ILWU Canada wishes all it’s members and supporters a safe and happy long weekend.
Our friends at LabourStart have reminded us that it will only take a moment before the activites of the weekend get under way to show your support of workers around the world. The below links have pre-filled out letters you can send out in mere seconds. Remember, An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!
Recently, the Turkish government has been systematically pressuring KESK (the Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions) with banishments, dismissals, investigations, detentions and arrests. The operation against KESK started on 28th May 2009 in the early hours (about 04:00 AM), and 22 trade unionists including KESK women’s secretary Songül Morsümbül, former General Secretary Abdurrahman Daşdemir, women’s secretary of EĞİTİM-SEN Gülçin İsbert and former one Elif Akgül Ateş …
Diageo, the immensely wealthy and highly profitable drinks transnational, has announced in excess of 900 job losses in the Scottish home of the famous Johnny Walker brand with the closure of the Kilmarnock packaging plant and the distillery in Port Dundas, together with redundancies on other sites and outsourcing of part of their logistics operations. Last year, Diageo made a cool £2,226 million in profits and CEO Paul Walsh walked home with a fat £5 million in his pay packet, yet now they want to cut Scotland’s jobs to make more profits.
At the Enstra paper mill in Sappi’s home country of South Africa, 19 shop stewards were suspended from work and now await discipline. They are charged with inciting workers to strike after a worker refused to do unsafe work.