May
03
2022
0

LabourStart in Numbers: 2 May 2022

The first number next to each item is the current total as of today; the second number is the total as of the first day of last month.  Where one number is provided it means that there has been no change since last month.

The drop in the size of many lists is due to the shift from Mail Chimp to MailJet.  This s reflect a ‘tidy’ of the lists rather than a real reduction.

 

Mailing Lists:

The top 10:

English: 72943-78204

French: 7308-7816

German: 5578-5908

Spanish: 5398-5585

Turkish: 4152-4218

Korean: 3308-3299

Italian: 3047-3175

Russian: 2645-2720

Norwegian: 2087-2169

Romanian:  1772

Dutch: 1439-1568

The others:

Arabic:  821-832

Belarusian:  288

Bulgarian: 17

Chinese: 899-944

Creole:  11

Czech: 63

Danish: 92-93

Esperanto: 173-179

Farsi:  209

Finnish:  453-463

Georgian:  138

Greek: 54

Hebrew:  289-307

Hindi:  80-34

Hungarian:  178-187

Indonesian:  460

Japanese: 386-396

Malaysian: 21

Polish: 837-850

Portuguese: 1282-1344

Punjabi:  2

Sinhalese: 1

Slovakian: 15

Swedish: 982

Tagalog: 159

Thai:  152

Ukrainian: 301-306

Vietnamese:  21

Internal:

Executive and Interns:  12

LabourStart Correspondents:  656-664

LabourStart Translators:  87-89

Africa Caucus:  63

 

Flickr:

The site was down for maintenance when this report was being prepared.  These numbers are for last month.

838 members.

10287 photos.

 

Facebook Pages/Groups:

No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

LabourStart.org page likes:  13565-13546

LabourStart.org page follows: 14509-14481

Global Labour News and Information: 8993

LabourStart UK likes:  2033-2032

LabourStart UK follows:  2094-2092

LabourStart Francophone: 590-589 (last post February 2021)

LabourStart Brasil:  503

LabourStart Turkce:  2096-2101

LabourStart TV likes: 449-448

LabourStart TV follows:  469-460

LabourStart Israel: 149 (last post 2018)

 

LinkedIn:

No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

Group: 2500-2477

Page: 122-112

 

Twitter:

Sporadic efforts were made to grow the Global English-language, Portuguese-language, Spanish-language and Australian feeds.  No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers for other accounts.

Global English: 33898-32454

Canada English: 19134-18226

Portuguese: 8274-7942

Australia: 8490-7798

Global Spanish: 7692-7433

USA: 5487-5551

Canada French: 3100-3106

Russian: 46-44

Hebrew:  43 (last tweet 02-2021)

Italian: 506

Swedish: 337-336 (last tweet 2016)

Indonesia: 350 (last tweet 2015)

French: 226 (last tweet 2018)

German: 120 (last tweet 2018)

Japanese: 21 (last tweet 2012)

Dutch: 12 (last tweet April 2012)

Arabic: 7 (last tweet May 2012)

South Asia (English): 5-3 NEW and not yet active.

Written by derek in: Uncategorized |
Apr
01
2022
0

LabourStart in Numbers: 1 April 2022

The first number next to each item is the current total as of today; the second number is the total as of the first day of last month.  Where one number is provided it means that there has been no change since last month.

Lists or accounts that have shrunk are in italics.  Lists or accounts which experienced growth are in bold.

We continue to see the negative effects of the EU’s GDPR.

Mailing Lists:

The top 10:

English: 78204-77567

French: 7816-7836

German: 5908-5846

Spanish: 5585-5561

Turkish: 4218-4222

Korean: 3299

Italian: 3175-3187

Russian: 2720-2703

Norwegian: 2169-2179

Romanian:  1772

Dutch: 1568-1551

 

The others:

Arabic:  832

Belarusian:  288

Bulgarian: 17

Chinese: 944

Creole:  11

Czech: 63

Danish: 93-95

Esperanto: 179-176

Farsi:  209

Finnish:  463-472

Georgian:  138

Greek: 54

Hebrew:  307-306

Hindi:  80-34

Hungarian:  187

Indonesian:  460-433

Japanese: 396

Malaysian: 21

Polish: 850-849

Portuguese: 1344

Punjabi:  2

Sinhalese: 1

Slovakian: 15

Swedish: 982

Tagalog: 159

Thai:  152

Ukrainian: 306

Vietnamese:  21

 

Internal:

Executive and Interns:  16

LabourStart Correspondents:  664-660

LabourStart Translators:  89

Africa Caucus:  63

 

Flickr:

838-836 members.

10287-10237 photos.

 

Facebook Pages/Groups:

No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

LabourStart.org page likes:  13546-13554

LabourStart.org page follows: 14481-14477

Global Labour News and Information: 8993-8963

LabourStart UK likes:  2032-2036

LabourStart UK follows:  2092-2095

LabourStart Francophone: 589-588 (last post February 2021)

LabourStart Brasil:  503

LabourStart Turkce:  2101-2107

LabourStart TV likes: 448-447

LabourStart TV follows:  460

LabourStart Israel: NOT FOUND-149

 

LinkedIn:

No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

Group: 2477-2438

Page: 112-103

 

Twitter:

Sporadic efforts were made to grow the Global English-language, Portuguese-language, Spanish-language and Australian feeds.  No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers for other accounts.

Global English: 32454-30795

Canada English: 18226-18039

Portuguese: 7942-6518

Australia: 7798-6755

Global Spanish: 7433-6409

USA: 5551-5567

Canada French: 3106-3112

Russian: 44- 45

Hebrew:  43-42 (last tweet 02-2021)

Italian: 506-505

Swedish: 336 (last tweet 2016)

Indonesia: 350 (last tweet 2015)

French: 226 (last tweet 2018)

German: 120 (last tweet 2018)

Japanese: 21 (last tweet 2012)

Dutch: 12 (last tweet April 2012)

Arabic: 7 (last tweet May 2012)

South Asia (English): 3 NEW

 

Written by derek in: Uncategorized |
Mar
28
2022
0

ILO: LabourStart provides extensive coverage of key decisions, new leadership

ILO: We gave extensive publicity on LabourStart’s home page and across social media to some key developments at the meeting of the ILO Governing Body last week — including the passage of a resolution on Ukraine and Russia, and the election of a new, union-backed Director General.

GLU conference: At the request of the Global Labour University we have helped to promote their annual conference with a mass mailing to our list. It appears that nearly 500 people from our list clicked through to learn more about or register for the conference.

Interns: Tomorrow marks the final day at work for our three interns from the Global Labour University – Jessica, Malaika and Zubair. We cannot thank them enough for all that they did during their time with us.

Donations: We received a generous donation from Industriall Europe.

T-shirts: We promoted the latest Working Class History t-shirt of the month across our social media accounts.

Written by admin in: Fund-raising,ILO,Intern |
Mar
22
2022
0

Ukraine: We lead the way with coverage of the trade union response

ITUC and ETUC leaders at a rally in solidarity with Ukraine.

Ukraine: LabourStart continues to be the main source of news on the trade union response to the war in Ukraine.

We had the opportunity in the last week to highlight statements from the Nordic trade unions, Solidarnosc (Poland) and KVPU (Ukraine) which criticised the continued membership of the pro-Putin Russian trade union centre FNPR in the ITUC.

We also shared today a long statement from the European Trade Union Confederation which also severely criticised FNPR.

Earlier, we published statements from two Russian national trade union centres, FNPR and KTR.

Jordan: Our planned webinar for last Friday (organised with the Education International) has been postponed. But EI remains interested in doing more webinars with us, so watch this space.

Donations: We’ve received a generous donation from BWI.

Coming up: In the next few weeks we will be holding our annual spring fundraiser and also preparing for a major online event to mark May Day – International Workers’ Day.

Written by admin in: Fund-raising |
Mar
11
2022
0

300 participants in our International Women’s Day webinar

Elizabeth Tang from the IDWF.

International Women’s Day: Our webinar run jointly with the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) was a success. About 300 people participated in the event on Zoom and Facebook. The event was recorded and we shared the link today (https://vimeo.com/686778630).

Jordan: Working together with the Education International, we will be hosting a webinar next Friday, 18.3 in English and Arabic. We will be reopening our campaign in support of the Jordanian Teachers’ Association which was suspended a while back.

UK: We were invited to speak to the London/South East TUC about LabourStart this week — and also got the chance to speak with a group of fisherman from Namibia who were on the call.

Donations: IndustriALL has made a very generous donation.

Written by admin in: Campaigns,Events,Fund-raising |
Mar
04
2022
0

Our first-ever global webinar on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: We agreed a day, time and topic for a global webinar organised with the International Domestic Workers Federation. We’ve done a lot of publicity on social media and mass mailings. IDWF is pulling together a fantastic panel. The event takes place on Tuesday, 8 March at 13:00. This is the URL to register to attend the event: http://www.labourstart.org/go/iwd2022

Lithuania: Our campaign continues to grow. We’re now at 5,563 supporters. The strike has been suspended due to the state of emergency in the country, but they have asked to continue promoting the campaign.   This week we did another mass mailing to our English list.

Ukraine: We continue posting lots of news from unions around the world about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Using our website and social media accounts we have promoted the ITUC appeal for donations too.

UK: Next week I’ve been invited to speak at an online event organised by trade unions in London and the South East of England on the subject of global solidarity and LabourStart.

USA: We’re helping the Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad, at their request, with weekly labour news bulletins, focussing mainly on US labour news.

Written by admin in: Campaigns,Events |
Feb
25
2022
0

Ukraine: LabourStart reacts to Putin’s war

Ukraine: Following the Russian invasion on Thursday morning, we have made certain to offer comprehensive coverage of the trade union reaction in Ukraine, Russia and around the world on our news page and across social media.

We have also been in touch with all 18 of our correspondents in Ukraine.  One of them wrote back, saying:

Thank you very much for your genuine support. At the moment we need as strong an international reaction as possible,  more demonstrations and political pressure on the EU and the governments to react with economic and political sanctions against Putin, his family members and Russian corporations. And Ukraine needs financial and military support as well.  It is also obvious that we will need help in providing humanitarian aid to the union members, refugees and war victims. We appreciate your support and will let you know what that may mean in practical terms.”

Cambodia: Thanks to a mass mailing to members of the UNITE HERE union in the USA promoting the campaign, it jumped to nearly 15,000 supporters — a gain of nearly 2,000 in just one day.

Colombia: Our campaign continues to grow following our follow-up mailing. The number of supporters has grown from 4,809 to 6,092 as a result.

Lithuania: Our campaign went live this last week. Today it appears in 11 languages with more on the way, and has 4,272 supporters.  It will be our first campaign ever in all three Baltic languages — including Estonian and Latvian.

Instagram: Our presence there has been vastly improved and the number of followers is starting to grow.

International Women’s Day: We are now expecting to organise a major online event featuring domestic workers and in partnership with their global union.

Mailing list: Our list continues to grow as we add new campaigns. This week we picked up 399 new subscribers – and launched our mailing list in Lithuanian.

Written by admin in: Campaigns,Events,Mailing list,Social networks |
Feb
18
2022
0

New campaigns – Colombia, Lithuania, Turkey, Hungary, Europe …

Campaigns: Last week I reported that we had 3 campaigns in the pipeline, including ones for Colombia and Lithuania. Those both went live this week. The Colombia campaign is already in 16 languages and has 4,455 supporters.

As for the campaign we expected on Turkey — there’s no news at the moment.

But in addition we have received proposed campaigns from the Hungarian teachers union and EPSU, the European regional body for public sector workers.

The Cambodia campaign has grown a bit from 12,355 supporters to 12,995, a gain of 640 supporters this week.

Interns: Our three new interns from the Global Labour University – Jessica, Malaika and Zubair – began work on Wednesday this week.

 

Written by admin in: Campaigns,Intern |
Feb
11
2022
0

Three new campaigns coming?

 

Campaigns: We expect to launch campaigns shortly in support of workers in Colombia, Lithuania and Turkey. Details soon.

Algeria: With the agreement of IndustriALL we have now closed this campaign. Unfortunately, our comrade Ramzi is still in jail. The struggle continues.

Cambodia: We wrote to dozens of our translators in six languages — resulting in three more translations. But we still have nothing in Japanese, Arabic and Swedish, which is a problem. The campaign continues to grow — now in 22 languages with 12,355 supporters. But growth has slowed.

Iran: At the request of some comrades, we shared statements from Iranian workers’ organisations about expelling Iran from the ILO with senior figures in the global unions.

Jordan: Next month we will host (and promote) a major global webinar in support of Jordan’s embattled teachers’ union. We will reactivate the online campaign before then.

Fund raising: Two unions in Norway made generous donations last week.

Interns: Our three new interns will start their work on Wednesday next week.

Mailing lists: Our mailing lists continue to grow due to the Cambodia campaign – we picked up 223 new subscribers this week, and doubled the size of our small Hindi language list.

Internationalisation: We made a number of improvements to the Russian language home page, adding corrections to the language and replacing the occasional English phrase with the Russian equivalent.

Working Class History T-shirts: We discussed next steps with our friends at DNA-Merch and received payment for the few shirts we sold.

Feb
04
2022
0

LabourStart in Numbers: 4 February 2022

The first number next to each item is the current total as of today; the second number is the total as of the first day of last month.  Where one number is provided it means that there has been no change since last month.

Lists or accounts that have shrunk are in italics.  Lists or accounts which experienced growth are in bold.

We continue to see the negative effects of the EU’s GDPR.

Mailing Lists:

The top 10:

English: 77567-75105

French: 7836-7745

German: 5846-5838

Spanish: 5561-5338

Turkish: 4222

Korean: 3299

Italian: 3187-3205

Russian: 2703

Norwegian: 2179-2195

Romanian:  1772

Dutch: 1551-1539

 

The others:

Arabic:  832

Belarusian:  288

Bulgarian: 17

Chinese: 944

Creole:  11

Czech: 63

Danish: 95

Esperanto: 176

Farsi:  209

Finnish:  472

Georgian:  138

Greek: 54

Hebrew:  306-307

Hindi:  34

Hungarian:  187-188

Indonesian:  433

Japanese: 396-393

Malaysian: 21

Polish: 850-849

Portuguese: 1344

Punjabi:  2

Sinhalese: 1

Slovakian: 15

Swedish: 982

Tagalog: 159

Thai:  152

Ukrainian: 306

Vietnamese:  21

 

Internal:

Executive and Interns:  14

LabourStart Correspondents:  660-657

LabourStart Translators:  89-88

Africa Caucus:  63 NEW

 

Flickr:

836 members.

10237-10223photos.

 

Facebook Pages/Groups:

No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

LabourStart.org page likes:  13554-13536

LabourStart.org page follows: 14477-14456

Global Labour News and Information: 8963-8905

LabourStart UK likes:  2036-2040

LabourStart UK follows:  2095-2097

LabourStart Francophone: 588

LabourStart Brasil:  503-505

LabourStart Turkce:  2107-2113

LabourStart TV likes: 447-448

LabourStart TV follows:  460

LabourStart Israel: NOT FOUND-149

 

LinkedIn:

No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

Group: 2438

Page: 103

 

Twitter:

Sporadic efforts were made to grow the Global English-language, Canadian English-language, Portuguese-language, Spanish-language and Australian feeds.  No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers for other accounts.

Global English: 30795-30205

Canada English: 18039-17786

Global Spanish: 6409-6089

USA: 5551-5567

Australia: 6755-6294

Portuguese: 6518-5900

Canada French: 3112-3110

Russian: 45-46

Hebrew:  42 (last tweet 02-2021)

Italian: 505-507

Swedish: 336-338 (last tweet 2016)

Indonesia: 350 (last tweet 2015)

French: 226-227 (last tweet 2018)

German: 120 (last tweet 2018)

Japanese: 21 (last tweet 2012)

Dutch: 12 (last tweet April 2012)

Arabic: 7 (last tweet May 2012)

Written by derek in: Uncategorized |

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