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Crown Dispute Dogs Carnival CEO At Shareholders’ Meeting

Power in a Union - 13 min 15 sec ago
Carnival Corporation’s annual shareholders meeting  was overshadowed by concerns over CEO Arnold Donald’s role in the long running strike at Crown Holdings In Toronto. Confronted with...

Special Branch Meeting (07th May 2014)

RMT Waterloo Branch News - 1 hour 1 min ago
To advise that a special Branch meeting has been arranged to enable candidates that have made it known that they are wishing to be the next RMT General Secretary, the candidates are as below, at this...

Venezuela Peace Talks Reflect USA’s Further Isolation In Latin America

Power in a Union - 1 hour 19 min ago
By Dr. Francisco Dominguez  The peace talks now underway in Venezuela to end the wave of violence that has the explicit aim of “The Ousting” of the elected government are a tremendous step forward...

Amazon Employees In Germany Strike Again

Roger McKenzie Blog - 2 hours 41 min ago
by Marie CaburalApril 17, 2014, 4:16 pmAmazon.com continues to turn down any pay discussion with the trade union as the company argues that the wages and other benefits it offers are at the upper end of the common wage in the logistics industryThe employees of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in...

Unions vow to mark Labor Day in Taksim Square despite ban

Roger McKenzie Blog - 2 hours 45 min ago
Several pieces of construction equipment were spotted on Friday in İstanbul’s Taksim Square ahead of May 1 Labor Day. Officials declined to comment as to why the heavy machinery was in the square. (Photo: Cihan, Halil Özcan)April 18, 2014, Friday/ 18:57:23/ TODAY'S ZAMAN/...

NUT Annual Conference Report 2013- Saturday 19th April: President's Address

Dave Brinson: Executive Report - 5 hours 3 min ago
The incoming National President of the Union, Max Hyde, gave her Presidential Address this morning. "I have spent my working life hoping to open up the life chances, the life-long chances, of...

NUT Annual Conference 2013 Report- Friday 18th April

Dave Brinson: Executive Report - 5 hours 16 min ago
I am proud to be representing Kent, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and Medway at Annual Conference as their Executive Member for the last time- especially as Conference is at the heart of my area, in...

2% breakthrough in HE pay talks

Unison Active - 7 hours 18 min ago
Higher education unions have secured a 2% pay offer for 2014/15 with a minimum rate equivalent to the living wage in negotiations with Universities and Colleges Employers Association. This follows a...

A Betrayal by Kunwar Narain

Unison Active - 7 hours 20 min ago
Pull him out first. Uproot his house from its foundations and make it stand on its side like a cot;     then lift him up     and place him     on...

Turkish Union Guvenlik-Is spectacular growth results

Roger McKenzie Blog - 7 hours 44 min ago
Published: 17 April 2014Google translate: Select LanguageEnglishAfrikaansAlbanianArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)CroatianCzechDanishDutchEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekHaitian...

UConn recognizes new union representing more than 2,100 graduate assistants across campuses By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press April 18, 2014

Roger McKenzie Blog - 7 hours 50 min ago
HARTFORD, Connecticut — More than 2,100 graduate assistants working for the University of Connecticut have been recognized as part of a new union and will soon begin negotiating a labor contract with the administration. The State Board of Labor Relations on Thursday determined that more than 50...

Teachers' union to hear calls for strike in June

Roger McKenzie Blog - 7 hours 54 min ago
The National Union of Teachers held a one-day strike last monthContinue reading the main storyRelated StoriesThousands of schools shut by strikeWhy teachers are on strikeThe National Union of Teachers is to hear calls for strike action in England and Wales this summer term.The union's annual...

Bangladesh: More Firings at Factory Where Workers Seek a Union

Roger McKenzie Blog - 7 hours 57 min ago
 Print This Page | Email to a Friend April 18, 2014—Garment workers continue to be fired and harassed at the Taratex BD Ltd. factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh, according to the Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation (BIGUF). More than 100 workers have been fired since...

West Virginia Community Delivers on Clean Water

Roger McKenzie Blog - 8 hours 5 min ago
A West Virginia resident picks up bottled water following a chemical spill in early January that left thousands of people without access to clean water. (Foo Conner / Flickr / Creative Commons)ACT LOCALLY » APRIL 17, 2014 A grassroots water delivery group filled in where government and...

PCS - transfer engagements with care...

Jon's union blog - 18 April 2014 - 10:37pm
http://www.iansunitesite.org.uk/2014/04/report-from-unite-special-executive.html?m=1 Having spent my evening between different leftwing fringe meetings at the Conference of the National Union of Teachers, my mind is on the state of our movement. Hence my interest in the link above, which reports...

A tale of Bob in Barnet

John's Labour blog - 18 April 2014 - 6:38pm
A modern day Morality tale about the fate of wicked and evil Privateer Councillors (with a very catchy tune). Hat tip Barnet UNISON. 

White Noise, Black Politics

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 5:07pm
Sister Citizen What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?Melissa Harris-Perry April 16, 2014   |    This article appeared in the May 5, 2014 edition of The Nation.Share(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)This spring, African-American...

We Can Overcome Capitalism, But It’ll Take Some Work

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 5:00pm
Capitalism has lifted a few individuals, such as Donald Trump, to power while diminishing workers and undermining their confidence—but it doesn't have to be this way. (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons)FEATURES » APRIL 17, 2014 Longtime organizer Jane McAlevey’s new book shows progressives that the...

Protestors say Rio Tinto ‘to blame’ for mine deaths

Power in a Union - 18 April 2014 - 10:26am
At a London event organised by the global union federation IndustriALL union members and protestors from around the world demonstrated against giant mining and metals company Rio Tinto this week over...

Labour trouble looms again at Bajaj’s Chakan unit

Roger McKenzie Blog - 18 April 2014 - 8:37am
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