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    Union busting at Shints garments in Ethiopia condemned

    The Industrial Federation of Textile Leather and Garment Workers Trade Union (IFTLGWTU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, says the management of the garment manufacturer that exports outdoor clothing and sportswear under the US trade policy the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), is discouraging workers from joining the union. Shints, which employs 4,414 workers at […] More

  • “If you really think we’re heroes don’t betray us, by taking away our rights,” say Ontario hospital workers rallying Friday
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    “If you really think we’re heroes don’t betray us, by taking away our rights,” say Ontario hospital workers rallying Friday

    Hospital workers from across Ontario are rallying today (Friday, July 17) to restore basic workplace rights suspended for months by emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bill 195 continues that suspension of these rights for up to 3 years. Distressed and angered by the rushed Progressive Conservative legislation (Bill 195) that would lay them off or […] More

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    Government harasses Malaysian union leader after safety concerns aired

    On 16 June, Channel 4 News in the UK shockingly revealed the failure of the biggest rubber g manufacturer in the world, Top G, to comply with the social distancing rules imposed by Malaysian authorities. The investigative report also exposed the poor living conditions of migrant workers at the company. Shocked by the working conditions, […] More

  • CUPE Nova Scotia hosts first ever anti-Black racism panel discussion
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    CUPE Nova Scotia hosts first ever anti-Black racism panel discussion

    A heartfelt, uncomfortable and necessary conversation by CUPE members about their experiences with racism in the workplace and the union. In response to recent events, members of CUPE Nova Scotia’s Human Rights Committee and Division Executive came together to discuss what could be done, as a union, to better serve our racialized members. The group decided […] More

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