National Union of Workers

Type: Organization
Name: National Union of Workers
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

NEW “WORKERS UNION OF SOLOMON ISLANDS” FORMED

A symbol of Unionism. Photo credit: Nevada News and Views.Former General Secretary of the Solomon Islands National Union of Workers, Tony Kagovai is back with a new establishment called the Workers Union of Solomon Islands.The Workers Union of Solomon ... [Published Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

15 Coles hub jobs gone

FIFTEEN positions have been cut from the local Coles Distribution Centre. FIFTEEN positions have been cut from the local Coles Distribution Centre. The company offered the voluntary redundancies in recent weeks and were quickly taken up, the National ... [Published Goulburn Post - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Picketing laws may face reform but be prepared: lawyers

Date: 28.07.2014Legal experts use Toll and Qube to highlight issues companies face due to industrial action disruptionPickets are effective and will continue to be usedEmployers should continue to prepare thoroughly for disruptive pickets, especially ... [Published Australasian Transport News - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Petition asks Unions NSW to call stopwork protest against the budget

At the weekly meeting of Unions NSW, unionists handed an open letter to Secretary Mark Lennon, calling for it to organise another daytime mass delegates meeting of all unions following the July 6 “Bust the Budget” rally and to plan for a NSW-wide str ... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Panama Canal Workers on Strike

The National Union of Workers in the Construction Industry (Untraics) presented the consortium with a series of requests to resume work, including a salary increase of 11%, higher measures of work safety and the restoration of ten of their colleagues, ... [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Panama: Further delays likely to affect Panama Canal Expansion Project

Panama is currently pushing forward with a major project to build a third set of locks on the Panama Canal. The project aims to enable passage of larger container ships, particularly those carrying merchandise from Asia to the US East coast, through the ... [Published For Construction Pros - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Dealing with picketing: the changing landscape

In brief Pickets can have swift and harmful ramifications for the target business. Because of this, they are likely to remain an industrial tactic, despite changes in the law which may assist employers in responding to them. Accordingly, it remains ... [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Poor safety taking its Toll

MUA members occupy the offices of Toll Group on June 18 in Homebush, Sydney. Photo: muaaustralia/FlickrA recent death on the Melbourne waterfront on May 20 was the latest fatality in the stevedoring industry in Australia, and the latest safety issue on ... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sheridan leaving SA for Queensland base

By Sheridan has been based in SA for four decadesSouth Australia faces more job losses as a major business moves its distribution centre interstate.Homewares company Sheridan is shifting operations to Queensland, with the promise of improved efficiency ... [Published ABC Online - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Private Sector Salaries in Costa Rica up 2.35%

With the backing of the government and the unions approval as given to the pay adjustment for the second half of the year, which according to the Ministry of Labour, was a "... midway point between the 1.33% proposed by employers and the 3.15 % requested ... [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands join protest against Abbott government’s budget

Union members rally in Melbourne against the federal government’s budget. Photo: Joe Armao/The AgeA sea of high-vis workwear swamped Melbourne’s CBD on Thursday as several thousand protesters joined to march against the Abbott government’s budget.Unions ... [Published The City Weekly Review - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Feb 17 2014 - Updated Feb 17 2014 - 2 reports

Caterpillar Accused of Pressuring Temporary Workers

Australia's National Union of Workers accused Caterpillar Inc. of pressuring temporary workers to sign letters stating they don't want permanent jobs due to them. ... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Asia - Feb 17 2014]

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"This is particularly so, given that obstructive picketing appears to remain a desirable industrial tactic for many unions given the swift and significant impact that such pickets can have on an employer’s business. The cost of unpreparedness in this space is significant."
"For a serious campaign to be built against austerity, privatisation and against the anti-worker laws of both state and Federal governments, union leaders have to stop reading from the ALP electoral campaign script and start to listen to the delegates and members on the job who want a real fight against these attacks."
Representatives from the companies in the consortium "... are analyzing the complaints and requests submitted by workers on the project. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said that this part of the canal expansion has only 500 employees, of which 300 are in the union. The administrator of the ACP, Jorge Quijano, said the company spoke with the contractor in order to resolve the strike , since one way or another it affects the progress of the enlargement. "
...coming to terms with yet another needless, and preventable fatality, Crumlin, also the President of the International Transport Federation, said: "The MUA has long campaigned for better safety and now demands that this crisis in waterfront safety be addressed by regulation, safety must be mandatory and it must be law”."

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NEW “WORKERS UNION OF SOLOMON ISLANDS” FORMED [Published Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation - Jul 30 2014]
15 Coles hub jobs gone [Published Goulburn Post - Jul 29 2014]
New union for workers [Published Solomon Star - Jul 29 2014]
Picketing laws may face reform but be prepared:... [Published Australasian Transport News - Jul 28 2014]
The Communist Party and the Venezuelan working ... [Published Forum för sann historia - Jul 27 2014]
Petition asks Unions NSW to call stopwork prote... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 26 2014]
Panama Canal Workers on Strike [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 25 2014]
Panama: Further delays likely to affect Panama ... [Published For Construction Pros - Jul 21 2014]
Dealing with picketing: the changing landscape [Published Herbert Smith LLP - Jul 17 2014]
Poor safety taking its Toll [Published Green Left Weekly - Jul 12 2014]
Sheridan leaving SA for Queensland base [Published ABC Online - Jul 09 2014]
Private Sector Salaries in Costa Rica up 2.35% [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 03 2014]
Union Royal Commission a platform for the disgr... [Published Green Left Weekly - Jun 28 2014]
Thousands join protest against Abbott governmen... [Published The City Weekly Review - Jun 27 2014]
South Australian election minus three weeks [Published The Poll Bludger - Feb 23 2014]
Caterpillar Accused of Pressuring Temporary Wor... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Asia - Feb 17 2014]
Caterpillar Accused of Pressuring Temporary Wor... [Published WSJ.com: What's News US - Feb 17 2014]
Civvies ill at ease on job [Published Townsville Bulletin - Jan 21 2014]
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific [Published World Socialist Web Site - Jan 18 2014]
Kellogg announces plant closures in Australia a... [Published World Socialist Web Site - Dec 21 2013]
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific [Published World Socialist Web Site - Nov 09 2013]
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