“This attack proves there is no rule of law in Hlaing Tharyar (township), so we urge the Yangon government to take effective action,” Ko Ye Thura, a union leader who helped the protesters to file the police complaint. Ko Ye Thura is a senior member of the Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar and the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar. “We have filed a complaint, but the police have yet to take any action,” Ko Ye Thura said. The workers said that around 400 workers at the Chinese-owned Hong Ri handbag factory went on strike on Thursday after the factory owner repeatedly refused to implement provisions of the employment contract. The workers said they asked the factory to provide enough toilets and safe drinking water because the factory has only three toilets and the water pipes run through a polluted drain. They also made 10 demands concerning labour rights and factory facilities. The union leader said the factory … [Read more...] about Union calls for police to act after strikers attacked
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By Iain Colpitts Brampton Guardian Mon., May 13, 2019 Peel Region police are investigating the circumstances behind a death at a Brampton townhouse complex Monday. While there’s little information currently available in the ongoing investigation, police believe the death stemmed from a domestic dispute and there is no threat to the general public. “Right now, we want to get the message out we’re confident there’s no concern for public safety at this time,” said Const. Heather Cannon. Police were called to the area of Bramalea Rd. and Gates of Bramalea, near Queen St. E., just before 9 a.m., and found a dead adult inside one of the town home units. The homicide and missing persons bureau is investigating and canvassing the complex for information from neighbours. The gender of the deceased has not been announced and there’s been no information released about whether the deceased’s body showed any signs of trauma. Article … [Read more...] about Peel police investigating homicide in Brampton
By Bonnie Crombie Opinion Patrick Brown Opinion Tues., May 7, 2019 The provincial government is reviewing the regional government system in Ontario. Mississauga’s mayor, Bonnie Crombie, argues yes, now is the perfect time to right a historical wrong and allow Canada’s sixth largest city to be independent of Peel Region. The mayor of neighbouring Brampton, Patrick Brown, argues no, the costs involved in dissolution of the region are unfair to his taxpayers. After 45 years, it’s time for Mississauga to leave the Region of Peel and become an independent city. The regional government model in Peel is broken beyond repair, and it’s time for change. Now. Regional government is holding Mississauga back from achieving its true potential as a world-class city. As an independent city, Mississauga would finally have full control over its future and all decision making. It would be able to deliver services more efficiently and effectively, by reducing … [Read more...] about Should Mississauga leave Peel Region?
By Gilbert Ngabo Staff Reporter Tues., April 30, 2019 Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie Mississauga says she remains hopeful the provincial government will grant her city’s wish to break free from Peel Region. Crombie told the Star’s editorial board Tuesday that she has met with two provincial special advisers — former deputy minister and CEO of Metrolinx Michael Fenn, and former chair of Waterloo Region Ken Seiling — who were appointed earlier this year to lead a review of Ontario regional governments. She said Premier Doug Ford has said “some positive things” about how not one size will fit all. There are regions that want to amalgamate, and others that are fine with the status quo. Mississauga wants none of that. “It doesn’t work for us. We overcontribute. It’s all pay no save. It is broken,” she said, listing cities of Mississauga’s size or smaller that are governed independently — … [Read more...] about Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie lays out case for separating from Peel Region
PARIS: The French government on Monday (Apr 29) opened a suicide prevention unit for police officers after a sharp rise in the number taking their own lives since the start of this year.The move comes as prosecutors are investigating chants by some "yellow vest" anti-government protesters in recent weeks urging the police to "commit suicide", which have prompted widespread public outrage.Police unions say officers are under intense strain since the eruption of the protests last November, which have often degenerated into violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces.So far this year 28 officers have killed themselves, up from a total of 35 for all of last year, according to interior ministry figures."We have to break the fear, break the shame, break the silence," Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said as he opened the prevention unit's offices in Paris.He said officials would also evaluate practices and procedures in the police forces of other countries as well as … [Read more...] about France moves to stem surge in police suicides