August 22, 2011
Negotiations for a new contract between Overwaitea Food Group (who own PriceSmart Foods) and UFCW 1518 members employed at PriceSmart Foods workers will take place again on September 1-3.
Negotiations last took place in late July, and broke off at that point as the Union Negotiating Committee concluded the employer’s demands in bargaining were unacceptable.
Both sides have now agreed to return to the bargaining table…
Added by Eric Schram on August 22, 2011 at 22:11 —
August 16, 2011
A few union members have contacted the union looking for information about the candidates running for Executive Board positions in the UFCW 1518 union elections now taking place.
It is important that UFCW 1518 members understand it is strictly up to the candidates themselves to run and finance their own campaigns, including creating and distributing information about themselves.
It is also important members…
Added by Eric Schram on August 22, 2011 at 18:29 —
Albertsons LLC, the privately owned 217-store chain is eliminating the self-checkout units from all of its stores, citing they prevent the grocer from providing the level of service it wants to deliver to its shoppers.
Added by Eric Schram on August 22, 2011 at 18:19 —
BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair has called on Premier Christy Clark, Opposition Leader Adrian Dix, and the Workers' Compensation Board to commit to maintaining the integrity of Grant's Law and to enforcing the law.
Sinclair issued the call after learning that the friends and family of Jimmy Ray Wiebe, a Saskatachewan gas station clerk tragically murdered while working alone at night earlier this year, are modeling a proposal to the Saskatchewan government based on… Continue
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The tiffin carriers - also known as dabbawallahs - collect lunch boxes from the homes of nearly 200,000 people and deliver them to offices and factories.
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Added by Hyundai Rajavelu on August 21, 2011 at 20:19 —
The conditions to provide them free treatment, insurance, eight-hour working day, one holiday per week, monthly salary of Rs 15,000 with boarding and lodging facility were simply dreams for them since they joined the plant six months ago in February this year. Even the company administration recovered the transportation charges from India to Sudan from their accounts. All this has agitated the workers who are currently on strike but not without threat to their lives from company… Continue
Added by Hyundai Rajavelu on August 21, 2011 at 20:14 —
What keeps the contract workers of PCSS going in the face of the adamant attitude of the Holcim management? That was reflected in the animated discussions of 2nd July 2011 on ……”The Paris Commune and its Lessons” ….. a dream of the working class not just toiling to create wealth, but also wielding political power to determine their destinies.
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Added by Hyundai Rajavelu on August 21, 2011 at 20:09 —
Workers at Haldia Dock Complex of Kolkata Port Trust staged a successful tool-down strike on August 3, 2011 from 2 pm - 6 pm. This action by more than 2,000 workers brought the port operations to a stand-still. The workers organised under the banner of Haldia Dock Complex Contrators’ Sramik Union are protesting against the illegal termination of 60 workers of the Haldia Dock Complex (P & E Division) who were working last five years at Berth No 10 Rubber Tyred Yard Gantry Cranes… Continue
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Australian members continue their struggle in a bitter dispute!
Added by Rod Parham on August 20, 2011 at 23:22 —
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The U.K. Riots And The Coming Global Class War
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PM Blame Riots On 'Moral Collapse'
Please Note - This web-page had some political sanitisation shortly after being published. The…
Added by UCATT UE-084 Branch on August 15, 2011 at 17:45 —
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New Westminster, B.C., leads the way with Canada’s first living wage bylaw.
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Added by Sandra Rogerson on August 15, 2011 at 14:50 —
Here below a statement by Colombian Political Prisoner Liliany Obando on the third anniversary of her
unjust and illegal incarceration.
Both the Spanish and English versions are now uploaded to the INSPP website: www.inspp.org
In unity and solidarity,
FROM OPERATION PHOENIX TO FARC-POLITICA (FARC politics)
-BRIEF MEMORIES OF AN… Continue
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