UNI pays tribute to Anti-Apartheid hero Emma Mashinini

The UNI Global Union family is in mourning after the death of one of the true giants of the South African labour movement, ‘Mama Emma’ Mashinini at the age of 87. UNI Africa Regional Secretary Keith Jacobs said, “It is with a heavy heart that we learnt that Mama Emma had passed away. She was…

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Labour manifesto pledge, “for the many, not the few” resonates with U.K. voters

UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings commenting on the result of the UK election said, “Labour’s surge was built on the back of a positive campaign where leader Jeremy Corbyn promised to look out for working people, and fight austerity and inequality. The UNI GS said, “I am delighted to see Labour do so well when…

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UNI GS to ILO: “Digital & Climate Just Transition a ‘must’ for workers”

UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings addressed the 106th International Labour Conference at the ILO this week. Jennings gave his full support to the ILO Green Centenary Initiative. Earlier the ILO Director General, Guy Ryder had emphasised how climate change and the digital revolution would be the twin drivers of change in the future world…

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Jennings at OECD Forum: “Toxic Trump is on the wrong side of history”

During an OECD panel in Paris this week, ‘Climate strategies in a connected world’, UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings called out Donald Trump for his shortsighted actions and urged world leaders for a change of mindset on climate change. “Toxic Trump is on the wrong side of history,” said Jennings. “He will make…

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