WebsiteRuwan writes for Left Foot Forward on workers’ rights and trade unions. He is an in-house lawyer at the International Transport Workers’ Federation, a Global Union Federation of 779 transport trade unions representing over 4.6 million workers worldwide. He writes for Left Foot Forward in a personal capacity.
At noon today the 240,000 member strong Turkish Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK) began a two day strike in response to “state terror implemented against mass protests across the country” in what may prove to be a significant development for the brave and burgeoning protest movement triggered by #occupygezi.
While last week’s announcement that Greece entered deflation for the first time in 45 years was not entirely unpredicted, the case put forward by the Troika for slashing wages and dismantling the country’s industrial relations system should be challenged.
Ruwan Subasinghe is a lawyer at an international trade union federation If bankers and politicians previously headed the public’s vilification rankings, journalists (and their employers) are now right up there thanks to hackgate. Many commentators have highlighted British journalism’s current ‘moral … Continued
While the micro management model of the Packers’ franchise and the macro management model of the NFL should rightly be praised, the influence of player unions in US sport should also be celebrated, writes Ruwan Subasinghe.