Thomas Cook and Co-op in holiday business merger

first_img Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap Thomas Cook Group and The Co-operative Group have agreed a merger of their high street travel and foreign exchange businesses. The deal will create the UK’s biggest high street travel operation with 1,200 shops.It is estimated that the pair can save a total of £35m in costs through the agreement.Under the merger, Thomas Cook and The Co-operative Travel will have a combined base of 4.3m customers. John Dunne Show Comments ▼ The pair estimate that its retail businesses will deliver operating profit of £12.4m and £0.1m for the twelve months ending 30 September 2010 and 1 January 2011. Thomas Cook and Co-op in holiday business merger Thomas Cook will have 70 per cent of the shares in the new company and the Co-operative Group will have a 30 per cent. No cash will change hands.Thomas Cook Group CEO, Manny Fontenla-Novoa will serve as Chairman, Ian Derbyshire will serve as chief executive and Paul Hemingway as finance director.Fontenla-Novoa said: “This transaction represents a significant consolidation opportunity in the UK travel market and, by joining forces, we will create the country’s largest high street travel network and reach a far wider customer base. “By consolidating the high street in tandem with delivering on our existing e-commerce targets, we are realising our strategic aim to increase in-house distribution and strengthening our proposition to consumers.” Friday 8 October 2010 2:39 amcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Tags: NULL Share last_img read more

Covid-19: FY forecasts continue to rebound

first_imgThis is however 23% below the $472.6bn forecast before the pandemic disrupted global gambling markets (Chart 2) and currently tracking behind the 2011 total for the sector (Chart 8). This week saw online’s projected share of 2020 revenues up marginally to 18.6% (Chart 6). Commenting on the IMF’s GDP data released last week, H2 said it saw “their recovery [as] still very optimistic though we still believe by 2025 the [gambling] sector could generate up to $550bn with as much as 25% of this being online. If further land-facilities are forced to close 30% would not be out of the question”. Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Full year results 2020 Covid-19: FY forecasts continue to rebound H2 Gambling Capital’s FY expectations for gross gambling win continued to rebound this week, iGB’s principal data partner now projecting annual revenue of $364.6bn. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 19th October 2020 | By Stephen Carter Email Address H2 Gambling Capital’s FY expectations for gross gambling win continued to rebound this week, iGB’s principal data partner now projecting annual revenue of $364.6bn.last_img read more

Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgTruworths Limited (TRUW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

THAT incredible 1996 length of the field try discussed by the man himself, Christian Cullen

first_imgThursday Apr 30, 2020 THAT incredible 1996 length of the field try discussed by the man himself, Christian Cullen All Blacks legend Christian Cullen has spoken about that try, one of the finest individual efforts ever seen on a professional rugby field. It took place in 1996 against the NSW Waratahs, and surely won’t ever be forgotten. Now, we can hear about it through his own words.ADVERTISEMENTCullen was just 20 when he made his debut for the All Blacks, following a break out season with the Wellington Hurricanes.You may remember that in 2006, just weeks after Rugbydump was started, we threw the try up for debate. We asked if it was the best solo try ever scored. While of course, there have been many sensational individual tries scored over time, for many, this one surely still stands out as being in at least the top three.In that year, 1996, Cullen lit up the Hong Kong Sevens with 18 tries, before going on to score a hattrick on All Blacks debut then four tries against Scotland.WATCH: Christian Cullen ripping through Scotland in 1996Watch the try against the Waratahs here, then him talking about it just belowADVERTISEMENTIn the next video he talks about that moment and in some ways, he plays it down quite a bit, making it sound very simple. And maybe it was for someone of his ability. He was gifted with unbelievable acceleration, balance and the knack of being able to step and glide off both feet.Enjoy hearing about it in his own words, and if anyone you know has never seen this try, it’s definitely one to share! Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Dent / APOLLO Architects & Associates

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAoba WardWoodHousesJapanPublished on December 20, 2012Cite: “Dent / APOLLO Architects & Associates ” 20 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Area:  123 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/310106/dent-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Dent / APOLLO Architects & Associates Photographs:  Masao Nishikawa + 28 Sharecenter_img “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/310106/dent-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard “COPY” CopySave this picture!© Masao NishikawaText description provided by the architects. Our client, a dentist by profession, purchased a plot of land in a suburban district close to the center of town in order to enjoy a higher quality of life with his wife and two children. The grid pattern of the cantilevered balcony located at the far corner of the distinctively narrow pathway leading into the flagpole-shaped site projects a subdued facade. In contrast, the large, open interior is of unexpectedly spacious proportions, especially taking into account the fact that this is a two-storey wooden structure.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe residence features both a driveway situated beneath the pilotis of the building, and a built-in garage that can house a Porsche 911. The client can spend a pleasant moment in the compact glass-paned study located at the end of the corridor enjoying the sight of his cherished Porsche, stored in this “showcase”. The central courtyard is also visible from the master bedroom, located at the far end of the garage. The metal grating used for the upper level of the courtyard allows ample morning sunlight to flood the space.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaGoing up the staircase leads to the family room, located just adjacent to the open stairwell. Large windows on both sides of the room bring framed views of the open sky into the interior of the house, while opening the sliding doors to their fullest extent connects the exterior to the interior. The compact, Japanese style tatami room located next to the kitchen can also be used as a guest room. Although all rooms including the bathroom and wet areas are linked to the external courtyard, wooden louvers help to obstruct lines of sight from the outside, ensuring both privacy and a sense of openness. Looking up towards the ceiling reveals a series of roof boards and rafters, each in a different hue, seeming to float within the interior. This wooden section, interposed between the stairwell and loft – designed as a play space for the children – creates a dynamic link between these elements.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaSurrounded on all four sides by neighboring residences, this urban flagpole-shaped site seems at first glance to be a difficult environment with many drawbacks. In fact, however, the contrasts between inside and outside found in this residence could only have emerged out of these distinctive site conditions, giving both the family and their visitors a series of pleasant surprises.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessDetroit River Front Competition Entry / AMAArticlesLansdowne Park Sports Center Proposal / Cannon DesignArticles Share Dent / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveDent / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaHouses•Aoba Ward, Japan Houses Year: last_img read more

Anne House / Econs Architecture

first_imgAnne House / Econs ArchitectureSave this projectSaveAnne House / Econs Architecture Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Econs Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEcons ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHòa QuýOn FacebookVietnamPublished on July 29, 2020Cite: “Anne House / Econs Architecture” 29 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944609/anne-house-econs-architecture Clipboard Projects Houses CopyHouses•Hòa Quý, Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944609/anne-house-econs-architecture Clipboardcenter_img 2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hafele, Jotun, Adobe, Caesar, Janmi, MPE, Trimble NavigationArchitect In Charge:Huynh Cong Huu, Vo Thai HuyDesign Team:Nguyen Duy Khanh, Pham Quang TranClient:Mr. PhuongCity:Hòa QuýCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nguyen CuongRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. ANNE House is a common 5x20m townhouse in Vietnam. The house has a facade facing northwest, which receives intense sun and high temperature in the afternoon. A challenge for architects is to solve the problems related to sun protection solution and hot temperature reduction, all of which affect the living space.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nguyen CuongThe owner of the house is a young teacher couple living with their little daughter. Therefore, they wish to create a harmonious living space between living and teaching. All spaces must take advantage of factors such as ventilation and natural light. However, the connection between the spaces needs to be ensured.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongBasically, the architecture is inseparable from the local climate. As a result, the architects have chosen the solution to create continuous space buffers: The buffer zone between the inside and outside of the house combined with trees to help solve the problem of reducing heat from the outside as well as the buffer zone between the architectural spaces in the house through the floor space. This helps create a clear passage, which aims at transferring light and natural wind and regulating the indoor environment temperature. Therefore, the air source in the house is always circulated like a lung.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nguyen CuongThe house is designed in the style of minimalism according to the most necessary functions of the landlord. You will always be comfortable in this house because of the natural energy available in combination with friendly, rough materials available locally, which creates an ideal temperature and medium color. As a result, direct sunlight coming in from the outside will be scattered into indirect light and radiate evenly into spaces without creating a sense of heat during the hot hours.Save this picture!Facade ElevationTrees play an important part in the house. It is a highlight for the project which brings a sense of relaxation and clearance for a small-area house. In a word, the greenery in the house is considered a link between the floors and through the link, family members can see each other and chat in an enclosed and open space.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongProject gallerySee allShow lessPakkret House / Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedSelected ProjectsCube Hotel / SU ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Nguyen Cuong+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs Photographs:  Nguyen Cuong Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Anne House / Econs Architecture ArchDaily Vietnam Year: last_img read more

House T / Suppose Design Office

first_imgCopyHouses, House Interiors•Japan Japan Makoto Tanijiri, Akihiro Hamatani House T / Suppose Design OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse T / Suppose Design Office Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks LandmarkClients:Makoto TanijiriEngineering And Construction:Twenty-first Century Constructions, SET UP, KAMO CRAFT, E&Y CO.LTD., TIMBER CRW, Filaments, Modulex Inc.Country:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. This is a cave like place in a city. By being a dwelling in the city, yet it is closed to the outside. It secures private space while allowing access to the nature. The building has shape of a concrete box, and a gradation of light and dark in it is created by narrowing the openings.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoIn summer, the space is cooled with water pipes laid across the ceiling. In winter, it gets warmth by running heated up water under the floor, and from the fireplace.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoVarious places are created within the house by changing air volume throughout the space. It became a cave like place, as if it had been there from the beginning. CopyAbout this officeSuppose Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsTokyoOn FacebookJapanPublished on February 12, 2021Cite: “House T / Suppose Design Office” 12 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?东京‘洞穴’T住宅 / Suppose Design Office是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Suppose Design Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956804/house-t-suppose-design-office Clipboard Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956804/house-t-suppose-design-office Clipboard Area:  285 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020 Photographs Houses Manufacturers: Vectorworks, Gaggenau, Miele, Vola, ASCO, Intaco, KMEW, Marazzi Japan, Matsuhita Sangyo, ModuleX, Sanei, Trimble Navigation “COPY” Projects Landscape: House T / Suppose Design Office Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 47Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Project gallerySee allShow lessfmM House / BLAF ArchitectenSelected ProjectsTHD House / AD9 ArchitectsSelected Projects Share SOLSO Lead Architects: Photographs:  Toshiyuki Yano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

ASI is corporate sponsor of MemCom [email protected] 2005

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. ASI will be showcasing its web-based membership software, iMIS, and as part of the speaker track, Paul Beverley, consulting and implementations director at ASI, will explain about data integration and online membership activities using a number of websites as examples. Howard Lake | 29 May 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technologycenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ASI is corporate sponsor of MemCom [email protected] 2005 Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the global provider of membership, fundraising and website management software for the not-for-profit sector, is to be the exclusive corporate sponsor at MemCom [email protected] 2005, a new conference aimed at improving electronic communication between professional organisation and trade association members.The conference will be held at the Institute of Directors, London on 1 July 2005 and will have particular focus on website communication and management.MemCom [email protected] follows on from the annual MemCom Conference which was held in January 2005. At the event, many non-profit sector delegates commented on their frustration at the lack of technology-driven communication they had with their members, expressing particular dissatisfaction with the capabilities of their various websites. Advertisementlast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgMassachusetts teachers’ unions endorse trans* rights billDespite a wave of reactionary, anti-trans* legislation sweeping the country, most recently in North Carolina, the two largest teachers unions in Massachusetts have taken a bold stance for equality. (Trans* is used with an asterisk to indicate the spectrum of all the different genders of people who do not conform to the either/or of male/female or masculine/feminine.) The Massachusetts Teachers Association and American Federation of Teachers announced March 14 their support for a bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in all places of public accommodation. The bill specifically protects the right of trans* people to use public rest­rooms or locker rooms in line with their gender identity. That right is under attack in state legislatures in Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and elsewhere. (transequality.org)Massachusetts banned anti-trans* discrimination in public schools, as well as employment, housing and lending in 2011, but lawmakers left out public restrooms and locker rooms. However, trans* access to these facilities has been successfully implemented for five years in Boston Public Schools. According to Tom Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, which endorsed the bill, “We’ve done it in the schools, and I think that it can be done outside the schools.” (Boston Globe, March 14)California farmworkers march for overtime equalityFarmworkers in California, organized by the Farm Workers, are observing “Cesar Chavez Month” — the period between the influential labor organizer’s March 31 birthday and the anniversary of his death April 23 —by staging protest marches with supporters in agricultural centers, demanding the same overtime pay that most workers get and denouncing presidential candidate Donald Trump.The mass labor struggles of the 1930s won passage of the landmark 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act, which guarantees a minimum wage and overtime for most U.S. workers. However, in a last-minute concession to Southern politicians and farmers who depended on super-exploited Black labor, legislators excluded farmworkers, as well as domestic and tipped workers, from the law’s protections. All these groups, including majority Black and Latino/a farmworkers, continue to be paid lower wages and enjoy fewer benefits.During the month, thousands of marchers will demand passage of AB 2757, which would mandate overtime pay for farmworkers who work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week, to be phased in by 2020. Supporters can sign a pledge and donate to the march effort at action.ufw.org/page/s/otpledge.Companies required to report union-busting effortsBosses have long used intimidation and anti-union propaganda to try to stop labor organizing efforts, but only recently has hiring anonymous anti-union “consultants” become common. It’s estimated that today they are hired by 75 percent of companies fighting unions.On March 23, the Department of Labor issued a new rule requiring companies to publicly report, as of July 1, all use of labor consulting firms and the amount of money spent on them. Federal law has required unions to publicly report the amount of money they spend on union campaigns since 1959. (New York Times, March 24)Many of these viciously anti-worker firms go so far as to advertise their rates of success and some even offer money-back guarantees. For in-depth information about them, visit jwj.org/unionbusters-101.Tyson forced to pay Iowa workers overtimeThe Supreme Court sided 6-2 on March 22 with thousands of workers at a pork processing plant in Storm Lake, Iowa, who banded together in a class-action suit to recover overtime pay from Tyson Foods. By deciding the plaintiffs could rely on statistics to prove their case, the court limited the sweep of its 2011 decision in Walmart Stores v. Dukes, which threw out an employment discrimination class-action suit brought on behalf of 1.6 million women workers and made it harder for workers, investors and consumers to join together to pursue claims. The workers sued in 2007 under the Fair Labor Standards Act, arguing they should have been compensated for the time it took to put on and take off the safety equipment they were required to wear while they worked. A jury agreed that Tyson was guilty of wage theft and awarded a $5.8 million judgment in favor of roughly 3,300 workers. (New York Times, March 23)WW hopes this ruling will help other workers whose bosses have refused to pay for the time they must spend preparing for and cleaning up after work.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies

first_imgDuring the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for treatment of seriously ill COVID patients. (Granma, Nov. 23, 2020)Cuba dispatches doctors to Coronavirus-ravaged Italy.Cuba has developed five internationally recognized candidate COVID-19 vaccines, two of them now in Phase III clinical trials: Soberana-02 and Abdala. Cuba plans to produce 100 million doses of low-cost vaccine, safe to store at room temperature for weeks, and has arranged to expand its scale of production with agreements with Venezuela and Iran. The 100 million doses will cover their population of almost 11.5 million and, in contrast to the rich countries’ hoarding of life saving vaccines, provide vaccines to poorer countries in Africa and Latin America. (Workers World, April 26)Cuba regularly exports hundreds of millions of vaccines to other countries. Global distribution of Cuban COVID vaccines will be tracked through COVAX, with the World Health Organization, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation. (Reuters, Nov. 12, 2020) Dr. Jose Moya Medina, Cuba’s representative to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), said, “Cuba’s contribution with its vaccine could be very important for certain vulnerable groups in our region” from rural and remote Indigenous communities to the elderly.Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries (BioCubaFarma) President Eduardo Martínez said Cuba intends to present a diversified portfolio of vaccines, which will help match the needs of different population groups. BioCubaFarma is Cuba’s state-owned network of 34 companies and scientific institutions which coordinate a planned, societywide approach to pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Cuban biotech development has been a priority since the 1980s due to the criminal U.S. blockade, which cut off access to medical supplies and innovations to the island. Vaccination in Cuba will be voluntary; yet decades of free health care, free education and extensive public health campaigns ensure high levels of coverage. All Havana is set to be vaccinated by the end of May, 60% of the rest of the country by August and the entire island by the end of this year.In the Special Period after the loss of trade with the Soviet Union and Eastern European socialist countries, Cuba increased resources to the biopharmaceutical industry. However, in 2019 former President Donald Trump invoked Title III of the Helms Burton Act, further tightening the illegal blockade’s economic war against this small island. And the U.S. blockade impacts Cuba’s ability to acquire syringes to distribute the vaccine — there is a shortfall of 20 million syringes to vaccinate the Cuban population against COVID. Solidarity with Socialist CubaIn response, the Cuban solidarity network in the U.S. and Canada is in motion to help buy the 20 million syringes needed to cover the shortfall. The initial goal is to raise $100,000 this month and start rushing syringes to Cuba.Socialist Cuba has shown the most international solidarity with the peoples of the world of any country from fighting South African apartheid forces in Angola in the 1980s to sending the first medical personnel volunteers to fight Ebola in West Africa in 2014 to planning to help vaccinate the world. Cuba needs our solidarity in the pandemic now. The Saving Lives Campaign and Global Health Partners are building a broad-based, urgent drive to supply these vital medical tools to Cuba to put life saving vaccines into Cuban arms.To show your solidarity with the revolutionary Cuban people, please make a donation to Global Health Partners, which has a U.S. Commerce Department license to send medical supplies to Cuba. You can make an immediate donation online at ghpartners.org/syringes4cuba/. Or send a check payable to Global Health Partners, 39 Broadway, Suite 1540, New York, NY 10006, with the check memo: Syringe Campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more