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When nurses fought back in UK

When Nurses fought back

Nov 28 2011 11:21

 

As nurses prepare to ballot for industrial action, and start to gain confidence, here is a look at when Nurses in Britain were militant. They went on strike, organised wildcat strikes, sit-ins, occupations, and worked to rule, and they won!…

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Added by Viola Wilkins on November 29, 2011 at 1:43 — No Comments

USA: What Labour Can Learn from Occupy Movement (In These Times, USA)

What Can Labor Learn?

It won’t be easy for union leaders to accept the Occupy movement’s most important lesson.

BY Mike Elk

Unions' ability to take full advantage of the Occupy movement will hinge on…

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Added by peter waterman on November 28, 2011 at 20:40 — No Comments

(PLF) Solidarty Support the Workers of GEA Turkey

On behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) we join the International Labour Movement in condemning GEA Group’s anti-union behavior and aggressive attacks on workers at your subsidiary in Turkey, GEA Klima Sanayi ve Ticaret A.ª. GEA Group is a well respected global company and as such has a responsibility to uphold fundamental principles of mutual respect and dignity for its workforce,…
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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on November 28, 2011 at 15:50 — No Comments

Tax avoidance by multinationals: this shameful game must stop

Global Corporate Taxation and Resources for Quality Public Services

In the context of the current financial and economic crisis, education unions have been asked to accept severe cutbacks and austerity measures on the basis that there is no more money available for public services. In the United Kingdom (UK), technical changes in pension plan…

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Added by Public Services International on November 28, 2011 at 13:47 — No Comments

Global Forum on Migration and Development - Civil Society Days

Date: November 29, 2011 to December 2, 2011
Time: 09.00 - 17.00…
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Added by Public Services International on November 28, 2011 at 13:45 — No Comments

PSI New Website! New Logo

Check out our new PSI Website, fresh look and more users friendly. The new website featuring new ways to stay connected with us, for example languages tools allow you to read the news and information on your selected language. 



Link the new PSI website on your union site: simply download the new PSI logo available on our website and make a hyperlink to http://www.world-psi.org. RSS news feeds: make sure to send us your…

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Added by Public Services International on November 28, 2011 at 13:43 — No Comments

No Sweat Reports on LabourStart Conference, Istanbul, 2011

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Added by peter waterman on November 28, 2011 at 12:40 — No Comments

Unionism & Climate Change - Does 'Just Transition' Mean Improving or Surpassing Capitalism? (Jacklyn Cock, South Africa)

Peter sez:

Given the COP17 conference taking place in Durban, South Africa, in these days, I have got the agreement of Jacklyn Cock to post this rough draft of a paper she is submitting to the 'Global Labour Journal'. The Conference of Parties has been dubbed by a growing movement of critics, the 'Conference of Polluters'. It is also likely to be either a test or a turning point for the union movement globally. Jacklyn, a veteran South…

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Added by peter waterman on November 28, 2011 at 10:36 — No Comments

On behalf of the Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)we are fully supporting the action of UNISON and TUC on 30th November,2011

On behalf of the Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)we are fully supporting the action of UNISON and TUC on 30th November,2011


(Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian)        (Mrs Atia Saleem)
Founder/Secretary General               Chairperson
Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)
Registered with (NIRC) Ministry of Labour & Manpower

Government of Pakistan
website www.plfpk.com

Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on November 28, 2011 at 1:27 — No Comments

Greek General Strike To Take Place December 1 To Protest Austerity Budget

Greek General Strike December 1

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Added by Orsan Senalp on November 27, 2011 at 23:45 — No Comments

OccupyLondon’s week of action in support to the N30 Strike

The largest strike action of a generation will take place on Wednesday 30th November. Occupy London wholeheartedly supports the strike by over 3 million workers fighting for their pensions and a better society.

The government is attacking the people with unjust, unequal and unneccesary austerity measures. The banks got bailed out, we got sold out. We stand with workers in opposing this government and this attack. The Treasury Committee of Parliament’s Independent Commission on Banking…

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Added by Orsan Senalp on November 27, 2011 at 23:41 — No Comments

ETUC: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! TROP C’EST TROP! MOBILISE NOW!

26 November Ireland : March Against Austerity/ March for Jobs 



Organised by the the Dublin Council of Trade Unions and supported by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dubli...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! TROP C’EST TROP!…

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Added by Orsan Senalp on November 27, 2011 at 23:39 — No Comments

MASSIVE EUROPEAN MOBILISATION ON 30N TO STOP CUTS AND SAVE PUBLIC SERVICES! SPREAD THE MESSAGE

MASSIVE EUROPEAN MOBILISATION ON 30N TO STOP CUTS AND SAVE PUBLIC SERVICES! SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND CALL YOUR ASSEMBLIES TO SUPPORT, PLS SPREAD THIS VIRALLY: http://www.epsu.org/a/8161 

SEE ALSO: http://www.scoop.it/t/ global-wikistrike-11-11-11…

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Added by Orsan Senalp on November 27, 2011 at 23:38 — No Comments

Occupy Toronto Confronts Authorities (with help from unions) (Judy Rebick, Rabble.Ca)

 

The Eviction of Occupy Toronto: An amazing, inspiring and sad day

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Added by peter waterman on November 27, 2011 at 19:24 — No Comments

Eric Lee: Creating a Global, Networked Unionism for the 21st Century (http://www.ericlee.info/blog/)

Peter sez:

In so far as I think I may have pioneered this language (now being energetically promoted by Orsan Senalp elsewhere on UB), I cannot but welcome this title. I note, however, that just as we are awaiting a spelling out of the Conference slogan, 'From Social Networking to Social Revolution', the meaning of the title of this piece is not (yet?) specified. I look forward to the specification…

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Added by peter waterman on November 27, 2011 at 14:44 — No Comments

Eric Lee: Trade Unions in the Democratic Process (of the Arab Spring) (http://www.ericlee.info/blog/?cat=8)

Peter sez:

This comes over to me as arguing for a European (or Western, or Israeli?) model for unions in the Arab world. Yet it ends with the slogan of the World Social Forum, 'Another world is possible?'. This would seem to leave open what kind of trade unions are necessary to bring about what possible other world.

Now read on...

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Added by peter waterman on November 27, 2011 at 14:21 — No Comments

David Graeber: The Success of Occupy Wall Street (and union involvement) (NakedCapitalism.Com, USA)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

David Graeber: On Playing By The Rules – The Strange Success Of #OccupyWallStreet

Yves here. I have to note that David DeGraw of Amped Status is widely credited as the originator of “We are the…

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Added by peter waterman on November 27, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Labour Start Conference Harmed by Anti-Israel Campaigners (Eric Lee, Workers' Liberty, UK)

Peter sez:

Whilst awaiting fuller independent accounts of Labour Start's 'From Social Networks to Social Revolution' Conference in Istanbul, we have LS creator/owner Eric Lee's account of disruption caused by BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) campaigners there. It was published by the Association for Workers' Liberty (AWL), one of the decreasing number of socialist or labour movements in the UK opposed to the growing BDS campaign there.

Eric says in his last paragraph that…

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Added by peter waterman on November 27, 2011 at 13:15 — No Comments

Report (PLF) Seminar on International Day for the Elmination of Violance against Women,s

Report (PLF) one Day National Seminar on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 25th November,2011

The social stigma surrounding domestic violence is the biggest obstacle for women to complain against it.

 

On the occasion of the International  Day for the Elimination of Violence against women Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) arrange  one Day National Seminar with…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on November 26, 2011 at 16:45 — No Comments

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