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Trade unionist Ann Anderson dies at 51

first_imgRenowned Guyanese trade unionist Ann Anderson died on Tuesday following a brief period of illness.At the time of her death, Anderson was 51 years and was the General Secretary of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU). She was the first female to hold that position after joining trade unionism in 2005.Ann AndersonUpon her appointment as General Secretary, Anderson had vowed to attract more women into the movement. She wanted to expand the Union’s organisational drive, targeting non-traditional workers and the self-employed including taxi drivers, and grouping them so that they could be represented.A few months shy of one year after her appointment in 2009, Anderson led an exercise that picketed the Pegasus Hotel over management’s “union busting” tactics. At the time, the Hotel had 52 staffers who were represented by the CCWU and Anderson had stated that the owner, Robert Badal, did not want workers of the Hotel unionised.Anderson was also the Caribbean Regional Coordinator of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) at the time of her death. Her untimely passing comes as she was to attend the first ITF meeting on March 16, 2018 in Argentina.last_img read more

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Gateway Plaza set to open new stores later this year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Gateway Plaza is set to open some new attractions later this year.Trevor Bolin says there will be the Esso Station which will be Fort St. John’s only full service station, that will open in October.The new building, which is 9,000 square feet, will have Pizza Hut making a return to Fort St. John, Supplement King will be a new store. Sticky’s Candy is the “most northern of the stores” coming, according to Bolin.- Advertisement -Borealis Clothing Company will be offering Women’s fashion. Pita Pit will also be making an appearance.Bolin says the stores are exciting.“These five stores are very anticipated and long awaited in our city. Openings will start in November and continue into the New Year.He says the Gateway Plaza still has 8 more locations to come. Those announcements will be coming in the New Year and going forward.Advertisement The Plaza is expected to employ up to 300 people, says Bolin.last_img read more

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Juventus monitoring progress of Manchester City starlet

first_img targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer However, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato, Juve chairman Andrea Agnelli would like to sign ‘a young Cristiano Ronaldo’.Sane is reportedly the player Agnelli wants but an approach will not be made for the £135m-rated winger for at least a year or two considering Juventus’ recent significant financial outlay.The German was surprisingly omitted from his country’s World Cup squad despite having a brilliant 2017/18 season with City where they won the Premier League and Carabao Cup.He also scooped the PFA Young Player of the Year award but did not make the cut for Joachim Low’s squad in Russia. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade After a slow start for his club this campaign, Sane has had a productive last two games – scoring in their 3-0 win over Fulham as well as playing a part in one of City’s goals during their 5-0 win at Cardiff. Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND center_img LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Juventus are hoping to prise Sane away from City in the future REVEALED Juventus have identified Manchester City star Leroy Sane as a future transfer target.The Serie A club were very busy in the transfer window in the summer with the pick of their signings being the mega-money acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. 1 RANKED moving on targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father last_img read more