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BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Wang Dongming was elected chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) at a plenary session of the ACFTU 16th Executive Committee, which opened on Thursday. Wang, who was also recently elected vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the 13th ...
Kozhikode: Various trade unions have called for a general strike in the state on April 2 in protest against the central government's notification allowing ... A resolution in this regard was moved by INTUC state president R Chandrasekharan at the trade union seminar organised on Thursday as part of the ...

As EU leaders and social partners meet for the annual Spring Tripartite Social Summit, the European Trade Union Confederation reiterates its call on the EU and Member ... Trade unions and employers – the social partners – can play a major role if they have greater influence, particularly at national level.
DeKALB — A labor union representing faculty and staff at NIU protested Monday at the MLK Commons. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 Local 1890 represents over 1,000 members of faculty and staff at NIU, including 600 operational staff members. The union has ...
Ultimately, labor unions would have us view Uber and other driverless vehicle experiments as final products, demonstrably and unacceptably risky. But these programs are very much a work in progress, years from reaching the point of common usage on public roads. Unless and until technology is capable ...
The Australian Council of Trade Unions' Secretary Sally McManus is calling for casual employees who have worked on a regular basis for six months to be able to push for permanent work. McManus also proposed further sweeping changes to workplace laws such as benefits for gig economy workers, ...

“We will continue to listen to and understand what they need from a trade union, providing support, representation, mediation and settlement. Working together we hope to develop a 'one voice' approach to the needs of self-employed, freelance workers, speaking out and campaigning on the issues that ...
A Sioux Falls labor group is hoping to use City Hall to send a message to some lawmakers in Pierre and Washington D.C. that racial and cultural intolerance are not tolerated in Sioux Falls city government. Sioux Falls City Councilor Pat Starr Tuesday night introduced a symbolic resolution reaffirming the ...
While I agree with much of John Harris's article (Adapt or die: a new breed of union can save the fossils of old, 19 March), I want to add that over the past 20 or so years at Unite there has been a growing concern that young people simply don't know what trade unions are. Consequently we are actively ...
But it surely says something that in living memory the only female trade union leader to have got close to being a presence in the wider culture was the late Brenda Dean, the general secretary of the print union Sogat and key voice in a seismic battle with Rupert Murdoch back in the mid-1980s. She died last ...
The 102nd birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik was celebrated with great pomp and show at Paradip Zero Point by the Eastern India Oil Refinery Workers' Union with many activities. In early morning, union members led by its president Santosh Kumar Pattnaik garlanded the statue of Bijubabu and distributed ...
On Feb. 26, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Janus v. AFSCME. The ruling in Janus could affect nearly five million union workers and has the potential to be one of the most profoundly anti-union judicial decisions in the past half-century. For more than 100 years, union labor has provided a path ...
Pinarayi Vijayan said that a meeting of trade union representatives will be convened to work towards putting an end to gawking wages and other unfair practices. Saying that trade unions are essentially meant for the welfare of workers, the CM criticised the bodies saying that it has now taken up the job of ...
Working families on Maui need a leg up, and they get the boost they need with the freedom to join in strong unions. Unions have always provided the best path to the middle class for working people. As a history teacher at Lahainaluna High School, I know that a strong union is what helps teachers to ...
Members of UUP marching across the Academic Mall on Thursday, March 1. The union has been without a fair contract since July of 2016. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN. Several dozen members from Stony Brook University's chapters of the United University Professions (UUP) union joined on ...
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talks with Ralph Affrunti, president of the Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council, during a jobs expo for apprenticeship programs March, 2, 2018, at the Chicago Heights Park District Recreation Center. (Ted Slowik/Daily ...
AFCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) is a labor union representing public sector workers in collective bargaining negotiations covering wages, ... A few years ago, for example, there was a major disagreement between two labor unions representing service workers.

They gathered last night to hear the findings of “Working for the Mouse,” an Occidental College and Economic Roundtable study that finally let the rat out of the bag this week about Disney's poverty wages. The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions (CRLU) also organized the town hall to fire up a clarion call.
Ljubljana, 5 March - The KSS, the youngest trade union confederation, is the latest to join the strike wave in the public sector. ... Industrial action will include the KSS and trade unions of healthcare workers SPUKC, the trade union of accounting workers, the municipal traffic wardens' trade union and the SVS ...
Inconvenience is regretted,” the Union labour and employment ministry said in communication sent to all central trade unions on Tuesday. ... While the government chose not to invite Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress, strong dissenting voices were coming from the Rashtriya ...
On Monday 19 February, fast food chain KFC was forced to unceremoniously close nearly all UK stores after running out of chicken (you did read that right). And a trade union's response to the clucking catastrophe was a bird-filled bonanza of poultry-tastic puns. But the finger-lickin' good response had a ...
Trade union leaders in Nambia have called on the government to distribute fishing rights and quotas more fairly, by allocating some to fishing industry workers, reports All Africa. Fishing is Namibia's third-largest economic sector, and provides valuable foreign exchange. In 2015/16 Namibia generated NAD ...
Joe Fu, left, University of Georgia mathematics professor, and Paul Pollack, right, University of Georgia associate mathematics professor, pose for a portrait in front of the Arch at the University of Georgia, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Fu and Pollack are working together to create a union to advocate for ...
While state Democrats push a set of labor-union backed bills, Republicans decry the effort as special-interest politics. .... Director of Labor Policy at the Freedom Foundation, Maxford Nelson, said that the new Democratic majority has emboldened labor unions to intensely lobby state Democrats to push their ...
Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks during a civics program showcase at the 2017 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in San Francisco, Monday, July 17, 2017. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26. By Mark Sherman | The Associated Press. February ...
An example I like to use is: if the GWU were a VHS video rental service instead of a trade union, today it wouldn't exist anymore. Nobody rents videos nowadays: in the past, there were video rental shops on every street corner; today you won't find even one. If our services do not change, and we remain ...
#TRADE unions were yesterday warned to put their finances in order or face being 'struck off' if they fail to file their annual returns by June 1. ... support and full compliance of all trade unions, and hopes that these processes provide for greater transparency and accountability in the trade union community.".
Soldiers have won the right to affiliate to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and negotiate their own pay and conditions. ... on an obligation to look after the interests of troops and officers, whose associations could not participate directly at the negotiating table because they did not have trade union status.
The economic crisis of recent years, which had deteriorated workers' life in general, had made the life of working women even more difficult. The participation of working women in organised struggles by the trade unions was poor and this situation made it more difficult, observed C H Venkatachalam ...
The article “Editor loses job in equal pay clash” (Metro, Feb. 1) once again focuses attention on the issue of pay inequity that is adversely affecting women in the workplace. As a retired Amtrak and commuter rail locomotive engineer with 39 years of experience, I am surprised that media outlets have not ...
The government has not invited the Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) for the forthcoming 47th Session of Indian ... They injected cautionary note in the letter that the ILC is “being reduced to a mockery raising question whether trade unions should become a party to it at all”.
Dozens of employers and front-line workers of the U.S. labor organization are being educated about their rights and ways they can respond to federal immigration agents. READ: Know Your Rights: What to Do in an Immigration Raid. The Teamsters' decision to actively protect immigrants stems from one of ...
--Air France labor unions representing a majority of the company's employees said Friday they would call for a strike on Feb. 22, reports AFP. --The 10 unions--which represent pilots, stewards and ground crew--said they oppose an agreement for a 1% wage increase in 2018, asking instead for a 6% salary ...
What is a trade union? Or, more precisely, what should a trade union be? These questions seem particularly pertinent with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) not only declaring itself Marxist-Leninist, but resolving to build workers' party structures and hailing the Bolivarian Revolution led by ...
The KT Labor Union and civic organizations are putting pressure on KT Chairman Hwang Chang-kyu to resign. According to the police, KT set up a slush fund by buying gift cards with its credit cards and turning them into cash and the slush fund has been given to lawmakers by the CR Division of KT.
Mercury Marine and the negotiating committee of the labor union, IAMAW Lodge 1947, have announced today a new collective bargaining agreement. The new contract, which will remain in place through Aug. 26, 2023, was voted in favor by the members of the IAMAW Lodge 1947 and will be signed by ...
ZAGREB, February 6, 2018 - The Croatian Economic and Social Council (GSV) on Monday discussed plans for the convergence to the euro, and concluded that the benefits would be higher than disadvantages, calling on the authorities to implement necessary reforms to this end. The Council's chairman ...
Norwich – The City Council Monday approved several amendments to pension agreements with 10 labor unions representing employees of city government, Norwich Public Utilities and public schools that collectively are expected to save the city several hundred thousand dollars per year. The changes ...
Ryan Murphy, an assistant professor of history from the Earlham College, gave a lecture Friday on his award-winning book, “Deregulating Desire: Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics and Workplace Justice,” as part of the Higgins Labor Program's series Lunchtime Labor RAPS. Murphy spoke briefly ...
A trade union has called on the boss of Perth's crisis-hit Lovat Hotel to come out of “hiding”. Stuart Shearer closed the Glasgow Road establishment without warning at the end of last month. The 33-year-old has so far refused to return calls and emails from angry staff, guests and wedding parties who have ...
Kannur, Feb 4 (UNI) Bharathiya Mazdoor Sangh state president K K Vijaya Kumar on Sunday said the Trade Union Organisations should have power while ... Mr Kumar said, "Trade union should not be influenced by any political parties and also the leaders should avoid using office bearers ship as a gate ...
'NZ has to change how it does business' - Council of Trade Unions. 4 Feb, 2018 12:42pm. 4 minutes to read. New Zealand needs to change how it does business, says the NZ Council of Trade Unions. Photo/123RF. NZ Herald. By: Richard Wagstaff - president, Council of Trade Unions. Share via email Share on Facebook ...
Plagued by inadequate growth in jobs over the last several years, the finance minister's focus for the last full budget before the next general election was on the creation of jobs. Apart from over Rs. 3,200 crores as credit support to MSMEs, the government has undertaken to contribute the employers' share ...
FOND DU LAC - Mercury Marine and the negotiating committee of the labor union, IAMAW Lodge 1947, on Saturday announced a new collective bargaining agreement. The new contract runs through Aug. 26, 2023, according to a press release from the company. Complete details of the agreement will not ...
Finnish trade unions have reiterated their readiness to resort to industrial action in order to add a sense of urgency to the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. ... The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors (JHL) has similarly announced a ban on overtime work and shift trading in response to ...
What is astonishing is that there was no reporter awake enough to grasp the importance of this declaration which puts these major trade unions on the opposite side of the road from the still equivocating Labour leadership. Alas, trade union reporting has died out as part of modern British journalism. Political ...
OF ALL the blockbuster cases at the Supreme Court this year, Janus v American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is expected to hold the fewest surprises. Janus, which is due to be argued on February 26th, asks whether public employees who choose not to join their ...
Embattled former Eskom boss Brian Molefe cannot simply pay back the more than R11m of his R30m retirement pay-out that he has already received and go on with his life — trade union Solidarity is adamant that he face consequences for his "fraudulent actions". A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria ...
Labor unions exist for a basic reason. Workers in some (not all) professions have learned the hard way not to trust their corporate bosses to do the right thing. Often, they need the leverage a union gives to achieve a living wage, decent working conditions, health care, and, if necessary, severance benefits.
Where a respondent union failed to offer the complainant work as a forklift operator, the union discriminated on the basis of gender and should accordingly be ordered to (1) pay the complainant $50,000 in emotional distress damages and (2) pay to the commonwealth of Massachusetts a civil penalty in the ...


 

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