Day: April 10, 2018

Forced ratification vote ends; striking CUPE 3903 members overwhelmingly reject York University’s offer

Striking academic workers at York University have sent a clear message to their employer by overwhelmingly rejecting a contract offer they were forced to vote on. All three striking units of CUPE 3903, representing teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants who…

Education International urges Brazil to revert to ‘beacon of democracy’

Education International urges Brazil to revert to ‘beacon of democracy’ Topics in this post: In the light of violence that culminated in the murder of Brazilian politician and city councilor Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro on 14 March, and…

Survey reveals ‘heart-breaking’ impact of child poverty in schools

Growing child poverty is affecting children’s learning in the UK, according to a recent National Education Union survey. However, schools and education staff are doing their utmost to provide the services and essentials of daily life to help disadvantaged families….

India: Cement unions call for improved health and safety in multinational corporations

The strategic planning meeting saw the participation of representatives from IndustriALL affiliates the Indian National Cement Workers’ Federation and Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh, whose members work in cement manufacturing units across India. The Indian cement unions stressed that recent fatal…