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Day: September 4, 2019

Support grows as Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation reaches five weeks

Harland and Wolff, the shipyard that built the Titanic, went into administration on 6 August with the potential loss of over 120 jobs when the troubled parent company, Norwegian Dolphin Drilling, failed to find a buyer. The workers have occupied…

Fatalities in Bangladesh shipbreaking industry unceasing

The tragedy occurred at around 5.45 PM as a heavy metal cable collapsed on the workers, who were scrapping the ship CSL Virginia. The deceased have been identified as Aminul Islam (50) and Tushar Chakma (25). The injured were admitted…

GM workers in Brazil launch campaign to protect jobs

In February this year, General Motors (GM) signed an agreement with the union, promising to pay workers 2,500 Brazilian Real (US$ 600) with no deductions. Not all workers received the payment, but after the union threatened to go on strike,…

South African unions shocked by xenophobia and looting

The violence is a repeat of what has happened in previous xenophobic attacks in the country, and the police say they made several arrests. Louise Modikwe from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Union, who is…

Next steps for the Accord

The RSC is an unprecedented national initiative, uniting industry, brands and trade unions to ensure a sustainable solution, based on a unified compliance standard, to carry forward the significant accomplishments made on workplace safety in Bangladesh since the creation of…

stop public investment in arms, increase spending in quality education!

Commemorating the start of World War II, German educators have reiterated their commitment to the initiative on disarmament and peace education recently adopted by Education International and its affiliates. “On September 1st, 1939, World War II began with German troops…

Moving towards sustainable shipbreaking in South Asia

Two workers were killed and thirteen more were injured at a shipbreaking yard in Sitakund, Bangladesh on 31 August, providing a stark reminder of the need to implement basic safety measures in shipbreaking in the South Asia region. Sixteen union…