Now, I have no difficulty understanding why ITUC leaders should want to meet around the table with Russian semi-dictator Putin. This is because a meeting with any member of the Great and the (Not-Necessarily) Good provides a photo-opportunity and enhances their sense of self-importance. But there are two things I really, really do not understand:
1) How can they dare to not so much shame-facedly admit under pressure that 'the…Continue
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(PLF) demanded to reinstate all sacked Turkish aviation workers
The Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) demanded the Prime Minister of Turkey to Reinstate all sacked workers of Turkish Airlines (THY) because these workers who were sacked not committed any crime but they are participating in a peaceful protests against the Legislation to deprive them of the Right to Strike..(PLF) also passed a…Continue
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Global struggle for airline workers rights
Airlines are seeking to impose low wages and poor conditions through casualisation and outsourcing. They seek to reduce costs and maximise profits like corporations in other industries. Airlines use their global reach to move operations and jobs around the world and bypass union struggles that way. Airline workers also have a global reach, and they are coordinating their struggles.
On 30 August aviation workers…
NUT ballot result is good news for teachers across the UK.
The NUT and The NASUWT will now go forward together to defend education, pensions, pay and conditions against the Coalition Government attacks.
Commenting on the announcement of the NUT’s ballot result, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers union, said:
“Congratulations to the NUT on a positive ballot result.
“This result is the reflection of two years of sustained assault…Continue
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Dear ANC, you're failing. Love, Cosatu
If Cosatu ever has to write a break-up letter to the ANC, all it needs to do is cut and paste extracts from the Socio-Economic Report to be presented to the federation’s National Congress this month. The report reveals Cosatu’s battered wife syndrome and documents the sorry state of government. Cosatu is clearly…
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Just one of a half-dozen items in the compilations posted every few days on the Debate List by Patrick Bond, Centre for Civil Society, Durban, South Africa. Amongst the others - some explicitly state- or corporate-friendly - are items important for an overall evaluation of a continuing crisis for not only the workers or the company but the future of labour and labour relations in the country, as well as the post-apartheid dispensation in general.…Continue
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Zwelinzima Vavi`s input to the Daily Dispatch/Fort Hare Dialogues, 5…Continue
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September 1, 2012
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The Chicago Teachers Union is currently on the front lines of a fight to defend public education. On one side the 30,000 members of the CTU have called for a contract that includes fair compensation, meaningful job security for qualified teachers, smaller class sizes and a better school day with Art, Music, World Language and appropriate staffing levels to help our neediest students.
On the other side, the Chicago Board of Education—which is managed by out of town reformers and…
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Just two items from one of the frequent compilations posted by Patrick Bond on Debate List, South Africa. DM, where they are copied from is the Daily Maverick List, also in South Africa.
Now read on...
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HE Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra
Kingdom of Thailand
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Responding to the report published today by Policy Exchange arguing for reform of the public sector pay and pensions frameworks, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest UK teachers’ union, said:
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Julius Malema, as self-appointed leader of the mining revolution, addressed striking workers at Gold Fields’ KDC East gold mine in Westonaria on Monday. He listened to grievances, made the right noises, and got a rousing welcome from an audience of thousands. By KHADIJA…
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A pity that such a critical open letter has to come from a former ANC Government Minister, rather than a unionist or labour specialist who resisted the temptations of Post-Apartheid office. But this is a powerful criticism from someone in the know.
It requires an answer from Cosatu. And it invites, implicitly, others to write such open letters.
Note, moreover, that Jay Naidoo warns against the danger…Continue
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