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Day: November 21, 2017

CUPE Saskatchewan calls on government to scrap its public-sector wage mandate

The Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees is calling on the Saskatchewan Party government to drop the mandated 3.5% compensation reduction for public sector workers that was announced as part of its 2017 provincial budget. “CUPE is the…

Cease funding Bridge International Academies, says British parliamentary committee

Cease funding Bridge International Academies, says British parliamentary committee A report released today by the International development Committee of the British House of Commons questions the investment made by the UK in low-cost private school chain Bridge International Academies because…

Oil and gas unions work to improve quality of life in the north of Russia

21.11.2017 IndustriALL Global Union, the International Labour Organization (ILO), IndustriALL affiliate the Russian Oil, Gas and Construction Workers Union (ROGWU) and the All-Russian sectoral association of employers in the oil and gas industry held an international conference in Surgut, Russia,…

Properly trained teachers, a prerequisite for eliminating child labour

The teacher trade union delegation to the Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour reiterated the need for quality teacher and public education system to eradicate the scourge of child labour. The Conference, which was held between 14…

CTM thugs kill two brothers at the Media Luna mine in Mexico

The CTM thugs attacked the workers, who had been on strike for 17 days at the Media Luna mine in Guerrero. The brothers Víctor and Marcelino Sahuanitla Peña were killed during the attack on 18 September. About 600 miners are…

PISA adds a new dimension to its assessment results

Learning often happens in collaboration – implications of this for the performance of students are the subject of the latest addition of the PISA study to understanding what makes quality education. A new facet of learning The already existing…

Trade unions must act to stop violence against women

Women are constantly exposed to violence in the workplace, ranging from sexual harassment to physical assault. Real and threatened violence underpins the systematic gender discrimination which pervades our workplaces and our societies. The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination…

Educators stand up for children and refugees on World Children’s Day

On the occasion of Word Children’s Day, the Swiss education union, LHC (Dachverband Lehrerinnen und Lehrer Schweiz), has reminded the Swiss government of its duty to accept and protect refugee children and their families. Refugees arriving in Switzerland must be…