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Day: February 26, 2019

Cement unions in India commit to strong organizing drive

All trade unions present also decided jointly to fight precarious work, improve women workers’ situation and fight for better occupational safety and health (OSH) in India’s cement companies. Participating IndustriALL cement sector affiliates, Indian Cement Workers’ Federation, All India Cement…

Expanded maternity leave becomes law in the Philippines

26.02.2019 After more than six years of intense campaigning and lobbying by IndustriALL affiliated unions, women workers’ in the Philippines will now benefit from increased paid maternity leave, as a new law comes into force. Women workers and unions celebrate…

Bodies of Pasta de Conchos victims may be recovered

Tuesday, 19 February marked the 13th anniversary of the Pasta de Conchos tragedy in which 65 workers were killed by an explosion at the mine owned by Grupo Mexico. Mexico’s president, Andrés López Obrador, announced that he would look into…

trade unions strongly oppose increased tuition fees for foreign students

French education unions are taking a stand against the planned increase in tuition fees for non-EU students.   On 19 November 2018, the French Prime Minister announced that tuition fees for students from non-EU member states would rise considerably from…

BC’s 2019 budget puts working people ahead of the wealthy and well-connected

BC Finance Minister Carole James’s third provincial budget continues the NDP government’s shift toward making life more affordable for working people and creating more opportunities for people to succeed, according to CUPE BC President Paul Faoro. “We’re pleased to see the government build…

CUPE defends safe, voluntary blood supply

For many years, CUPE has been vocal about supporting blood and plasma self-sufficiency in Canada through voluntary, unpaid donations. Whenever we can, we bring that message to Parliament Hill. This Thursday, Amanda Vyce, health care researcher at CUPE’s national office, presented…

CUPE paramedics support the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society

The provincial chair of Ontario paramedics represented by CUPE met today with representatives of the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society (TOPS), at the Moss Park Overdose Prevention Site, a satellite program of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre. CUPE Ontario medics recently…

Fighting for equity at the bargaining table

Maybe you’ve heard about the concept of ‘intersectionality.’ But did you know that it comes from analysis of workplace discrimination? Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading scholar on race theory, coined the term in 1989 while she was examining a legal case in…