T.U.U.T Charitable Trust funds trade union project on child labour

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The T.U.U.T. Charitable Trust has approved a grant of £5000 to fund a project submitted by the Self Employed Workers’ Union CTCP. The aim of the project is to address the problem of child labour in Nicaragua’s informal sector. The T.U.U.T. Charitable Trust was set up by the read more



Public sector trade union denounces NICA Act

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 1 September 2017

The National Executive of public sector union UNE has issued the following statement:- In light of the proposed NICA Act, which means that we are faced once again by the prospect of imperialist interference which aims once more to attack us, UNE’s members in the public sector have made the read more



NSCAG rebuts Amnesty International allegations

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 1 September 2017

We have written a detailed response to Amnesty International's recent report Nicaragua: Danger: Rights for Sale. A link to an article by AI and the report can be found here The report is largely if not exclusively based on testimony from a minority group of activists opposed read more



Nicaraguan trade unionist to speak at international seminar in Birmingham

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 25 August 2017

UNISON's West Midlands Region will be holding a one day seminar - 'Solidarity Breaks Chains' on Saturday 30th September from 9.30am - 3.30pm. The seminar, which will focus on the promotion of international solidarity, will take place at the UNISON Office, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham and lunch will read more



Learn Latin American Spanish - new classes start in September

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 24 August 2017

NSC's Latin American Spanish classes will commence on Monday 11th September and will last for twelve weeks until Monday 27th November. 5.30 - 6.30: New Beginners 6.30 - 7.30: Beginners Plus / Elementary 7.30 - 8.30: Elementary / Intermediate New students are very welcome to try both levels on the read more



Union leader speaks on proposed Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 24 August 2017

On 21st August, Tortilla con Sal interviewed Domingo Perez, General Secretary of public sector union UNE, about the proposed Interoceanic Canal. During the wide ranging interview, Domingo spoke about the importance of the proposed Canal to the labour movement in Nicaragua as follows:- 'In the first place, from the point read more



Trade Unions, Government and Private Sector Ratify Increase in Minimum Wage

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 18 August 2017

A minimum wage increase agreed in February by Nicaragua's tripartite commission, comprising unions, government and the private sector has been ratified and will be implemented from 1st September. The increase amounts during the year to 8.25%. The National Minimum Wage Commission further agreed to a revision in the second week read more



Nicaraguan and British teachers discuss techniques and strategies for language teaching

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 8 August 2017

On Sunday, the delegation from the NUT taking part in the teacher exchange with Nicaragua split into groups in order to work with teachers in local schools in Managua, Esteli, Granada, Carazo and Chinandega. Before setting off, the teachers took part in workshops with a group of 60 Nicaraguan read more



NUT delegation arrives in Nicaragua for exchange visit

NSCAG News | on: Saturday, 29 July 2017

A group of teachers, all members of the National Union of Teachers, has arrived in Nicaragua for a three week exchange visit. The visit will focus on discussions and methodology around the teaching of a second language. The NUT members, all of whom are experienced teachers of Spanish as a read more



National Workers' Front FNT condemns NICA Act

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 28 July 2017

The National Workers' Front, FNT, has issued a press release condemning renewed interference in and aggression against Nicaragua by the United States. The press release reads as follows:- 'The National Workers’ Front, FNT and its nine affiliated trade unions reject and condemn the promotion of the NICA Act by the read more





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