MUMBAI: The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) on Tuesday said it would be joining the one-day nationwide strike on November 26 called by central trade unions to protest against the government's anti-labour policies.Ten central trade unions, except Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, will observe a nationwide general strike on November 26."Lok Sabha in its recently held session has passed three new labour enactments by dismantling existing 27 enactments in the name of 'Ease of Business', which are purely in the interest of corporates. In the process, 75 per cent of workers are being pushed out of the orbits of labour laws since they will have no legal protection under the new enactment," the AIBEA said in a release.The association represents the majority of the banks except State Bank of India and Indian Overseas Bank. It has four lakh bank employees from various public and old private sector and a few foreign banks as its members.In Maharashtra, around 30,000 bank employees from … [Read more...] about AIBEA to join trade unions in nationwide general strike on Nov 26
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Ready for new academic year It is now a high time for students to start the new academic year, with many coming from needy households that are short of capital to go to school. VBSP’s Quang Ngai branch has therefore assigned its branch offices at the grassroots level to prepare sufficient capital sources to meet students’ demands. … [Read more...] about VBSP offering preferential capital sources to aid students
A period of political instability in the US — such as a contested presidential election result as feared this year — could open a window of opportunity. And Taiwan's foreign minister, Joseph Wu, warned that conditions could converge in China sooner than many expect. … [Read more...] about Taiwan: The threat that the world ignores
Beyond the new contract, another source of hope for food bank workers is a revamped Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. Marchon Tatmon, the food bank’s government affairs manager, said he quickly saw the disconnect between employees and senior management when he joined the committee, and that it functioned as a place to talk about issues without the ability to do anything about them. Now, there’s an outside consultant in place to empower it. … [Read more...] about S.F.-Marin Food Bank ratifies union contract after yearlong battle where workers alleged institutional racism
The Kremlin does not just broadcast fake news into Georgia, it also supports local Georgian groups who further their interests. The largest nationalist anti-liberal groups Georgian March and the Alliance of Patriots have Facebook pages administrated from within Russia, according to ISFED research. An investigation by the London-based Dossier Center alleges that the Alliance of Patriots, which openly promotes rapprochement with Russia, received $8 million (€6.7 million) in electoral funding directly from Moscow. The former Georgian ambassador to the United States, Vasil Sikarulidze, told DW that Russia has a long history of "capitalizing on already existing differences within society," which is easierto take advantage of in a young democracy like Georgia. … [Read more...] about What’s behind Russia’s disinformation campaign in Georgia?