FNV Mondiaal conference ‘Organize2change’ - 10 December 2010http://www.organize2change.nl/workshops/
‘Organizing’ is hot. This method of organizing and mobilizing people, which has come across from
America, is being used all over the world, including by the FNV. One example is during the successful
strike by cleaners earlier this year.
FNV Mondiaal is seeking to improve the working conditions of employees… Continue
Added by peter waterman on October 31, 2010 at 16:32 —
Israel's national trade union center, the Histadrut, is heading for a full-on clash with the government as the two sides have failed to reach agreement on wages for public sector workers. (Pictured: Histadrut leader Ofer Eini.)
A general strike in the public sector may come as soon as Tuesday.
Added by Eric Lee on October 31, 2010 at 13:00 —
These are first and superficial impressions of the one-day event held October 30 by ABVA-KABO (the major Dutch public sector union). I have been a member since around 1973, have continued to pay my dues after retirement 11 years ago, but have been active only at such solidarity events.
Abva-Kabo has some history of international solidarity activities, mostly limited by the discourse of 'development cooperation', but more recently addressed to the Middle East in… Continue
Added by peter waterman on October 31, 2010 at 12:53 —
Civil Society Conference Declaration,
Declaration of the Civil Society Conference held
on 27-28 October 2010, Boksburg
Politicsweb, 28 October 2010
The Civil Society Conference held on 27-28 October 2010 was a
historic turning point in the history of South Africa. Over 300
Added by peter waterman on October 31, 2010 at 11:09 —
The lessons of the struggle against Sarkozy's pension "reform" apply beyond France.
October 27, 2010…
Added by Alan Hague on October 30, 2010 at 21:37 —
A few hours ago, a leader of metal union in Kumi(southern area of Korea) try to kill himself by burning himself. Before he killed himself, he had a collective bargainning with the employer of KEC(Korean Electronic Corporation). After he finished the collective bargainning, police around the factory of KEC attack and try to arrest him.
Almost 3 months ago, workers of KEC went on strike for continuing collective agreement. The employer of KEC forced… Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on October 30, 2010 at 16:50 —
We have extended the attack to G4S to continue our ongoing support of refugees suffering persecution
The cyber vigil has begun
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,… Continue
Added by DAta Miners Travailleurs Psychiq on October 30, 2010 at 13:29 —
A crisis looms in the state of Washington, with the proposed amendment to publicly-operated workers compensation. Initiative 1082, about to be voted on Nov 2nd, 2010, will privatize workers compensation insurance.
The initiative is largely funded by those who will profit the most from it: Building Industry Association of Washington, Liberty Mutual, Big I, The Hartford Financial Services Group, and Farmers Insurance Services .
According to Ballotpedia.org, the measure would… Continue
Added by lana fargis on October 29, 2010 at 22:18 —
From the TULIP website: http://www.tuliponline.org
The International Trade Union Confederation has taken the unpredecented action of attacking a key UN agency – UNRWA – for its treatment of Palestinian workers who have been on strike for several weeks.
The ITUC has written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticising the actions of the UN’s Palestine Relief Agency UNRWA as a strike of its employees enters a third… Continue
Added by Eric Lee on October 29, 2010 at 19:00 —
Fighting Israeli apartheid by 'besieging the siege'
By rabble staff
Created Oct 29 2010 - 3:52am…
Added by peter waterman on October 29, 2010 at 18:45 —
Recent announcement by the CBC took me by surprise: the CBC, our national broadcaster who works on taxpayer budget, has declared that due to "pressure from union" it will no longer utilize any open source or Creative Commons licensed material. Continue
But while I wholeheartedly support the intent of the workers, in this case, I find the decision by the CBC to be appalling. For one, the CBC is meant to provide forum for new art forms, serve as an experimental playground for developments in…
Added by lana fargis on October 29, 2010 at 9:30 —
Vijender Sharma in PEOPLE'S DEMOCRACY issue dated October 24, 2010 wrote:
SEVERE CRISIS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
After the March 4, 2010 protest demonstrations across the United States, the second national day of action to defend public education was observed on October 7 with militant programmes, and now they are preparing for their January 2011 actions. In United Kingdom, after May… Continue
Added by SURESH KUMAR C T on October 29, 2010 at 6:00 —
Bharat Jhunjhunwala in THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS issue dated 29.10.2010 wrote:
The world economy is showing some signs of revival. But this may be a false start. Globalisation has encouraged the developed countries to transfer their advanced technologies to the developing countries. They no longer have absolute control of these technologies .
As a result their erstwhile monopoly on advanced goods like computer… Continue
Added by SURESH KUMAR C T on October 29, 2010 at 4:52 —
Here is a link to a meeting to discuss "sham contracting" and how employers can use it to drive down wages and conditions: http://bmucinc.com/pip.html
And, here is another public exposure of "sham contracting" by Senator Doug Cameron, published in Workforce:
‘Wall of indifference’ on sham contractors, claims Senator
Labor Senator Doug Cameron has complained he has met a ‘wall of… Continue
Added by Don Sutherland on October 29, 2010 at 0:49 —
We've just posted and will be sending out today the newly-designed Campaign to Stop Killer Coke newsletter. In addition to news of the Campaign, there is a section that will highlight our new http://www.KillerCoke.org
website, which includes a "Translate" button which will translate the newsletter into some 30 languages.…
Added by Lew Friedman on October 28, 2010 at 12:41 —
NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS…
Added by peter waterman on October 28, 2010 at 10:30 —
IV Online magazine
IV429 - October 2010
A workers’ spring in… Continue
Added by peter waterman on October 27, 2010 at 19:54 —
Call - Request: Send this text to your members. Send it to your friends. Circulate the information. Do not keep it just for yourself. Publish it everywhere. Continue
Appelle - Demande: Envoyez ce texte a vos membres. Envoyez-le a vos amis. Circulez les informations. Ne les gardez pas seulement pour vous-meme. Publiez les partout.
Llamado – Solicitud: Envien este texto a sus…
Added by SURESH KUMAR C T on October 26, 2010 at 7:30 —
I write a blog called Until The Last Rebel, it is a rebel left blog focusing on Politics, Sport, Art and many other subjects. I have just started writing again as my son is past the crying all night phase (well hopefully), so there isn't a whole lot of content up yet. But there is more coming.…
Added by Chris McBride Schneider on October 26, 2010 at 4:59 —
This symposium was published in the journal Antipode. I have extracted (free access) the introduction to the symposium. For likewise free access to the various contributions, see this URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anti.2010.42.issue-4/issuetoc.
For anyone thinking that, maybe, this has nothing to do with labour, search for the… Continue
Added by peter waterman on October 25, 2010 at 12:25 —