FISE expresses its indignation at the new employers’ crime which took place in a mine in Somme of Western Turkey. This resulted in the death of at least 201 workers, while hundreds of other workers are still captivated in the mine.
The enterprise “SOMA Komur Isletmeleri A.S.”, the owner of the mine, is criminally responsible, since it wouldn’t even take the basic security measures but also because they have increased the use of subcontractors and the violent pressure to the workers so that they produce as much as possible under hideous circumstances. Continue reading
Quebec teachers on strike.
Faculty and staff in public education are sick of seeing more students struggle in school as politicians demand more budget-cuts and more time for testing instead of teaching. It’s like having to sweep up behind one shock-wave after another, while being blamed for them. But instead of feeling powerless, educators from Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are coming to Chicago in May to strategize about the next steps in their mutual defense of public education.
Teachers across Mexico have been fighting against corporate attacks on public education, including occupation in Mexico City.
From Oaxaca up to Chicago to Quebec, budget cuts to schools and colleges left fewer teachers and staff serving more students with fewer resources, for less pay. Meanwhile, private companies got more public moneyto run charter schools, give standardized tests, and sell online programs. Continue reading