General Strikes over Fuel Subsidy Removal Paralyze Nigeria

Shops, airports, offices, and schools across Nigeria were shut down on the first day of an indefinite strike called to protest the Nigerian government’s removal of a longstanding fuel subsidy that more than doubles the price of oil and gas. The government announced the deregulation of the oil sector on January 1, 2012, and defended… [READ MORE]

Iraq Trade Union Bulletin Archive

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Informal Economy Conference Agenda

Conference Summary and Proceedings Agenda Friday December 2, 2011 Keynote Address Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director, Solidarity Center Research Presentation: Trade Union Responses to Organizing in the Informal Economy Rutgers University researchers Panel Response: How are established trade unions organizing and integrating workers from outside their traditional membership and sector base? Facilitator: Alex Feltham, Solidarity Center… [READ MORE]

Organizing Workers in the Informal Economy: A Global Challenge and Imperative

The issues, needs, and experiences of informal workers were the focus of a two-day conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, and organized by the Solidarity Center. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the December 2–3 meeting brought together informal workers, union leaders, and researchers from around the world to… [READ MORE]