arrested, along with 29 members of National Union of Workers (NUW) and a union staff member. Felix is also president of the ITUC Asia Pacific. He was arrested at a tripartite meeting,…

New report shows overworked and underpaid teachers

Teachers in Switzerland are often overworked and underpaid, especially if they work on part-time contracts, according to the latest report on working time of the Dachverband Lehrerinnen und Lehrer Schweiz (LCH) and the Syndicat des Enseignants Romands (SER). Every ten…