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Day: September 10, 2019

CUPE Ontario launches province wide campaign Communities, Not Cuts campaign

CUPE Ontario announced today their Communities not Cuts campaign. This province-wide initiative brings together public sector workers and communities in a fightback against the Ford Conservative government’s all out attack on Ontario’s public services and the workers who provide them.  “Every…

UQAM strike to last 10 more days

At a general meeting this afternoon, the 1800 members of the Syndicat des employées et employés de soutien de l’UQAM (SEUQAM) voted 73% in favour of continuing the strike for at least another ten days. “We are sending a clear message…

French unions fight back against privatization

The French government is proposing to divide the largely state owned EDF into two parts, one of which will become open to private investors under the so called Hercule project. French unions in the energy sector have come together to…

Urgent call for action: Condemn long prison and flogging sentences against labour activists in Iran

Sample Protest Letter: Condemn long prison and flogging sentences against labour activists in Iran I (We) am/are writing this to protest against the long prison and flogging sentences against labour activists in Iran issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s judiciary against…

Indonesia: BMI union leader convicted in trial farce, union to press criminal charges for systematic wage and benefit violations

The trial of Reni Desmiria, secretary of the SPBMI union of workers at seafood processor Bumi Menara Internusa (BMI) in Lampung, Indonesia, has concluded with her conviction and a reduced sentence. BMI had sought to have her imprisoned for 6…

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW

Some 141 workers voted for the USW with 137 against in the election on 5 and 6 September. There are still 13 challenged ballots to be resolved at an upcoming hearing at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) before the…

Education at a Glance 2019 shows governments must accelerate progress towards SDG 4 and quality education for all

Reacting to the newly published Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Education at a Glance report, Education International welcomes progress made in a number of countries in several aspects of educational provision, but insists that other major areas of education…