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  • US Oil and Gas Nationalization; Swedish Refinery Cancelled; New TUED Unions — TUED Bulletin 103
    by admin on 30th October 2020 at 3:28 pm

    October 28, 2020 US Oil and Gas Nationalization; Swedish Refinery Cancelled; New TUED Unions — TUED Bulletin 103 Three items in this latest TUED Bulletin: United States: "There May Be No Choice but to Nationalize Oil and Gas — and Renewables, Too" — Sean Sweeney in CUNY's New Labor Forum Sweden: "A Great Victory Has [... […]

  • Guest Post: A Great Victory Has Been Won over Fossil Capital
    by admin on 28th October 2020 at 4:28 pm

    By Ulf Jarnefjord On Monday, September 28, 2020, Sweden’s largest oil refinery, Preem, decided to withdraw its application for an expansion of its refinery in Lysekil on the Swedish west coast. Photo: Greenpeace After massive protests from the climate and environmental movement for several years, Preem announced that they had withdrawn their application [... […]

  • Trade Union Internationalism In The Time of COVID-19 — Report on #GTUA2020 — TUED Bulletin 102
    by admin on 27th October 2020 at 11:30 pm

    September 21, 2020 Trade Union Internationalism In The Time of COVID-19 — Report on the Global Trade Union Assembly 2020 During July, August and September 2020, more than 1,000 trade unionists, labor activists and close allies of the labor movement from more than 100 countries came together for the Global Trade Union Assembly 2020 (“GTUA2020”). [... […]

  • Out Now: Videorecordings from the #GTUA2020 Launch. Next Session is 20 August 2020 — TUED Bulletin 101
    by admin on 27th October 2020 at 11:21 pm

    August 7, 2020 Out Now: Videorecordings from the #GTUA2020 Launch. Next Session is 20 August 2020 On July 9, 2020, more than 450 trade unionists and movement activists from nearly 60 countries took part in the opening session of the first-ever “virtual” Global Trade Union Assembly. The Assembly is taking place as seven virtual sessions [... […]

  • Invitation to a Global Trade Union Assembly — July, August and September, 2020 — TUED Bulletin 100
    by admin on 27th October 2020 at 11:14 pm

    June 6, 2020 Invitation to a Global Trade Union Assembly — July, August and September, 2020 Pandemic and Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future A Series of Virtual Meetings during July, August and September 2020 In response to the ongoing public health and economic crises, more than 30 trade union bodies from 18 countries [... […]

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  • Rapport 2019 sur les plantations de Bolloré / Socfin – publication du résumé en anglais
    by Marielle Roux Benchehboune on 15th June 2020 at 1:37 pm

    En mai 2019, nous avons publié un contre-rapport sur le développement durable des plantations de l’entreprise Socfin, travaillant pour le groupe Bolloré (Rapport « Développement Insoutenable », version originale française ici). Un an plus tard, la situation dans la plantation n’a pas beaucoup changé et nous avons décidé de publier un résumé du rapport en anglais, afin […]

  • Partout, les syndicalistes du réseau du GLI Paris s’organisent pour faire face à la crise du COVID19
    by Marielle Roux Benchehboune on 25th May 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Ci-dessous un point sur  la manière dont luttent les syndicalistes du réseau pour soutenir les travailleur.euse.s et citoyen.ne.s et préparer l’après. Des nouvelles de Belgique, Burkina-Faso, Cameroun, Etats-Unis, France, Mali, Maroc, Québec, Sénégal, Suisse et Tunisie. Ensemble, partout pour un syndicalisme transnational ! BELGIQUE Le confinement a été mis en place à partir du 18 […]

  • “Business as usual” chez Socfin et Bolloré
    by Marielle Roux Benchehboune on 25th May 2020 at 8:16 am

    Tribune initialement publiée dans l’Humanité. Le 26 et 27 mai 2020 ont lieu les assemblées générales des groupes Socfin et Bolloré. Socfin, détenu à 39,7%[1] par le Groupe Bolloré, contrôle 400 000 ha de concessions de palmiers à huile et d’hévéa dans dix pays d’Afrique et d’Asie. Alors qu’au Luxembourg et à Paris, les actionnaires […]

  • McDo pendant le Covid19 : les salarié-es en première ligne
    by Marielle Roux Benchehboune on 11th May 2020 at 11:19 am

    La pandémie de Covid19 est venue frapper de plein fouet les travailleur-euses les plus précaires, et l’exemple de McDonald’s le confirme. Le 16 mars, alors que le gouvernement annonce la fermeture des restaurants, bars et cafés, les grandes enseignes de fast-foods parviennent à négocier une dérogation : la livraison à domicile et la vente à emporter […]

  • 1er mai : « Plus jamais ça ! »
    by Marielle Roux Benchehboune on 29th April 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Même confiné.e.s, manifestons toutes et tous le 1er mai, depuis chez soi, avec des pancartes, banderoles ou en envahissant les réseaux sociaux. Rendons visibles, exprimons ce que nous voulons en France comme ailleurs : un changement de cap, pour un futur écologique, social, féministe et démocratiqu […]

Global Labour Institute UK (GLI Network Ltd)

  • Dakar Bus Rapid Transit Report
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 29th September 2020 at 11:23 am

    Dakar Bus Rapid Transit: Labour Impact Assessment Research Report   GLI Manchester is pleased to announce that the Dakar Bus Rapid Transit: Labour Impact Assessment Research Report is now available to view and download in both English and French.     This is the provisional report of research commissioned by the ITF and undertaken in partnership […]

  • Report Launch: Understanding Kampala’s Paratransit Market Structure
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 2nd July 2020 at 9:08 am

    The launch of the GLI’s new report Kampala Bus Rapid Transit Report: Understanding Kampala’s Paratransit Market Structure will take place on Tuesday 7th July 2020. Participation by Invitation Only. This report attempts to provide a detailed assessment of the market struture of the paratransit industry in Kampala, including both minibus (“taxi”) and motorcycle taxi (“boda-boda”) […]

  • Global Trade Union Assembly: Pandemic & Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 11th June 2020 at 11:18 am

    Pandemic and Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future A Series of Virtual Meetings during July, August and September 2020 In response to the ongoing public health and economic crises, more than 30 trade union bodies from 18 countries have come together to convene a global assembly. Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has been […]

  • Urgent Appeal for Practical International Union Solidarity in COVID19 Crisis
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 7th May 2020 at 3:19 pm

    This is an urgent appeal from the Greater Manchester Social Action Branch (NW389) of Unite the Union on behalf of the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union (ATGWU) in Uganda to raise funds for the protection of union members and activists during the current coronavirus crisis which is sweeping through Africa. Branch members work closely […]

  • TUED Bulletin 98: “Weaponizing the Numbers”: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 30th April 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Sean Sweeney from Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has written an article titled “‘Weaponizing the Numbers’: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform”. Originally written for the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies’ journal, New Labor Forum, the article unpacks the differences between producer and consumer subsidies, digs into the numbers behind […]

  • American Labour’s Cold War Abroad: From Deep Freeze to Détente 1945 – 1970 (Dan Gallin, 2019)
    by admin on 30th September 2019 at 6:13 pm

    The Cold War was the period in the 20th century, approximately between 1946 and 1991, where world politics were dominated by the confrontation between two blocs of States, led respectively by the United States and the Soviet Union. Even more so than during the Second World War, which had just ended, both blocs deployed vast […]

  • ‘Decent work for sex workers’ as ILO’s centenary treat (Karin Astrid Siegmann, 2019)
    by admin on 30th September 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Workers’ Rights The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has been a gift for workers worldwide. This year marks 100 years that this United Nations (UN) organisation has offered an international space to negotiate improvements in working conditions and a firmer guarantee of workers’ rights. Its unique tripartite structure, bringing together representatives of workers, employers and governments, […]

  • Against the GrayZone Slanders (Dan La Botz, 2019)
    by admin on 30th September 2019 at 1:28 pm

    A recent article in The GrayZone viciously slanders the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Jacobin magazine, and Haymarket books, accusing these sponsors of the Socialism conference in Chicago last weekend of hosting paid government agents engaged in attempts at regime change in several countries. In addition to those three organizations, the longtime leftist journal on Latin America NACLA and the […]

  • What next in Algeria? (IUF Editorial, 2019)
    by gherman on 17th April 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Since February 22, growing numbers of Algerians have taken peacefully to the streets to signal their rejection of a fifth mandate for president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in elections scheduled for April 18. To undercut student demonstrations, the spring holiday has been advanced. Growing numbers of workers are taking part in a strike movement that has shut […]

  • Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change (Nato Green, 2019)
    by gherman on 21st March 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Teachers at the Accelerated Schools, a community of public charter schools in South Los Angeles, picket outside the school on second day of the Los Angeles school teachers strike on January 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).     Union contract negotiations include mandatory and […]