July 1, 2019

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    Argentina – historical march to victory in Glencore mine

    Workers from IndustriALL affiliate Asociación Obrera Minera Argentina (AOMA) stopped work at the El Aguilar mine for a week. They also organized a 270 kilometre long march. The union demanded that authorities put pressure on Glencore into meeting the demands, including:•    improvements of working conditions•    an effective safety plan•    dismissal of the general manager for […] More

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    states acknowledge the need for better copyright laws for education and research

    Education International affiliates have successfully advocated for a better right framework for education during a recent seminar in Nairobi. The second seminar in a series of regional workshops organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to place in Nairobi on 12-13 June. Education International (EI) participated together with its affiliates SADTU (South Africa), KNUT (Kenya), […] More

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    Kazakh trade union leader faces 8 years in jail

    The move comes just a week after Kazakhstan came under scrutiny for its poor record on trade union rights at the International Labour Conference. Baltabay is on trial for the misappropriation of approximately US$28,000 of union dues. Baltabay says the money is still in his possession but denies fraud, saying he acted to protect the […] More

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    Albania: from union congress resolution to new law

    In June, the Albanian government passed a new law on “supplementary financial treatment of workers who have worked in underground mines as well as workers of the oil, gas and metallurgical industry”, effectively turning the congress resolution into national law. Under the law, former miners who worked for the state or private sector for six […] More