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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protest on Black Friday, calling working conditions ‘inhuman’

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protest on Black Friday, calling working conditions ‘inhuman’

  On the biggest shopping day of the year, U.K.-based trade union GMB is organizing a protest against Amazon for what it calls “inhuman” conditions for warehouse workers. Amazon has been under a microscope recently as it gets ready to bring 25,000 jobs to each of two new “headquarters” locations in New York and Arlington, [...]

November 24, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protest on Black Friday, calling working conditions ‘inhuman’

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Arne Duncan, Education secretary under President Obama, condemned protesters who briefly blocked Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school on Friday morning. “Agree or disagree w @BetsyDeVos on any issue, but let’s all agree she really needs to be in public schools,” wrote Duncan, who served as Education secretary for seven years under [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Punk protest: Sex Pistols manager’s son sets fire to collection

Punk protest: Sex Pistols manager’s son sets fire to collection

Punk memorabilia said to be worth £5m ($6m) has been torched in the middle of the River Thames. Joe Corre, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, burnt the items on the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols debut single. The 48-year-old told the crowd that “punk was [...]

November 27, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Punk protest: Sex Pistols manager’s son sets fire to collection

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway’s Prime Minister has challenged Facebook’s restrictions on nude photos by posting the iconic 1972 image of a naked girl running from an aerial napalm attack in Vietnam. The Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is at the centre of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Hafiz Saeed warns of nationwide protest in Pakistan on Rajnath Singh’s visit

Hafiz Saeed warns of nationwide protest in Pakistan on Rajnath Singh’s visit

Accusing Rajnath Singh of being “responsible for the killings of innocent Kashmiris”, JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has warned of a countrywide protest in Pakistan by his outfit if the Home Minister arrives in Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference. “I want to ask the Pakistani government will it add insult to injury to the [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Hafiz Saeed warns of nationwide protest in Pakistan on Rajnath Singh’s visit

Gujarat Dalits put BJP govt on notice, protest march to reach Una on Independence Day

Gujarat Dalits put BJP govt on notice, protest march to reach Una on Independence Day

Protesting the flogging of a Dalit family by gau rakshaks in Una for skinning a dead cow, thousands of Dalits gathered in Ahmedabad Sunday where community leaders put the BJP-led government in Gujarat on notice ahead of the 2017 assembly polls. Seeking strong measures to check atrocities against them, leaders asked Dalits to give up disposing [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Gujarat Dalits put BJP govt on notice, protest march to reach Una on Independence Day

Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Terming the Centre’s draft ‘National Education Policy 2016’ as an obvious attempt to subvert equity and secularism of India’s pluralistic society, the Samaththuva Kalvikkaana Koottamaippu (Confederation for Egalitarian Education) has appealed to the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to redesign its proposals by including outstanding educationists from various sections of society in the [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Parents fear fall in quality of education, protest against transfer of teachers

Parents fear fall in quality of education, protest against transfer of teachers

Though there is a private school next to his house, Mustafa, a resident of Kuttar, has been sending his three children to the Government Higher Primary School in Munnooru, which is a kilometre away. It is the quality education and discipline there that made Mustafa admit his children in school where he studied as a [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Parents fear fall in quality of education, protest against transfer of teachers

Bank strike across country today, more than 8 lakh public sector staff join protest

Bank strike across country today, more than 8 lakh public sector staff join protest

Around 8 lakh public sector bank staff joined a strike on Friday called by the United Forum of Banks Unions against the merger of the State Bank of India and its associated banks. The UFBU, an umbrella organisation, held talks with the Indian Banks Association on Tuesday, but their demands were not met, IANS reported. [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Bank strike across country today, more than 8 lakh public sector staff join protest

Mexico teachers protest: Six killed in Oaxaca clashes

Mexico teachers protest: Six killed in Oaxaca clashes

Mexico’s National Security Commission originally said in a statement that the police officers involved in the operation near the town of Nochixtlan were not carrying guns, But federal police chief Enrique Galindo later said that an armed unit was deployed after shots were fired at the police and the protesters by “unidentified people” not linked [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Mexico teachers protest: Six killed in Oaxaca clashes

Verizon workers get ready to strike to protest outsourcing of jobs

Verizon workers get ready to strike to protest outsourcing of jobs

NEW YORK, April 12  — A strike deadline of Wednesday was announced by two unions representing about 40,000 Verizon employees seeking improved pensions and an end to outsourcing of jobs. The workers, largely in landline and Internet services on the East Coast, have beenwithout a contract since August 2015. They are represented by the Communication [...]

April 13, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Verizon workers get ready to strike to protest outsourcing of jobs