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Day: February 11, 2019

Myanmar: Tharabar Gate Hotel workers continue fighting for their rights

The targeted dismissal of union leaders and members, the brutal destruction of the workers’ solidarity camp and arrests of protest marchers have not deterred workers at the Tharabar Gate Hotel from taking public action to demand their rights. On February…

Algeria -independent unions challenge repression

Independent trade unions in Algeria continue their long fight for rights in the face of ongoing repression. On February 3, police forcefully broke up a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Employment, Labour and Social Security by independent unions,…

South African unions oppose plans to privatize power utility Eskom

11.02.2019 Unions are rejecting a proposal to dismantle the state-owned power utility Eskom made by the President Cyril Ramaphosa during the State of the Nation address on 8 February, saying this will cause job losses and retrenchments that will affect…

Africa: teachers call on politicians to reject privatisation : Education International

Africa: teachers call on politicians to reject privatisation Topics in this post: Education International’s African leaders have released a statement today calling on their Heads of States to reject privatisation and to invest in quality public education for all. Entrenched…

Amnesty International, unions protest latest persecution of labour rights activists in Iran

UK and international trade unions joined Amnesty International UK for a demonstration at the Iranian embassy in London on January 29 to demand freedom for two imprisoned labour rights activists. Esmail Bakhshi, who works at the Haft Tapeh sugar complex…