The management of the biggest car company in India, Mauti Suzuki India Limited has forced a lock-out at the Manesar, Gurgaon plant since the morning of 29 August. It has terminated 11 workers and suspended 10 more on baseless charges of indiscipline and participatins in a "go-slow action". The company has also imposed a dictatorial and utterly illegal "good conduct bond" on the workers and has decreed that any worker who will not sign the bond will be considered "on…Continue
In response to Labour’s Day, Labour Day 2011, the emotions and opinions will be as varied as the number of picnics and parades. These opinions are likely to fall into three significant categories; support, ambivalence and opposition.
Support is pretty easy to understand as it is founded in the inherent understanding that every single advance or improvement that workers enjoy was brought about by workers and their progressive partners and no one…Continue
Added by Dave Trumble on September 6, 2011 at 2:20 — No Comments
I had added the introduction to this blog post on my own, and then sent it to Fred Hirsch to let him know I had posted his original article on UnionBook.
Fred came back to me, and asked that I add--in relation to the fact that he had exposed AIFLD's involvement in the 1973 coup against the Salvador Allende government in Chile in 1973--that he had exposed this fact within the labor movement.
In fact, for most of the trade unionists in the US who have been…Continue
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September 5, 2011
There is increasing debate among labor activists in the United States about Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW). Their struggles have been extremely difficult, but in the late 1960s-early ‘70s, with the support of growing numbers of Americans, they won rights, contracts and a certain measure of dignity in the agricultural fields of the US. Today, most of those gains have been lost, and the UFW is a mere…Continue
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Global Union Federations and TUAC have prepared the attached statement for the forthcoming 2011 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. These meetings will be held in Washington, DC on 23-25 September.
The statement calls on the international finance institutions to assume leadership in putting a halt to destructive economic policies, and to put job creation at their top of their agenda, implementing programmes to stimulate employment through…Continue
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Worker Power in an Age of Uneven Austerity
It is imperative that new working-class formations engage with the rank and file and union leadership. A failure to do so will create conditions for an increasingly corporatist and narrow business unionism ... In the worst case, unions in these sectors could be increasingly co-opted into the base of populist right-wing (not yet fascist) governments.
Added by Pance Stojkovski on September 5, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments
The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council is pleased that Canadian Labour Council President Ken Georgetti will be one of the featured speakers at Labour Day in Halifax tomorrow. See http://halifaxlabour.ca/?p=943 for Ken's Labour Day message, and see http://HalifaxLabour.ca for details on tomorrow's event and more.
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I thought unionbook members might be interested in this:
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LOs leder Roar Flåthen markerte Swazilands nasjonaldag ved å sende protestbrev til landets konge. Flåthens kritikk av Swaziland er på ingen måte feil, men hans taushet og mangel på høylytt kritkk på lignende forhold i Norge og resten av den vestlige verden er bekymrende. Men som så mange andre politikere, kan det virke som om Flåthen befinner i en fantasiverden hvor vi lever i et feilfritt samfunn der slike ting ikke forkommer.
Mange av de punktene som er grunnlaget for LO-lederens…
Added by Willy Similä on September 4, 2011 at 1:00 — No Comments
They saw my card and taunted me--
" An 'I won't Work' and 'Red'".
But what I answered got their goat
And filled them full of dread.
That's what the card stands for.
The red is for the workers slain
In every capital war.
"I won't work on atom bombs,
Won't tear the forests down.
I will not dump your toxic waste,
Nor spread your poisons 'round.
"I will not ship your war…
Added by Viola Wilkins on September 4, 2011 at 0:57 — No Comments
Manesar, 2 September. The Maruti Suzuki management with the full support of Haryana government is resorting to dirty tactics to break the workers…Continue
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Article de Falah Alwan, président de la Fédération des conseils ouvriers et syndicats en Irak (FWCUI), paru hier sur le site de Workers’ Liberty, qui parle notamment d’une contamination autour d’une base américaine à Haweja, près de Kirkouk, rappelle le soutien de la FWCUI aux insurrections arabes et déclare que « Le gouvernement…
Added by Akram Nadir on August 31, 2011 at 8:45 — No Comments
انشاء ميناء مبارك نوع من اعلان حرب
باشرت الكويت انجاز ميناء كبير مقابل المنفذ البحري الوحيد للعراق، الامر الذي سيتسبب في وقف الملاحة البحرية لجميع الموانئ العراقية تقريبا، حيث ستتعطل مؤانئ ام قصر، الفاو، ميناء تصدير الغاز،.... ان ضرر والاحرى خطر انشاء هذا الميناء يتخطى الاثر الاقتصادي المحدود، انه سيتسبب في شبه وقف للملاحة…
Added by Akram Nadir on August 31, 2011 at 8:40 — No Comments
August 27, 2011 A New Form of Communication
Jack Layton has left us, but not his message of hope and his passion for the youth of Canada. In an event that engaged young people in our region in a celebration of social justice that honored Jack’s message and passion Unionrocks, the Grey-Bruce Labour Council and OPSEU 260 brought the band “Anti-Flag” and three local bands to the Harb in Owen Sound on August 25th.
To entertain, to fundraise and to…Continue
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