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Magdalen JCR rejects new Brexit rep

first_imgMagdalen College JCR has voted against a motion to create a ‘Brexit Rep’ role on their JCR committee.The proposed representative would have provided a voice for “the minority of students in the JCR who supported ‘Vote Leave’ in the EU Referendum Campaign.”The proposer of the motion, Harry Forbes, said in the JCR meeting where the motion was discussed: “We have in our college a minority community that is discriminated against, prosecuted, and violated on a daily basis.“The lived experience of this minority of Brexiteers cannot be deterred by those of Remainiac privilege, with microaggressions, such as bringing in European foodstuffs.“I would grant to you that ethnic minorities do have representation of their identity-specific interests within the college, and, being tenant of our identity, the Brexit community needs to be recognised and celebrated by this college, not only as some private, marginalised group as we currently are, but as a heart of the community.”The motion failed with five votes in favour, 43 votes against, and no abstentions.Ben Hopkinson, JCR freshers’ rep, was present at the meeting and told Cherwell: “I think it’s important that we recognise the many minorities that contribute to Magdalen life.“However, creating a Brexit rep is a mockery of the minorities in Magdalen that actually face discrimination on a daily basis.“I’m proud of Magdalen for quickly voting down this mocking motion.”Another first-year student present at the meeting said: “The main crux of the issue for me was the appropriation of terminology associated with the LGBTQIAP+ community, especially when spoken in such a comedic tone.“It undercuts the serious nature of queer rights by continuing a history of making them the punchline to a joke.“Naivety is a privilege and, as such, I feel the speaker does not understand oppression.“Of course, his argument was difficult to justify from the start as a majority of Brits chose to leave the EU.“Yes, an understanding of our Brexit predicament is vital, but anyone who has the audacity to consider themselves a minority because of it is clearly just delusional.”A speaker in opposition of the motion at the meeting, said: “I think if the person who proposed the motion would like to organise a group of people who support Brexit in Magdalen, then he should do so in his own time.“But I don’t think it’s the place of the college or the JCR to start taking sides.”Forbes told Cherwell: “The motion for Brexit rep highlighted the proliferation of gratuitous reps for every imaginable grouping of students, and the atmosphere of hostility towards views divergent from the left wing consensus within student politics.“Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the motion failed, demonstrating the dominance of the the elites that this motion was intended to reveal.”last_img read more

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The Istria Trade Union of Kvarner and Dalmatia reacted to the postponement of the appointment of the Management Board of Jadran dd

first_imgThe Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia (SIKD) reacted to the current situation, ie postponing the appointment of the Management Board of Jadran dd from Crikvenica, a tourist company that owns 8 hotels, 2 campsites and a tourist resort on the Crikvenica Riviera.Namely, the President of SIKD Bruno Bulić forwarded the letter to the members of the Supervisory Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica, the Minister of Tourism, the Minister of State Property and CERP and to the Prime Minister, in which he points out that SIKD is surprised and worried about the expiration of the current Management Board. Jadran dd, no agreement was reached on the appointment of a new or extension of the current President of the Management Board of Jadran dd”It would be unusual and unacceptable if the ownership of the Adriatic remained unchanged, but in a situation where it is certain that there will be a change of ownership in a very short time, it is almost incomprehensible.“Points out Bruno Bulić, President of the Trade Union and adds that in the period until the formal change of ownership the Company must function, work processes must take place, and for this extremely important economic activity, where the human factor is crucial, it is unnecessary to create uncertainty, unrest and discomfort among workers. .The entire press release of the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia is transmitted in its entirety:” We are surprised and concerned that by the expiration of the term of the current Management Board of Mr. Dino Manestra, ie by 17 January 2018, you have not reached an agreement on the appointment of the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica.Namely, the session of the Supervisory Board at which the Management Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica was to be appointed, according to unofficial information we have, which is unfortunately hidden from the workers, was postponed twice because the owners’ representatives failed to agree on who will take over the presidency. Management Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica.It would be unusual and unacceptable if the ownership of the Adriatic remained unchanged, but in a situation where it is certain that there will be a change of ownership in a very short time, it is almost incomprehensible.The fact is that the Republic of Croatia, ie the Ministry of State Property cares to sell this company, that the published tender received, according to official CERP data, a binding offer from the bidder PBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJE dd mandatory pension fund, and ERSTE doo on behalf of ERSTE BLUE mandatory pension fund; that the price offered is almost 6 million more than the initial fixed price; that in the binding offer the bidders undertook to recapitalize in the amount of HRK 200 million in accordance with the invitation within 6 months from the day of concluding the Agreement on sale and transfer of shares, so in the opinion of SIKD the sale of Adriatic shares is almost based on the change of ownership. safe.And precisely because of that, it is incomprehensible that until the expiration of the mandate of the current President of the Management Board Dino Manestra, no new Management Board has been appointed or the mandate of the current President of the Management Board Jadran dd has not been extended for a while until the change of ownership. In the period until the formal change of ownership, the Company must function, work processes must take place, and for this extremely important economic activity, where the human factor is crucial, it is unnecessary to create uncertainty, unrest and discomfort among workers.The workers of Jadran dd have gone through their ordeal in the last twenty years, when they did not receive a salary or they received it late and reduced. It was a time when the Adriatic was a “case”, when various long-term caretakers toured the Adriatic with the intention of catching it. Today, Jadran is a stable company, and investors have recognized that it is a good “bridegroom”, that is, we hope future owners, so we do not want to believe that Jadran dd is once again creating a “case” where politicians will collect political points.If the future owners, ie bidders do not have the possibility (and legally do not have) to nominate a candidate for President of the Management Board, for a relatively short period until the change of ownership, the acting President of the Management Board should be appointed. If there are problems of this kind, then indeed this Government of the Republic of Croatia has very big problems. In this sense, the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of State Property, as well as members of the Supervisory Board of Jadran dd, will be responsible for the consequences that could arise due to late appointment of the Management Board of Jadran ddTherefore, we call on the Government of the Republic of Croatia and all competent ministers to give instructions, ie members of the Supervisory Board to appoint without delay the Acting Management Board of Jadran dd for a period not exceeding 6 months, and in which period the new owner would appoint the Supervisory Board in accordance with the Companies Act. ddBruno Bulić, President of the Trade Union ” Related news: CERP RECEIVED ONE BINDING OFFER FOR THE PURCHASE OF SHARES OF JADRAN DDlast_img read more

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US reaches agreement with Caribbean green card holders

first_imgThe United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says it has reached an agreement with a Miami-based company over claims that the company discriminated against work-authorized Caribbean and other immigrants when verifying their work authorization.The DOJ said the agreement was reached with Brickell Financial Services Motor Club, Inc, otherwise known as Road America Motor Club, Inc (Road America), resolving the department’s investigation into whether the company violated the US Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).The department concluded, based on its investigation, that Road America routinely requested that lawful Caribbean and other permanent residents show their Permanent Resident Cards to prove their work authorization but did not request specific documents from US citizens.Lawful permanent residents often have the same work authorization documents available to them as US citizens, and may choose acceptable documents other than a Permanent Resident Card to prove they are authorised to work, the DOJ said.It said the investigation further revealed that Road America required lawful permanent resident employees to re-establish their work authorisation when their Permanent Resident Cards expired, even though US federal rules prohibit this practice.The anti-discrimination provision of the INA prohibits employers from subjecting employees to unnecessary documentary demands based on the employees’ citizenship or national origin, the DOJ said.“When verifying the work authorisation of employees, employers may not erect unnecessary barriers based on employees’ citizenship or national origin,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.“Employers must ensure they are aware of their legal obligations to avoid discrimination, and we applaud Road America for committing itself to do so through this settlement,” he added.Under the settlement, the DOJ said Road America will pay a civil penalty of US$34,200 and pay US$1,044 to compensate an unidentified worker who lost wages due to its unfair documentary practices.The DOJ said Road America has also agreed to post notices informing workers about their rights under the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, train their human resources personnel, and be subject to departmental monitoring and reporting requirements.last_img read more

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World Football Championship: Only 15 Accreditations for B&H Journalists

first_imgUnfortunately a large number of B&H journalists will remain in B&H without possibility of an official participation at the World championship matches.FIFA announced the possibility of the B&H football house of receiving a modest number of accreditations, meaning 15 accreditations, which is far less than the actual demand. B&H Football Association confirmed this information on their official website.“We inform all the local media that the football association of B&H has received a total of 15 accreditations for the World Championship in Brazil: 15 accreditations for journalists (written press, internet portals and freelancers) and no accreditation for photographers. The representatives of the FIFA department for accreditation have distributed accreditation for journalists based on experience and number of media representatives from the previous championships”, announced the Football Association of B&H.Through its media channel (FIFA Media Channel) FIFA determined the manner and the number of accreditations granted to alliances-participants for the World Championship that will be held from 12 June until 13 July in Brazil.(Source: nfsbih.ba)last_img read more