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Day: October 31, 2019

Anti-inequality protests intensify in Chile

The rally, which was held on 25 October in Santiago’s Plaza Italia, has been dubbed “the biggest demonstration in Chile” on social media. According to official figures from the Santiago Metropolitan Area, more than a million people took part in…

Time’s up- no more delays! Teachers’ unions submit petition on collective bargaining rights to Parliament

On 24 October, two EI affiliates in Zimbabwe, the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) and Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) submitted a petition to Parliament, calling on the government to grant full collective bargaining rights to public sector workers. Speaking…

Iraqi unions: “We want bread, not bullets”

By the time tens of thousands of protestors defied a government curfew to gather in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 29 October, the death toll had reached the hundreds. Security forces have used live ammunition and snipers on rooftops to…

Kazakh union leader Erlan Baltabay imprisoned again

Baltabay was released from prison in August 2019 after being pardoned by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, following a massive international union campaign for the liberation of the union leader. However, Baltabay’s release from prison in August did not put an end to legal…