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World Day for Decent Work events – 7 Oct

WDDW is tomorrow, and we’ve lined up a programme of events to mark the day (we’re still tieing down details of a couple of events, but here are some to be starting with):
At 12:00 GMT (4am SLT), we’re talking with Meena Varma of Dalit Solidarity Network. She’ll be  telling about the situation for the world’s [...]

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World Day for Decent Work takes shape

Come along to Union Island to pick up your World Day for Decent Work freebies, to get kitted out for the big day. You’ll find the new World Day for Decent Work space, where we’ll be holding events on 7 October, in Exhibition Plaza.

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WDDW in SL

On October 7 2008 the while trade union movement is organising a World Day for Decent Work, through the ITUC. Unions and organisations campaigning for Decent Work all around the world will run events involving a large number of people and a wide range of activities. Look out for activities coming to Second Life too, [...]

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Solidarity with Zimbabwe Trade Unionists

Show your support for Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe, the President and General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). They were arrested on 8 May for speaking out about the state-sponsored violence in Zimbabwe – or as Robert Mugabe’s government put it “spreading falsehoods prejudicial to the State”.
Lovemore and Wellington are due to [...]

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Thanks for the wishes

Thanks everyone who signed the Tanabata wish campaign action we’ve had running on Union Island up to the G8 summit in Hokkaido Japan last week. We’ve now removed it from the island as the petition has been presented to G8 leaders.

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Teeny tiny Tanabata

Do you have some land in SL? A little place you call your own, that could do with a pot plant to brighten it up? Well, help is at hand in the form of our new baby Tanabata tree. This dinky little potted bamboo is part of a Japanese tradition practiced every July, where people [...]

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Second Life for Zimbabwe

Amidst the growing violence and intimidation in the run-up to the Zimbabwean election, the leaders of Zimbabwe’s union movement, Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe have been arrested for speaking out about the situation, and are being tried on Monday 23 June.

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What’s your wish for the G8?

Tanabata is an old Japanese custom practiced on 7 July each year. You think of your wishes for the coming year, and tie them to a bamboo, sharing them with everyone else. This year Tanabata time coincides with the G8 Summit in Japan, and Global Call for Action Against Poverty (the campaign formerly known as [...]

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Press release: Tie the G8 to a virtual promise

Unions and campaign organisations under the banner of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty are using the campaign power of the web and virtual world Second Life™ to call on the leaders of the G8 to meet their promises to fight poverty and inequality.

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Take action against poverty and inequality

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