July 4, 2019

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    Indonesian unions fight for health and safety at work

    Only 20 out of the 190 ILO conventions have been ratified by the Indonesian government. More seriously, only ten out of the 177 technical conventions have been ratified. Two important ILO Instruments related to occupational health and safety, like the Occupational Safety & Health Convention (1981, No. 155) and the Safety and Health in Mines […] More

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    Mining unions work together to organize in Tanzania

    Improved communications, worker education, participating in union activities, and maintaining workers’ unity also strengthen organizing. A workshop organized by IndustriALL Global Union Sub Saharan Africa region and IndustriALL affiliates, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), South Africa and Tanzania Mines Energy Construction and Allied Workers Union (TAMICO), attended by 14 participants in Dar Es Salaam […] More

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    Goodbye to a passionate teacher and leader

    Heather Smith (1959-2019): Goodbye to a passionate teacher and leader The international education trade union movement has lost a valued member. After a brief illness, Heather Smith passed away peacefully on June 30th, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. With a teaching career spanning 34 years, Heather was tireless in her work to improve the daily […] More

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    Long lockout at ABI, Canada, ends in win

    “I am proud of the workers, of the struggle they have waged to preserve jobs and to defend basic principles such as seniority and their working conditions,” says Clément Masse, president of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9700. In the agreement, improvements were made to a return-to-work protocol, allowing all union members to return to their jobs within an eight-month period, […] More