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  • Free teacher unionist detained in Kurdistan province
    Iran: Education International has sent a protest letter to the government of Iran deploring the arbitrary arrest and prolonged detention of Mokhtar Asadi, teacher and member of the Iranian Teacher Trade Association in the province of Kurdistan. Education International (EI) was informed that Mokhtar Asadi was arrested in Sanandaj on 14 February, hours after teachers held a peaceful protest in front of the Kurdistan Provincial Education and Training Office. The…
    Feb 23, 2019 - 2 Views
  • Trade unions ratify anti-imperialist stance
    Venezuela: Trade unions and political organizations reaffirmed their opposition to what they term an imperialist coup attempt while stressing the urgent demands of the Venezuelan people and working class. The meeting was called by the National Struggle Front of the Working Class (FNLCT) and held at Cantaclaro Theater, at the Caracas headquarters of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV). Pedro Eusse, FNLCT national coordinator and member of the PCV politburo,…
    Feb 23, 2019 - 2 Views
  • ILO asks countries to ratify labour conventions
    Nigeria: To mark its centenary, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called on governments to ratify at least one international labour standard in 2019. According to Director, International Labour Standards Department, Corinne Vargha, since its founding in 1919, ILO labour standards have improved the working lives of millions of people. She said from eliminating forced and child labour to ensuring the rights of seafarers and promoting gender equality, the 189…
    Feb 22, 2019 - 2 Views
  • Over 100 factories saw workers' protests in January
    Myanmar: Workers' protests occurred at more than 100 factories in January this year, according to sources released by the Labour Department on February 21. Such labour disputes and protests occurred mostly at garment factories and shoe factories in industrial zones. Some also occurred at hotels and departments. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has formed township level coordination teams to resolve labour disputes. They received 106 complaints in January.…
    Feb 22, 2019 - 2 Views

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