Russian trade union leader Valentin Urusov was released from imprisonment on March 15, 2013. The Confederation of Canadian unions is proud to be among the many union federations that pressured the Russian government to investigate the allegations that Mr. Urusov’s detainment was motivated by the desire of the Russian authorities to stop his legitimate union […]
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By John Hanrahan LabourStart, the union movement’s premier international news and campaigning service, held its annual global solidarity conference on November 18 – 20 in Istanbul, Turkey. Titled From Global Networks to Global Revolution, the conference looked at the important role the internet and social media are playing in workers’ struggles and democratic revolutions around […]
John Hanrahan Reports from Istanbul, Turkey CCU Vice President John Hanrahan participated in LabourStart’s second annual global solidarity conference. On the agenda were issues including social networking, online campaigning, labour law reform and others that focused on specific countries. The opening business of the conference was for delegates to stand in solidarity at the picket […]