May Day actions show global class struggle

first_imgBarcelona, SpainProudly, the workers of the world marched on May Day. Millions walked out of the factories, fields and offices to stand with their class sisters and brothers. As members of the global multinational, multigendered, multigenerational working class, they showed their strength and solidarity.As capitalists the world over impose austerity programs, with layoffs, speedups and salary cuts — and try to weaken the power of organized labor — workers are standing up. Where imperialist companies super-exploit workers to maximize profits, paying semi-starvation wages, many are defying the bosses, demanding unions, livable salaries, permanent jobs and basic rights. Migrant workers, many of them women, confronted by racism and abuse, are making their voices heard.May Day began during the period of labor militancy in the 1880s in Europe and the U.S., when workers demanded the 8-hour day. Unions organized a general strike; hundreds of thousands of workers joined U.S. rallies on May 1, 1886. Some 30,000-40,000 workers left their job sites in Chicago alone.At Chicago’s Haymarket Square, police killed workers demonstrating for the 8-hour day. After the massacre, the movement picked up steam, as the call for the 8-hour day resonated at home and abroad. The First International Socialist Congress in 1889 recognized International Workers’ Day to commemorate the Haymarket massacre.For many in the global workforce, the fight for the 8-hour day continues. On this May Day, labor unions, social justice groups, socialists, communists and other progressive forces organized and joined demonstrations. Some red flags, posters of Che Guevara and portraits of Karl Marx were visible. Notably, defiant workers rallied, despite police attacks. Here are highlights of global May Day actions.‘No to austerity!’Hundreds of thousands marched across France to protest pro-corporate Macron government austerity measures, attacks on public sector unions and transit privatization plans. Workers also marched across Germany to defend their rights against globalized capitalism’s ravages, protesting service cutbacks and demanding secure jobs and decent working conditions. The German Trade Union Federation said 340,000 joined 500 events.Organized by major labor unions CCOO and UGT, tens of thousands opposed austerity in 70 cities across Spain. In Madrid, workers waved red union flags, demanding higher pay, secure jobs and pensions. Chants of “general strike!” resounded. Women held purple flags representing their struggles for gender pay equity and an end to misogynist violence.Thousands of workers marched through Athens, Greece, in three separate marches, one organized by the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union, and in Thessaloniki. Work stoppages shut down museums and transportation systems. Protesters denounced European Union banker-imposed austerity policies and criticized the SYRIZA government.Elsewhere in Europe, workers marched in Italy and Austria, carried red flags in Denmark, and rallied in former socialist countries, including Poland and Russia.Enemy: ‘monopoly capital’More than 7,000 members of the General Union of Tunisian Workers celebrated in Tunis. They hailed their union’s commitment to fighting for their right to secure jobs and benefits and its opposition to privatization, abuse and oppression. The union has 750,000 members from many industries and public sectors, and is organizing agricultural workers, mainly women.The Congress of South African Trade Unions organized 14 marches, with a major rally in Nelson Mandela Bay. Speakers included COSATU President S’dumo Dlamini, SA Communist Party leader Blade Nzimandi and African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa. Dlamini asserted the workers’ enemy was “monopoly capital.” COSATU called for an alternative development strategy to tackle poverty, unemployment and inequality.The South African Federation of Trade Unions held several marches and rallies. SAFTU’s statement deplored the country’s crises of unemployment and economic inequality.‘Long Live May 1!’Thousands of workers and activists rallied across Turkey, including in Ankara and Istanbul, for higher pay and improved working conditions — and denounced the Erdoğan regime’s repression. Left-wing unions protested privatization and other anti-labor policies. Sixty people were arrested as they chanted, “Long live May 1!” and attempted to defy a government ban by marching to Taksim Square, site of a 1977 police massacre of 40 demonstrators.In Damascus, Syria, the General Federation of Trade Unions celebrated May Day, honoring workers, including martyrs of today’s civil war. Also honored were Syrian army victories in this war.In Gaza, hundreds of Palestinians called for an end to the horrific U.S.-backed Israeli siege and the resulting “humanitarian disaster” — deteriorating economic conditions of their people.Iraqi Communist Party members marched with red flags and hammers in Baghdad.Communist parties organized workers’ meetings, marches and rallies throughout India. The All-India Central Council of Trade Unions mobilized, too. Banner slogans called for an 8-hour workday, jobs, higher wages and social justice.Dhaka, Bangladesh, was the site of many demonstrations. Thousands of workers, backed by 14 organizations, demanded a monthly minimum wage of 18,000 TK ($213), unionization, an 8-hour day and workplace safety. The Communist Party of Bangladesh waved red flags. The government denies garment workers’ calls for higher wages in order to benefit profit-seeking global brands.More than 10,000 Korean Confederation of Trade Unions members assembled in Seoul, South Korea, demanding a higher minimum wage and change of “non-regular employees” to “regular employee” status, with equal pay and treatment. A slogan was: “Rewrite the constitution based on labor rights!” The KCTU-Migrant Trade Union held a separate rally on April 26 for migrant workers.In Hong Kong, 5,000 workers pressured employers to stop using their pension funds, set regular hours and provide paid maternity leave at a march organized by the Federation of Trade Unions; 200 subsidiary unions participated. Also addressed were migrant and disabled workers’ rights.Thousands of chanting labor unionists and other workers, dressed in red and waving red flags, marched in Manila, Philippines, to decry President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic policies. They denounced short-term employment contracts, which deny workers decent pay and job security, as well as low wages, unemployment and repression of labor unions.Elsewhere in Asia, workers rallied for their rights throughout Pakistan; garment and shoe factory workers marched in Yangon, Myanmar; thousands of union members were out in Taipei, Taiwan, while 10,000 unionists demonstrated in Jakarta, Indonesia, for better wages and working conditions, permanent jobs and free health care.Haiti: ‘Holiday of Agriculture and Work’Workers marched on May 1 through Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to demand a three-fold increase in the daily minimum wage from 350 gourdes ($5.38) to 1,000 gourdes ($15.36). The Confederation of Haitian Workers, the National Central of Haitian Workers and other unions led the demonstration. (Haiti Liberté, May 2) The Trump administration has intensified racism against Haitians in the U.S.In San Juan, Puerto Rico, tens of thousands marched in the Golden Mile financial hub against drastic U.S.-imposed austerity measures and posthurricane neglect and abuse. Coordinated marches took place throughout the island. Police tear gassed and attacked young protesters. But the people vow to keep fighting local and U.S. attacks on their living conditions. (See WW, May 10; socialist Cuba, 1 million people honored workers, former Presidents Fidel Castro and Raúl Castro and their new leader, Miguel Díaz-Canel. (See article, page 9)In Guatemala City and Mexico City, thousands demanded jobs and improved pay and working conditions. At the same time, the bigoted, anti-immigrant Trump administration stopped a caravan of Central Americans, mostly women, LGBTQ individuals and children, at the U.S.-Mexico border.Police used tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In that city and two others in the country, workers protested the fraudulent Nov. 26 election of pro-U.S. President Juan Orlando Hernández.Stop U.S. attacks on Venezuela!Thousands of workers from throughout Venezuela gathered in Caracas for a massive march and rally supporting President Nicolás Maduro’s reelection and the Bolivarian Revolution. They said “No” to imperialist sanctions and interference.Maduro hailed workers’ gains, particularly those outlined in the Organic Law of Work and Workers, and announced a 95 percent minimum wage increase. He vowed, “We are going to contain [imperialism’s] brutal economic war and we will move forward.” (TeleSUR, May 1)Demonstrators in Curitiba, Brazil, yelled “Free Lula!,” while demanding the release from prison of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, jailed there on false corruption charges.Union and social movement activists protested slashes in government services and energy subsidies (prices have soared 1,000 percent in two years!) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the Macri administration’s austerity policies. Similar forces marched peacefully through Santiago, Chile, opposing President Sebastián Piñera’s reactionary program. Riot police attacked them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Open letter to President Kabila about steadily worsening climate for journalists

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its local partner organisation, wrote to President Joseph Kabila today to condemn the steady decline in the climate for journalists and the reduction in the space for free expression in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The two organisations, which are particularly worried about Jullson Eninga, a journalist who is facing a possible 20-year jail sentence or even the death penalty on a charge of treason, urged President Kabila to undertake courageous and major reforms to promote press freedom and improve the climate before next year’s presidential election. This is the text of the letter: President Joseph Kabila Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Paris and Kinshasa, 30 August 2010Dear President Kabila, Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its local partner organisation, would again like to draw your attention to the steady decline in the climate for journalists and the reduction in the space for free expression in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Our two organisations already sounded the alarm on the 50th anniversary of the RDC’s independence on 30 June, referring to several cases of murders of journalists, the frequent arrests and threats against media personnel, and the foreign media’s difficulties in working properly.Nothing has been done to improve the situation in the two months since then. Our organisations have even registered ten more deliberate attacks on journalists and media in the past two months, attacks that could foreshadow even greater repression in the run-up to next year’s elections if preventive measures are not adopted. Here are some examples:1. Michel Tshiyoyo, a cameraman working for Radio Télévision Amazone (RTA) a station based in Kananga, the capital of Kasaï-Occidental province, was given an emergency evacuation to Kinshasa by the UN Stabilisation Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) on 17 August, shortly after receiving SMS threats from individuals allegedly close to the province’s governor, Trésor Kapuku. His only crime was to have witnessed clashes a few days before between the governor and his men, on the one hand. and the population of the village of Lwandanda, 25 km from Kananga. Even after being evacuated, he continued to receive threats, including one coming from the telephone number 0812221172, warning that “murder is common in Kinshasa” and recalling the “fate of Chebeya.” Is it necessary to point out that it is the prevailing sense of impunity that permits this kind of brazenness?2. Pascal Mulunda, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Le Monitor, has just been released after spending 24 days in prison and having to pay 600 dollars in unjustified bail amounts. He was arrested on 27 July and placed in pre-trial detention in Kinshasa prison as a result of a libel action brought by Baudouin Iheta, the coordinator of the Small-Scale Mining Technical Assistance and Training Service (SAESSCAM), over a 23 June article accusing Iheta of mismanagement and embezzlement. He was released conditionally on 19 August. According to his lawyer, he has to present himself before a judge every Tuesday and Friday and is banned from leaving the capital.Is it also necessary to point out that the DRC continues to be a country where journalists are systematically jailed on defamation charges and the defamation legislation does not even require verifying the facts of a case?3. Jullson Eninga, the editor of the daily Le Journal, has been held in the Kinshasa Penitentiary and Re-education Centre (CPRK) for the past five months without being given any chance to avail himself of the presumption of innocence. Initially accused of “propaganda on behalf of a rebellion,” a crime that does not exist under the DRC’s legislation, he is currently being tried before a Kinshasa high court on a treason charge, which carries a possible 20-year jail sentence or the death penalty. This is because, in June 2009, he published a communiqué by the Hutu rebels of the Rwanda Democratic Liberation Forces (FDLR), who operate in the eastern DRC. The communiqué was taken from the website. Eninga insists on his innocence, explaining that the publication of the communiqué was a mistake by the newspaper for which he has formally apologised. Le Journal has nonetheless remained closed for the past year at the behest of the communication ministry, which is also behind the prosecution. Everything points to a deliberate desire to hound and gag the independent press.4. The transmission signals for Canal Kin Télévision (CKTV), Canal Congo Télévision (CCTV) and Radio Liberté Kinshasa (Ralik) – three opposition stations owned by Jean-Pierre Bemba – were all cut on 26 July. According to our information, a group of armed men stormed into the complex that houses the transmitters and ordered technicians to cut off their broadcasts. No official explanation was given to the three stations, which were able to resume normal broadcasting two days later.5. Several soldiers stormed into Moto Oïcha, a radio station based in Oïcha, near Béni (in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu), on 28 July and asked to speak to a presenter. As he was absent, the solders beat the technician who was there, and then searched the building. Fearing for his safety, the presenter has been in hiding ever since. A few days before this incident, the station’s news editor had received anonymous telephone threats.All these press freedom violations are indicative of the difficulties that Congolese journalists are encountering in the course of trying to work without being exposed to threats and risks. This is the case both in the capital and the provinces, especially the eastern provinces.We have for years been calling on your government to take measures to provide journalists with more security, to guarantee a better climate for free expression and to ombat impunity for murders of journalists. Shortly after Didace Namujimbo’s murder in Bukavu in November 2008, for example, we urged you to create a special judicial commission to shed light on the murders of journalists, but you took no action.The need is now more urgent than ever for you to undertake such courageous and major reforms to promote press freedom in the DRC. It would allow you to respond to the current problems as well as to prepare for next year, bearing in mind that the country’s journalists are likely to encounter new problems linked to the campaign for the 2011 presidential election.We very much hope you will take account of these requests.Respectfully,Jean-François Julliard,Secretary-General of Reporters Without BordersDonat M’Baya Tshimanga,President of Journalist in DangerPicture : President Joseph Kabila (AFP) Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out more News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica August 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to President Kabila about steadily worsening climate for journalistscenter_img News Receive email alerts to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Help by sharing this information February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian RSF_en last_img read more

Mixed feelings over M&S announcement

first_img Previous articleParents struggling to meet school costsNext articleOpinion – Game Over, Ball Burst 10/8/13 John Keogh Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsMixed feelings over M&S announcementBy John Keogh – August 8, 2013 602 TAGSM&SMusic LimerickParkway Valley Linkedin Advertisement Printcenter_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email THIS week’s announcement that M&S is set to open a flagship store on the site of the former Parkway Valley development has generated varying reactions among the city’s public representatives and business community.Limerick Chamber welcomed the move, which it said would “contribute to an enhanced retail provision in the region and reinforce Limerick as the largest retail centre in the Mid West”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, Chamber CEO Maria Kelly said that the right location for the retail chain would be in Limerick city centre.“It is important to highlight that any development in the Parkway Valley is subject to planning consent and we understand that significant hurdles need to be overcome before anything can happen.”“With all the positive developments that are happening in Limerick, Marks & Spencer are right to be looking at locating a flagship store here but the right strategic move would be for M&S to locate in the city centre.”Ms Kelly pointed out that until the recent plans to develop Arthur’s Quay were finalised, the city did not have a suitable location to accommodate the retail chain.She concluded: “Limerick is an up and coming city that is going through an exciting transformation, we have a new and engaged management team in our joint local authority and an ambitious economic masterplan that sets out a vision for Limerick to 2030.“Therefore the Chamber would welcome and invite M&S to review all viable and potentially more attractive city centre sites in informing their locational decision.”Retail Excellence Ireland said it was disappointed that the flagship store will not be in Limerick city centre.REI Chief Executive David Fitzsimons said he hoped that M&S would change its plans.He added: “There are significant plans in place to revive Limerick City, including the redevelopment of the Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre which will provide adequate space for retailers requiring a large retail footprint.“Limerick, like many towns and cities, has experienced significant out of town development and a town and city centre first approach is a priority. Retailers like M&S would add greatly to the city retail mix and we very much hope that the retailer reconsiders their plans.”Meanwhile, city councillor Joe Leddin said the decision was “a massive vote of confidence in Limerick and indeed the Mid West region providing a massive boost to the retail sector”.Regarding its location, the Labour councillor believes that there is “a huge opportunity” to locate the 72,000 square foot site in the city centre.“The redevelopment of the city depends on private sector investment and now we have a multinational retailer committed to Limerick. The recently published GVA report identified the area around and including Arthurs Quay Park as a prime site totally underdeveloped.He concluded: “The problem with locating large retail operations in the city is the lack of suitably sized units or buildings. Securing agreement from existing landowners in partnership with City Council and private investors may present an opportunity to redevelop this area of the city.” #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

OPD: Man crashed into home, tried to run over owner

first_img Local NewsCrime OPD: Man crashed into home, tried to run over owner WhatsApp By admin – June 11, 2018 Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Southern Style Potato SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Crime OPD: Man crashed into home, tried to run over owner Previous articleUPDATE: Jury finds Gabe McDonald competent for trialNext articleHays appointed to county judge admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death WhatsApp Police searching for man connected to hit and run After reportedly driving while intoxicated into the front of a woman’s home and trying to run over the homeowner, a man was arrested by police Sunday and issued multiple felony charges.Officers were called about the hit and run around 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Purdue Street.The homeowner told officers upon arrival that a red ‘90s model Chevrolet pickup crashed into the front of her home before striking a parked white 2012 Dodge Durango, an Odessa Police Department news release stated. The driver, later identified as 57-year-old Michael Flores, then began to drive away from the scene.When confronted by the homeowner, the release detailed, Flores reportedly drove away at a high rate of speed and attempted to run her over. An independent witness told officers they saw Flores drive toward the complainant and attempt to strike her.Officers later found the suspected vehicle and found Flores to be intoxicated, the release stated. The homeowner positively identified him and pieces of drywall and window glass shards were found on the front hood of his truck.Flores was also reportedly in possession of several Tramadol Hydrochloride pills and was unable to provide a prescription, and had two prior DWI convictions.Police charged Flores with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, driving while intoxicated for a third time or more, a third-degree felony, possession of a dangerous drug, a class A misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of an accident, a class B misdemeanor.Jail records show Flores was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has four bonds totaling $42,000. Facebook Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Facebooklast_img read more

Airplane door falls into Las Vegas neighborhood, hits apartment and car

first_imgKiara Rubio(LAS VEGAS) — Residents of a neighborhood in Las Vegas got an unwelcome surprise Thursday in the form of an airplane door falling out of the sky and hitting an apartment building and car.The incident took place near Nellis Air Force Base, which is just northeast of Las Vegas. It is unclear what type of plane the debris fell off, but it did not appear to come from a civilian aircraft.“We are looking into a report that a door or a panel fell off an aircraft near Nellis AFB,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.A photo taken by a resident in the area of the apartment building showed the door lying on a sidewalk.The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was investigating the accident, but said it appeared as though no one was injured.“When it hit it was loud,” eyewitness Anthony Pitts told Las Vegas ABC affiliate KTNV-TV. “The first thing I did was run in the house. I’m not going to lie, I was scared. I thought it was a shooting, that’s how loud it was.”The FAA had an inspector at the site on Thursday.The door fell from the sky right next to two elementary schools, and only a few blocks from the military base.“One of my kids could have been walking out here and that thing would have hit him, it’s not going to be a concussion,” Pitts said. “They would be dead.”The Nellis Air Force Base contains the Air Force Warfare Center, and the 99th Air Base Wing, 57th Wing and a handful of other units. It is also the home of the the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Emptier streets but more reckless driving during coronavirus outbreak

first_imgiStock/Joerg Drescher (NEW YORK) — Despite there being fewer cars on the road thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, state highway safety officials across the country are reporting a “severe spike” in speeding, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).In New York City and San Fransisco, road traffic is down over 60%, according to transportation analytics company INRIX.GHSA says the emptier streets may be encouraging drivers to engage in more reckless behaviors.On March 27, New York City’s automated speed cameras issued 24,765 speeding tickets — almost double the amount of speeding tickets the city issued daily the month prior. In some streets in Los Angeles, drivers are speeding as much as 30% more.“Now that the streets are empty, the Fast & Furious wannabes really think they’re living in a video game,” New York City Councilman Justin Brannan tweeted. “The sounds of cars and motorcycles racing on the Belt Parkway in Bay Ridge have become a scary lullaby.”Some states are reporting fewer crashes, but more serious ones. In Massachusetts, the fatality rate for car crashes is rising. In Minnesota, motor vehicle crashes and fatalities have more than doubled compared to the same time period in previous years. Half of the fatalities in Minnesota were connected to speeding or careless driving.The nonprofit association that represents the nation’s highway safety offices says being a safe driver is more important than ever during the novel coronavirus outbreak because emergency rooms in many areas are at capacity.“The last thing they need is additional strain from traffic crash victims,” GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins said.The number of pedestrians and bikes on city streets has also increased exponentially as a result of the decline in traffic, according to GHSA, which reinforces the need for drivers to follow traffic safety laws.In Nevada and Rhode Island, state officials are reporting a rise in pedestrian fatalities.“During the past two months, Americans nationwide have shown that we are all willing to do the right thing to protect ourselves and each other,” Pam Shadel Fischer, GHSA’s Senior Director of External Engagement and Special Projects said. “We must maintain that same sense of urgency when it comes to the road.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspect wanted in connection with 5 homicides arrested following manhunt

first_imgGloucester County Prosecutor’s OfficeBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(EAST GREENWICH, N.J.) — A man wanted in connection with five homicides in two states was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday, authorities said.Sean Lannon, 47, was wanted for questioning regarding a homicide that occurred Monday in East Greenwich, New Jersey, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office announced in a public bulletin Tuesday.Lannon is also a person of interest in a quadruple homicide in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in which one of the victims was his ex-wife, authorities said.Lannon was arrested Wednesday morning in St. Louis by members of the U.S. Marshals’ St. Louis Metro Fugitive Task Force, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office announced.He was found sleeping in a blue Honda CR-V that was reported stolen in connection with the East Greenwich murder, Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Chief Thomas Gilbert told ABC News.Lannon was charged with murder and theft of a car in connection with the East Greenwich homicide, the prosecutor’s office said.He also was charged with burglary, robbery, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose for a separate incident that occurred Monday in Elk Township, New Jersey, the prosecutor’s office said. Lannon allegedly forced his way into a home while armed with a knife. No one was harmed, authorities said.Prior to his arrest, authorities had warned that Lannon should be considered armed and dangerous.“The rapid and successful apprehension of Lannon is the direct result of excellent collaboration between a wide array of local, county, state and federal partners,” acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine Hoffman said in a statement Wednesday, noting that Lannon “was clearly a direct threat to the public.”New Jersey detectives believe there are additional witnesses who can help in the active investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to email [email protected] or call Sgt. John Petroski of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-498-6238.The East Greenwich murder victim was a 66-year-old man who knew Lannon, authorities said. He died by blunt force trauma and was found while police conducted a wellness check on him Monday, Gilbert said.The Albuquerque Police Department confirmed Tuesday that Lannon is also wanted for questioning in a homicide case in which four bodies were discovered Friday in a car at a parking garage at Albuquerque’s international airport.Lannon was previously married to one of the four victims, Jennifer Lannon, 39, Albuquerque police confirmed to ABC News. Both were from New Jersey and had been living in Grants, about 80 miles west of Albuquerque, police said.Court records show Sean Lannon filed for divorce in 2018 in Grants District Court, seeking custody of their three children.Lannon had flown to New Jersey with the children in tow, and authorities “assured the safety of those three early on,” Gilbert told ABC News.The other three victims were identified as Jesten Mata, 40; Matthew Miller, 21; and Randal Apostalon, 60.Both Jennifer Lannon and Mata were previously wanted by the Grants Police Department for questioning last month in the disappearance of Miller, before they were also reported missing.The Albuquerque Police Department is sending detectives to St. Louis as part of the investigation, Chief Harold Medina said.ABC News’ Leonardo Mayorga contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Union recognition: the CAC’s role

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. It is the CAC’s job to adjudicate on recognition disputes between unions and employers. Unions can apply to the CAC for recognition if an employer refuses to grant it. The CAC will decide whether or not the union has a case under the Employment Relations Act. Its aim is to firstly act as a mediator to try and get the two groups to agree, if this fails, it can impose a decision that both sides have to abide by.The first thing to decide is to which staff the request for recognition applies. If those staff are already represented by another union that has been recognised by the employer, as in the Premier Prison Services case, the second union cannot apply for recognition.Assuming another union has not been recognised, the union must show that it can work effectively with management and that a majority of staff in the group are in favour before recognition will be granted.Both sides must then agree on a procedure for collective bargaining; if they cannot, the CAC will decide. Previous Article Next Article Union recognition: the CAC’s roleOn 8 Aug 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

How to recruit flexible employees

first_imgThis month, we move a step on fromestablishing the flexible working environment and look at staff selection. Itis not enough to have a policy – it needs to be put into practice. So how doyou go about developing a strategy for recruiting flexible staff?The process is derived from thebusiness plan. Every element of your flexible working scheme must mirror youroverall business strategy. Where will the business be in the short and longterms, and what resource does the business need to achieve those goals?DeliverablesFlexible recruitment is aboutunderstanding the deliverables of the role in question. Being clear about the contentof the role will highlight what proportion of time needs to be spent workingwith clients, colleagues or suppliers and what proportion is about individualwork being independent of time and location. This sets out where and when thework can be carried out. Can a candidate working part-timeachieve the deliverables or does it need a full-time role? If the role isfull-time, could it be shared between two employees in a job-share capacity? Look at the bigger picture too. A jobcannot be designed in isolation, so ensure that you understand and communicatethe impact of a flexible working position on the rest of the workforce. It isno good, for example, if your individual flexible work contracts leave you withonly a skeleton office staff – or indeed no staff – in the office on any oneday.This recruitment process results ina business case, which provides guidelines when deciding which roles can beperformed in a flexible way. Once you have identified the appropriate workingsolution, the manager needs to communicate clearly the parameters of the joband what they expect the employee to achieve. Communicate to the potentialcandidates what you expect them to achieve from their job role, not from thehours they invest.Once you have achieved all of theabove, you will have an effective template in place for a flexible recruitmentstrategy that should be piloted, evaluated and adapted as needed. This is not just about recruitmentbut also retention. By understanding what skills, experience and deliverablesare expected from the role, you can identify the potential employee, who may bean internal or external candidate. RequirementsTo attract that person, you need totreat them as you would a customer. Consider their personal requirements,pulling together a relevant, tailored package. Remember, there is no point inattracting people with a flexible contract if the environment does not supportthat culture.Flexible workers should not bepenalised for their status – if they are, you are likely to lose them. It isimportant to work out a benefits and appraisal package specifically for yourflexible workers that all the management team has contributed to and willsupport. By Carol SavageManaging directorThe Resource [email protected] Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article How to recruit flexible employeesOn 21 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Full-time Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Faculty Position

first_imgUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINEDepartment of PathologyFull-time Faculty Position The Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School ofMedicine invites applicants for a full-time faculty position. Boardcertification or Board eligibility in Anatomic and ClinicalPathology is required. Additional subspecialty training and/orexpertise is desired, either in Clinical Pathology or in AnatomicPathology, particularly molecular pathology. Also, interested inbone and soft tissue pathology, head and neck pathology, breastpathology, and/or cytopathology. The successful candidate shouldhave evidence of scholarly achievements and experience in teachingand training medical students, graduate students, residents andfellows. Experience in obtaining research funding and/or developingand translating their discoveries into novel clinical applicationsis encouraged. Academic appointment and salary will be commensuratewith experience.This position will also serve as the Laboratory Director,University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) Midtown CampusLaboratory, Baltimore, Maryland, and support the UMMC DowntownCampus Laboratories of Pathology. Broad-based experience inlaboratory management is required.The University of Maryland Medical Center has 757 total licensedbeds, 333 intensive care beds, and performs close to 20,000surgeries per year. The Department has a strong and diversefaculty, excellent training programs, and a very supportiveenvironment for an academic anatomic pathologist. The University ofMaryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals inBaltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital — UMMC Downtown Campus –the flagship institution of the 14-hospital University of MarylandMedical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed teaching hospital, UMMCMidtown Campus.The University of Maryland School of Medicine is the first publicand fifth oldest medical school in the United States. On theUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicineserves as the foundation for a large academic health center thatcombines medical education, biomedical research, patient care andcommunity service. In 2018, the School of Medicine ranked8th among public medical schools and 26thamong all medical schools in total grants and contractsexpenditures. Our scientists and clinicians received $537 millionin grants and contracts in FY 2018.Qualifications : M.D. degreeBoard certification in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology isrequiredBroad-based experience in laboratory management is alsorequired with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.last_img read more