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  • French energy unions strike to defend public energy — TUED Bulletin 104
    by admin on 21st December 2020 at 4:19 pm

    December 18, 2020 — TUED Bulletin 104 *Français ci-dessous* *Español abajo* *Português abaixo* French energy unions strike to defend public energy For the past several weeks, electricity and gas workers in France have been striking in defense of public ownership of energy. The strike actions have been called by French energy sector  union federations FNME-CGT, [... […]

  • 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After massive protests from the climate and environmental movement for several years, Preem announced that they had withdrawn their application [...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 [... […]

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  • TUED Bulletin 105: Defending Public Energy, French Energy Unions Build International Support
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 18th January 2021 at 10:14 am

    In recent weeks, French electricity and and gas workers have been striking in defense of the country’s publicly owned energy. These actions have been led by French energy union federations FNME-CGT, CFE-CGC Énergies, FO Energie et Mines and FCE-CFDT. Over the holiday period, 33 union bodies from 20 countries and regions signed a statement of […]

  • GLU Masters Call for Applications
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 15th January 2021 at 4:00 pm

      The Global Labour University (GLU) – a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO - invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its 2021 Masters Programme in the USA and in Germany.   2021 GLU Masters Programme in the USA The Masters Programme in Professional Studies (MPS) in Labor and Global […]

  • Informal Passenger Transport Beyond COVID-19: A Trade Union Guide to Worker-Led Formalisation
    by Georgia Montague-Nelson on 14th January 2021 at 8:00 am

    GLI Manchester is pleased to announce that the Informal Passenger Transport Beyond COVID-19: A Trade Union Guide to Worker-Led Formalisation is now available to view and download. Covid-19 has already had a profound economic and health impact on the lives of millions of informal transport workers, and the crisis shows little sign of abating. As with […]

  • 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”) […]

  • 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 […]