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Day: October 25, 2019

Saskatchewan social service workers vote in favour of job action to fight for fair wages and work life balance

Members of CUPE 600 have voted by an overwhelming 94 per cent to take job action up to and including a full withdrawal of services. CUPE 600 represents close to 385 social and central service workers across the province who help…

CUPE in solidarity with the people of Chile

CUPE stands with the international community in expressing solidarity with the people of Chile. They are mobilizing against major transportation fare hikes, and against decades of right wing austerity policies that have cut and privatized public services like health care,…

Mediation paves way for CUPE 409 to achieve K-12 agreement

CUPE 409, K-12 support workers, reached a new tentative agreement with the New Westminster, BC, school district (SD40) this week using mediation services at the Labour Relations Board. The initial agreement reached on June 12 was ratified by the local but not…

Bosnia-Herzegovina unions demand living wages

Manufacturing industries in Bosnia-Herzegovina employ more than 170,000 workers, of whom 38,000 work in the textile sector. More than 80 percent are women. The country’s textile sector has grown in recent years, but with a legal minimum wage just above…

Cuts to education and health a betrayal of Jason Kenney’s promise

Statement by CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill on today’s provincial budget: During the provincial election this spring, Jason Kenney promised to ‘maintain or increase’ public services. Today’s budget breaks that promise. Kenney is not freezing spending on health care and education, cuts…

Seven teachers abducted from their school by Jihadist group

Education International (EI) condemns the abduction of seven teachers from their school in Northern Mali this 25 October. The seven male teachers from Korientze, a rural community 105 km from the city of Mopti, have been abducted during class by…

Strengthening union power in the Indian Aerospace sector

Indian unions and aerospace steering committee members from trade unions in France (FO), Germany (IG Metall) and the UK (Unite and CSEU) discussed key issues in the Indian aerospace industry, challenges facing the South Asia trade union movement and ways…

International outrage at attempted extrajudicial killing of education union members

Two members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, the Education International affiliate in the Philippines, were targeted in an armed attack on their school. One suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is currently in hospital, with the union reporting she is…

French auto supplier union-busting in Turkey

Petrol-İş, the Oil, Chemical and Rubber Workers’ Union, organized the majority of the around 400 workers at Safe Demo Plastik in mid-June. This was officially certified by the Turkish labour ministry. Without grounds, the company’s local management challenged the ministry’s…

North America cement unions meet in Canada

The meeting was hosted by Teamsters Canada in their brand-new headquarters. The entire building, as well as all decorations and furniture, is union made! The unions who participated in the meeting were the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from the USA…