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Day: October 18, 2019

Public education systems in Pacific plagued by commercial activity, new EI report finds

“Commercial Activity in Pacific Education”, an Education International report examining the extent of privatisation and commercialisation in education in the region, was launched today at the conference of the Council of Pacific Education. The scoping study by researchers Anna Hogan,…

CUPE 2019 convention wraps up

Following 5 days of spirited debate, discussions, and speeches the CUPE 2019 convention is now over. Through adoption of resolutions and CUPE’s strategic directions over 2200 delegates have mapped out a clear path for CUPE for the next two years. From…

unions sit down with ministries to achieve quality education

Ghana: unions sit down with ministries to achieve quality education A seminar dedicated to strengthening social dialogue brought together over 60 ministry officials and unionists from 13 countries, with curriculum and teacher professionalism in the spotlight. “Teacher professionalism and curriculum…

Solidarity in the face of BHP’s race to the bottom

Workers at BHP sites in multiple countries complain of poor health and safety practices, and the company stands accused of treating contract workers worse than their permanent counterparts. Labour hire and contract mine workers are less likely to raise concerns…

Death toll rises as accidents continue at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

The accident happened as a fitter and a helper were working on tanks to release contaminated water. The water was released from one tank, but workers were not able to identify the point on the other tank to release the…

CUPE school board leaders endorse tentative deal that secures services for students – Deal now proceeds to province-wide ratification votes

Within a week of their union securing a tentative central agreement that restores vital services to Ontario’s schools, hundreds of school board locals’ leaders gathered near Toronto Friday and gave their endorsement to the deal. CUPE local leaders approved the tentative settlement that…