Lotte Department Store irregular workers
Workers have worked about 10 years in Lotte Department Store, which is one of biggest Department store in South Korea. But the store management didn't allow labor union in their store, therefore the store management dismissed workers directly after workers set up labor union.… Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on December 30, 2010 at 5:34 —
Added by peter waterman on December 29, 2010 at 14:38 —
Samsung Denies Worker Rights – and Worker Health -- in South Korea Charles Levenstein and Dominick Tuminaro [In press, International Union Rights journal, volume 17(4), due out 20 December]… Continue
Added by Donghwan Ko on December 29, 2010 at 14:06 —
Jayaben Desai, leader of the Grunwick dispute, dies aged 77
The trade unionist's…
Added by peter waterman on December 29, 2010 at 8:38 —
Newsweek Turkey reports on UnionBook and our work group 'Socal Network Unionism'. Try Google translator to read it in your language, the text is in Turkish.
Marx'ın hayali bugün tarihte hiç olmadığı kadar gerçeğe yakın olabilir.… Continue
Added by Orsan Senalp on December 28, 2010 at 21:30 —
It looks as if employers are better organised than us. What can we do in such a situation? For example doesn't new technology give us a chance to improve the way we function and enable us to reach out to young people?
Internet is only a tool. To be effective you have to put in a lot of work and have the knowledge on how to make the internet useful. It is not enough to send emails. Online you have to build a society. New… Continue
Added by Bojan Stanislawski on December 28, 2010 at 17:40 —
Why are there so few young people in the labour movement? The average age of the union activists, let alone the high-ranking officials, is getting drastically high. How can we change this situation? Are the internet and the new technologies a solution to our problems?
We discuss this topic and other related question with Julia Kubisa and Piotr Ostrowski PhD.… Continue
Added by Bojan Stanislawski on December 28, 2010 at 17:34 —
Dear Readers, below you shall find a fresh selection of what we consider the most ridiculous quotes from the Polish mainstream media. We will provide such 'press reviews' occasionally so that you can stay updated about in terms of our political atmosphere. And, besides that, one needs a bit of humor when the circumstances are so bleak :] Enjoy it!
In political language the term "foreign superpower" means the same as "enemy". It is just unheard of that a spokesman… Continue
Added by Bojan Stanislawski on December 28, 2010 at 17:33 —
What has remained of the Solidarity ideological spurt of 1980-81?
Besides the fact that some time has passed indeed, the ideals and slogans of that time remain pretty much the same. Poland is now part of the Europe, where there is total criticism of the trade unions and opinions on the labour movement are usually wrong and unjustified.
It is usually said that August [1980 -- transl.… Continue
Added by Bojan Stanislawski on December 28, 2010 at 17:31 —
The Ministry of Finance has presented figures showing the amount that individuals paid into last year’s government budget. The Ministry’s report did not cause any great controversy, despite it including some shocking data. It reveals that although the present and past governments have cut income taxes, the real tax burden for the majority of society has in fact increased.
In 2009 the government replaced the three personal income tax bands of 19%, 30% and 40% with two new tax bands –-… Continue
Added by Bojan Stanislawski on December 28, 2010 at 17:18 —
An interview with Grzegorz ILKA, press spokesman for OPZZ (All-Poland Trade Union Alliance) and chairman of one of its affiliates -- Confederation of Labour, member of the anti-communist opposition in the past. First published in "Przegląd Socjalistyczny" (Polish left magazine) then on Polish Labour Notes.
We all remember the slogans that the workers displayed during the Gdansk shipyard protests… Continue
Added by Bojan Stanislawski on December 28, 2010 at 17:00 —
Added by geevee rajahmundry on December 28, 2010 at 14:58 —
12 Highschool Students Make 12 September Documentary
Members of Genç Praksis magazine have completed oral history projects with 12 witnesses of the military coup in 1980.
The oral history projects that twelve highschool students carried out with 12 witnesses of the military coup on 12 September 1980 has been turned into a documentary.
Directed by Aydın Yıldırım, the film includes experiences by Süleyman…
Added by AYDIN YILDIRIM on December 28, 2010 at 1:00 —
GREY-BRUCE LABOUR COUNCIL
Representing the Needs of Working People Since 1956
(Chartered to the Canadian Labour Congress in 1956)
Grey-Bruce Labour Council
Letter from the President
2010 / 2011
Sisters, Brothers, Delegates, Friends & Partners of the Labour Council, Union Presidents,… Continue
Added by Dave Trumble on December 27, 2010 at 23:19 —
Although this piece does not even mention unions, UnionBook surfers might find it useful if they want to join the growing international labour movement campaign against Israeli imperial/colonial campaigns against the people of Palestine.
Now read on:
The Only Democracy? »… Continue
Added by peter waterman on December 26, 2010 at 17:27 —
Just wanted to alert folks interested in emancipatory activity online of the website of Gert Lovink, one of the authors of the 12 Theses which I posted recently.
Lovink is a Dutch/Australian guy, and an academic specialist on this whole area.
I have come across his name here and there but not read his several books and numerous essays.
Some of his writings are downloadable.
Let me know if you know more or read more about him.
Added by peter waterman on December 26, 2010 at 11:49 —
There's been a lot of attention paid to Julian Assange and Wikileaks
this last year, but it's been partial, fragmentary, etc. This is a one
hour documentary from Swedish TV (in English) that looks at it and what
it's done world wide--you will find it well worth your time! I just
watched it and it is excellent. This is extremely well done....
Please pass on widely. It will only be up until January 16, 2011.
Added by peter waterman on December 25, 2010 at 9:30 —
I went to two parties this past week which were Coke-Free -- "No Coca-Cola". The first was Vets for Peace Chapter 34 in New York City. The vets were Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan vets who have came to hate war. The invite to the party stated that it was "Alcohol-Free and Coca-Cola-Free." Thanks Vets.
The second was my friend Barbara, who actually does drink Coke--a Diet Coke addict-- but in honor of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke (and maybe because I make her… Continue
Added by Lew Friedman on December 22, 2010 at 18:34 —
Jakarta water labor union (SP PDAM Jakarta) continues their demonstrations today (22/12/2010) in PAM Jaya-Aetra?s Buaran Water Installation. There are around 300 participants joining this demonstration for 2 hours starts at 11.00. They begin the action from their two offices in Central Jakarta to the water installation in East Jakarta by mini buses and dozens of… Continue
Added by Orsan Senalp on December 22, 2010 at 15:41 —
Dear Brothers & Sisters:
The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke recently received an email notifying us of new website from "Coca-Cola in the Philippines." The site discusses Coke's corrupt practices and precarious labor in the bottling plants of the Philippines. They are asking Coca-Cola workers to participate in a discussion of Coke's abuses:
To read… Continue
Added by Lew Friedman on December 20, 2010 at 21:33 —