BA’s tie-up with AA and Iberia is ready for take-off

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share Tags: NULL BRITISH Airways (BA) will officially launch its new joint business with American Airlines (AA) and Iberia next month in a move that is expected to generate $7bn (£4.4bn) in combined revenue a year. The deal, which was given the green light by EU and US competition regulators in July, will generate annual savings of up to £230m, analysts forecast.As part of the agreement, which was officially signed yesterday, BA, Iberia and AA will share commercial flights between the EU, Switzerland, Norway and the United States, Canada and Mexico. BA said the joint business would give customers “greater access to discounted fares”. “The benefits from the joint business will be shared between the airlines irrespective of which carrier takes the booking,” added BA.Under the joint venture agreement, all three airlines will maintain and operate separate brands.The tie-up has received heavy criticism from rival Virgin Atlantic, which argued that the move would cause a “monster monopoly”.Meanwhile, BA and Iberia are on course to complete their £5bn full-blown merger and expect to gain shareholder approval at meetings to be held in November. The airline industry has been going through a period of rapid consolidation. BA’s tie-up with AA and Iberia is ready for take-off whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 29 September 2010 11:03 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

ATP Finals 2020 LIVE : Watch Nadal vs Medvedev Live in…

first_img Football ATP Finals 2020 LIVE : Watch Nadal vs Medvedev Live in 2nd Semifinal, Catch the Live Streaming at 1.30 AM on SonyLIV Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 Match Details?ATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 was played between Nadal vs MedvedevDate: 22 November 2020Time: 1.30 am ISTVenue: London, United KingdomWhen will the ATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 be Played?ATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 will be Played on 22 November 2020What Time ATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 match Will begin? TimeATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 matches Will begin at 1:30 AMWhat are the venues for ATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 ? – VenueATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 will be Played at London, United KingdomWhich TV channels will ATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 broadcast?ATP 2nd semi-finals 2020 will be telecast on the Sony SportsHow do I watch live streaming of ATP semi-finals 2020 matches?The live streaming of the ATP semi-finals 2020 will be available on SonyLIVATP semi-finals 2020 Prize money: $5,700,000Can Medvedev Finally Crack The Nadal Code? Watch the battle Live tonite only on SonyLIV at 1.30 AM.  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The winner of Nadal vs Medvedev will take on US Open champion Dominique Thiem who defeated Novak Djokovic in the first semifinals in 3 hard fought setsAlso read – ATP Finals : Dominique Thiem stuns Novak Djokovic in 3 hard fought sets, enters ATP Tour Finals Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Football Facebook Twitter SHARE Football Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ATP Finals Nadal vs Medvedev Live :  in the second semifinals of ATP TOUR FINALS, Rafael Nadal will be up against Daniil Medvedev. Young Russian hasn’t beaten his semi-final opponent, Nadal, in three ATP Head2Head clashes. But don’t let that goose egg fool you — Medvedev took the Spaniard to the brink in last year’s US Open Final and, in their most recent duel, he led 5/1 in a deciding set tie-break last year at this very tournament. Nadal vs Medvedev Live : One has the rippling biceps, the other the long limbs seemingly built to reach balls in other postal codes. They come from different worlds, one with Latin blood and Mediterranean sensibilities, the other with Slavic blood and cool Russian conviction. Each man now stands in the other’s way and only one gets to keep playing tennis after Saturday’s semi-final clash for the ages.“He’s playing amazing this year for sure now. He played semifinals in New York and now winning in Paris, and winning two matches here of course he has plenty of confidence and playing very, very high level,” Nadal said.center_img Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Marco Verratti returns and 7 other changes for Italy, check line-up; Follow Live Updates, Formula 1 TennisATP TourSportSport News By Kunal Dhyani – November 21, 2020 Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED Previous articleNBA Free Agency 2020: DeMar DeRozan stays put at San Antonio Spurs, will earn $27.1M in his 3rd seasonNext articleInd tour of Aus: Inside view of Virat Kohli’s amazing gym session, says ‘I am fueling up for Australia series’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title ATP Tour Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL last_img read more

ZIM-A vs SA-A: South Africa A tour to Zimbabwe suspended after…

first_imgCricketLatest Sports News For more sports updates, follow us at and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Cricket ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Facebook Twitter Formula 1 PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive Cricket ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Cricket TAGSBangladesh Tour of ZimbabweZIM-A vs SA-AZimbabwe covidZimbabwe CricketZimbabwe lockdown SHARE Previous articleICC Player of the Month: Mushfiqur Rahim, Kathryn Bryce named Player of the Month for MayNext articleTokyo Olympics: How much Japan is investing to conduct the Tokyo Olympics, check all you want to know about the cost & budgets of 2020 Olympics Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 14, 2021 Raid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow Legends|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. Taonga is a whole world full of adventure!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndo PSL Latest Points Table: Lahore Qalandars lose playoff berth, Islamabad United tops leaderboard Cricket Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ZIM-A vs SA-A: South Africa A tour to Zimbabwe suspended after government announces fresh lockdown, Bangladesh’s tour in jeopardy ZIM-A vs SA-A: South Africa A’s ongoing 2nd unofficial Test against Zimbabwe in Harare has been suspended after the first day’s play following the Zimbabwean government’s announcement of fresh lockdown restriction from Monday. The news also puts Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe in jeopardy.Zimbabwe Cricket Board on Monday announced that the ongoing series between Zimbabwe A and South Africa A has been suspended pending an appeal. However, it hasn’t said anything about Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe which begins on July 7. Bangladesh are due to travel to the African nation to play one Test, 3 ODIs and as many T20Is from July 7 onwards. As it stands, the series could be postponed. Zimbabwe Cricket tweeted that all cricket operations have been suspended due to lockdown restrictions.Also Read: Puma Cricket extends support after Zimbabwe’s Ryan Burl’s emotional appeal for sponsorshipZIM-A vs SA-A: “Following a directive to suspend all sporting activities as part of the latest #Covid19 lockdown restrictions, @ZimCricketv has temporarily put on hold all cricket activities including the four-day match between Zimbabwe A and South Africa A pending an appeal,” the Zimbabwe Cricket said in a statement.Currently, the final match of Zimbabwe A and South Africa A is underway in Harare with three days’ play left in the four-day match. South Africa A won the ODI series 3-1 and also won the 1st four-day Test by an innings and 166 runs.Also Read: ZIM-A vs SA-A Dream11 Team Prediction for Zimbabwe-A vs South Africa-A, 2nd Unofficial Test – Fantasy Tips, Playing11, Captain, Vice-Captain – 13 JuneZIM-A vs SA-A: But as per the directive, the match may not be completed. Zimbabwe Cricket has appealed to the government to let the match complete but is yet to hear from them.Zimbabwe’s government reimposed lockdowns from Monday due to surging cases of COVID-19 in the country, banning all gatherings except for funerals. However, the government hasn’t announced a date to review the decision, putting Bangladesh’s series in jeopardy. ZIM-A vs SA-A: South Africa A tour to Zimbabwe suspended after government announces fresh lockdown; Bangladesh’s tour in jeopardy WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early last_img read more

RDC Properties Limited ( HY2002 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2002 presentation results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (  2002 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

It’s time to define Puerto Rico’s status

first_imgThe year 2016 has just begun, and it already looks like one filled with political definitions for Puerto Rico. The huge public debt of $73 billion and its default remain the problem which the corporate news media focus on internationally. Even though Puerto Rico’s colonial government has cut essential services trying to pay that debt and has put the majority of Puerto Rican families in misery, the main center of attention and action in Puerto Rico is really elsewhere: in its political status.For many years there has been discussion of this status and even referendums on it. Because these referendums were structured within a colonial state and imposed to a certain extent by the U.S. metropolis, they have actually been unlawful and meaningless. The current discussions, however, which are the result of the enormous crisis at all levels affecting the country, have legitimacy because only by defining Puerto Rico’s status can the people find the path to a real solution to this deep crisis.After more than 117 years of a colonial process affecting even how we think and reason, even a patently obvious truth can be disguised and presented as its opposite. This has been the case in Puerto Rico. The classroom, radio, television and all spheres of social life have served as platforms used by the empire to transform the obvious reality that Puerto Rico is a colony. They instead disguise this colony as a country with autonomy and sovereignty. This truth was precisely what Lolita Lebrón, Irving Flores, Andrés Figueroa Cordero and Rafael Cancel Miranda tried to expose to the world when they opened fire in the U.S. Congress on that March 1, 1954. To hide from the international community its terrible role as the oppressor of a people — a truth which if exposed could retard the progress of its Cold War against the Soviet Union — the U.S. for decades pushed a false image of “Puerto Rican autonomy” through a Constitution in Puerto Rico that granted limited rights under a ridiculous euphemism — “Commonwealth” or “Free Associated State,” a concept in itself contradictory. As of 1953, the imperialists no longer accounted for their colony at meetings of the United Nations, since they presented Puerto Rico as a “nearly” sovereign country that had its own Puerto Rican governor elected by the people, not a Yankee nominated by Washington. The colony had been “perfumed,” and the U.S. could continue to exploit all the wealth it needed without any international objections. A defining momentThat farce ended a few days ago when U.S. Attorney General Donald Verrilli Jr. clearly stated that the Commonwealth has no sovereignty. It is interesting that these statements came during a hearing where the attorney general appeared as a “friend of the court” before the United States Supreme Court in a case that has nothing to do with the island’s economic crisis. This itself illustrates the urgency of the status issue.The case known as Puerto Rico v. Sánchez Valle is one involving double jeopardy. The subject was tried in U.S. courts for illegal possession and sales of weapons, and he now asserts that he cannot be prosecuted for the same offense in local Puerto Rican courts. The Puerto Rico Department of Justice, however, says it does have the power to charge people for the same crime because Puerto Rico has its own sovereignty. It has submitted the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla of the Popular Democratic Party, which is a proponent and advocate of the colonial Commonwealth, immediately responded to Verrilli with feigned indignation common to corrupt traitors of their own people. Were this not so tragic, it would be rich material for a comedy. Noting that the U.S. “changed its opinion,” the governor wrote that “the laws and the Constitution of the Commonwealth emanate from the power of the people of Puerto Rico in the exercise of their inherent right to organize themselves politically in their own government. The United States has also acknowledged this for decades before the international community.”The Obama administration, however, through its Deputy Attorney General Nicole Saharsky, took a clear position at the Jan. 13 Supreme Court hearing when she said: “[First] Congress can, in fact, revise the current arrangement it has with Puerto Rico. That’s because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. The territories belong to the United States, which means they exist under U.S. sovereignty. And second, it is Congress that makes the rules.” (, Jan. 14) In short, PR is owned by and not part of the U.S., and Washington can do whatever it wants through Congress.A decision on the case is expected in the coming months.This has great relevance now because as a result of a series of hearings in Congress on the crisis in Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican government’s request for access to a bankruptcy law for debt restructuring, there is a congressional proposal to impose a so-called independent Federal Financial Control Board for financial oversight in Puerto Rico. This really would function as a junta to ensure payment to bondholders on Wall Street  — because it could act outside the island’s legal and governmental framework. A true colonial junta.Response of the movement in PRThis situation is helping to increase unity within the independence movement. One example could be seen at the Puerto Rican Independence Party Assembly last month, where the PIP’s candidate for governor, Maria de Lourdes Santiago, currently a senator representing the same party, was announced. At that meeting, various parties, organizations and personalities on the left and in the liberation movement who are not affiliated with the PIP attended, which demonstrated they were growing closer and might create the consensus so necessary at this time for the struggle for independence. Many individuals connected to the independence struggle have stated and demonstrated that this is the crucial year for sovereignty and independence. Indeed, never before have there been such perfect opportunities for facilitating broad and open discussion with the people about independence. It is imperative that a campaign of popular education be held on the need for self-determination and liberation from the imperialist yoke, which demonstrates that only independence, not statehood, is the only status that can guarantee a future of social and economic justice for the people. The debt crisis has been the great school that is helping to remove the colonial cloud cover imposed by the empire.Oscar López Rivera, the political prisoner who has spent 34 years in Yankee prisons for fighting for independence, is playing a very important role. Recently he wrote from prison a message to the people that his daughter, Clarisa López, read at the celebration of his birthday on Jan. 6. In it, he urged the whole nation to unite to reject the payment of the debt and boycott it, calling also for the unity and cooperation of the independence movement in a joint struggle. (See for full text of letter)Joubert-Ceci is a member of the recently formed Philadelphia-Camden Boricua Committee, which is composed of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora who are joining forces in the fight for the independence of Puerto Rico.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mundo Obrero celebra el Día Internacional de las Mujeres Trabajadoras!

first_imgEsto se basa parcialmente en artículos publicados previamente en el periódico Workers World para conmemorar el Día Internacional de las Mujeres Trabajadoras. Se ha agregado nueva información.El 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de las Mujeres Trabajadoras, es un día de solidaridad con las mujeres y las personas de todos los géneros en todo el mundo que enfrentan el militarismo estadounidense, así como con los trabajadores del mundo que son súper explotados y abusados por las corporaciones imperialistas.Ciudad de México, 8 de marzo, 2020.El capitalismo, con la sociedad de clases, la propiedad privada y las relaciones patriarcales, está en la raíz de la opresión nacional, de género y de las mujeres. Las corporaciones globales, en su afán por obtener grandes ganancias, súper explotan a la fuerza laboral del mundo, intensifican la desigualdad y la pobreza, y arrojan racismo, intolerancia y misoginia.Las empresas transnacionales y sus jefes locales abusan de las mujeres, con violencia física y sexual, ya que maltratan e ignoran a todos los trabajadores. La búsqueda de ganancias impulsa los crímenes horribles de sexo y trato de personas, mujeres, niños y personas de todos los géneros.Todo esto clama por una solución socialista: propiedad pública de las industrias; producción para necesidades humanas, no ganancias; trabajos garantizados, atención médica y todas las necesidades; compartir riqueza y recursos, y paz.Cuba ha demostrado que el socialismo puede proporcionar la base para la igualdad de las mujeres. Dirigida por la Federación de Mujeres Cubanas, las mujeres han dado grandes pasos políticos, económicos y sociales desde que triunfó la revolución en 1959.Verdadero carácter del día de la mujerLa esencia pro socialista y de clase trabajadora de IWWD permanece, a pesar del encubrimiento capitalista y mediático de su significado real. Su historia está plagada de lucha y solidaridad. Este día especial ha sido celebrado por países y partidos socialistas, movimientos de liberación nacional, organizaciones antiimperialistas, corporativas, de mujeres y de trabajadores en muchos continentes.La fundadora de este día histórico fue Clara Zetkin, líder del ala izquierda del Partido Socialdemócrata Alemán (SPD) y jefa de su Secretaría Internacional de la Mujer. El SPD, que tenía 82.000 mujeres miembros en 1910, promovió los derechos de las mujeres, incluido el derecho a organizarse políticamente y votar. Zetkin agitó durante 21 años para establecer el Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora.Las mujeres en Europa estaban llegando a las fábricas a medida que las industrias en expansión necesitaban su trabajo. Fueron contratados con salarios bajos para realizar trabajos inseguros y horribles sin derechos legales. Decididos a luchar por los derechos políticos y económicos, se unieron a sindicatos y partidos socialistas. Fue una época de gran fermento y florecientes ideas socialistas.La socialista alemana Luise Zeitz, en colaboración con Zetkin, propuso en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Mujeres Socialistas en agosto de 1910, celebrada en el Salón de la Asamblea de los Trabajadores en Copenhague, que se reserve un día especial anualmente para reconocer las luchas mundiales de las trabajadoras y construir solidaridad. Los participantes acordaron luchar por la jornada laboral de 8 horas, la licencia de maternidad y los beneficios de salud.Otro impulso para el Día de la Mujer, reconoció Zetkin, fue la manifestación en Nueva York de miles de trabajadores de la confección, principalmente migrantes/ nmigrantes y muchos socialistas, exigiendo sus derechos, el 8 de marzo de 1908. Así fue la huelga de los trabajadores de la confección de tres meses. año después, el “Levantamiento de los 20.000”, dirigido por Clara Lemlich, una inmigrante judía rusa de 23 años.Más de 100 mujeres de 17 países, en representación de sindicatos, organizaciones de mujeres y partidos socialistas europeos, votaron por unanimidad a favor de la propuesta. Declaró: “De acuerdo con las organizaciones políticas y sindicales con conciencia de clase de la [clase trabajadora] en cada país, las mujeres socialistas en todos los países organizarán un Día de la Mujer cada año”. (, un estratega política, calculó que organizarse para IWWD era un paso crucial en la construcción de un movimiento anticapitalista. Su objetivo era fomentar la cooperación entre las mujeres en los sindicatos, las organizaciones de mujeres y los partidos socialistas para que luchen conjuntamente. Esto elevaría la conciencia de clase y socialista y empujaría la lucha de clases hacia adelante. En su opinión, la mayoría de las trabajadoras políticas se ganarían al oponerse al capitalismo, la fuente de la opresión de las mujeres, y adoptarían una perspectiva socialista.Como internacionalista, Zetkin dedujo que una protesta anual coordinada en varios países el mismo día por las mismas demandas potenciaría las luchas de las mujeres y también rompería el chovinismo nacional, fortalecería los lazos entre las mujeres en diferentes países y crearía un sentimiento contra la guerra.Un año después, la estrategia de Zetkin se afianzó. El 19 de marzo, más de 1 millón de personas, en su mayoría mujeres, acudieron a las calles de cuatro países europeos para exigir empleos y poner fin a la discriminación de género. La revolucionaria rusa Alexandra Kollontai dijo que el primer “Día de las Mujeres Trabajadoras fue un mar agitado de mujeres, ciertamente la primera muestra de militancia [en Europa] por parte de las mujeres trabajadoras”.¡IWWD comenzó una revolución!En 1913 y 1914, las mujeres europeas protestaron contra la inminente guerra mundial en el Día de la Mujer. El 8 de marzo de 1917, las trabajadoras textiles en huelga se unieron a las mujeres que atacaban a las panaderías por los altos precios del pan en Petrogrado, Rusia. Pidieron a los soldados que bajaran sus rifles.Pronto 90.000 manifestantes estaban en las calles, pidiendo “paz, tierra y pan”. Esta acción revolucionaria condujo a la expulsión del zar ruso, que abrió las puertas a una revolución obrera más tarde ese año. En 1921, la Unión Soviética socialista fue el primer gobierno del mundo en codificar la igualdad de las mujeres.La huelga de las trabajadoras rusas el 8 de marzo de 1917 provocó la expulsión del zar, allanando el camino para la revolución de los trabajadores.Zetkin, fervientemente contra la guerra, fue encarcelada repetidamente por agitarse contra la Primera Guerra Mundial. Las manifestaciones ganaron su liberación. Ella dejó el SPD en 1916 debido a su posición a favor de la guerra y, con Rosa Luxemburgo y otros, estableció el precursor del Partido Comunista de Alemania.Antitracista, Zetkin se opuso a las leyes estadounidenses de Jim Crow. Ella escribió una súplica apasionada en 1932 pidiendo la liberación de los hermanos Scottsboro, nueve jóvenes afroamericanos que fueron enviados a prisión, y posible ejecución, por falsos cargos de agredir sexualmente a dos mujeres blancas. Una de las mujeres luego refutó los cargos y luego se unió al movimiento de masas que les salvó la vida.Mientras el fascismo alemán amenazaba, Zetkin agitó para que todos los trabajadores, mujeres y hombres, se unieran a la lucha contra la guerra y el fascismo en el Parlamento (Reichstag) el 30 de agosto de 1932. A la edad de 75 años, enferma y casi ciega, Zetkin habló valientemente durante una hora mientras los nazis le gritaban amenazas de muerte.50 años del día de la mujerLas acciones de IWWD en todo el mundo durante los últimos 50 años han incluido la liberación de prisioneros políticos en Uruguay, sentadas en Argentina de trabajadores agrícolas y levantamientos en Filipinas. Las acciones coordinadas han protestado por la guerra liderada por Estados Unidos en Irak y el asedio israelí de Gaza respaldado por Estados Unidos. Las mujeres yemeníes han denunciado la guerra de Arabia Saudita en Yemen, respaldada por Estados Unidos.En 2010, hubo conmemoraciones mundiales de IWWD en su centenario, así como una decidida marcha posterior al terremoto en Haití.Los pueblos indígenas han protestado por la destrucción corporativa del planeta. Los trabajadores surcoreanos han exigido la igualdad de género en el trabajo. Los trabajadores de la confección de Bangladesh se han reunido, y las trabajadoras domésticas en Indonesia han marchado. Las trabajadoras sexuales han insistido en sus derechos. Los trabajadores migrantes se han manifestado en Australia, Asia y Europa por protección y derechos legales.Se realizaron manifestaciones en el Medio Oriente y África del Norte a principios de la década de 2010 durante la Primavera Árabe. Se han celebrado eventos para mujeres trabajadoras en Sudáfrica. En toda América Latina, anualmente se realizan marchas por los derechos reproductivos, especialmente el aborto legal seguro y contra la violencia contra las mujeres. En 2018, los derechos ganadores de LGBTQ2 + fueron aclamados en la India. El año pasado, los cubanos celebraron 60 años de revolución socialista.En los Estados Unidos, las mujeres del Partido Mundial de la Juventud contra la Guerra y el Fascismo y los Trabajadores revivieron el legado revolucionario de IWWD en 1970, marchando en una manifestación en la histórica Union Square a la Casa de Detención de Mujeres en Nueva York. Expresaron su solidaridad con sus hermanas encarceladas, incluidas dos del New York Panther 21.La Red de Lucha de las Mujeres comenzó a conmemorar la IWWD en Nueva York en 2004. De esa agrupación nació la Coalición del Día Internacional de las Mujeres Trabajadoras, que anualmente celebra este día especial desde 2009 con manifestaciones y reuniones.En varias ocasiones, la coalición ha conmemorado a las 146 víctimas del incendio de Triangle Shirtwaist Factory del 25 de marzo de 1911, en el sitio del edificio en Nueva York. Esta coalición siempre plantea luchas de trabajadoras, migrantes/inmigrantes, personas de color y personas no conformes con el género en los Estados Unidos, al tiempo que promueve la solidaridad global.Una conferencia de mujeres socialistas hoyMuchas de las demandas de Zetkin resuenan hoy, incluida la necesidad de mejorar las condiciones para las trabajadoras, con sindicatos, protecciones legales, trabajos con un salario digno, atención médica y todas las necesidades de la vida, y construir una unidad de clase mundial y solidaridad.Pero el imperialismo y sus guerras interminables plantean otros problemas que los que Zetkin abordó. El colonialismo, la globalización capitalista y la opresión nacional, con el subdesarrollo de los continentes, el robo de tierras y recursos, la súper explotación de los trabajadores y la propagación del racismo y todas las formas de intolerancia, amplían enormemente las demandas de los que se plantearon en 1910 en Copenhague.Una conferencia socialista mundial de mujeres hoy extendería primero invitaciones a mujeres en África, Medio Oriente y el resto de Asia, América Latina y el Caribe, cuyos países han sido oprimidos por el imperialismo. Tal reunión promovería las reparaciones para los países devastados y empobrecidos por los capitalistas globales y exigiría el fin de todo el militarismo imperialista.También se invitaría a mujeres trabajadoras y personas de todas las nacionalidades y géneros en los Estados Unidos: migrantes/inmigrantes, refugiados, padres solteros, desempleados, personas sin hogar, personas mayores, jóvenes, personas con discapacidad, sobrevivientes de abuso sexual y violencia doméstica, de bajos ingresos. individuos, personas LGBTQ2+, prisioneros, trabajadoras sexuales y todos aquellos que carecen de atención médica y otras necesidades. Las quejas de todos serían escuchadas e incorporadas a las demandas.Clara Zetkin tenía razón al decir que la solidaridad internacional es esencial. Ella enfatizó que es urgente que las mujeres y todos los trabajadores se organicen para deshacerse del capitalismo y luchar por el socialismo. Ese es el legado de 110 años del Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora.La abuela de la escritora, Sophie Stoller, una trabajadora inmigrante de la confección, trabajaba en la Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Estaba enferma y no fue a trabajar el día del incendio. Como socialista, se unió a la marcha de los trabajadores de la confección de 1908 y al “Levantamiento de los 20.000”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Domino’s Pizza Says No to HSUS

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Domino’s Pizza Says No to HSUS Source: NAFB News Service SHARE While Burger King has pledged to only purchase pork products from producers who don’t use gestation-sow stalls by 2017 – Domino’s Pizza shareholders have rejected a resolution proposed by the Humane Society of the United States to require its pork suppliers to stop housing gestating sows in stalls. In fact – 80-percent of shareholders voted against the resolution. The company’s Board of Directors reportedly said the issue should be addressed directly with producers and suppliers – not customers.The Board’s proxy statement cites statements from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians that indicate there are advantages and disadvantages to both cage-free and caged pork production methods. A Domino’s spokesperson says the company relies on animal experts to determine the best way to raise an animal that’s used for food. But HSUS will try again – the Food Policy Director for HSUS says they will resubmit a resolution to the company next year if it fails to address the gestation crate issue by that time. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 27, 2012 center_img Domino’s Pizza Says No to HSUS Previous articleCrude Oil Highest Since April 2Next articleIFB President Don Villwock talked with Gary Truitt about the Farm Bill and Department of Labor rule withdrawal. Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Letter to prime minister requesting blogger Pham Minh Hoang’s release

first_imgNews RSF_en April 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Follow the news on Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News News to go furthercenter_img RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has written to Vietnamese Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung requesting the release of Pham Minh Hoang, a blogger with French and Vietnamese dual citizenship who will complete a year in detention this weekend. Hoang’s trial is due to begin on 10 August.Paris, August 3, 2011Dear Prime Minister,Your government is about to try Pham Minh Hoang, a blogger with French and Vietnamese dual nationality.Mr. Hoang is well known as a socially committed blogger who uses the blog name of Phan Kien Quoc. His articles on education, the environment and sovereignty as regards China have been widely circulated online. He participated in a campaign against bauxite mining by Chinese companies in Vietnam’s central highlands. He has taken part in conferences on Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands, an issue that has prompted many of your fellow citizens to take to the streets in recent days.The Vietnamese justice system is going to try Mr. Hoang on a charge of trying to overthrow the people’s government because he wrote articles in his blog, gave extra-curricular training in leadership to his students and is a member of the Viet Tan pro-democracy party.These activities are nonetheless guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and articles 35, 50, 53 and 69 of your country’s Constitution. The only appropriate outcome to Mr. Hoang’s trial would therefore be his acquittal and unconditional release. Mr. Hoang must recover his complete freedom.Vietnam is increasingly the target of criticism for its human rights violations. As you begin your second term as Prime Minister, it falls to you to reverse this trend by putting a stop to the political arrests and trials.Sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General VietnamAsia – Pacific August 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to prime minister requesting blogger Pham Minh Hoang’s release VietnamAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A Critique Of The Draft Code On Wages (Central) Rules, 2020

first_imgColumnsA Critique Of The Draft Code On Wages (Central) Rules, 2020 Ramapriya Gopalakrishnan12 Aug 2020 8:56 PMShare This – xThe Code on Wages which was notified on 8th August 2019 consolidates the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948; the Payment of Wages Act, 1936; the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. Section 6 of the Code empowers the central as well as state governments to fix minimum wages for all employees covered by the Code unlike the Minimum Wages Act, 1948…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Code on Wages which was notified on 8th August 2019 consolidates the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948; the Payment of Wages Act, 1936; the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. Section 6 of the Code empowers the central as well as state governments to fix minimum wages for all employees covered by the Code unlike the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 that provided for the fixation of minimum wages only in respect of workers in the employments and occupations specified in the schedule to the Act. In addition to minimum wages, section 9 of the Code provides for the fixation of floor wages by the central government taking into account the minimum living standards of workers. Different floor wages may be fixed for different geographical areas. The Code emphasizes that the minimum wages fixed by state governments should not be less than the floor wage fixed by the central government. The Code however does not prescribe any norms for the fixation of either the minimum wage or the floor wage. Sub-section (1) of section 67 of the Code vests the central as well as state governments to frame rules for giving effect to the provisions of the Code. This includes the power to prescribe norms for the fixation of the minimum wage. Sub-section (3) of section 67 empowers the central government to make rules in respect of the manner of fixation of floor wages and other issues. On 7th July 2020, in the exercise of its powers under section 67 of the Code, the central government published the Draft Code on Wages (Central) Rules, 2020 in the Official Gazette and placed it the public domain on 10th July 2020 inviting objections and suggestions, if any, within a period of 45 days. This article discusses the provisions in the Rules that need to be reviewed and changed in order to ensure that the wages fixed under the Code would at least suffice to meet the bare minimum needs of the workers covered by the Code and their families and prevent them from being exploited and sliding into poverty and indebtedness. Fixation of minimum wage The Rules provide for the fixation of the minimum wage keeping in view the standard working class family which consists of an earning worker, his or her spouse and two children, the equivalent of 3 adult consumption units. Rule 3 indicates that the minimum wage should be fixed based on the estimate of expenses incurred by a standard working class family towards food, clothing, shelter, fuel, electricity, children’s education and medical requirements, and also expenses on contingencies and miscellaneous items of expenditure. The food requirement is estimated to be a net intake of 2700 calories per day per consumption unit and the clothing requirement at 66 metres of cloth per year per standard working class family. The housing rent expenditure will be factored at 10 percent of the expenditure on food and clothing; the expenditure on fuel, electricity and other miscellaneous items of expenditure at 20 percent of the minimum wage and the expenditure for children’s education, medical requirement and recreation and contingencies at 25 percent of minimum wage. The aforesaid norms are largely based on the recommendations of the 15th Indian Labour Conference held in July 1957 and the judgment of the Supreme Court of India in Workmen represented by Secretary v. Management of Reptakos Brett and Co. Ltd. and another reported in AIR 1992 SC 504. Thus, the criteria prescribed for the fixation of the minimum wage is based on norms that were evolved decades ago. As a result, all the expenses incurred to meet the minimum needs of a family in the present day have not been taken into consideration. For instance, the expenses incurred towards transport, mobile phone bills and internet connection bills that constitute a significant portion of a family’s monthly expenses have not been considered at all. Secondly, the very assumption that a standard working class family consists just of 3 adult consumption units is liable to be questioned. This number has been arrived at by reckoning the male worker as 1 consumption unit, his wife as 0.8 consumption unit and two children as 0.6 consumption units each. Such an assumption about the food requirements of the members of a family seems flawed. Even assuming that a standard working class family consists of just 4 members, each of them should be considered as 1 consumption unit. Furthermore, taking into consideration the fact that families also consist of dependent elders the obligation to maintain whom is reinforced by the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, a standard working class family ought to comprise at least 6 adult consumption units. Last year, the Expert Committee on Determining the Methodology for Fixing the National Minimum Wage had on the basis of the estimate of the NSS consumer expenditure survey 2011-2012 estimated that an average household consists of 4.4 persons which amounts to 3.6 consumption units and recommended reckoning a worker’s family to consist of 3.6 adult consumption units. Even going by this computation, rounding off the figure, a standard working class family should be taken to consist of at least 4 adult consumption units and not 3. Therefore, clearly, there is a need to increase the number of consumption units in a standard working class family for the purpose of computing the minimum wage. Thirdly, the estimates in respect of the clothing and housing requirements of a family are not in keeping with the realities of the present day. Estimating the clothing requirements of a family at just 66 metres of cloth a year is unrealistically low. It also does not take into consideration the additional clothing requirements of people in cold regions. In respect of housing, while the 15th Indian Labour Conference had recommended the consideration of the rent corresponding to the minimum area provided under the Government’s Industrial Housing Scheme, the Rules provide for the computation of the housing rent expenditure at the rate of 10 percent of the food and clothing expenditure. Factoring the expense on housing at just 10 percent of the expenditure on food and clothing is unrealistic considering that the rent towards decent housing for a family in and around metropolitan areas will amount to at least Rs.5000/- each month. It would therefore be obvious that the criteria for fixation of the minimum wage under Rule 3 needs to be revised by holding consultations with representative organizations of workers and employers. Furthermore, Rule 3 provides for the fixation of minimum wages on a day basis. Trade union leaders have opined that fixation of wages on a day basis could disadvantage workers when compared to the fixation of minimum wages on a monthly basis. Taking this factor into consideration, Rule 3 ought to provide for fixation of wages on a monthly basis. Fixation of floor wage The Code on Wages, 2020 introduces the concept of a floor wage. The floor wage is a baseline wage below which minimum wages cannot be fixed by state governments. Section 9 of the Code on Wages empowers the central government to fix floor wages taking into account the minimum living standards of workers. It permits the fixation of different floor level wages for different geographical areas. The possibility of fixation of different floor level wages for different geographical areas has given rise to the fear of flight of capital from areas where the wage is higher to areas where the wage is lower. It has also led to the apprehension that it will lead to fixation of low wages by state governments in a bid to attract greater investments thus depressing the minimum wage. Rule 11 indicates that the floor wage shall be fixed taking into consideration the expenditure towards food, clothing and housing of the standard working class family and “any factors considered appropriate.” For the purpose of the fixation of the floor wage also, there is a need to review the number of consumption units in a standard working class family as well as the criteria for estimation of the expenses towards their clothing and housing requirements. It is also necessary to spell out the other factors that would be taken into consideration for the fixation of the floor wage. This is important because the fixation of minimum wages by state governments will be based on the fixation of the floor wage in respect of the concerned region by the central government. Moreover, when minimum wages are not specifically fixed in respect of any sector or category of workers, by default, in practice, it is the floor wage fixed in respect of the concerned region by the central government that will come into play. Revision of floor wage While sub-section (4) of section 8 of the Code on Wages provides for review or revision of the minimum wage ‘ordinarily at an interval not exceeding five years,’ there is no such corresponding provision in the Code in respect of the revision of the floor wage. Rule 11 (4) gives the central government the discretion to revise the floor wage periodically every five years. Unlike section 8(4) which makes the exercise of periodic review and revision of the minimum wage mandatory by using the word ‘shall,’ Rule 11(4) uses only the word ‘may’ in the context of revision of the floor wage. Considering the importance of the floor wage, the exercise of periodic revision of the floor wage should be made mandatory and not discretionary. This is particularly necessary because as per section 8 of the Code on Wages, the minimum wages fixed by the appropriate government may or may not consist of a cost of living allowance in addition to a basic rate of wages. In the light of this fact and the rapid and steep increase in cost of living, there is also a need to consider reducing the period for revision of the floor wage from five years to two years. Likewise, there is a need to consider amending the Code on Wages by reducing the period for revision of the minimum wage. Categorization on the basis of skill Sub-clause (a) of sub-section (6) of section 6 of the Code on Wages provides that for the purpose of fixation of the minimum wage, the appropriate government shall take into consideration the skill of workers by classifying them into the categories of unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled or the geographical area where they work or both. As per Rule 4(1), on the basis of the location of the workers, different minimum wages may be paid for workers in metropolitan, non-metropolitan and rural areas. For the purpose of advising the central government in respect of the skill categorization of workers, Rule 4(2) provides for the constitution of a technical committee headed by the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) consisting of four other officials of the central government and two technical experts in wage determination nominated by the central government. There is no representation for either members of representative workers’ organizations or employers’ organizations on the committee. There is also no representation for women on the committee. Respecting the principle of tripartism and gender parity, the committee should provide for representation by all the tripartite constituents and also women. Schedule E to the Rules classifies jobs into the categories of unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled. It lists 123 jobs classified as unskilled, 127 as semi-skilled, 320 as skilled, and 111 as highly skilled. Certain jobs such as that of domestic worker and gardener do not seem to find place in the lists at all. As the lists contained in Schedule E appear to have been drawn up without effective consultations with representative workers’ and employers’ organizations, there is a need for reviewing the lists and making the classification, if necessary, after such consultation. Computation of the cost of living allowance Rule 5 provides that an ‘endeavour’ shall be made to so that the cost of living allowance is computed before 1st April and 1st October every year in order to revise the dearness allowance payable to employees on the minimum wages. Considering the very purpose of payment of dearness allowance, the provision should make it mandatory for the cost of living allowance to be computed twice a year to accordingly revise the dearness allowance. Number of hours of work Rule 3 provides for the fixation of minimum rate of wages on a day basis. As per Rule 6(1), a normal working day shall consist of eight hours of work and inclusive of the intervals of rest, the length of the working day shall not exceed nine hours. However, Rule 6(2) permits the spread over of the working day to extend to maximum of twelve hours a day. The length of the normal working day specified under the Rules is not in conformity with the Hours of Work (Industry) Convention of the ILO (Convention No.1) ratified by India. The daily hours of work should be fixed at 8 hours in line with the Convention No.1 and the spread over of the work day should not be more than 10.5 hours as provided under section 56 of the Factories Act, 1948. This is essential in order to prevent exploitation of workers to earn just the bare minimum wage. Inspection Section 51 of the Code provides for the appointment of Inspectors cum Facilitators to enforce the provisions of the Code. It empowers the central and state governments to frame inspection schemes which may provide for web-based inspection and randomized selection of units for inspection. A web-based randomized system of inspection may not lead to effective inspection. Moreover, the qualifications for appointment as an Inspector cum Facilitator has not spelt out in the Code. The power to examine the employer or any person involved in the management of an establishment is not specified amongst the powers of the Inspector cum Facilitator spelt out under sub-sections (5) and (6) of section 51. The system of inspection envisaged under the Code therefore does not appear to be in conformity with that prescribed under the Labour Inspection (Industry) Convention of the ILO (Convention No.81) that India has ratified. Rule 58 merely empowers the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) to frame an inspection scheme with the approval of the Central Government. It does not spell out any details of the scheme. Unless such a scheme is framed and approved, the provisions of the Code cannot be enforced. It would be ideal if the details of the scheme are incorporated in the Rules and not left to be prescribed by notification. Moreover, it should not be left to the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) alone to frame the inspection scheme. The inspection scheme should be framed after holding tripartite consultations. Minimum wages are an important tool for achieving social justice and it is therefore imperative that Rules pertaining to the fixation of the minimum wage and floor wage are framed taking into consideration the realities of the present day. Considering the fact that it is the Rules that govern the practical application of the law, it is necessary that the Rules framed under the Code of Wages further the goal of effective implementation of the law. The Rules in their present form do not do that. The Rules suffer from several shortcomings. It is hoped that the shortcomings will be remedied based on the suggestions made by stakeholders, in particular, workers’ organizations. It is also hoped that while undertaking this exercise, keeping in mind the goal of universal coverage of the Code on Wages, gig workers, digital platform workers, anganwadi workers, scheme workers and other excluded sections of workers will also brought under its scope by making suitable amendments to the Code.Views are personal only. (The author is an Advocate practising in the Madras High Court. The author wishes to acknowledge the fact that some of the views expressed in this article have been shaped by discussions that she has had with the leaders of various trade union organizations.) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Ireland: Naval Service Dive Team Recovers Female Body

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Dive View post tag: Body The body of a female was recovered by a Naval Service Dive Team from the River Lee in Cork City last night.The Naval Service deployed the team in response to a request from the Gardai.The team arrived on scene at 11.35pm and commenced a diving operation in the River Lee in the vicinity of Parliament Bridge.The body of a female was recovered at approximately 1.00am, her remains were brought to Cork University Hospital.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 16, 2011 View post tag: team View post tag: Recovers November 16, 2011 Ireland: Naval Service Dive Team Recovers Female Bodycenter_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Ireland: Naval Service Dive Team Recovers Female Body View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Female View post tag: Service Share this articlelast_img read more