Monday, 6 January 2014

New year, new struggles

International updates from Eric Lee of LabourStart

Today marks the beginning of the fifth month on the picket line for Canadian workers employed by Crown Holdings.

One of the key board members of that company is the boss of Carnival, the largest cruise ship company in the world.

The United Steelworkers (USW) have launched a major new campaign today to pressure him to treat workers with respect.

Please take a moment to send off your message and spread the word:

You can hear an interview with Joe Drexler from the USW on RadioLabour here:

Elsewhere in North America, Kellogg's has locked out 220 union members from their factory in Memphis.

Please join 10,000 other trade unionists in showing your support for those workers by signing up to the IUF campaign:

Finally, we've suspended our campaign in support of the Korean railway strikers now that the strike is over. (Though the struggle continues.)

Learn more about what happened from the International Transport Workers Federation and my own article on

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