Category Archives: International
Mon, June 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST – free event
xperts from the US, Canada and Britain compare Cuba’s response to Covid-19 in the context of the island’s commitment to public health care, preventative medicine and international humanitarianism. Click here to read more.
Waltham Forest UNISON is clear that Black Lives Matter. For us, this is more than a written statement. We are committed to campaigning against all forms of discrimination, racism and inequality experienced by our Black members in the workplace. This includes the hidden, implicit and institutionalised forms of racism that many non-white people experience. To do this, we support our members and ensure we have Black representation on our committee. In addition we are committed to showing solidarity with campaigns to change the society we live in so it is a fairer and safer place for non-white people.
To make a meaningful contribution to the campaign we have chosen two political organisations to support. One is based in the US and one in our borough, Waltham Forest. As a committee we will be making a £200 donation to each of these organisations. We invite all members to donate £10 or what they can to also show their support. Continue reading
Cleaner and security workers from the five continents will be commemorating International Justice Day this June 15 with a set of demands to protect essential workers on the job and a reminder that the fight for justice in the workplace comes hand in hand with the struggle for racial dignity. Click here to read more.
Join this important solidarity event with speakers from Brazil, Jeremy Corbyn and more guests/details tba.
Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently dismissed Coronavirus as “just a fantasy” and “media hysteria.”
He has recklessly refused to put people and health first. Brazil now has the second-highest number of cases in the world and rising. Click here to read more and get tickets.
Company that owns factory admitted it did not have valid environmental clearance Click here to read more.
PSC is delighted to announce that they have won a great victory in the battle to defend the right to take action in the UK in support of Palestinian rights.
Since 2017 they have been fighting the UK Government in the courts, protecting the right to undertake BDS campaigns in the UK. They won in the High Court, then lost in the Court of Appeal, but today the final verdict from the Supreme Court is in – and they have won!
With support via submissions from the Quakers, Campaign Against Arms Trade and War on Want and with a huge body of small donations from thousands of members and supports to fund the legal challenge, they have managed to defeat regulations that would have stopped Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies complicit in Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people, and additionally from divesting from the UK defence industry.
The Supreme Court has ruled in their favour and the regulations the Government introduced in 2016 are now finally and definitively declared illegal and thrown out. Click here to read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis. Click here to read more.
Date and Time:Tue, March 24, 2020,6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
Location:National Education Union (NUT Section), Mabledon Place, LondonWC1H
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