For the labour movement in particular, this is very much the question as we move towards the second half of a tumultuous year.And this question does not only apply to South Africa.Later this month, trade union leaders and representatives of governments and business will gather in Geneva to negotiate an International Labour Organisation centennial declaration.This declaration, a highlight of the 100th birthday celebrations of the oldest specialised agency of the UN, is being touted as the harbinger of a new dawn of peace and prosperity for all.The International Trade Union Confederation (Ituc), representing more than 200 million unionised workers, has called this gathering “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set rules for the global economy to work for people”.According to Ituc general secretary Sharan Burrow, it is organised labour that must be at the forefront to ensure a new deal – a new dawn – for workers everywhere.At the same time, she notes that working … [Read more...] about Inside Labour: Is this a new dawn, or rather a false dawn?
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People see BJP as the most viable substitute for TMC. The results of last Assembly, panchayat and byelections have proved that in the last few years BJP has gained fast and increasing acceptance and it has become the strongest competitor and substitute of TMC leaving behind Congress and CPMRantidev SenguptaChief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that 42 out of 42 seats must be won; whereas BJP president Amit Shah has said that BJP must win 22 seats in West Bengal. Now that the dates of Lok Sabha elections have been declared, the voters of West Bengal are curious to see whether Mamata Banerjee will be successful in retaining the number of seats her party had won in the last Lok Sabha election, or will West Bengal be literally saffronised this time? Not only, will the impending Lok Sabha elections answer the question of who would be elected at the Centre, but will also act as a significant indicator, practically hosting a semi-final, before the coming … [Read more...] about Awaiting a New Dawn
The 116th Congress was seated Thursday, with Democrats taking the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after eight years out of power. The first order of business was electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to be House speaker for the second time. Pelosi has announced plans to immediately pass a spending bill to end the government shutdown. However, the bill does not include funding for a border wall, so President Trump has said that he will not sign it.Mr. Trump congratulated Pelosi on her victory in a surprise statement to reporters in the White House briefing room Thursday afternoon.Live updates of the new Congress follow below: Democrats approve House rules package Reporting by Rebecca Kaplan. The Democratic-controlled House passed the bulk of a package of rules that will govern the chamber during the new congressional session.The major changes approved by lawmakers include:A rule that bars lawmakers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and … [Read more...] about New Congress: Democratic members sworn in, Pelosi elected speaker – live updates
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Striker Wang leads scoring barrage as squad reaches 2019 East Asian finals China's women's national team continues to show the men how it's done, with the 'Steel Roses' in lethal form at a tournament in Guam this week. Spearheaded by striker Wang Shanshan, coach Jia Xiuquan's squad romped to victories over Mongolia (10-0), Hong Kong (6-0) and Chinese Taipei (2-0) to qualify for the finals of East Asian Football Federation's E-1 Championship. The finals are due to take place in South Korea next year. "Our ultimate goal is to win the championship," said Jia, who will next take his squad for a monthlong winter training stint in Australia. "I hope the girls will have great results next year and also enjoy the experience." Playing on plastic pitches in Guam made Team China's task a bit more difficult. "The artificial grass was a major problem for us, given that we mainly train on natural pitches," Jia said. "The artificial surface meant we had to adjust our play but we still achieved our … [Read more...] about Home/ Soccer’Steel Roses’ steal the show in Guam