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Flexible working needed to solve recruitment and retention crisis

Better part-time and flexible working opportunities can help solve the teacher recruitment and retention crisis in the UK, say education unions in response to the latest National Foundation for Educational Research’s report. “Teacher Retention and Turnover” was released on 24…

NNN strike ends with recognition and CBA at Norwegian fish processor Norse Production

The strike launched by the Norwegian Foodworkers’ Union NNN at fish processor Norse Production on September 8 ended on October 12 with the company signing the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the fish processing sector. With union recognition secured, the local…

Moroccan unions to march to demand oil refinery reopens

The demonstration will take place from the head office of the trade union confederation, CDT, to the Commercial Court in Casablanca. Other unions affiliated to the CDT from many sectors will join the march in solidarity. SNIPGN-CDT held a previous…

(2017) GEB Statement on the Misuse of Boston GMB Funds in 2016

Submitted on Mon, 09/18/2017 – 4:29pm In 2016, $4,510.00 was illegitimately withdrawn and spent from the Boston IWW General Membership Branch’s bank account. This is a statement of what occurred in that case.   In January of 2016, the General…

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CUPE speaks out against P3s in Manitoba

CUPE Manitoba President Terry Egan and CUPE 500 President Gord Delbridge made presentations to the Standing Committee on Legislative Affairs on Bill 24, The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act which aims to eliminate The Public-Private Partnerships Transparency and Accountability Act. “When…

Over 500 workers sacked for organising

In a brutal display of anti-union action, Amertron Electronics, a semiconductor and optoelectronics producer, has recently sacked 532 labour activists. The workers had begun to take action in September over a number of health and safety issues, as well as…

More investment needed in primary schools

German education unionists are calling for a comprehensive set of measures to improve the situation at primary schools in response to a new report on education in the sector. A recent report critical of educational outcomes in North Rhine-Westphalia –…

Independent unions challenge the zero rights regime at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia

Nearly twenty years after Indonesia freed itself from an oppressive military dictatorship, workers at the Indonesian operations of The Coca-Cola Company’s Australian-based bottler Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) are still waiting for democratic rights at the workplace. Workers at Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia…

IndustriALL makes progress on gender work in Latin America and the Caribbean

27.10.2017 “We want genuine change” was a sentence that was heard many times during the meeting of the working group on gender, in Bota, Colombia, on 16-17 October. Members of the Regional Women’s Committee, delegates from Colombia and observers drafted…

Statement from the CNT on the situation in Catalonia

Open letter from CNT’s International Secretary Our position on Catalonia Dear comrades, First of all, thanks for the support that so many of you have provided with translations, putting statements up on social media, planning actions, etc. CNT, as a…

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Pilot project that brings private autism therapy operators into schools raises alarms: CUPE Ontario

Aspects of a pilot project announced by the Ministry of Education today for students with autism are raising alarm bells about the future of fully accessible, public education in the province, say CUPE Ontario education workers. “We represent 13,000 Educational Assistants…

Brutal ethnic cleansing continues in Myanmar

The offensive that the Myanmar government instigated against the Rohingya population a few months ago in western Myanmar shows no sign of slowing down. In what can only be seen as an orchestrated attempt to arrive at a ‘final solution’…

Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris

Higher education teaching personnel to be celebrated in Paris To mark the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation on Higher Education Teaching Personnel, Education International is throwing the spotlight on tenure, academic freedom, self-governance and collegiality, which are being challenged…

The fight to save quality jobs at Mondelez Dunedin, New Zealand

The IUF-affiliated union E tu has worked tirelessly with community leaders to save quality jobs at Mondelez and is highly critical of the final decision by the company to move all production of Cadbury products at its Dunedin, New Zealand…

Union busting continues at Rustavi Azot in Georgia

The primary organization of IndustriALL affiliate the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG) has lost more than 1,000 members since February 2017, and the pressure on workers intensifies. On 25 October, youth and trade…

New York: Wobblies at Singing Restaurant Win Major Victory

Submitted on Mon, 10/09/2017 – 6:28pm By Stardust Family United – October 4, 2017 In a major victory for the singing servers at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, their employer has reached an agreement with their solidarity union, Stardust Family United, and…

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Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need…

CUPE members from across Ontario rally together to demand better hospital funding

Hundreds of CUPE hospital workers from across Ontario gathered in Ottawa to protest and denounce chronic underfunding of the Ontario health care system. Led by the President of CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions Michael Hurley and joined by CUPE…

Six coal workers killed in Turkey

In another tragic case highlighting the dangers of coal mining, a wall collapse killed 6 workers while an unknown number of workers are still missing and probably trapped. This disaster happened at the Şırnak Coal Mines, located at the foothills…

Tehran: Rally & march in front of parliament for the release of Reza Shahabi

Today, September 5, 2017, Tehran: A rally and march by workers of the Tehran Bus Company together with students and other labour activists and teachers took place in the morning in front of the parliament (Majles) and the surrounding streets in…