Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Call on Zara to let workers unionize and negotiate collectively

Here is the latest from LabourStart, an organization that runs campaigns to advocate for workers' rights worldwide. There latest campaign is against Inditex, the parent company of Zara. Read below to learn what is going on and how you can get involved.


USA: Zara must respect workers' rights

#ChangeZaraInditex is a transnational corporation that wants to be seen as socially responsible.

For example, it signed a global agreement with UNI Global Union committing it to respecting the rights of its workers worldwide. And to be fair, in many countries, workers in Zara and other Inditex brands enjoy rights consistent with the obligations laid down in the global agreement.

But not in the USA.

There, Inditex refuses to give practical effect to its Global Agreement. In the USA, Inditex and Zara workers do not have the same rights of consultation and negotiation as they do in other countries. In the USA, Inditex does not permit workers to freely choose to join a trade union.

Please take a moment to tell Inditex that you expect them to live up to their obligations, and to respect workers' rights everywhere.  Click here:

And please share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members.

Thank you!

Eric Lee
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Toronto Municipal Election 2014: Vote Compass

The 2014 municipal election has tons at stake for a lot of areas, but none more so than Toronto. I am not saying to vote against the drug-dealing bully who doesn't know conflict of interest if it smacks him in the face (unless you want to, which you certainly have the right to do). I am saying to go on CBC's vote compass and see how your views stack up against the 3 leading candidates: Olivia Chow, John Tory and Doug Ford.

Here is the link:

This is a quick and easy way to inform yourself before making an important choice on October 27th. And it can't hurt even if you consider yourself an informed voter. All you have to do is answer a few questions about your views and it matches them against the opinions and promises of the big three contenders. 

I am not saying who to vote for, just to inform yourself and vote on election day so we elect the mayor that best represents the views and opinions of the MAJORITY of Torontonians.