Samsung Board Chairman to Stay Despite Indictment for Alleged Labour Union Sabotage

Samsung Electronics Co’s said on Friday its chairman of the board, Lee Sang-hoon, will continue in his role despite an indictment for allegedly sabotaging labour union activities. Seoul prosecutors have accused Lee of involvement in a company-wide operation to dismantle a union at Samsung’s after-service unit between 2013 and 2016 when he was chief finance officer. The indictment of Lee and other company officials on Thursday is another headache for the tech giant whose vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, the heir to the Samsung Group, is appealing a conviction for bribery…

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UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has highlighted the appalling impact of the global refugee crisis on the world’s children and young people, especially in terms of education. @UNICEF   At the UK Trades Union Congress’ Congress in Brighton on 14 September, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) President, Kathy Wallis, urged the Government to play its full part in ensuring all refugee and displaced children are able to access education and are protected from abuse and violence. She made the call while…

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Slovenia: education union urges parliament not to sign EU free trade agreement with Canada

With the possible signing of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement looming, the Education, Science, and Culture Trade Union of Slovenia has warned the national parliamentarians of the negative impact of this agreement.   On 6 September, the Education, Science and Culture Trade Union of Slovenia (ESTUS), along with other trade unions, non-government organisations (NGOs), and consumer associations held a press conference where they presented their warning letter addressed to members of the national Parliament. The parliament will have the final say and vote on the official position of…

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Oxford students vote to stay in National Union of Students

Oxford University students have rejected a motion to leave the National Union of Students. A total of 57% of just under 6,000 who voted in a referendum on the subject wanted to remain affiliated. Several universities have been voting on disaffiliation after Malia Bouattia, who has been accused of anti-semitism, was elected NUS president. Students at Cambridge University last week and Essex University this week also voted to remain affiliated. At Essex University, 1028 students voted, with 582 opting to remain and 446 wanting to leave. Essex Students Union President…

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