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Day: October 22, 2019

Workers condemn Sanofi decision to leave Bangladesh

Workers urged Sanofi to maintain its operations in Bangladesh in the interests of the company, for the thousands of employees, and for the population of Bangladesh who need access to quality pharmaceuticals. The French drug maker recently announced its decision…

US copper workers strike after decade with no pay rise

On 11 October, workers voted 77 per cent in favour of strike action at Asarco after rejecting the company’s “last, best and final” four-year contract offer, which includes no wage increase for nearly two-thirds of workers, freezes the existing pension plan, and…

Spanish union leaders occupy Endesa offices

The energy company Endesa, Spanish subsidiary of the Italian multinational utility company Enel, has dragged out negotiations for a new collective agreement for so long that the terms have lapsed. The agreement should have been renewed two years ago, but…

Campaign to stop gender-based violence kicks off at South African factory

Music, poetry, and a six-a-side soccer tournament punctuated the event where the management, workers and communities signed the IndustriALL Pledge on stopping violence and harassment of women at workplaces and unions.  Management, workers and communities signed the IndustriALL Pledge Ruth…

Education unions and civil society stand together to demand full funding of public education

Education International, ActionAid International, Africa Network Campaign on Education for All and the Global Campaign for Education are calling for African governments to invest in quality public education and teachers. This call was made in Cape Coast, Ghana, during an…

Education International condemns political and military repression of anti-austerity protests

Chile: Education International condemns political and military repression of anti-austerity protests Education International calls on the government of Chile to immediately cease all aggression, suspend the state of emergency in all cities, and open avenues of dialogue with citizens in…