Labour and Unions

Video: Las semillas de la discordia

Spanish
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Hands Off The Land
Suites: 
Justicia Agraria
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Acaparamiento de tierras en Mozambique
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Multi-media
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Comentario de Philip Seufert, de FIAN International... Read more

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El acaparamiento global de tierras
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Seeds of discontent

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Collection: 
Hands Off The Land
Suites: 
Agrarian Justice
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Multi-media
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In the northern province of Niassa, Mozambique, one company, Chikweti, set up with investments by Swedish and Norwegian churches and the Dutch pension fund, ABP is establishing large tree plantations. Chikweti not only promised their investors a large financial return, but also claimed it would deliver jobs, environmental protection and community development to the region. It seemed a win-win... Read more

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Liberar la creatividad de la fuerza de trabajo

Collection: 
Democratisation
Spanish
Suites: 
Public Sector Alternatives
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Article
Translators: 
Christine Lewis Carroll
revisado por Caty R.
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Algo interesante ocurre en la ciudad de Stuttgart, una de las historias regionales de éxito del sistema alemán de Mitbestimmung o «participación» en el que los trabajadores tienen un papel en la gestión de las compañías.... Read more

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Unleashing the creativity of labour

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Collection: 
Democratisation
Suites: 
Public Sector Alternatives
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Article
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Something interesting is going on in the city of Stuttgart, one of the regional success stories of the German system of Mitbestimmung, or ‘co-determination’, where workers have a role in the management of companies. The dominant trend in Germany is of co‐determination becoming ‘crisis corporatism’, in which the unions concede low wages and increases in hours, ostensibly to save jobs. But in... Read more

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The Marikana massacre

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The recent massacre of striking miners in South Africa has captured international headlines for weeks now. South Africa is, by all accounts, the world’s richest country in terms of the value of its mineral resources. In 2010 these were valued at $2.5–$4.5 trillion.

Mining is a lucrative business opportunity right now. The demand for commodities for the growing economies of China, India and Brazil is high. Even recession-hit Europe needs coal to feed its power stations and platinum for its auto industries. The South African government is banking on mining as the country's route to development. What then are the implications of the Marikana massacre?

TNI is pleased to invite you to a briefing on the topic in our attic on Monday 17 September 2012 from 16h00 to 17h30 (followed by drinks). The briefing will be given by Brian Ashley, editor of Amandla magazine, the foremost forum for independent progressive debate in South Africa. See www.amandla.org.za.

Please RSVP by sending an email to hildevanderpas@tni.org or indicate that you are joining on our facebook page.

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Monday, September 17, 2012
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Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Alternative Regionalisms
Peace & Security
Trade & Investment
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