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…Continue
Added by Peter Moore on July 11, 2012 at 5:34 — No Comments
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…Continue
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(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…Continue
Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 10, 2012 at 18:09 — No Comments
(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,…Continue
Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 10, 2012 at 3:47 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by peter waterman on July 9, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)
WORLD FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS (WFTU)
THE (PLF) EXPRESSES ITS SOLIDARITY WITH THE SWAZI PEOPLE
Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 7, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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:
Added by peter waterman on July 4, 2012 at 14:25 — No Comments
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.
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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…Continue
Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 1, 2012 at 3:50 — No Comments
Added by Viola Wilkins on June 30, 2012 at 6:42 — No Comments
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...
(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…Continue
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