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Day: June 5, 2019

IndustriALL files complaint against Tokyo 2020 Olympic partner, Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric, an official partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is contravening the Fundamental Principles of the Games’ Sustainable Sourcing Code, through violations of core ILO Labour Standards at its subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products Thailand. Mitsubishi Electric’s Thai subsidiary…

Unions need to push for a new direction at Kraft Heinz

Until recently, Kraft Heinz set the pace for finance, management and deal-making in food processing and the broader consumer goods sector. The 30% + operating margins it claimed were the benchmark against which corporate performance was measured. Its zero-based budgeting…

Stora Enso GFA committee plans sustainable future

The parties to the GFA commit to an ongoing dialogue, and will meet once every two years to monitor the implementation of the agreement in the company. The committee brings together the three global unions, plus three national unions, Paperiliitto…

‘We have not forgotten’: mass Hong Kong vigil commemorates June 4

Some 180,000 citizens of Hong Kong took part in the annual June 4 vigil to commemorate the brutal 1989 repression of China’s democracy movement. ‘We will not forget’, declared the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), that ‘During the…

Tenaris Brazil reverses dismissals after union strike

Workers from both the morning and afternoon shifts took part in the strike, leading to a complete shutdown of the firm’s production line on 21 May. The workers are members of the Union of Metalworkers of Pindamonhangaba, Moreira Cesar and…

Health care workers at Hillcrest Reactivation Centre choose CUPE

Over 120 registered practical nurses, personal support workers, therapists and therapy assistants, social workers, nutrition aides and clerical staff at Hillcrest Reactivation Centre in Toronto have chosen to improve their working conditions and increase their job security by joining CUPE….