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Day: December 12, 2018

Esmail Bakhshi was reportedly released on a heavy bill

As reported by the Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate, Esmail Bakhshi, a representative of the Haft-Tapeh Sugarcane workers, was released from prison on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Esmail Bakhshi was arrested on November 18, 2018. Ali Nejati, a long-time activist…

Austrian, Croatian and Slovenian textile unions cooperate on organizing

On the second day, national and local union representatives were joined by the Croatian government, employers and institutes on technology and vocational training to discuss how to work together on developing a thriving textile-leather industry with a qualified workforce, industry-level…

Mexico: New Leadership for the SNTE Teachers’ Union : Education International

Mexico: New Leadership for the SNTE Teachers’ Union Topics in this post: Alfonso Cepeda Salas has taken over leadership of the Mexican teachers’ union, a member organisation of Education International. During the 47th Extraordinary Session of the SNTE’s National Council,…

New agreement follows strikes at JDE Netherlands

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) workers in the Netherlands and their union FNV have a new collective bargaining agreement following two effective 24-hour strikes in Joure and Utrecht on November 19 and November 22. The new agreement provides for a 5.8%…

Strong union presence in renewables is key to future

Participants from Austria, Belgium, Germany, India, Japan, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka and Sweden shared their experiences. Development of the renewables industry is uneven across the world, but there is a clear direction of travel, and a lot to learn from…

France: newly elected representatives will carry the voices of teachers and education support staff : Education International

In an election with increased participation, French teachers and education support staff have democratically elected, with stable scores for the unions, for a term of four years, their representatives from the trade unions to various bodies linked to education during…

Myanmar: Police destroy Hotel Tharabar Gate workers’ protest camp

Police acting on the orders of local authorities have destroyed the solidarity camp continuously maintained on public space since October 12 by union members at the Hotel Tharabar Gate together with family members and supporters. The peaceful encampment was established…

“We want an industrialized Africa” say IndustriALL affiliates

“Africa should boost its manufacturing, which is low according to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization,” said Issa Aremu, Vice-President of IndustriALL representing Sub-Saharan Africa. “The focus should be on manufacturing and value addition that creates decent jobs.” “We cannot…