More Chinese workers die in two coal mine accidents

China mine flooding

The last week has seen more Chinese workers die in coal mines due to accidents caused by unsafe working conditions. In the first case, at least three workers were killed in Jixi City when the mine flooded, with others still missing. Later in the week, an explosion at another coal mine in Huainan city killed two miners, with many others trapped underground. Despite the government’s stated intentions to increase the health and safety of Chinese coal mines, these remain the worlds’ deadliest mining workplaces.

Workers in Arab Gulf countries facing increasing hurdles to organising

As reported previously, workers in Bahrain have endured mass repression as they have struggled to open up democratic spaces. The government is now trying to neutralise workers’ power by setting up a yellow, pro-government union federation. In neighbouring Qatar, while the government is trying to deflect criticism about its appalling treatment of migrant workers by setting up a complaints hotline, it has now created a new ‘App’ for employers to report ‘absconding’ migrant workers to the authorities.

China: Police Crack Down on Truck Drivers’ Strike, Sparks Violent Clashes

China truck drivers crackdown

In Ningbo City, Zhejiang, terminal drivers at the Beilun container terminal called a strike on August 18, within three days nearly 10,000 workers joined the strike. The strike is due to 8 years with no raise in pay. On the third day of a truck drivers’ strike in China, police cracked down on striking workers. The number of strikers nearly ten thousand people

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12,000 in Brazil Demand Housing For Homeless Workers

Brazil protest

12,000 took it to the streets of Sao Paulo in Brazil in solidarity with the Homeless Workers’ Movement, to defend housing as a human right. Hundreds of thousands of poor workers have been deprived by their homes in the past years, a process accelerated prior to the World Cup; people were evicted at gun point so that FIFA

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Postal Workers Staples Boycott Comes To Boston

By Doug Cunningham

The boycott campaign against Staples organized by the American Postal Workers Union was supported in Boston Wednesday by teachers who delivered a “don’t buy school supplies at Staples” message. Staples is being boycotted for taking postal jobs in a deal with the U.S. Postal Service to provide mail services at Staples stores. The Lynn Teachers Union joined APWU members in urging a Staples boycott. An August 27th rally is planned for City Hall Plaza in Boston. The APWU objects to outsourcing postal work to poorly trained, low wage workers at Staples. The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers both support the Staples boycott in solidarity with postal unions.

 

Wide spread National protest demonstration by the workers of India against the Modi Government move to amend the existing Labour laws.

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Bigul Mazdoor Dasta,other labour organizations and labour unions from across the country marched from Jantar mantar to Parliament street as a part of the protest demonstration against the Modi government’s move to amend the labour laws on 20.08.2014 and burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister.

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बावल औद्योगिक क्षेत्र श्रमिक संयुक्त कमेटी ने बुलाया पहला श्रमिक सम्मेलन

बावल (रेवाड़ी) औद्योगिक क्षेत्र में पिछले लम्बे समय से पास्को और मिंडा फुरुकावा कम्पनी के मज़दूर अपनी जायज मांगों को लेकर संघर्षरत हैं। पहली अगस्त को बावल औद्योगिक क्षेत्र श्रमिक संयुक्त कमेटी ने बावल के मज़दूरों के साथ हो रहे शोषण-दमन के खिलाफ गुड़गांव- मानेसर-धारूहेड़ा-बावल के मज़दूरों का सम्मेलन करके ये तय कर दिया है कि बावल के मज़दूर चुपचाप मालिकों-प्रशासन-श्रमविभाग की तानाशाही नहीं बर्दाश्त करेगें। बावल में हुए सम्मेलन में तमाम ट्रेड यूनियनों, मज़दूर संगठनों ने हिस्सा लिया। सम्मेलन की अध्यक्षता एआईएस के महेन्द्र सिंह ने की। मज़दूर सम्मेलन में निम्न प्रस्तावों को पारित किया गया।

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Military Police Attack Staff of University in Brazil To Crush Strike

After they declared a strike, employees on strike at USP (University of São Paulo) were attacked by the military police, who tear-gassed them and fired rubbet bullets at them. Video of police attacking the strikers: The strikers closed the gates of the university to signal their strike, this was the excuse police had to crack down

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Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

Atlanta — The crowd had been organized by college and high school students. Estimated by the Atlanta police at 5,000, they gathered at CNN on Aug. 18 to denounce its scurrilous news coverage of the killing of Mike Brown by a Ferguson cop — with sensationalized images of “violent” protesters in the face of heavily […]

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Pesco workers threaten protest

TIMERGARA, Aug 19: The All Pakistan Hydro Electric Workers’ Union, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chairman Iqbal Khan on Aug 18 said that a protest call would be given if the Pesco authorities failed to meet their seven-point charter of demands.

Addressing a workers’ gathering at the Fishing Hut Chakdara, he said the hydro union had long been struggling for the rights of workers.

Iqbal Khan said that over 3,000 posts had been lying vacant in Pesco due to which it was unable to overcome line losses and recover dues. He said the vacant post were to be filled through a quota system to facilitate sons of deceased, retired and in-service employees of the power company.

Meanwhile, several members of Paigham union, including Ziaul Haq, Shah Hussain, Ali Rahman, Mohammad Aziz, Sanaullah, Amir Nawab and Jehan Gul, quit their organisation and joined the hydro workers’ union.

Welcoming their entry into the union, Mr Iqbal said the organisation had more than Rs20 million collected from the workers as donation which had been invested in property business to secure their future after retirement.

Published by Daily Dawn on Aug 19, 2014

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