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Day: July 9, 2018

CUPE 626 welcomes new members

CUPE 626, representing civic employees, welcomed Vernon, B.C. jail guards into their local last week after a vote and a Labour Board certification. As the only municipal workers in Vernon who were not part of CUPE 626, President Kathy Giampa said that…

Ukrainian miners protest to get paid

Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, the Coal Mining Workers’ Union of Ukraine, and the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU), from across the country gathered outside the parliament, known as the Verkhovna Rada, in the capital Kiev,…

Conference sets path for Asia-Pacific textile and garment sector

Unions tackled issues such as protecting workers’ rights in the supply chain, developing women leaders within unions, youth and effective implementation of global framework agreements with H&M, Inditex, Tchibo and ASOS. Participants also looked at ways of taking advantage of…

EI honours two prominent union leaders from Quebec

The Congress of the Centrale de syndicats du Québec highlighted the importance of education’ trade unions for workers, students and society as a whole, and acknowledged the work of two eminent union leaders, Louise Chabot and Daniel Lafrenière. “It is…

Teachers fight to overhaul education reform measures

The Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) is pushing for a structural review of the 2013 education reforms introduced by outgoing president Enrique Peña Nieto. According to SNTE, this is not a question of replacing the reforms entirely,…

Postponed European legislative debate on copyright; an opportunity to improve educational exception

The European Parliament’s decision to submit the reform of the copyright legislation in the European Union to a full public debate in plenary in September gives civil society and education unions a chance to push for the desired open, broad…