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IndustriALL Headlines #109

Thu. September 18, 2014

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IndustriALL Headlines #109

Cambodia: Thousands of garment workers take action

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Ebola impact expected on West African workers

UNIFOR takes action to STOP Precarious Work

Sweden welcomes trade unionist as prime minister

Ath Thorn, President of IndustriALL garment union affiliate, C CAWDU, leads crowds of workers in a lunchtime protest.

Cambodia: Thousands of garment workers take action

Global unions joined thousands of garment workers in Cambodia today in an international day of action to demand an increase in the minimum wage from US$100 to US$177 per month.

Huge crowds of Cambodian garment workers wearing distinctive orange t-shirts braved intimidation from military personnel to protest during their lunch hour outside around 90 factories.


Support IndustriALL’s STOP Precarious Work campaign with Thunderclap 

Join IndustriALL Global Union in using social media to boost the global campaign day ‘STOP Precarious Work’ on 7 October. Through the message-boosting tool Thunderclap, together we will take a stand against precarious work.


Ebola impact expected on West African workers

There are more than 2400 known deaths attributed to Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with limited deaths also in Nigeria and Senegal. The economic impact of Ebola in the region will be devastating and organized labour is challenged to find an adequate response.


UNIFOR takes action to STOP Precarious Work

On the occasion of the Global Action Day to STOP Precarious Work, UNIFOR will hold a Good Job National Summit to discuss solutions to the stagnating economy, growing precariousness and lack of opportunities for young people.


Sweden welcomes trade unionist as prime minister 

Former president of Swedish union IF Metall Stefan Löfven is set to become the next prime minister of Sweden. As leader of the social democrats Stefan Löfven saw his party win the national elections on 14 September. 

House approves $1T spending bill

Thu. September 18, 2014

House on Wednesday approved a $1 trillion stopgap-spending bill to keep the government funded through December 11.

VFW Scholarships

Thu. September 18, 2014

All students in grades 9-12 can apply. We want to reach as many patriotic students as possible to compete for the grand prize: $30,000 paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice!

Sec. Bob McDonald proposes pay increase for VA physicians and dentists

Thu. September 18, 2014

Due to a three-year federal pay freeze, the annual pay ranges for VA physicians and dentists haven’t increased since October 2009. That may soon change as VA and the Veterans Health Administration look to enhance clinical capacity and expand access to timely care for Veterans across the nation.

DISASTER RELIEF GUIDELINES

Wed. September 17, 2014

The International has developed and established guidelines in the event of a natural disaster, i.e., flood, hurricane, tornado, etc., affecting the lives of our members and their families.  Please Note: The Disaster Relief Fund is comprised entirely of voluntary contributions and does not include any dues dollars.

Dr. Linda Schwartz Confirmed as VA Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning

Wed. September 17, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today welcomed the confirmation of Connecticut Veterans Commissioner Linda S. Schwartz as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning.

The Medal of Honor: Behind the Scenes

Wed. September 17, 2014

Today, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two men -- Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat -- for their service in Vietnam.