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Lesson observation used as a punitive management tool

 

As the coalition government's obsession with attacking teachers continues as attempts are made to change the performance management procedures in schools.

 

Lesson observation used as a punitive management tool.

Added by David Jones on August 24, 2012 at 22:02 — No Comments

Bigul Mazdoor Dasta stage protest demonstration against the arbitrary expulsion of hundreds of workers of Maruti Suzuki

21 August, New Delhi. Bigul Mazdoor Dasta alomg with various mass organisations, unions and social activists staged a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar today against the arbitrary expulsion of hundreds of workers Maruti Suzuki  by the management and the continued persecution of the workers. The protestors also submitted a memorandum to the union labour minister to revoke the suspension of the workers.

It is to be noted that tha Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki…

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Added by Sunny Singh on August 24, 2012 at 10:44 — No Comments

* South Africa: Marikana Massacre - Latest News/Views Roundup

Peter sez:


To avoid repetition or overburdening, I will again post a link to the South African Debate List, which has provided the most extensive and pluralistic coverage of the event.

Now click on...

 

http://lists.fahamu.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/debate-list

Added by peter waterman on August 24, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Too much Institute of Public Affairs on ABC

There is a proposal to hold a protest outside IPA office in Collins Street on Wednesday 26th September 11.30am-12.30pm

http://www.change.org/petitions/abc-australia-stop-the-bias-towards-the-institute-of-public-affairs-ipa#

Added by Viola Wilkins on August 24, 2012 at 7:04 — No Comments

(PLF) Demanding Justice for Korean workers at Hyundai Kia Motors

(PLF) Demanding Justice for Korean workers at Hyundai Kia Motors

On behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) we are supporting the Demands of the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) and demanding the Government of Korea to accept their demands for the regularization of workers and the abolishment of night shift work, which is causing serious danger to workers’ health. We are also supporting the unions action at Hyundai and Kia Motor. and…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on August 24, 2012 at 2:39 — No Comments

Conference, London, October: Ukraine, Labour Mvt and the Left

Peter sez:

Can any UBook reader possibly attend and report this event?

 

Now read on...

Conference: Ukraine: The Labour Movement, the Left and the Economy on the Eve of Elections

 

Saturday, 27 October, 2012, 11.00 to 5.00…

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Added by peter waterman on August 23, 2012 at 16:17 — No Comments

Report about PLF/ WAWO National Seminar on Child Labour is denial of Child Rights and the Role of Trade Unions for the elimination of Forced Child Labour on 18th August, 2012 Lahore Pakistan

Report about PLF/ WAWO National Seminar on Child Labour is denial of Child Rights and the Role of Trade Unions for the elimination of Forced Child Labour on  18th August, 2012 Lahore Pakistan



  One Day National Seminar…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on August 23, 2012 at 15:25 — No Comments

Marikana Massacre Cleaning (Up?) Ceremony

Added by peter waterman on August 23, 2012 at 11:51 — No Comments

Ironies of Trade Union Internationalism

Peter sez:

This week LabourStart's message focussed on Southern Africa, with extensive coverage of the Marikana Massacre - including Cosatu's Spokesbloke, Patrick Craven, on Radio Labour, and his unconditional identification with the increasingly-criticised National Union of Mineworkers, and his conspiracy theories about irresponsible splitters and opposition unions. After the controversy dies down, someone should do a content analysis of LabourStart's coverage to see…

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Added by peter waterman on August 23, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Marikana Workers: Victims? Or Agents of a New Movement in the Making?

Socialist Project - home

The   B u l l e t

Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 686

August 23, 2012…

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Added by peter waterman on August 23, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

The National Pay Framework for teachers

I think we all know where this is leading. It's all part of a growing trend towards dismantling the National Pay Framework for teachers.

Responding to the report published today by the University of Bristol which claims that the centralised setting of teachers’ pay is having a negative impact on pupils’ learning, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, said:  



“The assertions made in this report are based on flawed…

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Added by David Jones on August 22, 2012 at 20:44 — No Comments

A Future That Works

Follow the link to the Bedford Burrow blog http://bedfordburrow.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/a-future-that-works-austerity-isnt-working/ 

Added by David Jones on August 22, 2012 at 19:57 — No Comments

A Future That Works

Follow the link to see the draft route for the march on North Beds NASUWT blog.

Added by David Jones on August 22, 2012 at 19:53 — No Comments

Support Palermo's Pizza Boycott

http://sliceofjustice.com/

Palermo's Pizza workers in Milwaukee WI have been fired from their jobs while attempting to organize around safety and working…

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Added by Blacque on August 22, 2012 at 19:27 — No Comments

* Labour Movements Can Make Beautiful Trouble Also

[Debate] (Fwd) New book on cutting-edge organising: Beautiful Trouble

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Added by peter waterman on August 22, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

FIM and UNI-MEI urge KBS to withdraw KBS Symphony outsourcing plan

Seoul, Korea: Collective re-auditioning strikes again.

In 2011, FIM has been successfully fighting alongside the musicians’ union in Rio de Janeiro (SINDMUSI) against a collective re-auditioning procedure at the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB). Now the musicians of the orchestra attached to the main Korean public…

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Added by Benoit MACHUEL on August 22, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

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