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SJT-TL and the right to strike - part three

SJT-TL and the right to strike – part three

3. Kmanek Supermarket strike: the SJT-TL’s first strike Almerio: ‘After the SJT-TL was established in October 2008, we have the socialization of the union amongst the workers. We have the education campaign regarding the SJT-TL, explaining the union, our objectives, our values and our rules. After that, we find so many problems, so many violations […]

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SJT-TL and the right to strike - part two

SJT-TL and the right to strike – part two

Section 3 Almerio Vila-Nova SJT-TL 1. Almerio’s first strike. I asked Almerio how did he get first involved in being a union leader? I report the first workplace dispute he led and won, a strike of 14 days . ‘I first studied political science at the University. In 2004, I was working in the Central […]

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SJT – TL and the right to strike – part one

SINDIKATU JERAL TRABALHADORES TIMOR LESTE GENERAL WORKERS UNION OF TIMOR LESTE S J T – T L Introduction My account is about one Timor Leste union – the Sindikatu Jeral Trabalhadores Timor Leste (SJT-TL) the General Workers Union (GWU) and their General Secretary Almerio Vila-Nova (Almerio). Photo of Almerio and Chris april 2012 SJT-TL Collective […]

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SINDIKATU JERAL TRABALHADORES TIMOR LESTE 2nd Congress

SINDIKATU JERAL TRABALHADORES TIMOR LESTE S J T – T L GENERAL WORKERS UNION OF TIMOR LESTE “Together Fighting for Workers Rights and Interests“ Timor Leste (SJT-TL) General Workers Union 2nd Congress Dili, October 17th 18th 2012. Report by Chris White “One hundred and ten 110 delegates members of the SJT-TL and guests attended their […]

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Xanana may decide to negotiate with FRETILIN to form a government of national unity, allocating Ministerial posts to his rivals and agreeing to implement some FRETILIN programs. 

This could help him solve some of the problems of the last government, which was dogged by corruption and maladministration. 

This occurred alongside massive increases in the state budget, drawing down on the oil fund to shore up support for his diverse and often divided coalition partners. 

A coalition with FRETILIN could also help Xanana deal with the growing inequality between the rural areas and the capital Dili, on which CNRT depends for over 25% of its total vote. 

Most importantly, a CNRT-FRETILIN alliance allows Xanana to access the considerable pool of political astuteness and administrative experience in the FRETILIN ranks.

Boughton on Timor Leste outcome

Parliamentary Election Analysis Timor Leste July 2012 by Bob Boughton The provisional results from the 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Timor-Leste have significantly altered the political landscape. Xanana Gusmao’s party, the National Congress for the Reconstruction of Timor-Leste (CNRT) won 172831 votes, 36.7% of the total. FRETILIN received 140786 votes, 29.9% of the total. In 2007, […]

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TL government of national unity

TL government of national unity

As readers know I have been in Timor Leste for the Parliamentary elections. In the last post the possibility of a government of national unity was reported. Being a supporter of Fretilin listening prior to the election the critical attacks on PM Xanana Gusmao by opposition leader Mari Alkatari, it seemed extradordinary when we first […]

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Timor Leste election

Timor Leste election

Breaking news… East Timorese weigh unity Michael Bachelard and Mouzinho Lopes East Timor’s sometimes fractious politicians are discussing the extraordinary possibility of forming a government of national unity, in which all the parliamentary parties would govern together. The two major parties, Fretilin and CNRT, are being urged to join together by the former president, Jose […]

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TL parliamentary elections

TL parliamentary elections

See earlier posts on Timor Leste Presidential elections. Now I am going to Dili for the Parliamentary elections as an official International Observer and listening to the politics in this crucial election. One story: Dili, 28 jun (AP) – ‘The Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor (Fretilin) announced today that it has canceled the rally […]

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Ruak Timor Leste President

Ruak Timor Leste President

Taur Matan Ruak to be new President of Timor-Leste Report from Peter Murphy The presidential elections in Timor-Leste, conducted over two rounds on March 17 and April 16, 2012, resulted in Taur Matan Ruak, former commander of the armed forces, winning by a margin of 61 per cent to 39 per cent over FRETILIN candidate […]

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