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Day: October 29, 2019

H&M suppliers in India discuss effective GFA implementation

IndustriALL Global Union and H&M hosted workshops on GFA implementation in Bengaluru and Delhi on 15 and 24 October. “The GFA helps to build mutual trust and respect between unions and employers. Effective implementation of the GFA has positive outcomes…

University attacks a professor defending students and academic integrity

International solidarity is mobilised after Murdoch University in Australia sues Associate Professor Gerd Schroeder-Turk for whistleblowing. In May 2019, Associate Professor Gerd Schroeder-Turk, a member of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), employed by Murdoch University, appeared on Australia’s premier…

Aerospace unions aim to take global solidarity to next level

The aerospace industry is worth almost US $850 billion, employs five million workers, and is expanding to new countries. Expansion is driven by a desire for an increased global presence, by local content requirements of states, as well as a…

World Bank ombudsman to launch investigation into IFC funding of Bridge International Academies

The World Bank’s accountability mechanism, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), has published a report that finds “substantial concerns” regarding the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s investment in for-profit education provider Bridge International Academies and has announced that they will launch an…

Autoworkers vote to end GM strike

The strike ended on Friday 25 October when UAW members voted 57 per cent in favour of signing the new, four-year contract after more than a month on the picket line. The 40-day strike by almost 50,000 autoworkers was the…