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Trans National Corporations

This group has been formed to highlight the struggles, and in justices in TNC's

Website: http://www.sigtur.com
Location: Global South
Members: 169
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

Philippines Airline Lock Out 2400 Workers

PALEA workers enter their 14th month of protest over outsourcing of jobs. The Union is committed to continue the struggle and will remain on the picket line and will continue to fight until justice is serve.  The negotiation with management are occurring at turtle pace with a carrot and stick formula being implemented by management to break the workers.  The worker know this is part of the Airlines negotiation strategy and are will remain standing until justice is serve to PALEA. Full detail: http://sigtur.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/174-palea-workers-enter-14th-month-of-protest

PALEA Passenger Leaflet

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO ELIMINATE CHILD LABOUR?

HELLO MY FRIENDS! OUR ORGANISATION NAMELY " ALL PAKISTAN FEDERATION OF UNITED TRADE UNIONS " (APFUTU) is running schools for those children which our organmisation have freed from Brick Kiln…Continue

Started by Pirzada Imtiaz Syed Nov 10, 2013.

We need your action to- Defend the Hyundai Precarious workers' strike! Support YPR workers fighting Hyundai's union busting! Picket Hyundai Kia Motor TODAY!

Please join the resistance to Korean TNC, "HYUNDAI KIA MOTOR"'s flagrant rejection of workers rights. Make a picket, take a photo and post to kmwu-kctu.tumblr.com/submit  or send to hyundaikiaworkers…Continue

Started by hyewon Aug 21, 2012.

Vouchers. A parallel income taxed by transnationals? 2 Replies

Luncheon Vouchers, Meal Tickets and other vouchers are nothing more than a parallel currency, more vulnerable to fraud and theft. Commissions and charges on these vouchers are a private taxation by…Continue

Tags: benefits, meals, pay, salary, Vouchers

Started by Andy Funnell. Last reply by Andy Funnell Jan 16, 2012.

Veolia Environment 6 Replies

All around the world, and throughout the U.S., the French transnational company is involved in the privatization of municipal services in the areas of water, transportation, waste management and…Continue

Started by Tammy Murphy. Last reply by Jemmy Hope Jan 6, 2012.

New documentary LOCKED OUT reveals how workers have fought against multinational corporations 3 Replies

My documentary LOCKED OUT, not only reveals how unionized miners in the desert town of Boron, California successfully fought their employer, Rio Tinto, a British-Australian mining company owning…Continue

Started by Joan Sekler. Last reply by Alan Irwin Sep 26, 2011.

Precarious? Subcontracted? Irregular? Temporary? Hyundai Motor Precarious workers strike to demand permanent regular status (strike enters 21st day) 8 Replies

Precarious workers in Korea began organizing themselves into unions since 1998, 1999.The low level of rights exercisable means the system demanded over a decade of extraordinarily high-level self…Continue

Started by hyewon. Last reply by SIGTUR Mar 1, 2011.

TNC,s have a greater obligations than just profits 3 Replies

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Started by SIGTUR. Last reply by Tim Dymond Dec 6, 2010.

Workshop on Union Responses to TNCs during Intl People's Conf., Seoul Nov. 8 8 Replies

For all those who are coming to Seoul for G20-related activities, the Research Institute for Alternative Workers Movements invites you to attend the…Continue

Started by Wol-san Liem. Last reply by Wol-san Liem Nov 9, 2010.

International Solidarity Can Play an Important Role - Share Your Stories 2 Replies

SIGTUR a Global South solidarity network which aims to supports the struggles of workers in the Global South. further detail: www.sigtur.com Solidarity networks…Continue

Started by Glenn Thompson. Last reply by Glenn Thompson Sep 21, 2010.

Brother Industries Strike Forces a New Deal for workers

Read here for info about the recent strike by workers at Brother Industries in Shenzen, China: …Continue

Started by Don Sutherland Sep 15, 2010.

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Comment by Ross Teppett on April 8, 2013 at 0:51

Didn't get to meet him but saw the concert...not one of the greatest shows I've seen...however the Neil Young concert was amazing, blowing hte cobwebs out with nearly three hours of pure grunge!

Comment by George Koletsis on April 8, 2013 at 0:48

good on you brother, i just seen the documentary on Rodrigiuz great story, did you meet him?

Comment by Orsan Senalp on June 22, 2012 at 12:22

Transnational Capital vs People’s Resistance | TNI

June 2012

Cover of the magazine, corporate gulliver being tied down by the people

How does transnational capital function? Where does it operate? What globalised logic does it follow? What is the magnitude of its abuses and its social, economic and environmental irresponsibility? And what challenge do we see emerge for us, the people?

This special edition of ALAI’s “Latin America in Movement” magazine examines in great detail how transnational capital functions: the sectors it operates in, the globalised logic it follows, the structure of its promiscuous relations with public authorities at all levels, the magnitude of its abuses and its social, economic and environmental irresponsibility. In the following pages, the scope of its power and the challenge we, the people, have before us emerge very clearly.

Continue reading 

Comment by Chris White on November 2, 2011 at 1:50
Here is from Australia a book review of Joe Burns 'Reviving the StrikeHow Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America’ (2011 IG Publishing).' http://chriswhiteonline.org/2011/10/on-strikes-and-their-revival/
Comment by SIGTUR on April 11, 2011 at 4:22
Daniel, Persistent s and struggle are the only way to build a movement, you comments are much appreciated by the SIGTUR network. Grassroots mobilisation and education is the only way.
Comment by Daniel Gebeyehu on February 20, 2011 at 21:57

I do appreciate your persistent effort on this site and your good delbration being a communication hub in mobilizing solidarity in the Global south.This tool-kit is a powerful realm to integrate grassroot union activities.

Daniel

Comment by Ira M Wechsler on January 22, 2011 at 19:22
I agree about mailing the petition. As soon as they start receiving these emails they usually block them . I just got a ntice of non-delivery on such a email petition that UnionBook had sent me 2 days ago. It is also much easier to get people to sign a written petition than depend on them following through at home on their computers.
Comment by Wol-san Liem on January 22, 2011 at 5:30

We really appreciate the effort made by SIGTUR to raise awareness and win support for the GM Daewoo irregular workers. Can you tell me how the petition works? When/how does it get sent to GM Daewoo? In addition, I don't think the webmaster email address is the best way to get to the GM Daewoo management (it was the only one I could find). We may also want to send it by mail. 

 

Comment by SIGTUR on January 21, 2011 at 20:58
GM Daewoo Irregular Workers : NEED YOUR HELP" Protest in South Korea

PLEASE SIGN ONLINE PETITION: http://www.sigtur.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/143-gm-daewoo

On 2 September 2007, irregular workers employed by in-house subcontractors at the GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Company (GM Daewoo) factory in Bupyeong established the GM Daewoo Irregular Workers Chapter of the Korean Metal Workers Union (KMWU), Incheon Local Branch.

GM Daewoo management has refused to recognize the union, instead carried out mass layoffs, refusing new contracts to workers when the in-house sub-contractor who employed them closed on 30 September 2007 and pressuring others to quite their jobs.

For over three years now, the dismissed workers have fought for Union recognition and reinstatement.
Comment by Tim Dymond on December 13, 2010 at 7:24

In response to Orsan Senalp's question. Before deciding if Union Book can be 'the form of a next generation trade unionism' we need to make a realistic assessment of who actually uses it. That is: is it a tool for union members, or is it most readily used by people who work for unions (the labour bureaucracy as Trotskyists might say)?

 

To put it another way - how could union members realistically use Union Book to campaign for their own interests? I can see how Organisers and Activists can share info and have discussions - but where is the leverage for workers?

 

 

 

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