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Day: October 24, 2019

Education union reports terrible toll of Turkish military aggression in Northeastern Syria

Syria: Education union reports terrible toll of Turkish military aggression in Northeastern Syria According to one of Education International’s affiliates in Iraq, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union, the Turkish attack in Northeastern Syria has already caused immense loss, with 18 teachers…

Bangladesh: Farmers, agricultural workers continue their fight to block commercial release of genetically-engineered rice

The IUF-affiliated Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF) and  National Women Farmers and Workers’ Association (NWFA) jointly organized a public meeting at the National Press Club in Dhaka on 17 October 2019 to demand the government rescind its decision to…

education nurtures informed, engaged and empowered citizens

In the era of fake news, media literacy is essential for democracies the world over. Educators play a crucial role in helping their students become responsible and discerning citizens who can navigate the increasingly complex media landscape and make informed…

IndustriALL rejects violence and repression against the people of Chile

According to the National Institute of Human Rights, a further 173 people have suffered firearm injuries, while thousands more have been arrested in the anti-government protests. The disturbances in Chile began when President Sebastián Piñera announced an increase in the price…

Workers’ Rights Act amendments a victory for Mauritius unions

Under the act workers will get benefits in insolvencies, and portable retirement gratuity schemes will be introduced. The gratuity is an additional benefit to existing pension funds. The new law allows workers to carry their pensions and retirement benefits to…

Ukrainian miners demand payment of wage arrears

On 29 October, coal miners will come to Kiev from all regions of Ukraine to picket the parliament until their demands to eliminate wage arrears are met.  Two IndustriALL affiliates in Ukraine, the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine and the Trade Union…