Friday, February 14, 2014

Evidence shows: Unions and collective bargaining reduce poverty

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My union Unifor is currently undertaking an important"Rights at Work" campaign, which involves a national tour of meetings with our officers and local leaders and stewards, followed by a membership canvass and community outreach effort, all aimed at beating back the current attack on fundamental labour rights coming from conservatives at all levels in Canada. So far the campaign has had a very strong reception. Ontario will be a key battleground, of course, since the future of the Rand Formula will be decided in the next election (as early as this spring), but similar attacks on labour rights are being experienced at the federal level and in many other provinces.

MALAYSIA:::Repeal Printing and Publishing Act , says NUJ

The journalists' union blames Umno and BN for having curtailed press freedom since independence
PETALING JAYA: National Union of Journalists (NUJ) today called for the repeal of the Publishing Presses and Printing Act 1984 to allow for balanced news coverage even though the government promised to amend the act.
“The new government of Najib Tun Razak was supposed to seriously look into various draconian laws that constrict press freedom and threaten journalists,” said NUJ Malaysia president, Chin Sung Chew in a press statement.

MALAYSIA:::Court reviews test for ‘locus standi’

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has reviewed the test for locus standi, ruling that a person needs at least a genuine interest in an issue but no longer needs to prove that his rights are affected.