Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:39
BAFLF demand permanent employment for irregular workers in BADC as well as improved retirement benefit, paid weekly holidays and maternity leave.
August 18, 2014 – the Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF) conducted a Press Conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka to demand regular employment for irregular workers employed in the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) farm as per Agricultural Farm Workers’ Appointment and Control Policy (1990) and re-employment of illegally terminated 1,604 farm workers. In addition of to improve retirement benefits equivalent to the wage of 60 months instead of 30 months and two days paid holiday per week, BAFLF also demands that paid maternity leave be doubled from 3 months to 6 months, giving farm workers the same maternity rights as farm management and other government staff.
Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:23
Two parallel absurd realities fast unfold in Manipur. The efficacy of several commissioned mega dams Khuga dam, the Khoupum dam and the Singda dam and even the 105 MW Loktak project is increasing exposed, as evident by wide reporting on their non functioning of their vital components, of regular breach of canals and dams lying idle and defunct since decommissioning. Small scale farmers, fishing communities in and around Loktak wetlands will wilfully testify the unfulfilled promises and the underperformance of the 105 MW Loktak HEP project in Manipur
In another reality, notwithstanding the exposition of efficacy and tacit underperformance of commissioned mega dams, there’s concerted and aggressive move of the Government of Manipur to construct series of mega dams all across the Rivers of Manipur under the Manipur Hydroelectric Power Policy, 2012, even initiating series of global tenders inviting multinational corporations and full preparations of Memorandum of Understandings with these giant profit mongering corporations.Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:29
Written by secretariat Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:39
Nairobi, Kenya – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty-Africa pushed for government political will and Shell Oil accountability over decades-old oil pollution in Ogoniland on the eve of the 3rd year anniversary of the UNEP Environmental Assessment Report. PCFS-Africa called for the immediate cleanup of the Niger Delta during the recent 15th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) and the 1st UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya last 21- 27 June 2014.
Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:00
International Conference on Ineffectiveness of Aid and Investments in Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
*Postponed from August 26-27 to October, further details will be announced soon
In September 2000, 189 country leaders met in the United Nations Headquarters in New York and committed to reach eight measurable goals by 2015. Top most mentioned among the goals is the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger around the world. Concretely, it aimed to reduce the proportion of hungry population by half by lowering the number of people who live with the income of less than $1/day.Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:51
Written by April Porteria Monday, 21 July 2014 13:26
In the current Israel military offensive attack in Gaza, Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN), Arab Network for Food Sovereignty (ANFS) and People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) with the help of FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) and Habitat International Coalition (HIC) took initiative to urgently call for global support and action from the UNSG, FAO DG, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the High Commissioner on Human rights to take stance and held Israel accountable for its deliberate and systematic destruction of human life, natural resources and civil infrastructure in Gaza and the rest of Palestine.Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 13:32
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