The legal manoeuvres carried out over the weekend in Brazil are a new chapter in a coup that's objective is clear: Keep Lula Da Silva away from the ballot in the next presidential elections.
West African postal unions are celebrating successes in their recent organising campaigns. Unions in Niger, Cameroon, and Côte d’Ivoire who have received organising support and training from UNI have grown rapidly in size and power.
The unions firstly built up the number of trained activists, and then moved to worker issue-based campaigning. They have recruited nearly 600 new members as part of the training and support project, which was funded by the Canadian trade unions CUPW.
On Thursday June 28th, the National Women's Network was launched in a brand-new meeting room of the Federation of Workers and Employees of Posts and Telecommunications of Argentina, FOECYT. More than 60 women from all over the country met to consolidate the National Network which seeks to confront gender issues and lead the fight towards equality in trade union structures.
Hoffman is committed to fighting inequality, expanding collective bargaining, and growing UNI’s Breaking Through agenda
European postal services are going through a period of major economic, organisational and technological changes: liberalisation of postal activities, privatisation of historical operators, decline of postal mail and redeploying workers to parcel distribution, automation of sorting centres, rationalisation of rounds…
On June 14th, up to 200 Workers in 29 stores in Ireland’s largest pharmacy chain, and with the support of Mandate the Union, participated in an industrial action asking for fair and better working conditions and respect at work.
At the UNI World Congress in Liverpool, Ruben Cortina was unanimously elected as the President of UNI Global Union.
Despite a challenging upbringing, Cortina rose through the Argentinian trade union ranks to become the Regional President of UNI Americas in 2003 and was instrumental in developing successful trade union organising across Latin America.