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UNI invasion

What’s the collective noun for UNI Communications people? A solidarity of UNIs? Whatever it is, that’s what we just saw on Union Island as around 20 new avatars landed in from UNI Global Union’s Communicators’ Forum in South Africa.

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Thanks for the party!

Greetings to everyone I met last night at the IBM protest, it was a great atmosphere, with a good mix of people – IBM staffers from around the world, and a number of friends and supporters – old SL friends and new.

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IBM protest – the sequel! Join us this EVENING!

When the problems become global…the protests become GLOBAL !
IBM employees and their unions are protesting this evening in Second Life, at plans to outsource thousands of jobs without proper consultation. It’s 6pm to 10pm CET (5pm-9pm GMT, 9am-1pm SLT).
Please join us, even if only for a while. Assembly is at Commonwealth island, or you’ll find [...]

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My new T-shirt

Thanks to Ms Q for this nice snap of her wearing her Union Island t-shirt. We like them lots too, and would love to see more photos from other users wearing them around in Second Life. If you have one, please do take a photo and either upload and transfer it to Unionisland Republic, or [...]

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Working poor?

German union ver.di are part of the Union Island project, and have launched their first work on the island, a great exhibition on the campaign a national minimum wage for Germany. Based around an articulated truck trailer that they use for their Real Life campaign, they show portraits and case studies of 10 people for [...]

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Free Osanloo! Today!

Today (6 March) is the international day of action to support Mansour Osanloo – have a look at www.freeosanloo.org to get involved. Union Island had a visitation from the vintage.id crew to show their support. Vintage.id is an interesting project, based in Germany, using 5 publicly shared avatars to explore what happens when many people [...]

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Come Xplore the IBM protest museum

New on Union Island is a special skybox museum telling the story of last year’s IBM protest. The event was a great success, attracting around 1,850 avatar protestors onto IBM’s SL campus, and it was crucial in securing a good deal for IBM Italy staff who had been hit by a pay cut and refusal [...]

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Our island in the sun…

This great shot of Union Island is combination of the talents of Matthaios Aquacade of Citrus Virtual, who designed and built the island for us (more pics at her site), and Adam Soler of Lookr, who must have used the mother-of-all-Macs to zoom this far out and line up the photo so nicely. Kudos [...]

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Free Osanloo! Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the ITF’s global day of action for Mansour Osanloo and other jailed union activists in Iran. Please spare a moment to visit www.freeosanloo.org and take all the actions there if you haven’t yet.
In SL you can pick up shirts and badges (and make sure to wear them around tomorrow), and view the film [...]

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