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South Africa: How a Cosatu Dissident was Born and Shaped

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Added by peter waterman on January 28, 2015 at 21:57 — No Comments

Union Solidarity International Introduces its Online Self

Peter sez:

I may have previously posted this item but anyway found it again and thought it deserved (re)posting. I hope those unfamiliar with the USI site (recently renewed) might click here to check it out, http://usilive.org/.

Now read, then click, on (or the other way round)

Union Solidarity International, in an exciting new…

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Added by peter waterman on January 28, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

South Africa: Unions as 'potential' bulwarks of democracy!

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A thought-provoking reflection on the events in Paris by veteran labour journalist, Terry Bell. Published on the new site of Union Solidarity International.

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The events in Paris should provide a wake-up call to trade unionists…

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Added by peter waterman on January 28, 2015 at 14:59 — No Comments

Canada/US: Veteran Jewish Labour Activist on the Nature of Zionism and the Palestinian Struggle

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Sid Shniad is a veteran left commentator on labour and other social struggles in Canada and internationally. If I have it right he is an American Jew who escaped to Canada to avoid the military draft at the time of Vietnam.

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68 Years of Struggle and Resistance

for Peace, Justice and Freedom

Sid Shniad…

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Added by peter waterman on January 27, 2015 at 13:48 — No Comments

The fight agents social dumping i Denmark

We are writing this letter to ask for your support for the translation of our book Battle-sites into English and German.

Battle-sites was published in Danish in March 2014. The book tells the story of the Danish labor movement's struggle against social dumping in the 10 years that elapsed since the EU's eastern expansion began on the first of May 2004. Accompanied by analyses and…

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Added by Jakob Mathiassen on January 27, 2015 at 13:26 — No Comments

Greece: A Solidarity Economy

Greece’s solidarity movement: ‘it’s a whole new model – and it’s working’

Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government
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  • Jon Henley
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Added by peter waterman on January 24, 2015 at 16:33 — No Comments

South Africa: Cosatu paying price for expulsion of NUMSA, its biggest affiliate?

  • 23 Jan 2015
  • The Mercury
  • Siphamandla Goge

Cosatu’s finances sink in Numsa’s wake

COSATU was broke; it was struggling to pay the rent and its financial woes were set to be made worse by the costs of its 30th anniversary celebrations and two mooted congresses, officials within the federation said this…

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Added by peter waterman on January 23, 2015 at 18:21 — No Comments

(PLF Demanded for the Regularization of the Services of the employees of Reshun Hydel Power Station, Chitral

(PLF Demanded for the Regularization of the Services of the employees of Reshun Hydel Power Station, Chitral

Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General, Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson, Mr Asaf F Vardag President Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF), expressed concern over the delay in regularization of the Services of the employees of Reshun Hyde Power Station, Chitral

They said that the Government had increased the minimum wages up to Rs15,000 for other departments, but…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on January 22, 2015 at 18:16 — No Comments

South Africa: Appeal to Unions of all Tendencies to Support Israel Apartheid Week

Israel Apartheid Week 2015

17 January 2015

Dear Fraternal Organizations,

We are writing to you regarding the upcoming 11th Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign between the 2nd and 8th of March 2015 (see

pages 2 and 3 for more info). As your organization endorsed and participated in the IAW campaign last year, we trust that your

organization is endorsing and participating in IAW 2015.

The international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign…

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Added by peter waterman on January 18, 2015 at 22:16 — No Comments

South Africa: Militant Union Seeks International Experience and Ideas

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Hardly a 'charm offensive', more an international search for experience and allies as NUMSA attempts to create an alternative to a Cosatu heavily incoporated into a neo-liberalised ruling alliance in South Africa.

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Numsa goes on charm offensive

January 18 2015 at 08:00am

By SHANTI ABOOBAKER…

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Added by peter waterman on January 18, 2015 at 15:14 — No Comments

Eric Lee: Why the World's Unions are Turning Against Israel

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This is an important piece in so far as it is by - indeed - the most active Zionist in the international trade union world. I note that Eric has preferred to post it on his own blogsite rather than this one. I am posting it on UnionBook in the hope that it will get not merely more readers but will, hopefully, lead to more discussion.

Eric's recognition of the increasing condemnation of Israel and the equally increasing…

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Added by peter waterman on January 18, 2015 at 3:00 — No Comments

Nigeria: Boko Haram Massacres, State Failures and the Possible Role of Trade Union Activists

Nigeria: 'Je Suis Baga'? The world ignores the tragedy of Baga

Nigerian troops patrol Baga after the previous massacre in 2013.

For more on Nigeria, click HERE.

By Baba Aye

January 17, 2015 –…

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Added by peter waterman on January 18, 2015 at 1:48 — No Comments

(PLF) (WFTU) National Seminar on Workers Basic Rights and Role of Trade Unions on 17th January,2015 at Hotel Ambassador Lahore Pakistan

Pakistan : WFTU’s 70years celebrations have started

(PLF) (WFTU) National Seminar on Workers Basic Rights and Role of Trade Unions on 17th January,2015 at Hotel Ambassador Lahore Pakistan

 On the occasion of the historical journey of 70 years…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on January 18, 2015 at 1:07 — No Comments

(PLF) demand immediately start negotiations with workers’ representatives

on behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) I demand that you immediately start negotiations with workers’ representatives about future plans with the announced merger. Holcim and Lafarge must: 

Guarantee that conditions of workers in parts of the business being sold off are protected;

Guarantee that all collective agreements in power are…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on January 15, 2015 at 17:59 — No Comments

Geneva: IUF Identifies with Syriza in Greece

Socialist Project - home

The   B u l l e t

Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 1067

January 14, 2015…

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Added by peter waterman on January 14, 2015 at 16:19 — No Comments

India: GLU International Course on Unions and the Informal Economy



The

Global Labour

University

International Masters Programmes for Trade Unionists

Brazil / Germany / India / South Africa / U.S.…

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Added by peter waterman on January 13, 2015 at 16:09 — No Comments

(PLF) Demanded to increase the pension of Retires Employees of Private sector

(PLF) Demanded to increase the pension of Retires Employees of Private sector

 

Haji Muhammad saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on January 13, 2015 at 15:25 — No Comments

(PLF) Demanded the Management of IG Metall to stop the victimization of workers in Mercedes Benz in Bremen, Germany.

(PLF) Demanded the Management of IG Metall to stop the victimization of

workers in  Mercedes Benz in …

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on January 11, 2015 at 17:21 — No Comments

Barato: milionoj da ministoj strikas, risko de elektraj interrompoj

Kelkaj sindikataj gvidantoj asertas ke tio estas « la plej granda striko de post 1977 ». Milionoj da barataj ministoj komencis, mardon 6an de januaro, kvintagan strikon por protesti kontraŭ klopodoj celantaj malfermon de la karbomerkato al privataj firmaoj.

La strikantoj sekvas alvokon de kvin sindikatoj, kiuj reprezentas la 3,7 milionojn da ministoj de la ŝtata societo Coal India, kiu posedas kvazaŭ-monopolon de la…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on January 10, 2015 at 18:32 — No Comments

Gvineo: senlima ĝenerala striko

En tiu dua tago de striko de la gvinea sindikata movado, la urbo Konakrio prezentas malgajan aspekton. La bazaroj estas preskaŭ malplenaj. Ĉiuj butikoj kaj magazenoj de la bazaro de Matoto estas fermitaj. La trafiko estas flua, male al kutimo.

Lundon, la sindikata movado alvokis ĉiujn laboristojn restadi hejme. Tamen, ili petis de la strikantoj, ke ili lasu la aliajn libere…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on January 10, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

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