Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Guatemala:::ITF demands protection for dock leader after attempt on his life

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has demanded the reinstatement of protection for a dock workers’ union leader in Guatemala whose life is in danger.

The ITF acted following an attack on the family of Lázaro Ramos, who is secretary general of the ITF-affiliated STEPQ (Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Empresa Portuaria Quetzal) union. Ramos had been granted police protection after interventions by the ITF following the assassination of one of his predecessors, Pedro Zamora, in 2007; immediately after the murder, Ramos began to receive death threats similar to those sent to Zamora before he was killed by hired gunmen.

Malaysia digadai 7 Disember ini?

Malaysia digadai 7 Disember ini?
“Apabila (rundingan TPP) mula memasuki bab hak harta intelek, penyelesaian pelabur-negara (ISDS), syarikat milik kerajaan, alam sekitar dan buruh, secara asasnya ada kesan kepada hak negara berdaulat untuk membuat peraturan dan dasar.
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Malaysia digadai 7 Disember ini? - Sinar Harian

United States:::Technology didn't kill middle class jobs, public policy did

The story is that innovation rapidly reduced the need for factory workers and other skilled labor. The data just doesn't support it
Bentley Motors factory worker
Unionisation has shrunk in the US from over 20% in the 1970s to less than 7% today. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
A widely held view in elite circles is that the rapid rise in inequality in theUnited States over the last three decades is an unfortunate side-effect of technological progress. In this story, technology has had the effect of eliminating tens of millions of middle wage jobs for factory workers, bookkeepers, and similar occupations.

MALAYSIA:::Benefits of employment injury insurance scheme

The article explains on the insurance scheme offered by the Social Security Organisation and how to go about its application processes.
PETALING JAYA: SaveMoney.my’s guide to Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) has explained the basics, as well as some of the benefits you might receive from it. As we have previously mentioned, there are different benefits depending on the type of scheme you are subscribed to. Today we cover more of what you will find under the Employment Injury Insurance Scheme.
Employment Injury Insurance Scheme — Benefits
Temporary disablement. This benefit is paid to employees who have been certified by a doctor to be unfit for work for not less than (4) days including the day of the accident. This benefit is paid for the duration of the period the employee is on medical leave. However, no benefit will be paid for the days for which the employee works and earns wages during this period. The benefit rate will be 80% of the daily wage of the employee (as per previous SOCSO contribution rate), from a minimum of RM10 to a maximum of RM78.67 per day.

United Nations News Centre - UN officials urge concerted action to eradicate modern forms of slavery

There are still over 11 million women in slavery around the world. We need to take action and #EndSlaveryNow! Photo: ILO
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United Nations News Centre - UN officials urge concerted action to eradicate modern forms of slavery