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Premiere! Workers Form The First Amazon Union In The USA

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 6:40 pm | Scoop.me

The online retailer Amazon is the second-largest private employer in the USA. Until now, the company has steadfastly resisted worker representation. In New York, for the first time, the majority of workers voted in favour of the first Amazon union ... More >>

Scotland Tackles Climate Change And Inequality With Free Bus Travel For Under 22s

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 7:07 pm | Scoop.me

Scotland is now providing free bus travel for under 22s as part of a £500 million plan to improve infrastructure and tackle congestion. The scheme, which began in February 2022, will reduce inequality, respond to the climate crisis, and open new ... More >>

Half-price Public Transport: New Zealand Responds To Rising Fuel Prices & Inflation

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 5:56 am | Scoop.me

New Zealand is halving public transport prices to cushion the sharp rise in prices for gasoline and diesel. In addition, the government is cutting taxes on fuel and road tolls to protect the population from the consequences of the international crisis. ... More >>

4-day Week: Now Great Britain Starts The Largest Field Trial

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 7:32 pm | Scoop.me

For around 3,000 employees in the UK, the 4-day week will soon become reality – at least for six months. Sixty British companies and organizations have signed up for the largest trial of a 4-day week to date. The start date is June 2022. The trial ... More >>

Simple: How Finland Decreased Maternal Mortality Rates With A Cardboard Box

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 6:50 am | Scoop.me

Finland has the world’s lowest mortality rate among babies and pregnant women. And all because of a cardboard box! The state gives expectant families a so-called “maternity box”. The starter package for new parents contains not only countless ... More >>

25 Million People Cannot Live On Their Wages: EU Needs Higher Minimum Wages And Collective Agreements For All

Friday, 18 March 2022, 7:23 am | Scoop.me

The European Trade-Union Institute (ETUI) publishes a report on inequality in Europe: The Benchmarking Working Europe 2021 study suggests that inequality in Europe continues to rise. The EU Commission proposes a directive on adequate minimum wages and collective ... More >>

The “Feminist Government” Of Chile’s President Boric: Tax The Rich And Expand The Welfare State

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:28 pm | Scoop.me

March 11 marks the beginning of Gabriel Boric’s four-year term as Chilean president. The 36-year-old is not only the youngest president in the country’s history, he is also the one with the most votes ever. His goal is to move away from authoritarian ... More >>

The Supply Chain Act Can Prevent Corporations From Exploiting People And The Environment

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 7:32 am | Scoop.me

By the time a T-shirt reaches a shop in Austria, it has travelled thousands of miles, from cotton production to sewing, dyeing, and finishing. But who is responsible for ensuring that human rights and environmental standards are respected along the way? ... More >>

Patent-free “Corbevax”: A Possible Turning Point For Vaccination In Poorer Countries

Saturday, 29 January 2022, 8:42 pm | Scoop.me

: Two US researchers have developed the Corona vaccine “Corbevax”, which has been approved in India since December. It is effective and cheap to produce. What makes it so special: the researchers have not applied for a patent. So “Corbevax” ... More >>

Effective And Cheap: Cuba’s Vaccines Brings Hope To Poorer Countries

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 7:28 am | Scoop.me

With Abdala, Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus, Cuba has developed three highly effective protein vaccines against Covid-19. After the third vaccination, they provide 90% protection against severe symptomatic courses. Unlike mRNA and vector vaccines, protein ... More >>

EU-Commission: Platforms Like Uber, Mjam And Others Should Hire Employees

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 7:40 am | Scoop.me

Digital platforms profit from the self-exploitation and bogus self-employment of their “employees”. The EU Commission is now proposing guidelines for European countries to prevent this. The aim is to control working conditions with the aim ... More >>

Supreme Court In Mexico Declares Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional

Monday, 12 July 2021, 5:16 am | Scoop.me

The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled that the previously introduced legal ban on the use of cannabis was unconstitutional. The Courts judge called the declaration as historic in terms of respect for human rights. Mexico City. Mexico’s Supreme ... More >>

Colombia Burns: It’s Not About “Tax Reform”, It’s About Hunger And Dignity

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 4:45 pm | Scoop.me

Provided by by Amerika21. The millions of poor in an enormously rich country can no longer bear to choose between very little and nothing. They have very little to lose. The tax reform proposal of 2021 was the straw that broke the camel’s back. ... More >>

100% Of Electricity Provided By Renewable Sources: Burgenland Intends To Become Europe’s First Climate-neutral Region

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:41 pm | Scoop.me

Burgenland in Austria under Governor Hans Peter Doskozil (SPÖ – the Social Democratic Party of Austria) wants to become the first climate-neutral region in Europe by 2025. To this end, Austria’s energy utility is investing two billion euros to fight climate ... More >>

International Workers’ Day – History And Significance For Our Working Conditions, Working Hours And Fair Wages

Monday, 3 May 2021, 4:52 pm | Scoop.me

The meaning of International worker’s day goes back to the clash between workers and the police at the Haymarket in Chicago. The painting shows August Spies, the leader of the workers. On May 1st, International worker’s day is celebrated all ... More >>

Denmark’s Social Democrats On The Rise – What Is Their Key To Success?

Friday, 16 April 2021, 3:53 pm | Scoop.me

Provided by Johanna Pauls. Denmark has been ruled by Social Democrats since 2019. While many European social democratic parties have had to incur losses over the last years, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and her party Socialdemokraterne enjoy great ... More >>

Cheap Oil Instead Of Democracy: The Conflict Between Iran And The US

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 4:38 pm | Scoop.me

In 1906, Iran was one of the first states in the Middle East to officially to become a democracy. However, in order to secure cheap oil from the country, the US and Britain overthrew progressive Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 and turned Iran into ... More >>

Chile Becomes One Of The Top COVID-19 Vaccination Leaders

Friday, 19 March 2021, 4:36 pm | Scoop.me

After being one of the world’s most hard-hit nations with COVID-19, Chile has now managed to become one of the top countries in the vaccination of its population. According to government officials and health experts, the government’s early negotiations ... More >>

Balearic Government Turns Empty Apartments Into Social Housing

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 5:15 pm | Scoop.me

Affordable housing is scarce, while at the same time many apartments remain empty. This is a problem that many cities are struggling with. The government of the Balearic islands in Spain has now found a solution. A total of 56 apartments, most of them ... More >>

“Universities Have Turned Into Landlords”: UK Students Plan Biggest Rent Strike In 40 Years

Friday, 18 December 2020, 4:05 pm | Scoop.me

Students from at least 20 universities across Britain are planning to to go on rent strike when they return from the Christmas break – unless their universities agree to negotiate on rent reductions. They insist that they should not be made to pay ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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