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Tag: Workers Day

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    “It’s Time to Change the Rules”, ITUC May Day Statement 2018

    The ITUC represents 207 million members of 331 affiliates in 163 countries and territories.

    One hundred and fifty years ago, workers in Britain came together to create the world’s first national trade union centre, the TUC, in the city of Manchester. They, and working people in many other places at that time, laid the first foundations for the global trade union movement of today, more than 200 million strong. Ever since those early steps, men and women organizing together have built and grown their unions and changed the course of history.

  • Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 05:42 UTC

    Rousseff pledges “to fight to the end” and some groups anticipate “civil disobedience”

    “If they can do this to me, what will they do to working people?” she asked, announcing a new increase to the family allowance program called Bolsa Familia.

    Brazil's populist president Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest on Sunday, International Labour Day, that she would go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment.

  • Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:12 UTC

    Argentine unions take to the streets to protest job cuts and inflation

    ”This is a historic gathering ... We understand that the interests of the workers come before the interests of the union leaders,” said Hugo Moyano

    Argentina’s strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December. Demonstrators waving blue and white Argentine flags flooded the main avenues of Buenos Aires, blocking traffic in a protest that brought together rival unions that put aside differences to protest Macri’s policies.

  • Saturday, April 30th 2011 - 10:03 UTC

    Moyano calls for CFK re-election and wants a finger in companies and Congress

    Argentina’s organized labour leader was the only speaker at the Workers Day rally

    Argentina's powerful organized labour leader Hugo Moyano called for President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, to run for re-election but also asked for greater labour participation in the ballot lists, sharing companies’ profits and seats in the boards of the main corporations.