Bank unions defer June 27 strike as IBA agrees to initiate talks

Bank unions on Thursday deferred their proposed June 27 strike as Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) agreed to initiate negotiation talks on their demands. The United Forum of Bank Union (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine bank unions, including All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Employees Association … Read more

UK minister rows with rail unions ahead of mass strike ballot

Union leaders have warned of a concerted backlash if transport secretary Grant Shapps carries through on his threat to tighten industrial action laws to make rail strikes harder to carry out. Shapps issued his warning on Sunday as the RMT prepared to unveil on Wednesday morning the results of a strike ballot of 40,000 members … Read more

punjab: Ban on wheat exports ‘anti-farmer’ move, say Punjab farmers’ unions

Farmers’ unions in Punjab on Monday dubbed the Centre’s decision of banning wheat exports as an “anti-farmer” move, saying that the Union government is not letting them reap the gains due to higher prices of their crops in the overseas markets. They also slammed the Centre for not announcing a bonus of Rs 500 per … Read more

Unions Launch Campaign Calling on Canadian Government to Secure Immediate Return of Wrongfully Imprisoned Canadians in the Dominican Republic

Article content TORONTO — The Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and Unifor are launching a public campaign calling on the Government of Canada to secure the safe return of five Canadians who have been arbitrarily imprisoned in the Dominican Republic after reporting a crime they were not involved … Read more

Putin to mark Soviet Union’s WW2 victory as war in Ukraine grinds on By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People gather in front of the illuminated Motherland Calls monument during a ceremony ahead of Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at the Mamayev Kurgan memorial in Volgograd, Russia 2/2 By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin … Read more

Amazon’s captive staff meetings on unions illegal, labor board official finds By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol 2/2 By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) -A U.S. labor board official believes Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) violated federal law during mandatory staff meetings it held in New York City to discourage unionizing, a … Read more

UK businesses and unions warn against plan to ditch audit legislation

More than 50 British businesses, unions and trade groups have warned Boris Johnson against dropping legislation that would overhaul corporate governance in the UK in the wake of recent company scandals. Bosses at companies such as Anglian Water, Innocent Drinks and Suez UK have joined with the Trades Union Congress and Institute of Directors to … Read more

Stellantis, unions agree further 480 voluntary exits in Italy By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Stellantis logo is seen on the company’s headquarters in Poissy near Paris, France, February 20, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes MILAN (Reuters) – Carmaker Stellantis has agreed with unions it will cut 480 jobs this year at its Mifariori facility in Turin through voluntary redundancies, Italy’s FIM-CISL union said on Monday. The deal … Read more

Unions are on the rise. Guess why.

Unions are coming back and it’s pretty obvious, (to most of us), why. The numbers are pretty small, but because the organizing has been at companies like Starbucks (SBUX), Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Etsy (ETSY) and even Apple (AAPL), the optics and implications are huge. “Starbucks was a company that everybody … Read more