Tag: Unions

Austrians march against law permitting 12-hour work days
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Austrians march against law permitting 12-hour work days

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The law removes the power of the works’ councils to veto employers’ demands for extra hours The Dawn News / July 4, 2018 Tens of thousands of workers marched in Vienna on June 30 against a set of proposed ‘anti-worker’ labour laws pushed forward by the far-right Austrian government. The […]

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Activists expose Glencore’s rotten record on workers’ rights
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Activists expose Glencore’s rotten record on workers’ rights

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The Anglo-Swiss mining and commodities giant has even been accused of being complicit in the murder of activists. by The Dawn News/ July 03, 2018 IndustriALL, a global federation of trade unions, representing more than 50 million workers in 140 countries, in partnership with The Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), submitted […]

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Pakistani Unions Protest After Death of 10 Mine Workers
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Pakistani Unions Protest After Death of 10 Mine Workers

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PCMLF stages protest demonstration & rally against apathy of Mines Department/Mine Owner/Contractor Source: PCMLF / The Dawn News / November 3, 2017 The Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF) and the IndustriALL Pakistan Council (IPC) staged a protest demonstration on 23 October 2017 in front of the Quetta Press Club in Pakistan. The […]

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Workers recently protesting for the minimum wage (Pic: NUMSA)
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What’s behind the call for a general strike in South Africa?

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By: Charlie Kimber / The Dawn News / September 20, 2017 The Cosatu trade union federation in South Africa has called a general strike for next Wednesday, 27 September. It is the latest phase in the grinding political crisis of president Jacob Zuma. Cosatu leaders have always loyally backed the African National Congress […]

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14 Keys to Understand the Labor Flexibilization in Brazil

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The Senate sanctioned the labor reform that big companies demanded and President Temer supported. Source: El Cronista / The Dawn News / July 13, 2017 For a quick read, here is a summary of the main changes the new labor law introduces. Allows private contracts to override legislation. Facilitates outsourcing, […]

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Unions and Social Movements Fill the Streets of Brazil
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Unions and Social Movements Fill the Streets of Brazil

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Source: Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / June 30, 2017 Workers of many trades, unions and social movements made a strike and marched throughout Brazil to protest the retirement and labor law reforms proposed by the coupist government of Michel Temer last Tuesday. They also called for  Temer to […]

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Workers of La Escondida on their second day of strike
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Chile: It’s Been One Month Since the Miner’s Strike Began

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By: ALBA Movements / EFE / The Dawn News / March 13, 2017 The 2,500 organized workers of the Chilean mine La Escondida, the biggest copper mine of the world, reached the first month of strike today, in the middle of the talks paralyzation and of the radicalization of the […]

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