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Canadian Labour Board has no hand at Union Conventions

When Toronto postal worker and CUPW member William MacNeill found he was not on the list of members eligible to be elected to the 2011 union convention, he complained to his local president. Apparently, he hadn't attended an obligatory meeting and that made him ineligible.

The president told him to bring it up at the next local meeting. But MacNeill didn't do that or raise it any other meeting.

Instead, he filed a…

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Added by Peter Moore on July 11, 2012 at 5:34 — No Comments

How to Save Unions with Capitalist Advertising Techniques?

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It's difficult to see what's 'left' about this project. The language of 'image' and 'branding' and 'recovering' is that of capitalist advertising and public relations, and having it presented, quite uncritically, as something labour can benefit from seems, to me, to further incorporate unions into a capitalist culture.

What is, surely, rather needed is a reinvention of the labour movement, with such a process certainly requiring…

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Added by peter waterman on July 10, 2012 at 20:04 — No Comments

PLF) Condemn the killing of Christian workers in Mirpurkhas Pakistan

(PLF) Condemn the killing of Christian workers in Mirpurkhas Pakistan

on behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) We condemn the brutal act of landlord and call upon the district police, the Government of Sindh, the Home Department, and the Inspector General Police, Sindh to immediately arrest the murderer and bring him in the court of law including extending…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 10, 2012 at 18:09 — No Comments

(PLF) condemns detention of 40.000 innocent workers in Vietname

(PLF) Demanded to Release the Illegally detained 40,000 workers in Vietnam

 

on behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) we strongly condemned the  detention of  40,000 men, women, and children  and Forced to Labor for the Vietnamese Government. And the victims are held without a hearing or a trial in a court of law in drug detention centers on suspicion of using illegal drugs. We therefore call on the USTR to join with Human Rights Watch,…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 10, 2012 at 3:47 — No Comments

On the Newest Waterfront: the USA's first major union+occupy social conflict

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This is just the Intro to a long piece that details the dispute and draws conclusions. Amongst the latter is the notion that labour needs a political party. This demand, which is quite widespread in the USA, contrasts dramatically with the Real Democracy and Indignants movements in Europe, which are as much against political parties as against capital and state.

The link immediately below gives access to the Full…

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

Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) Solidarty with the Swazi Workers

Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)

                                                       Affiliated with

                                  WORLD FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS (WFTU)

 

THE (PLF)  EXPRESSES ITS SOLIDARITY WITH THE SWAZI PEOPLE

 

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 7, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments

Medicaid for all poor people? Don’t count on it.

State governments across the USA have been cutting Medicaid and health care-related funding faster than Smithfield butchers hogs. These programs were supposed to help low income people, many of whom already suffer from the poor health that often comes with poverty. 

When care is restricted or cut off altogether, some people are going to die prematurely. They will mostly likely die quietly, perhaps mourned by their families and friends. Some will die alone.They may die in great pain or…

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Added by Bob Simpson on July 6, 2012 at 5:11 — 1 Comment

Critical Left Blog on Labour in South Africa

This is by Terry Bell and it is on the new blogsite of Amandla, a magazine of the autonomous and radical-democratic left in South Africa. Check it out, either for Terry's labour blog, or to look at the blog in general:

http://www.amandlapublishers.co.za/amandla-blog/terry-bell

PeterW

Added by peter waterman on July 4, 2012 at 14:25 — No Comments

NZ Council of Trade Unions

Please visit the NZ Council of Trade unions website to view current vacancy for Director of Union Development. This is a key role with the NZCTU. Thank you.
http://union.org.nz/vacancies

Added by Sue Windsor on July 4, 2012 at 4:41 — No Comments

(PLF) Congratulates Newly Elected General Secretary of Industrial Global Union FEderation Mr Jyrki Raina

 

 

 (PLF) Congratulates Newly Elected General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union Federation Mr Jyrki Raina

on behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) We congratulate Mr Jyrki Raina General Secretary  and all other newly elected comrades and hope that their struggle will definitely bring the change and we appreciate the merger of Three International Federation (ICEM) (IMF) (ITGLWF) senior leadership for opening the door…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 1, 2012 at 3:50 — No Comments

Domino's Pizza drivers in Brisbane wage-cut 19%

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Domino's Pizza drivers wages were slashed by 19% overnight. Why? Because they could get away with it.



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Added by Viola Wilkins on June 30, 2012 at 6:42 — No Comments

Where Human Rights do not Include Labor Rights (the answer is in the spelling)!

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A crying scandal. But I don't think it necessarily applies to Amnesty International or other Non-US Human Rights bodies. I have a vague memory of AI publishing an expose on labour rights precisely in the USA. The other question is why this has to be raised 2012 by a journalist rather than the US unions over the last two-three decades.

Now read on...

As Labor…

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Added by peter waterman on June 27, 2012 at 19:17 — 1 Comment

PLF) has strongly condemned the Arrest of Trade Union Leaders in Turkey

(PLF)  has strongly condemned the Arrest of Trade Union Leaders in Turkey

 

On behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) we are strongly condemned the Government of  Turkey’s to raided on the  Trade Unions on 25th June  and 71 Trade Union members and Leaders were arrested. This is clear cut violation of Fundamental Rights and ILO Conventions.

We are strongly protested against the misuse of Turkey’s…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on June 27, 2012 at 4:51 — No Comments

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