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Day: July 26, 2019

Denmark: Burger King workers win their first collective agreement

The IUF-affiliated 3F has won a first collective agreement covering 33 Burger King restaurants owned by four different operators. The collective agreement covers some 1.400 employees and provides for guaranteed working hours, bonus payment for evening and weekend hours, duty…

Congress welcomes new EI Executive Board

The torch was passed on the last day of Education International’s 8th World Congress as the new Executive Board was officially welcomed and delegates paid tribute to outgoing members. The elections saw a considerable increase in the number of women…

It’s our victory – ILO adopts new global standards to combat violence and harassment in the world of work

The IUF wholeheartedly welcomes the adoption on June 21 of new global standards on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. The Convention and Recommendation, adopted at the 2019 International Labour Conference, are the outcome of sustained mobilization and…

Aqua Star, audits and a union leader in prison

No one surpasses the standards we set for ourselvesAqua Star The failures of social audits, which ostensibly serve to assess supplier compliance with minimum standards, are well known. Rana Plaza had been auditied, and certified to be in compliance with…

Educators’ unions in Australia and the EU call for education to be carved out of trade negotiations

Educators’ unions in Australia and the EU call for education to be carved out of trade negotiations During the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress, affiliated educators’ unions in Australia and the European Union issued a statement calling for the…

Wood Buffalo Housing continues to push for fly-by-night contractors over employees

As the lockout of Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) employees reaches the two-month mark, bargaining between CUPE 1505 in Fort McMurray, AB and the housing authority continues at a slow pace. Earlier today, Wood Buffalo Housing issued a news release outlining its…

CUPE Ontario members rally against cuts to Brant Family and Children’s Services as entire board resigns

Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario (CUPE Ontario) joined front-line workers at Brant Family & Children’s Services (Brant FACS) and community members to rally against cuts to services for children and families, mandated by the…