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__Collective bargaining rights
_ The Philippine aviation union has announced plans to take strike action in a battle for collective bargaining rights.
__"SOS buses, trains and rail cars"
______AFL-CIO - Transportation workers from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to talk with members of the House & Senate...
_Container Manufacturers pdf eBook
___There are more than 17 million intermodal containers in the world of varying types to suit different cargoes & few hundred manufacturers but witch one do you search for. Please Mail us for this pdf book at the editoriale-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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_Trade Unions History from 1870
_In France, Germany, and other European countries, was form and building up trade unions, especially from the 1870s onwards. The Mechanics’ Union Trade Association was the next approach to bring workers together. In 1827, this union was the first US labour organization which brought together workers of divergent occupations.
historical space of 110 years
The rise of North America’s working families into the middle class, the empowerment of workers through collective bargaining and on-the-job protections of health, safety and retirement security lead to the establishment of a powerful voice for workers and dignity in the workplace. The strong-willed members of this great union made the 20th century the Teamster Century. Source: Teamster
The Benefits of Being a Teamster
In addition to job protection, benefits and wages provided for in Teamster Contracts, the International Union provides for additional services offered at a discounted cost to the membership. Because of the strength and size of our membership, the International is able to negotiate these lower costs for services ranging from legal to medical to financial. We are always on the lookout for ways to save our Teamster families money and increase their prosperity. Source: Teamsters
_ILO "Decent Work for all"
_The ILO is the int'l org. responsible for drawing up and overseeing int'l labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' U.N. agency that brings together representatives of gov employers & workers to jointly shape policies & programmes promoting "Decent Work for all". This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.
__ILO dialogue forum on container
______The tripartite Int''l Labour Organization (ILO) global dialogue forum on container packing was held in Geneva,
__American Federation of Teachers
_____AFT, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional....
__Law cut take-home pay for postal
__The House of Represen-tatives voted so-called “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011,” which would cut take-home pay for postal and federal workers by increasing their contributions to the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
BTS build a stronger trade union
United Trade Union of Transport Employees from Turkey BTS _ defends the union of workers for common interests of working class and has been conducting its struggle to build a stronger trade union, to gain right of strike and collective bargaining in the branch of industry since its establishment.
__CAW's founding convention in 1985
___The Canadian Auto Workers' union is the largest private sector union in Canada with over 200,000 members from coast to coast.
_FGTE was founded in May 1977
__CFDT FGTE represents the employees of transport (road, rail, urban, air, sea, waste) & business services & transport equipment, the Gen. Federation of Transport & Public Works was founded in May 1977. It is the result of the merger of four CFDT federations
FILT - "Transpo Project"
__On 23 Nov. at EU in Brussels held a conference entitled "The Posting of Workers in the Road Transport Sector in the EU. This event was part of a project called "Transpo Project", involved a collaboration between French, Italian and Romanian, to set guidelines common on monitoring the application of legislation on the road haulage industry... the detachment, the administration work & cabotage.
November, 2012 - Trade Unions News
_Move the Italian economy
Fit-CISL: move the Italian economy - Union proposals for logistics and freight - First, an X-ray, noting that the transport and freight transport logistics warehouse management & understood as shipments represent a turnover of over 180 bln/year. 80% goes to road transport.
_Force Ouvriere Transport & Logistics
_National Fed. of Transport & Logistics Force Ouvriere - UNCP. A free & indepen- dent Federation serving the employees of Transport and Logistics. Born in 1895 under the name CGT, CGT-FO appeared under the acronym in 1948 at the initiative of activist (s) denying the influence of the Communist Party of the CGT.
_Histadrut, ITF and CAW, "Hotline"
_The Histadrut, General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel - In the transport sector, under the auspices of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and the Canadian Auto Workers' Union (CAW), we implemented a telephone "Hotline" project to facilitate communication between Israeli checkpoint guards, Palestinian truck drivers, and the PGFTU. And in July 2009 in the framework of deepening the relationship, our two unions have put in place a joint vocational training seminar for drivers from both Israel and Palestine.
_ITUC for working people worldwide
__The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the main int'l trade union organisation, representing the interests of working people worldwide. The ITUC was founded at its inaugural Congress in Vienna, Austria, on 1 - 3 Nov. 2006. The ICFTU and the WCL dissolved themselves on 31 Oct 2006, to pave the way for the creation of the ITUC.
_Int'l Federation of Journalists
On Dec. 20, the Hungarian Media Authority reassigned the frequencies of Klubradió's Budapest stations, removing one of Hungary’s only remaining independent sta- tions from the airways with effect from 1st January 2012. Its licence went to an unknown new company's programme (Auto radio). Sources: IFJ_
_Donate to not-for-profit Foundation
__ Infancy Martha a not-for-profit organization assisting families in need, is dedi- cated to helping needy families by providing grants to parents to assist with the costs of their growing family, we believes in supporting the professionals who work with families.
_UCTE day-to-day with the employer
_Union of Canadian Transportation Employees represents the member ship of 87 Locals. UCTE provide the day-to-day service & representation within the workplace. We handle complaints & grievances up to arbitration / adjudication directly with the employer; raise issues at all regional and national Union Management Consultation Committees; participate in all negotiating teams; provide conferences and support for members within similar employer groups.
_UILT work strategy of people
UILT, Italian Transport Workers Union is a labor organization for workers of all sectors of the transport sector, built in 1983 with the confluence of the 5 trade unions operating in the fields of railway , autorailway and internavigatori, Airway, seafarers and the traffic auxiliary, to defend the interests of workers in both the protection of citizens and users.
_Unite union: T&G & Amicus joined
__T&G was formed 1 Jan. 1922 Employers have created global corporations capable of holding governments, let alone workers, to ransom. Today, more than ever, workers need the strength of a trade union around them. And when the historic opportunity came to build a new union, Unite, the T&G and Amicus joined to form Britain's biggest union.
Octomber, 2012 - Trade Unions News
_Japan Transport Workers Union
___All-Japan Fed. of Transport Workers Unions is an industrial trade union where not only truck transport workers but also those engaging in other transport sectors such as the railway, port, aviation get together. We are also a member of the Int'l Transport Workers' Federation ITF. We work to raise the living standard of our members as well as the social status of the transport industry..
___United Road Transport Union
____URTU is the UKs only union dedicated to serving the interests of workers in road haulage, distribution and logistics.
___USW Unite for a Voice on the Job
_We're steelworkers. We mine for iron ore and create cement. We make glass and metals of many kinds. We're rubber workers who make your tires; metal workers who make the materials that go into automobiles, planes and roads. We drive taxi cabs and work in airports.
_ "Voice of Transportation Labor"
_We are the UTU since 1969, an AFL-CIO affiliate headquartered in North Olmsted, Ohio. We are a broad-based, transportation labor union representing about 125,000 active & retired railroad, bus & mass transit workers in the United States and Canada. We are still engaged in extremely hazardous occupations.
September, 2012 - Trade Unions News
August, 2012 - Trade Unions News
Global union movement poised to act over employers’ assault on right to strike
London - 01 Aug. 2012 - The global union movement is set to register its protest against an attack on the right to strike by an employers’ group involved in the tripartite process, which monitors the implementation of Int'l Labour Org. conventions. The ITUC has vehemently criticised the attack by the employers’ group; it prevented the ILO’s conference committee on the application of standards (CAS), of which the tripartite process is a part, from carrying out its worOKk at the 101th int'l labour conference. The group argued that the right to strike did not exist in international law; it also challenged the mandate of the ILO committee of experts (CEACR). [...] Source: ITF
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__Fatigue & working time in road transport
____Fatigue is a growing health and safety concern for the road transport sector and it is the main cause of thousands of road transport accidents and fatalities each year. Governments and employers and workers and their organizations are making strides to combat fatigue, e.g. introducing new technologies, better working time legislation and improved enforcement. However, more needs to be done, especially in less developed countries. Preventive strategies can be implemented within the diverse range of political, economical and social environments in which the road transport industry operates. The ILO’s constituents, through social dialogue, can play a crucial role in developing and implementing these policies Source: ILO
_five-year HIV/AIDS programme
___Transport workers are set to play a key role in a major five-year HIV/AIDS programme across Timor-Leste following a conference involving a range of stakeholders.
_support British Airways cabin crew
_The ITF today issued an action alert to its 275 member aviation unions worldwide asking them to make ready to support the British Airways cabin crew now balloting on possible industrial action.
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__Tripartite Meeting on Labour
_____A Tripartite Meeting on Labour and Social Issues Arising from Problems of Cross-Border Mobility of International Drivers in the Road Transport Sector, with an HIV/AIDS component was held at the Int'l Labour Office in Geneva, from 23 to 26 Oct. 2006. The Office had prepared a report that served as a basis for the Meeting’s deliberations. The report provided the context within which to discuss the subject of, and means to address, labour and social issues which international transport carriers and drivers working in international corridors regularly encounter when physically crossing an international border. It also presented examples of what some countries were doing, or proposing, to improve the situation. Source: ILO
__Levy on vessels calling in on ports
__Bangladeshi government has agreed to introduce a levy on vessels calling in on ports ... to assist with the provision of welfare services to seafarers.
What happens if America loses its unions - Are American unions history?
Wisconsin - June 13, 2012 - What would America look like without a union movement? That’s not a hard question to answer, because we’re almost at that point. The rate of private-sector unionization has fallen below 7 percent, from a post-World War II high of roughly 40 percent. Already, the economic effects of a union-free America are glaringly apparent: an economically stagnant or downwardly mobile middle class, a steady clawing-back of job-related health and retirement benefits and ever-rising economic inequality. Source: Teamsters & Washpost
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Tapping into Women Entrepreneurs
Gauteng South-Africa 7-8 August 2012 - Workshop on the market potential of financing women entrepreneurs Tapping into Women Entrepreneurs, English, The objective of the training is to give the participants the tools to: - Understand, analyze and explore financing women entrepreneurs as a client group and tap into this emerging market. - Implement successful approaches used to enter and develop the women entrepreneur market by African banks. - Carry out a gender self-check to identify improvements in operations, in particular in respect of the needs of male and female entrepreneurs and to inform the designing of appropriate and effective financial products.
Source: ILO [Course Download: pdf 179KB]
_Palestine truck drivers' project
_The Palestine truck drivers' project: officially launched, A brand new initiative, designed to improve the lives of Palestinian drivers, saw its official opening...
_J.B. Hunt a driving career
___Dockers in the Dutch port of Rotterdam have been taking industrial action over pay and conditions; the move follows an employer decision to cancel collective bargaining..
2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
May, June 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
June, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
East Hartford - 29 June - Coca-Cola, union reach agreement with Teamsters union.
London - 28 June 2012 - Workfare's 'state sponsored slavery' [...] Source: UNITE
London - 22 June 2012 - Bus Strike (1st time in 30 years) goes ahead [...] ITF
Cleveland - 21 June - Collective bargaining rights are under attack - again. BLET
Pittsburgh - 18 June - six million mfg jobs gone America Wants to Work. [...] USW
London - 14 June 2012 - Union action across EU decent conditions for drivers. ITF
Cheshire - 14 June - Support 4 New Driving Offence..with penalties attached URTU
Wisc. 13 June What happens if America loses its unions Are history?. Teamsters
Teamsters - 12 June - Teamsters to Focus on Wages UPS Job & pensions Teamsters
Los Angeles - 8 June - Latina Leaders - Walmart’s Negative Effects on the Local Ec. [...] warehouses
St. Louis - 7 June - ABF Freight Sys., lawsuit against Teamsters union that targets concessions granted
Paris - 4 June - Transports de Fonds - attaques de fourgons blindes: Braquage Meurtrier. [...] Source: FO
London - 1 June 2012 - Unite and local MP join forces to defend Shell UK. [...] Source: UNITE
May, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
San Ramon - May 30, 2012 - USW Urges Chevron Stockholders to Pass Safety Resolution. Source: USW
Warszawa - 28 May Delegation of the "Solidarity" was not admitted to the Senate. Source: Solidarnosc
London - 24 May 2012 - Maria Eagle raises working conditions of lorry drivers UNITE
London - 21 May 2012 - Plan to build growth & support for UK auto industry.UNITE
London - 18 May 2012 - Global delivery unionists talk tactics at UK event. Source: ITF
London - 17 May 2012 - Suffolk ‘systematic abuses’ of drivers’ conditions. UNITE
Los Angeles - May 16 Hoffa: Australia-based Toll Is Abusing Drivers Source: Teamsters (Transcript)
North Olmsted - May 11, 2012 - Minnesota UTU members help defeat anti-labor bill [...] Source: UTU
Washington - May 11, 2012 - FRA allows reduction in PTC mileage. [...] Source: UTU
London - 11 May 2012 - Tanker driver strike averted following narrow ‘yes’ vote. [...] Source: UNITE
London - 09 May 2012 - DPost-DHL abuses aired at company annual general meeting. [...] Source: ITF
Las Vegas - 07 May 2012 - Teamsters endorses Obama over 'vulture capitalist' Romney. [...] Teamsters
London - 03 May - Workers around the world are responding to a global union call DHL to account . ITF
Brussels - 02 May - IFJ Marks World Press Freedom Day Calling for Release of Jailed Journalists . [...] IFJ
July, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
Washington - 31 July 2012 - Union Settles Lawsuit on Retirees’ Debts [..] APWU
Washington - 30 July - Change to Win Round Up holding the middle class hostage
Sydney - 30 July 2012 - Unsafe trucks 'putting public safety at risk' [...] Source: TWU
Seattle - 27 July, 2012 - Garbage Pickups Halted As Waste Management Teamsters
Paris - 27 July Novatrans: Failure on the whole line combined rail/road [...] Source: FO
Parramatta - 27 July - TWU Vets send a message to Coles protest against pressures
Sydney - 27 July - Veteran Truck Drivers are descending on Coles . Source: TWU
Pittsburgh - 26 July, 2012 - USW Criticizes House Committee Action on Granting Russia Permanent Most Favored Nation Treatment. [...] Source: USW
London - 24 July2012 - Historic achievement 4 Colombian transport workers [..] ITF
North Olmsted - 24 July, 2012 - November election all about saving middle-class UTU
Hollywood - 23 July, Teamsters, craft unions ratify contract with 86% support. [...] Source: Teamsters
Pittsburgh - 23 July, 2012 - USW Members at Veyance Technologies to Vote to Authorize Strike; [...] USW
Cleveland - 20 July 2012 - Important changes for the 2013 calendar year open enrollment period. BLET
London - 19 July Talks to be held on Portsmouth harbour dispute ‘new contract’ . [...] Source: UNITE
Bremen - 19 July Bremen passes minimum wage law an hourly wage of less than 8,50 € [...] Source: DGB
Warszawa - 18 July - Int'l action to protect the rights of professional drivers (.doc) .[...] Source: Solidarnosc
Paris - 18 July - Fed. Transport & Logistics FO employees of PSA impacted by voluntary [..] Source: FO
Pittsburgh - 16 July, 2012 - USW Voters Favor National Strategy to Restore U.S. Mfg jobs [...] Source: USW
London - 13 July 2012 - Unite calls for global campaign against poor industrial relations at global GE: Unite
Pittsburgh - 12 July, West Virginia Pepsi Employees Join Teamsters Local 175, [...] Source: Teamsters
London - 12 July - Fight for fair agreement for UPS workers in Australia, strike after UPS refused [...] ITF
Pittsburgh - 12 July, 2012 - USW The Four Letter Word People are Talking About bringing Jobs [...] USW
North Olmsted - 10 July - A two-day training program on handling radioactive raul cargo, [..] Source: UTU
London - 9 July Unite West Midlands ad campaign warns: Selling Off Our POLICE is a Crime [..] UNITE
North Olmsted - 9 July High-speed rail in Calif., Northeast moving forward cost of some $68 bln UTU
Washington - 8 July - USPS Testimony - On AMPs Reveals Discrepancies about facility [..] Source: APWU
Sydney - 6 July - Threat Of Insecure Work Hangs Over UPS Workforce Right to Strike [...] Source: TWU
Pittsburgh - 6 July, 2012- USW Applauds Transportation Bill - Measure strengthens “Buy America”. USW
London - 5 July - Trade union arrests in Turkey across 20 cities, spark widespread protest. [...] Source: ITF
Sydney - 1 July 2012 - Major Transport Clients Must Take The Pressure Off Truckies [...] Source: TWU
January, February, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
February, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
Roma - February 2012 - Per Le Strade D'Europa (.pdf). Source: UilTrasporti
North Olmsted - February 28, Rep. Bucshon: Tear down that bill. Source: UTU
SocialFunds - Febr. 27 Investors Write to Chevron - Country Selection Teamster
Teamsters - Feb 18 - Deals reached between Cooper, Teamsters unions Tyrepress
Los Angeles - Feb 6, 2012 - Teamsters Refuse to Quit. Source: Teamsters & JOC
New York - 15 Febr Teamsters launch action to support UK construction workers. UNITE
London - 14 Febr. 2012 - Workers start demonstrations at UK refinery & power stations UNITE
London - 08 Febr. 2012 - European unions vow to back Polish truckers. Source: ITF
London - 03 Febr. 2012 - Jet fuel drivers ramp up pressure as talks break down. Source: UNITE
London - 02 Febr. 2012 - Shell posts £18 billion profit but closes pension scheme Source UNITE
January, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
North Olmsted - Jan. 30, 2012 - Act now to help stop killer trucks. Source: UTU
California - Jan. 30, 2012 - Teamsters Press Unionization of Toll Drivers. Source: Teamsters & JOC
Roma - Jan. 30,2012 - The environment of crises and the costs paid by the country. Source: FIT-CISL
Washington - Jan 25 - Trucking Industry, Teamsters Clash Over Owner-Operator Bill. Source: JOC
London - Jan. 25 - UK Gov. has done to nothing to support manufacturing or construction. UNITE
Roma, Italy - Jan. 24, 2012 - Truck and wild crocodile tears. Source: FIT-CISL
Bangalore, India - Jan. 20, 2012 - DHL unions in India to forge new alliance. Source: ITF
London - 13 Jan - ITF demands bargaining negotiations to improve Polish truckers' lot. Source: ITF
Teamsters - Jan 7 - New talks could encompass truck terminals, freight handling procedures. JOC
March, April, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
April, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
Roma - April 2012 - Per Le Strade D'Europa (.pdf). Source: UilTrasporti
Wash - April 30 - BMWED Ratify National Freight Agreement Source Teamsters
Washington,- April 26 Capitol Hill Hearing to Explore Impact of Northeast Refinery Closures on Price of Fuel Products.. Source: USW
London - 25 April 2012 Ford faces first strike since 1970s. Source: UNITE
London - 24 April 2012 Acas statement on the tanker drivers dispute. UNITE
London - 23 April 2012 Unite fears Shell set to abandon UK. Source: UNITE
London - 13 April 2012 Union recognition victory for US port truck drivers ITF
London - 10 April 2012 ITF slams treatment of Toll drivers. Source: ITF
Cheshire - 5 April 2012 Working time of persons performing mobile transport activities URTU
March, 2012 - Trade Unions Archived News
Roma - March 2012 - Per Le Strade D'Europa (.pdf). Source: UilTrasporti
London - 30 March - Safe rates for trucker bill wins parliamentary support in Australia. Source: ITF
The Tim Danahey Show - 27 March The Importance of Unions and the Power of People USW
London - 15 March 2012 - Estonian strike wins government concessions. Source: ITF
London - 14 March 2012 - Union in Turkey in drive to promote organising. Source: ITF
Roma, I - 13 March 2012 - Cisl trasporti Puglia"Logistica Integrata"(.pdf). Source: FIT-CISL
Charleston -10 March Teamsters oppose new border crossing standards 4 Mexican truckers
London - 8 March - Victory for Monica Okpe - unfairly dismissed & sacked by DH . Source: ITF
Washington - 2 March 2012 - FRA interprets hours-of-service laws. Source: UTU
London - 1 March - Flawed workers’ rights policy exposed at UK coach company. Source: ITF
London - 1 March - Indian unions stage national strike to back a charter of demands Source: ITF