"Hi Peter JH,
The Maldives authorities are making a concerted efforts at busting the Maldives Port Workers Union at the Male Port. In fact, the Unionbook's website is carring a news item about this issue. But they have so far failed to launch an…"
"The ILO has given the international community two very significant instruments: Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) and the Convention on Domestic Workers. We, the National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka (NUSS), are in the process of lobbying…"
Hope this finds you well. Have the Libyan working people started organizing? By the way, I suggest that you set in motion a discussion on the shady deals done by the so-called China Sonangol (China International Fund) throughout…"
I am a part-time union activist and I know English and a little French in addition to my mother toungue, Sinhalese which is spoken by around 75% of the population of Sri Lanka which is a mulit-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual…"
Thanks, Bandula, you're right, this is a good meeting-place! But maybe we'll meet in real space at some time too, if you're based in Sri Lanka. I am based in Bombay, but visit Sri Lanka from time to time.
Actually, the book is more about India than Sri Lanka, but I think it is very relevant for Sri Lanka too. The formation of independent trade unions is crucially important, and I'm glad that it is progressing in Sri Lanka. I have an article about women workers in free trade zones in Sri Lanka in the upcoming issue of our magazine, which is called dissenting dialogues. I am from Sri Lanka too!