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France: Rail workers press on with strike after lawmakers pass reform

Labourstart.org News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Reuters
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French Rail Workers & Their Fight Against Anti-labor Attacks With CGT Retiree Maurice Amzallag

Current News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:21

French Rail Workers & Their Fight Against Anti-labor Attacks With CGT Retiree Maurice Amzallag
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DUMNBN6EW8A
Maurice Amzallag, a retired French railroad worker who was a member of the CGT, talks about the attacks on railroad workers in France by the Macron government and their fight to protect the rights of railroad workers and other workers in France. He also discusses the fight against privatization. This presentation was made during the Railroad Workers United RWU conference in Chicago on April 6, 2018.
For more info: www.railroadworkersunited.org
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Tags: CGTFrench Rail WorkersprivatizationMacronunion busting
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Global: Global ‘TripAdvisor’ for migrant workers takes aim at modern slavery

Labourstart.org News - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Today
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UK RMT On Hostile Takeover Bid For First Group

Current News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:24

UK RMT On Hostile Takeover Bid For First Group
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-on-hostile-takeover-bid-for-first-group/

12 April 2018
RMT Press Office:

RMT on hostile takeover bid for First Group by US private equity group Apollo Management

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"This looks like yet another bunch of speculators and asset strippers homing in on the British transport sector.

"First have been propped up by the Government on the Great Western routes for many years now and are currently in dispute with this trade union over the threat to axe guards on South Western Railway. Where this hostile bid leaves their UK bus and rail operations is anyone's guess.

"The only solution to this kind of uncertainty and instability is public ownership and the threat of a US-based hostile takeover of First Group just reinforces that core message."

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Tags: privatizationTake-overApollo management
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Korea (South): Prosecutors raid two Samsung offices in anti-labor union probe

Labourstart.org News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Korea Herald
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Ireland: Eir to cut 750 jobs as part of cost-reduction plan

Labourstart.org News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: RTÉ
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Israel: Israeli journalists union demands inquiry into Gaza photographer killing

Labourstart.org News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Jerusalem Post
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Germany: Millions affected as massive nationwide strikes continue into second day

Labourstart.org News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Local
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Palestine: IFJ demands justice following the killing of a journalist in Gaza

Labourstart.org News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IFJ
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Bangladesh: Clean Clothes Campaign calls for release of Bangladeshi trade union leaders

Labourstart.org News - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Tribune
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USA: What if the absence of strong unions is at the heart of much of what has gone wrong?

Labourstart.org News - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Wash Post
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Brazil: Decision to Jail Lula is a Travesty of Justice

Labourstart.org News - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
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More Come Out Including USW Against The Decision To Let The MMA Evade Justice-Canadian Government Refuses To Prosecute Bosses For Rail Catastrophe

Current News - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 15:03

More Come Out Including USW Against The Decision To Let The MMA Evade Justice-Canadian Government Refuses To Prosecute Bosses For Rail Catastrophe

http://hardingdefense.org/2018/04/05/more-come-out-against-the-decision-...
admin April 5, 2018Uncategorized
Steelworkers Denounce Dropping of Lac-Mégantic Criminal Case Against MMA
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United Steelworkers (USW)

Apr 04, 2018, 14:24 ET

MONTREAL, April 4, 2018 /CNW/ – The United Steelworkers is denouncing a decision to abandon criminal proceedings against the Montreal Maine & Atlantic (MMA) railway in connection with the Lac-Mégantic train derailment that killed 47 people in July 2013.

“The government was quick to prosecute workers, but it’s an entirely different story when it comes to corporate leaders who did not ensure that everything was done to prevent what happened,” said Pierre Arseneau, regional co-ordinator for the Steelworkers union (Syndicat des Métallos).

“Now that workers have been severely hard-hit after enduring four years of criminal proceedings, the corporate prosecution is abandoned. The result is that those who are truly responsible get away without facing any formal charges, any prosecution or any judgment.”

To date, neither MMA President Ed Burkhardt, nor his administrators, nor his company have had to face criminal prosecution. Yet, in its report on the disaster, the Transportation Safety Board extensively called into question a culture of negligence at MMA regarding safety issues.

“This would have been the opportunity to discuss the federal government’s deregulation policies in the railway sector, for which MMA strongly advocated,” saidSteven Hadden, President of Steelworkers Local 1976, representing railway and transportation workers across Canada.

“But no one is talking about that anymore.”

Prior to the Lac-Mégantic disaster, the federal government approved a regulatory change allowing MMA to operate its trains with only one engineer on board. Following the disaster, the practice was prohibited for trains carrying hazardous cargo.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information: Jocelyn Desjardins, Syndicat des Métallos/USW Communications, 514-604-6273, jdesjardins@metallos.ca

Tags: MMALac-Mégantic Criminal Case
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France: Train chaos strikes again as standoff with Macron deepens

Labourstart.org News - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Reuters
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Bangladesh: Court sentences man to death for murder of union leader

Labourstart.org News - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Daily Star
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Korea (South): Prosecutors raid Samsung Elec over alleged union busting

Labourstart.org News - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Reuters
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Sudan: Workers Union Head Interrogated in Port Sudan

Labourstart.org News - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Dabanga
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Georgia: Court rules in favour of chemical workers at Rustavi Azot in Georgia

Labourstart.org News - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
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