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Month: June 2019

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….

CUPE workers get behind new deal with Chinook School Division

Late last week, CUPE members who work throughout the Chinook School Division in southwest Saskatchewan voted over 90 per cent in favour of the latest deal negotiated with the division. “The Sask. Party’s cuts have put the school division in a…

CUPE celebrates International Flight Attendant Day

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is celebrating International Flight Attendant Day today, May 31st, and inviting flight attendants around the globe to look back at how far the profession has come. It’s astonishing to recall that, in 1938, to become a…

Wood Buffalo Housing pays only lip service to talks

The union representing 46 locked out employees of Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) says the employer is still refusing to engage in serious discussion to end the lockout, despite finally agreeing to meet face to face.  CUPE 1505 President Judy Collier said…

CUPE pleased with NDP plan for climate action and good jobs

CUPE understands that climate change is one of the biggest crises of our times, with serious environmental, economic and political challenges. CUPE has called for the need to urgently tackle climate change while making sure there is a strong emphasis…

1000 public sector workers approve escalating plan of action to fight Ford cuts: CUPE Ontario

“The next year will be an important one for working people in Ontario. There is a lot at stake for us.  But we are ready,” said CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn in recognition of an ambitious action plan adopted by…

Public Town Halls June 4-5 in Antigonish and New Glasgow NS to discuss the twinning of Highway 104

Please join us for a town hall about the proposed Pictou-Antigonish stretch of Highway 104 in Nova Scotia. The events take place in Antigonish on June 4 and in New Glasgow on June 5. “The provincial government wants to hand over…

DRC: Study circles, a tool to improve the quality of education and promote trade unionism : Education International

Education unions affiliated with Education International in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been evaluating the use of study circles to improve the quality of education and promote trade unionism in schools. After the programme had been running for one…

Union steps up campaign against privatisation and commercialisation of education

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has stated its determination to prevent exploitation of the poor by marketers in education. The claim was made at a forum organised by the NUT, in collaboration with Education International and the German political…

South African unions optimistic after election of new government

In his inauguration speech, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said that under his administration the government will promote policies that create decent work and skills development especially for young people, empower women, fight corruption and end poverty in a generation….

Malaysian union signs tenth collective agreement with Denso

After almost a year of marathon bargaining, NUTEAIW successfully negotiated a wage increment of 8.5 per cent for 950 union members. The collective agreement also covers other benefits such as meal allowance for overtime, canteen food subsidy and medical benefit…

Calling on governments to protect the planet

For World Environment Day, June 5th, Education International calls on governments to address climate change and help beat air pollution, the biggest public health crisis on the planet. Educators and students to ‘beat’ air pollution Teachers, education support personnel and…

Unionist elected Member of Parliament in South Africa

After working for more than four decades as a sample machinist, Beauty Zibula rose from being a shop steward to become the first vice president of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union….