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Day: March 13, 2019

IndustriALL women in Turkey stand for equality and rights

13.03.2019 Around 30 women representatives from IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliates gathered in Istanbul on 7 March 2019 to discuss further cooperation among themselves to address the need to attract women to join, participate and take leading positons in their…

CUPE condemns Higgs government’s anti-worker manoeuvring

CUPE National took aim at the New Brunswick Conservative government’s unprecedented violation of workers rights today, after it used a court order to pre-empt a strike by CUPE members at the province’s nursing homes. The government sought and obtained the…

The region and education system of Kurdistan pass into oblivion

The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) issued a distress call about the deplorable situation of teachers in the public education system, which continues to deteriorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. “A forgotten region” “The current situation suggests that Kurdistan is…

Pakistan: union launches continuous protest for union rights and recognition at Sakrand Sugar Mills

The Sakrand Sugar Mills Union, a member of the IUF affiliated Sindh Sugar Mills Workers Federation (SSMWF), has been demonstrating continuously since February 28 at the Sakrand Sugar Mills gates. The management of Sakrand Sugar Mills, a publicly traded company…

Union deplores weak legal protection of academic freedom

Following the findings of a major report on academic freedom in the United Kingdom, the University and College Union has submitted an allegation to the Joint International Labour Organisation/UNESCO Committee of Experts regarding the non-compliance of the UK government’s with…

Senegal: Unions build strength through organizing and collaboration

12.03.2019 Over 30 participants at a union building workshop and women’s meeting in Dakar, 25-26 February, resolved to recruit and organize more workers, defend the rights of women workers, fight precarious work, strengthen leadership capacity, and increase union-to-union collaboration. Participants…

Time for real democracy in Algeria

The announcement came after thousands of workers, including members of IndustriALL affiliate, SNATEG, took part in a general strike on 10 and 11 March in protest at the ailing 82-year-old’s attempt to run for office. The 18 April presidential elections…