Neimeth International Pharmarcy Plc (NEIMET.ng) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) HY2014 Presentation

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMME.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMME.ke)  2014 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileUmeme Limited is a power utility company managing the distribution of electricity, electricity supply and after-sales service in Uganda and power sharing with Africa sub-regions. Its electricity distribution division manages the operation, maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the distribution network in Uganda. It consists of approximately 26 202 kilometres of medium- and low-voltage transmission lines which covers the major towns and cities of Uganda. The electricity supply and after-sales service divisions connect new customers to the distribution network, read meters, bill customers and collect revenue as well as deal with customer complaints, restoring power interruptions, managing customer care and educating customers on saving energy. Umeme Limited targets customers in the domestic, commercial, medium industrial, large industrial and street lighting sectors. Umeme Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Toulon turn it on at home with thrashing of Sale Sharks

first_imgMonday Dec 17, 2012 Toulon turn it on at home with thrashing of Sale Sharks Toulon delivered a nine try thrashing of Sale Sharks at Stade Felix Mayol on Saturday evening, handing the visitors their heaviest defeat in the history of the Heineken Cup. Oozing with local and foreign talent, the French side won the game 62-0. Sale defended manfully in the first half as two attempted tries weren’t awarded, but once the dam broke, it was a dazzling 50 minutes of rugby as Toulon scored seven tries in the second half.They, along with Clermont and Harlequins, have made it four from four and will now focus on domestic silverware ahead of the tournament resuming again early in 2013.It was a lowpoint for Sale, who now have former All Blacks coach John Mitchell on board.“We were coming here looking to build on the previous performance at home but that wasn’t achieved and we are very disappointed,” said Mitchell, who joined from the Gauteng Lions. “I’ve been looking at this group of players ahead of the Christmas period and I certainly know a lot more about some individuals after that performance. Some of the characters have been revealed and I don’t have a lot of choice in some positions.“But we don’t have any regrets – we got what we deserved. Toulon were exceptional,” he said.On a sidenote, an emotional moment’s silence was held at the beginning of the game for former Sale player David Tait, who tragically lost his life in Hong Kong last week. May he rest in peace. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny 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

9 Houses In Lens / TANK Architectes

first_img Area:  920 m² Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Lens, France “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTANK ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousingWood3D ModellingLensFrancePublished on November 11, 2010Cite: “9 Houses In Lens / TANK Architectes” 11 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?朗斯的9个房子 / TANK Architectes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 9 Houses In Lens / TANK ArchitectesSave this projectSave9 Houses In Lens / TANK Architectes Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/87797/9-houses-in-lens-tank-architectes Clipboard “COPY”center_img 9 Houses In Lens / TANK Architectes France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/87797/9-houses-in-lens-tank-architectes Clipboard Photographs:  Julien LanooText description provided by the architects. The plot is located along the street of Fécamp between two opposite urban systems : On one side, a low-density urban zone with small detached housing due to mining cities and recent housing development. On the other, a 60- 70’s housing area which is developped vertically (R+9, R+10) on the street of Fécamp.Save this picture!© Julien LanooThe 9 houses, meant for renting, have been built in wood that will turn grey as it ages, with low maintenance charges. They have a living space flexible enough to accomodate any family. Save this picture!© Julien LanooOn the fisrt floor which is built in wood, the terraces and patios give rythm to the facade, and enlighten the rooms built on the eastern side while protecting them from outside glances. Terraces and large windows offer to the inhabitants a panoramic view on the garden, good luminosity inside and a nice place to live in.Save this picture!© Julien LanooProject gallerySee allShow lessGalerie Emmanuel Perrotin / Oppenheim Architecture + DesignArticlesVideo: Ark HotelArticles Share ArchDaily Architects: {:text=>”TANK Architectes”, :url=>””}; Architects: TANK Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

Greenbank Park / HYLA Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Singapore Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 38 Share Houses Area:  520 m² Area:  520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek SwalwellMain Contractor:Praxis Contractors Pte LtdStructural Engineer:GCE Consulting EngineersSite Area:376 m2Principal Architect:Han Loke KwangAssistant Architects:Yuzhe, Nicholas GomesCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. A courtyard on two levels sits in the centre of this semi-detached house. On the first level, a frangipani tree sits in the middle of a pond, framed by a timber clad box. The double volume living room and the dining room wraps around this courtyard.Save this picture!SectionThe second storey level of the courtyard lies over the dining area and in front of the master bedroom. The full height glass facade facing the courtyard is screened by interlocking vertical and horizontal timber members.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe courtyard offers the house a lot of privacy as well as letting in light into the cetnre of the house. It also acts as a buffer against noise from a major road a distance away.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessRebuilding Sandy Hook: How Svigals + Partners’ Design Offers Safety and SolaceArchitecture NewsINNOCAD Founder Martin Lesjak Named Contract’s Designer of the Year 2015Architecture News Share 2014 Greenbank Park / HYLA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGreenbank Park / HYLA Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/594300/greenbank-park-hyla-architects Clipboard Singapore ArchDaily Greenbank Park / HYLA Architects Year:  Year:  Architects: HYLA Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeHYLA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on February 05, 2015Cite: “Greenbank Park / HYLA Architects” 05 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?新加坡,绿岸园 / HYLA Architects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 “COPY” 2014 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/594300/greenbank-park-hyla-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Teph Inlet / Omar Gandhi Architect

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Ema Peter Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOmar Gandhi ArchitectOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChesterCanadaPublished on November 20, 2018Cite: “Teph Inlet / Omar Gandhi Architect” 20 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 Year:  CopyHouses•Chester, Canada 2018 Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Kohler, Subzero/Wolf, Tiltco, Escenium HAUS, Farrow and Ball Paint, Hunter DouglasContractor:Greg Redden (Redden Brothers Development)
Structural:Andrea DoncasterEngineering 
Physical Mode:John Gray ThomsonRendering:Norm Li AG+Design:Omar Gandhi, Stephanie Hosein, Jeff Shaw, Lauren McCrimmon, John Gray Thomson, Karl Gruenewald, Kelly Cameron, Kristi Smith
City:ChesterCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess Specs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906222/teph-inlet-omar-gandhi-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906222/teph-inlet-omar-gandhi-architect Clipboard Photographs Teph Inlet / Omar Gandhi ArchitectSave this projectSaveTeph Inlet / Omar Gandhi ArchitectSave this picture!© Ema Peter+ 19Curated by Diego Hernández Share Houses Projects Save this picture!© Ema PeterText description provided by the architects. Located in the picturesque coastal cottage country of Chester, Nova Scotia, Teph Inlet is a summer home for a young family. Formally composed of 3 rectilinear volumes on a plateau overlooking the ocean, the home is designed for optimal interaction with the outdoors. The main house is a stacked box clad in red cedar-clad horizontal boards hovering above a glass-encased ground level. Massive sliding glass panels allow the heart of the home, the kitchen and living room, to open up to the swimming pool and deck. Adjacent to the pool, at a right angle to the main house, is a pool house which accommodates private guest living quarters. The pool and main house make for an enclosed court on the private side of the house while an aluminum panel-clad garage forms the entry court on the public side of the house. Save this picture!© Ema PeterRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWhite quartz stone tops both accessory buildings which are stitched in plan by a linear sports area designed to accommodate a zipline and various activities enjoyed by the family. Save this picture!© Ema PeterSave this picture!Main Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ema PeterFloating white oak stairs connect the ground floor program with the light-filled upper level through both punched windows and skylights. A massive corridor window stretches nearly 30 feet and provides ample space for reading, relaxing, and taking in the landscape. Save this picture!© Ema PeterSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ema PeterThe house is composed of herringbone patterned white oak floors, floor to ceiling over-scale doors and a mixture of light-toned stones and tiles. The mature, mid-century themed furniture palette is juxtaposed with fun programmatic spaces including a movie room and ping pong space. Save this picture!© Ema PeterProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Met Selects wHY Architecture to Renovate Rockefeller Wing in New York CityArchitecture NewsWatch 6 Ruined British Castles Come Back to LifeArchitecture News Share Canada Teph Inlet / Omar Gandhi Architect “COPY”last_img read more

Many charities ‘fail to meet expectations’ of wealthier donors

first_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Capital appeal Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Research / statistics Howard Lake | 15 May 2003 | News 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. Many charities ‘fail to meet expectations’ of wealthier donorscenter_img The study quotes last year’s study by the Institute for Public Policy Research into the attitudes of the affluent to philanthropy. “‘A Bit Rich?’ What the wealthy think about giving” reported that “What is striking is that there is little evidence of much thought being put into how much the rich and affluent give.” This week’s study is quite scathing of some of the charities’ fundraising capabilities. It reports that:Charities lack a strategic approach to fundraising and rely on amateurish practices that are rooted in the pastFundraising should be part of the responsibility of trustees and senior executives and not simply left to the professional fundraisersOpportunities for fundraising from major donors remain largely unrecognised and so projects lack appropriate leadership, methodologies and resourcesToo little commitment to identify, grow and harvest relationships with both individuals and organisationsMany donors want to become more involved in their chosen charities but are given very few opportunities to do soDonors can feel taken for granted and as a result either limit their giving or curtail it completelyThe study sets out a set of guidelines which are intended to help charities to adopt more professional and commercially appropriate processes.Hilary Browne-Wilkinson, director of the Institute for Philanthropy said; “Six per cent of people contribute some 60% of all monies donated to charities. Anything which can be done to improve the understanding of the needs and motivations of this important group can only be of help to the sector as a whole.”The study canvassed the responses of 31 people from 13 charities. It focused on wealthy people capable of giving more than £5,000.A full copy of the report can be viewed or downloaded from the Ansbacher web site at www.ansbacher.com, or the Institute for Philanthropy web site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new study suggests that the high-handed attitude of many UK charities is losing them millions of pounds.“Managing Major Donors: how charities manage their relationships with major donors”, a study published yesterday jointly by the Institute for Philanthropy and the Ansbacher Group, has revealed that many of Britain’s charities are failing to meet or even understand the expectations of their wealthier donors. The insensitivity of some organisations could be costing them millions of pounds a year by deterring continued giving from existing donors.The study, conducted by independent market researcher Judie Lannon, is based on the results of a survey that set out to investigate how charities currently manage their major donors and to contribute towards the development of Best Practice guidelines to increase the success of future fundraising efforts from this vitally important group. Advertisementlast_img read more

Affinity ISP for charites celebrates second birthday

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. Tagged with: Digital CharityDays, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) that donates money to UK charities, has reached its second anniversary and reports that it “has faithfully delivered on its promise of paying out to its member charities every quarter.”CharityDays was launched in October 2001 in a crowded and very competitive market. Other companies had already established charity affinity ISPs, such as Care4free, but most had failed within a short time.CharityDays however has survived and its service had won accolades: Internet Magazine voted CharityDays 4th Best ISP in The UK in 2002 and Practical Internet magazine voted DAYS as a top five unmetered provider. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 December 2003 | Newscenter_img Affinity ISP for charites celebrates second birthday CharityDays now has over 125 member charities, including Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, NCH, RSPCA and Youth Hostels Association. Saskya Huggins, Corporate Partnerships Manager for Oxfam said “We have been promoting CharityDays to our supporters for over a year now and the product has proven excellent in relation to both take up and the donations we receive every quarter. Celebrity Graham Norton became our 1000th sign up earlier this year. CharityDays is now one of our key affinity schemes.”CharityDays has just redesigned its Web site and has announced new services including a £12.99 unmetered anytime product, Home ADSL broadband from £23.99, with 1Mb costing £36.99, and a new £29.99 all inclusive broadband hardware and installation bundle. Charity donations for each product remain unchanged at 60% of the company’s income. These vary from £1.54 per month per user to over £12 per month depending on which type of subscription supporters take out. CharityDays also offers services tailored to business customers.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

MSF stops accepting funding from the EU and its member states

first_img  72 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Law / policy refugees statutory Howard Lake | 17 June 2016 | News Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has taken a principled stand to stop accepting funds from the European Union and Member States in protest at their policies towards refugees. The decision takes immediate effect and applies worldwide.The decision comes three months after the implementation of the ‘one out, one in’ deal between the EU and Turkey. For each Syrian refugee trapped on the Greek islands who is returned to Turkey, one Syrian asylum seeker in Turkey will be accepted into Europe.The deal has significantly reduced the number of refugees crossing to Greece, but at a great cost to the notion of protecting refugees in MSF’s view.The charity wrote in May an open letter to the leaders of EU Member States and institutions expressing its profound concern about the deal.Jerome Oberreit, International Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières, today said:“For months MSF has spoken out about a shameful European response focused on deterrence rather than providing people with the assistance and protection they need. The EU-Turkey deal goes one step further and has placed the very concept of “refugee” and the protection it offers in danger.”He announced today that the charity would no longer accept EU funding and funding from its constituent countries “in opposition to their damaging deterrence policies and intensifying attempts to push people and their suffering away from European shores”. Advertisement How much will this cost the charity?Unlike some other international agencies, MSF does not rely primarily on major statutory grants for much of its work: 92% of its work is privately funded by 5.7 million individual supporters. Nevertheless it is currently in partnership with nine European Member States, including the UK.In 2015, it received €19m funding from EU institutions and €37m from EU member states. In addition, it used €6.8m received from the Norwegian Government.This is still a sudden drop in income for MSF. But its principled stance might well attract more donations or larger donations from existing supporters, who welcome its moral approach to funding. The organisation reassured donors via Facebook that:“MSF will use our reserve funds, usually set aside for emergencies, to make sure this decision does not affect our patients”.In the UK, the decision comes less than a week before Britons choose whether to remain or leave the European Union.In the last 18 months MSF medics have treated an estimated 200,000 men, women and children in Europe and on the Mediterranean Sea. The organisation is currently caring for refugees and migrants in Greece, Serbia, France, Italy and on the Mediterranean as well as in countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. MSF stops accepting funding from the EU and its member statescenter_img  71 total views,  1 views today Image: European map by Koya979 on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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.last_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgFirst U.S. fast food union sizzles in OregonWorkers at a Burgerville restaurant in Portland, Ore., won a momentous victory on April 23. With the National Labor Relations Board overseeing their election, they are now in the first federally recognized fast food union in U.S. history.Burgerville is a regional chain owned by The Holland Inc. with over 1,500 workers in Oregon and southern Washington. (The Oregonian, April 25) Allied with the Industrial Workers of the World, the workers began their struggle in 2016 for better pay, health care and more. Despite the company doling out anti-union propaganda and retaliating against individual organizers, the Burgerville Workers Union was soon in action. But the company refused to negotiate without an NLRB election, even though six of the company’s 42 locations had publicly active unions and several in Portland held walkouts and three-day strikes in February. Then the NLRB agreed to the election, resulting in an 82 percent vote to unionize.After the election, Burgerville’s senior vice president was forced to say the company would bargain in good faith. The week of April 16, workers at a second Burgerville location in Oregon filed for a federal election. Mark Medina, Burgerville worker and union organizer, told the Oregonian: “A lot of us are poor, hungry and even homeless. [This will be] the beginning of the end to poverty wages.”This is a landmark victory for all fast food workers and shows the impact of the Fight for $15 campaign that erupted in 2012.Legal Aid lawyers protest ICE courthouse arrests in NYCSince mid-March, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, United Auto Workers Local 2325, has been protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York City courthouses. On March 15, it rallied a broad coalition of unions, immigrant rights advocates and community groups to demand justice and due process for im/migrant defendants and their communities. The week of April 9, ALAA and Queens Law Associates staged three walkouts from Queens, Manhattan and Bronx courthouses after two immigrants were seized in Queens on minor charges.On April 25, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for a third term, signed an executive order prohibiting federal immigration agents from making arrests in state government buildings without valid judicial warrants.The Legal Aid Society and ALAA posted a statement May 7 on alaa.org applauding Cuomo’s action, stating: “ICE’s presence in our courts undermines our ability to represent our clients and safeguard their Constitutional rights. Immigrant defendants and witnesses are terrified to appear in court, knowing that ICE is indiscriminately targeting anyone who is not a U.S. citizen [and taking actions to prevent] our clients’ ability to seek relief from removal in immigration court.” The statement also appealed to New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to join chief justices in California, Connecticut, Washington, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington who have called for ICE to stay out of courthouses and stop undermining the struggle for justice.Arizona unions show solidarity with #RedForEdWhen Arizona teachers and other education workers began a statewide walkout April 26, they weren’t alone. Not only were they joined at the Capitol in Phoenix by students, parents and community members, but labor unions came to show solidarity. Though only 4 percent of workers in the “right-to-work” (for less) state were members of a union in 2017 — down from a peak of 8.8 percent in 2008 — those in unions jumped at the opportunity to show support.As Communications Workers member Paul Castañeda told radio station KJZZ, “[T]his is a perfect opportunity to really teach the millennials, those in high school, what labor is about. It’s coming out and supporting each other.” Jordan Harb, a Mountain View High School junior, addressed Gov. Doug Ducey at the April 26 rally: “The children who you have ignored through marches, meetings and eight-hour sit-ins stand with teachers.”Fred Yamashita, chair of the Pima Area Labor Federation in Tucson, noted that “standing with teachers is a way for unions to educate the public on the merits of organized labor” and “remind people of labor’s role in society.” Yamashita pointed out that some unions are also bucking anti-union pressure in the state. Not only does Local 99 of the Food and Commercial Workers have its highest membership — more than 23,000 — but apprenticeships in the building trades are growing. (kjzz.org, May 1)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more