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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:06 AM

amnesty international workers start strike

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LONDON (AP) -- Amnesty International workers in London walked off the job on Tuesday as the second strike in as many months raised questions about the organization's ability to remain one of the world's pre-eminent human rights advocates.

Workers from Amnesty's international and local British operations picketed their London headquarters, an embarrassment to a group that campaigns for the rights of workers. The walkouts are a public airing of staff complaints that have been building for years, with tensions rising dramatically in recent weeks as Amnesty's international operations prepare to re-organize.

Spokeswoman Jo Cardwell from the Unite union said several hundred workers from Amnesty's two London offices were taking part in the job stoppage.

"We've got a lot of people on the picket line," she said. Some carried candles.

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Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #2
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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:03 AM

1. Kick

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:13 AM

2. "Amnesty's program director for the Americas, Susan Lee, resigned last week,

 

expressing shock at "senior management's failure to honour its commitments to treat staff fairly and with respect." The next day, the union voted to strike, having "lost all confidence in senior management because it lacks integrity, competence, transparency and accountability."

Imagine that, senior management treating paying itself more at the expense of the workers. Shocked I tell you, shocked.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:20 AM

3. +1

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Response to xchrom (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:59 AM

5. Damn! I keep doing this...

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:59 AM

4. John Perkins' second book

 

The Secret History of the American Empire talks about the role that these NGOs play in the Empire’s game of global subjugation. Fascinating, though quite depressing, when you learn how it has all worked for so many decades to bring us to this point.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:03 AM

6. indeed. it's been a struggle to separate in my mind

that these are the 'good guys'.

my years in ignorance is alarming.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:05 AM

7. K&R. Thanks for posting. n/t

 

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