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Who is Mary Simon, named 30th governor general of Canada

TORONTO – Mary Simon (in the pic) is Canada’s new Governor General. This was announced today by Justin Trudeau, who, with the appointment of the Queen’s new representative, wanted to send out a very precise political signal. Simon is in fact an Inuk leader, representative of the indigenous peoples of Canada and his appointment comes at a time of general rethinking of the history of our country, in particular the federal government’s treatment of Aboriginal people in the past. (more…)

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For the first time an indigenous leader in the role of Governor General of Canada

For the first time in the history of Canada, an indigenous person is called to fill the role of governor general: she is Mary Simon, Inuk leader and former diplomat. Her appointment, announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, was approved by Queen Elizabeth (the office of governor general is in a representative function of Her Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Canada). (more…)

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Amazon, very high participation
in the first Italian general strike

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Very high participation in the first general strike of Amazon’s Italian workers, organized yesterday by Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl and Uiltrasporti who speak of an average participation “of 75%, with peaks of 90% in some territories. It is a successful protest – explain the three trade union organizations, protagonists of the first strike in the history of the Seattle giant in Italy – even beyond our expectations considering that many workers feel ‘blackmail’ because they have atypical contracts and therefore have seen the protest as a risk to their precarious job” (in the pic by Filt-Cgil, some of the strikers). (more…)

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Amazon, first general strike
“In Italy, trade unions matter …”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – “In Italy the union is part of the history and the constituent path of the country: even the Seattle giant must take note”: the unions Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl, Uiltrasporti and Assoespressi do not take a step backwards, in bargaining with Amazon, relating to employees and those who work in the procurement of logistics services. (more…)


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