Archiv: workers


16.02.2019 - 02:19 [ Peoples Dispatch ]

10,000 workers to go on indefinite strike against privatization of Indian airports

„And now after modernizing these six airports with public money under AAI, handing them over to private hands through PPP route tantamount to an undue bonanza to private players at the cost of public exchequer, besides being totally unjust and extremely unfair which may please be taken note of,“ reads the letter.

11.02.2019 - 10:11 [ Greenpeace EU ‏/ Twitter ]

#EUJapan trade deal #JEFTA comes into force today as Japan restarts commercial #whaling and refuses to ratify treaties against worker discrimination and forced labour. So much for #EUtrade commissioner @MalmstromEU promise to uphold ‚highest standards‘ for workers & environment!

(1.2.2019)

05.02.2019 - 17:53 [ CGT.fr ]

Le 5 février, grève nationale de 24h : la carte des mobilisations

Depuis de nombreux mois, les salarié-es, les retraité-es, les privé-es d’emploi et la jeunesse se mobilisent dans notre pays. Depuis la fin de l’année 2018, le mouvement dit des Gilets jaunes mobilise les attentions et révèle un regain de confiance en l’action collective. La démultiplication des mobilisations s’oppose à la profonde injustice sociale et exige une autre répartition des richesses créées par le travail… Retrouvez dans cet article la carte des mobilisations pour le 5 février.

05.02.2019 - 17:48 [ theLocal.fr ]

How Tuesday’s nationwide strikes in France could affect you

The hard left CGT union has called for a national day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday in France in response to the national consultation launched by the government and to the ongoing „national crisis“.

25.12.2018 - 07:59 [ teleSUR ]

Argentine Unions Make X-mas Feast Protest In Front of Congress

Members of one of Argentina’s largest unions, the Confederation of Workers for the Popular Economy (CTEP), the Excluded Workers Movement (MTE), The Association of State Workers (ATE), along with several other education and transportation unions are setting up on Monday to feed some 2,000 people on the lawn in front of the national congress located in Buenos Aires.

20.12.2018 - 02:56 [ Capel Lofft ‏/ Twitter ]

I’ve spent years knocking on doors in elections. Working class voters often say ‚Why should I vote, no one listens‘. I’ve always tried to persuade them otherwise. If Brexit doesn’t happen, what are we meant to say ? Basically – yep, correct, they don’t give a shit what you think

17.12.2018 - 16:04 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour. ‏/ Twitter ]

Democracy was extended to the working-class in Britain only 100 years ago. For centuries, the establishment denied us the vote because it thought we were too thick to be trusted with it. Current events prove that today’s establishment is as contemptuous of us as was yesterday’s.

09.12.2018 - 13:06 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.

(28.11.2018)

08.12.2018 - 16:05 [ CNN ]

Macron’s top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron’s hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his „yellow vest“ countrymen.

07.12.2018 - 15:44 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

French police detained peacefully protesting students and treated them like criminals #France #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #MacronDemission

05.12.2018 - 16:23 [ Paul Embery , firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

If you are Labour and you support a second referendum, you either have appalling political judgement or you are content for the party to sever its links with its traditional working-class base for good.

05.12.2018 - 15:51 [ Spiked ]

Why the left can’t lead the yellow vests

It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.

26.11.2018 - 21:33 [ Reuters ]

Canada blindsided by GM Oshawa closure, workers walk out in protest

Ford later added: “We’re disappointed in GM. We supported GM years ago when they were in trouble.”

The Canadian and Ontario governments joined the United States in supporting GM with billions of dollars in aid after the automaker filed for bankruptcy protection during the 2009 global economic downturn.

25.11.2018 - 22:22 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

‚A second referendum is not off the table in the Labour Party.‘ @RichardBurgon Well it should be! 70% of all labour consitituencies voted for Brexit- do not turn your back on so many Labour working class communities @jeremycorbyn @johnmcdonnellMP #Marr

06.10.2018 - 11:21 [ Bloomberg ]

UPS’s Union Rejects Labor Contract, Raising Risk of Strike

United Parcel Service Inc.’s union ratified a five-year labor agreement for employees — even though a majority of members who voted turned it down.

The 54 percent “no” vote wasn’t enough to block the deal under union rules since less than half the membership turned out to cast ballots, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said in an emailed statement.

29.09.2018 - 11:06 [ Labour.org.uk ]

We’re Rebuilding Britain

We have a plan to rebuild Britain.

Rebuilding industry. Rebuilding opportunity for workers. Rebuilding our communities. Rebuilding our economy. Rebuilding our public services. Rebuilding for people, not for profit. Rebuilding for families, not for investors.

23.09.2018 - 13:26 [ BrexitCentral.com ]

Jeremy Corbyn must resist the calls to back a second EU referendum

The concerted effort to bounce the Labour Party into supporting a second referendum must be defeated; it is an affront to the millions who voted to Leave the EU and even greater number who want the Government and Parliament to get on with it. A second referendum by any name is a device to renege on the 2016 referendum result.

It would be the height of hypocrisy to claim to respect the Brexit vote yet make plans to reverse it. Having a second referendum if the first goes ‘the wrong way’ is the practice of the EU and one of the reasons why many people wanted out of that undemocratic institution.

23.09.2018 - 13:17 [ Express.co.uk ]

BREXIT SHOCK: Yanis Varoufakis reveals EXACTLY what the EU will do next to STOP us leaving

Mr Varoufakis BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House that the “only solution” for Prime Minister Theresa May’s “abysmal” negotiating position would be a general election in Britain, which could result in the EU forcing the country into a Norway-style Brexit deal.

He added: “Mrs May is then allowed to go away in peace and to have a new government that negotiates a Norway-style agreement for Britain for a five-year period at least so that Mrs Merkel and Mr Macron can say ‘ok, well this is a problem for our successors’.”

23.09.2018 - 13:15 [ Express.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn faces losing 19 MPs if Labour tries to block Brexit – shock poll claims

Research showed that any attempt by Jeremy Corbyn’s MPs at Westminster to frustrate the departure from the EU would lead to Labour candidates facing defeat in 19 of its 25 most marginal constituencies held by the party.

The survey, carried out by the polling firm IQR for the Brexit-supporting pressure group Global Britain comes on the eve of the start of the Labour conference in Liverpool, where delegates are expected to vote on calls for the party to back a second EU referendum.

23.09.2018 - 13:11 [ People's Exit ‏/ Twitter ]

We call on all @UKLabour conference delegates to oppose a #PeoplesVote. This would do no good for the country. Instead focus of a #GeneralElection and #GetTheToriesOut!!!!! #LabourConference #LabourConference2018 #PeoplesExit #Lexit #Brexit #PCPB #SocialistSunday

23.09.2018 - 12:48 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit is the Left’s friend, so why are Labour zealots defending Brussels?

The great European mystery is why the political Left so reflexively supports the EU, the euro, and the “neoliberal” erosion of worker interests by Brussels.

One can see why the corporatist Right might find this regime congenial. It is marvellous for the owners of capital. It allows companies to hold down wages through cross-border labour arbitrage. Old Labour used to called the EU a “bankers ramp” and that is exactly what it has become.

30.08.2018 - 08:44 [ CNBC ]

Amazon, in a rare political response, calls Bernie Sanders‘ claims of poor worker conditions ‚inaccurate and misleading‘

Sanders has been dinging Amazon on Twitter and in public statements for months, claiming the company doesn’t pay its lower-level employees a fair wage.
It’s a rare public response for Amazon. It has been largely silent amid repeated public attacks by President Donald Trump on the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.

19.06.2018 - 10:49 [ Japan Times ]

Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

(31.5.2016) “Business and governments both have a role to play,” she said. “We call on Japan to enact laws . . . to ensure that companies and other organizations are held to account for their role in using forced labor in their supply chains, and to empower independent oversight.”

The report’s estimate of 45.8 million slaves worldwide is a rise of nearly 30 percent from a similar survey two years ago. The leap was attributed to better data collection.

18.06.2018 - 12:01 [ Japan Times ]

To counter overstayers, Japan plans new surveillance system to manage foreign residents’ data

The Justice Ministry will play a key role in handling the information, which will include records on employment, tax payments and marriage that is currently being separately managed by central and local government agencies.

The system is intended to strengthen government surveillance of overstayers as the nation imports more foreign labor to ease a severe nationwide labor shortage.

16.05.2018 - 11:08 [ Wikitribune ]

Amazon patents wristband that monitors and directs workers’ hands

The patent for the ultrasonic wristband was filed in 2016 by Jonathan Cohn, a senior technical program manager for Amazon Go, the checkout-less store which recently opened in Seattle.

In a statement to technology site The Verge, an Amazon spokesperson said that the speculation that it times the toilet breaks of employees is “misguided.”

16.05.2018 - 11:02 [ South China Morning Post ]

‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale

The company said it could increase the overall efficiency of the workers by manipulating the frequency and length of break times to reduce mental stress.

Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric is just one example of the large-scale application of brain surveillance devices to monitor people’s emotions and other mental activities in the workplace, according to scientists and companies involved in the government-backed projects.

16.05.2018 - 10:48 [ Fefe ]

Was ist eigentlich der Unterschied zwischen USA und China?

China:

Government-backed surveillance projects are deploying brain-reading technology to detect changes in emotional states in employees on the production line, the military and at the helm of high-speed trains

Und USA:

Amazon has patented designs for a bracelet that would monitor workers’ hand movements and use vibrations – known as “haptic feedback” – to point them in the right direction if they put their hands on the wrong places.