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Terra Firma mulls a sale of its Odeon and UCI brands

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first_imgThursday 31 March 2011 8:35 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Guy Hands’ private equity firm Terra Firma is mulling the sale of its Odeon and UCI cinema business.Speculation over a possible sale has surrounded the cinema brands for months, with rival private equity player BC Partners thought to be interested.City A.M. understands a sale is one of several options for the firm, with a refinancing also an option. The firm could also choose to hold its ground. Sources close to the firm say it is unlikely Terra Firma would accept less than £1bn for the business.Hands is expected to ask Bank of America Merrill Lynch to host an auction should he decide on a sale.UCI and Odeon have a similar UK market share of around one quarter each, with Odeon valued at roughly £800m and UCI at £300m.Hands took a £12m dividend from Terra Firma earlier this year despite a fall in operating profits.The payment is the first significant dividend payment by the company since its inception nine years ago, with all previous payouts under £25,000 a year. Tags: NULL whatsapp Share KCS-content Terra Firma mulls a sale of its Odeon and UCI brands last_img read more

MPICO Limited 2015 Abridged Report

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first_imgMPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileMalawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is a property company with interests in property development, rentals and property management. The company owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, residential and industrial properties in major towns and cities in Malawi. MPICO’s property portfolio includes offices, high-rise buildings, residential homes, warehouses and retail outlets; providing property solutions for clients in the major towns and cities of Malawi, including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MPICO owns 35 commercial buildings and a selection of flats, private-lease houses and guest lodges; Its subsidiaries included Capital Developments Limited and New Capital Properties Limited. Malawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc 2015 Presentation

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first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm)  2015 presentation Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

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first_imgNew Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Frontier Properties Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the acquisition and development of income-generating retail and logistics property in the UK and Europe. The company is a real estate investment trust. New Frontier Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) 2018 Abridged Report

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first_imgStarwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileStarwin Products Limited manufactures and markets generic pharmaceutical and consumer health products for the local Ghana market and for export. The company produces a range of analgesics, antacids/laxatives, anti-allergies, multivitamins and haematinics. Its analgesic range includes Rapiriol, Paracetemol and Painoff; anti-allergics include Asmadrin and Star Cold tablets; antacids include Starwins Milk of Magnesia and Starwins Liver Salt; syrups include Paraking, Expectolyn and Starprovite. The company was founded in 1960 and was formerly known as Sterling Pharmaceuticals Ghana Limited; its name was changed in 1993. Dannex Limited is a majority shareholder (71.3%) in the business. Starwin Products Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Worried about dividend cuts? I’d buy this growth and income stock in an ISA today

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first_img Royston Wild | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: BMY Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. UK investors are having to grab their tin hats as dividends fall like dominoes. Companies of all shapes and sizes are cutting shareholder rewards in a desperate bid to build big cash piles to ride out the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the global economy.It’s time to be extra careful with your investment capital. But it doesn’t mean you need to pull up the drawbridge and stash your money in a low-yielding cash account. There’s an abundance of income shares that should keep on growing profits and consequently keep increasing annual dividends.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Home comfortsOne of these is Bloomsbury Publishing (LSE: BMY). It is perhaps best known as the publisher of the Harry Potter line of titles, a dependable cash cow that continues to take the world by storm. But the FTSE 250 firm’s Consumer division is more than that. Sarah J. Maas’s Crescent City: House of Earth & Blood just hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, for example.It’s a share whose top line should in fact benefit from a world going into a wide and possibly prolonged shutdown. It said in fresh financials last month that it is unclear how the virus will affect full-year numbers for the fiscal period ending February 2021. But it did add that while “there is disruption to  bookshops, online retailers and academic institutions… reading books, including print books, is likely to be popular at home.” Revenues from its e-books and audio books could well receive a boost too.Book sales boomBut don’t just take my word for it. Industry data from Nielsen Book illustrates how demand for reading material is booming at the current time.According to most recent figures, book sales in the UK were up a mighty 6% during the week to March 21. The research house said that sales of paperback fiction titles soared by more than a third week-on-week. Demand for arts and crafts books had jumped 38% over the same period too.Growth AND dividends!Good signs for the likes of Bloomsbury, then. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a great stock to buy for the near term only. It remains active on the M&A trail and last month acquired some assets of academic publisher Zed Books for £1.75m. It has also turbocharged investment in its online academic and professional division to deliver long-term profits too.City analysts don’t think that Bloomsbury will be blown over by the coronavirus storm. They think that earnings will rise 11% in fiscal 2021 and 12% the following year. And they reckon dividends will follow the bottom line northwards too, resulting in bulky yields of 4.1% and 4.3% for these respective years.At current prices the publisher trades on a rock-bottom forward P/E ratio of 12.1 times. I reckon this, combined with those chunky yields, makes Bloomsbury a brilliant buy today as the rest of the market shakes. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Worried about dividend cuts? I’d buy this growth and income stock in an ISA today Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

La construcción del Oleoducto de las Dakotas sigue suspendida

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first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Por Lynette WilsonPosted Nov 15, 2016 Robin Denney, estudiante del Seminario Teológico de Virginia, participó el 15 de noviembre, entre otras miles de personas, en una manifestación de solidaridad, pacífica y legal en Washington, D.C., desde la Oficina del Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército hasta la Casa Blanca. Numerosas manifestaciones contra el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas tuvieron lugar a través del país. Foto tomada de Facebook.[Episcopal News Service] El 15 de noviembre, los manifestantes se fueron a las calles para pedirle al presidente Obama que detuviera la construcción del polémico Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas. El mismo día, Energy Transfer Partners [la compañía que lo construye] presentó una demanda legal en la que pide la intervención de un tribunal federal para terminar el proyecto del oleoducto.[La protesta, bajo el nombre de] #NoDAPL Day of Action tuvo lugar un día después de que el gobierno federal dijera que la aprobación final para una autorización que permitiría que continúe la construcción del [llamado] Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas se mantiene suspendida y pendiente de análisis y conversaciones ulteriores respecto al potencial impacto negativo del proyecto en la calidad del agua y del perjuicio a sitios tribales sagrados cercanos a la reserva de la nación sioux de Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock] en Dakota del Norte.En un comunicado que apareció el 14 de noviembre en la página web del Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE.UU., se decía que había concluido la revisión comenzada el 9 de septiembre, cuando se pidió que se suspendiera la construcción del oleoducto de 1886 kilómetros de longitud y 76,2 cm. de diámetro que ha de transportar 570.000 galones de petróleo al día desde los yacimientos petrolíferos de Bakken en el noroeste de Dakota del Norte —pasando por Dakota del Sur y Iowa— hasta Illinois, desde donde sería enviado a las refinerías.“El Ejército ha determinado que debate y análisis adicionales están garantizados a la luz de la historia de los despojos de tierras de la Gran Nación de los Sioux, la importancia del lago Oahe para la tribu, nuestra relación de gobierno a gobierno y el estatuto que rige el servicio en la propiedad gubernamental”, dijo el Ejército en su comunicado.En septiembre, funcionarios federales suspendieron la construcción del oleoducto en tierras que bordean el lago Oahe, o debajo del mismo, pertenecientes al Cuerpo de Ingenieros, la agencia federal responsable de otorgar autorizaciones en tierras y vías de agua públicas.La decisión de ayer, “refuerza ese lenguaje anterior y suena como que intentan trabajar con el consejo tribal y su presidente para encontrar un modo de decir que ahora estamos satisfechos con el proyecto y sus salvaguardas… [y] dar una mayor garantía de que nada catastrófico podría suceder”, dijo el Rdo. John Floberg, sacerdote supervisor de las iglesias episcopales del lado de Dakota del Norte de Roca Enhiesta, en una entrevista con Episcopal News Service.En una declaración, el presidente tribal de los sioux de Roca Enhiesta, Dave Archambault II , dijo que la decisión está por debajo de lo que él esperaba, pero indicaba que Obama estaba escuchando.“Nos sentimos alentados y sabemos que la oración y la manifestación pacíficas en Roca Enhiesta han sacado vigorosamente a la luz la injusta narrativa sufrida por las naciones nativoamericanas a través del país”, dijo Archambault. “No respondieron a todas nuestras oraciones, pero esta vez las escucharon”.Durante meses, nativos y no nativos “protectores del agua”, que se oponen al oleoducto, han estado acampados en tierras federales cerca del sitio donde se proponen construir el oleoducto. El 3 de noviembre, más de 500 personas, clérigos y laicos en representación de 20 tradiciones religiosas viajaron para manifestarse en pacífica, devota solidaridad y testimonio con los sioux de Roca Enhiesta y sus aliados.Los sioux de Roca Enhiesta arguyen que el oleoducto atravesaría tierras sujetas a tratados, profanaría zonas sagradas y pondría en peligro el agua potable para 8.000 miembros que viven en las casi 930.000 hectáreas de la reserva de la tribu, situada justo al sur de donde el oleoducto cruzaría por debajo del río Misurí y del lago Oahe. El lago es la fuente de agua potable de la reserva. Los sitios sagrados caen fuera de las fronteras de la reserva, pero la tribu sostiene que formaron parte de un tratado territorial de 1851.Luego del requerimiento del gobierno federal de suspender la construcción en septiembre, Energy Partners, la compañía constructora del oleoducto con sede en Texas, compró tierras privadas cerca de la ruta propuesta y continúa la construcción del oleoducto. Algunos dicen que las tierras compradas pertenecen a la nación sioux.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Apopka gardeners can celebrate Plant of the Month: Seminole Pumpkin

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Focus on Gardening: Plant of the MonthFrom University of Florida (UF), Institute of Food and Agriculture SciencesFor the green thumbs and garden-dreamers alike, every month we’ll highlight a UF / IFAS feature plant that deserves a spotlight in Florida-friendly gardening.Seminole Pumpkin Please enter your name here Seminole pumpkins. UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.Traditionally grown by the Calusa, Creek, and Miccosukee peoples, Seminole pumpkins remain one of the tastiest and most reliable pumpkins for Florida gardens. The Seminole people gave the name “Chassahowitza” to a region on the gulf in Southwest Florida. The name means “pumpkin hanging place.” It’s likely that the pumpkins they were referring to were Seminole pumpkins, or a related variety.Gardeners in the Sunshine State sometimes struggle to find vegetables that will make it through our relentless summer heat. Florida’s Seminole pumpkins just may be the answer to their search!CharacteristicsSeminole pumpkins are a cultivated variety (cultivar) of Cucurbita moschata. Other notable cultivars of this species include butternut squash and calabaza. While generally rounded and dull orange, Seminole pumpkins come in a variety of shapes and colors. Sometimes this is the result of cross-pollination with nearby butternut squash or another member of their species. Regardless, the inner flesh of Seminole pumpkin is orange, similar to butternut squash, but sweeter. The flesh is firmer and less fibrous than that of a traditional jack-o-lantern pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo). Mature fruits generally weigh 6 to 12 pounds.Seminole pumpkins vary in shape and size, but inside the sweet, pumpkiny flavor is all the same. Credit: UF/IFASTo preserve their harvest of Seminole pumpkins, aboriginal Floridians sliced and dried the fruit. Thanks to their thick skin, Seminole pumpkins can be stored whole for a couple of months, even in Florida’s humid climate. In a dry location with good ventilation, they can be stored for up to a year. The Anatomy of Fear Seminole pumpkin makes an excellent substitute for pumpkin or butternut squash when cooking. You don’t have to limit yourself to eating the flesh of these pumpkins, either. Young, green fruits can be harvested and eaten without peeling. The beautiful yellow flowers are also edible raw, stuffed, or even fried.Planting and CareGardeners in frost-free areas of the state have the opportunity to plant Seminole pumpkin between August and March. In North and Central Florida, seeds can be planted in the spring. This is usually between February and April, but could be as late as July if you can commit yourself to vigilant pest management. Many gardeners choose to plant late, knowing that it is one of the few veggies that can survive a harsh Florida summer. Some gardeners also plant in the fall, but only do so if you have 120 days left before the first frost is expected.As with other squashes, we recommend direct-seeding in an area that gets 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. These productive vines can grow to 25 feet or more, so give them room to spread. The Seminole people planted the vines below trees, which served as natural trellises. In your garden the vines will spread widely. Space the plants 4 feet apart, with rows 6-9 feet apart or install a trellis for the vines to climb.Seminole pumpkins require pollination of the female flowers (the ones with a round base) to produce fruit. Plant some flowers nearby to encourage pollinators to visit your pumpkins. Within three to four months of planting you should be ready to pick the first Seminole pumpkins. They are mature when the color ripens to a sandy orange. Once harvested, store them in a cool, dry place. Your vine should continue producing fruit up until the first frost of the year.Seminole pumpkins take the summer heat and humidity in stride and require little maintenance; some gardeners even claim they thrive on neglect. As your vines grow, they may become weighed down by the pumpkins — this is normal for fruiting vines and not something to worry about. Pumpkins that grow hanging from the vine are usually tear-drop shaped, while fruit that develops on the ground more closely resembles a traditional pumpkins.Seminole pumpkin blossoms are usually bee-pollinated, but manual pollination is possible, too. UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.You should also keep an eye out for caterpillar infestations as the weather warms up. Scout frequently, paying special attention to the newest leaves. If you notice that your plants are being chewed by caterpillars, you can hand pick off the pests or use biological pesticides like Bt.While these plants don’t suffer from many of the usual summer vegetable pests and diseases, they are not pest free. Gummy stem blight occurs occasionally. You can help prevent this fungal disease by keeping mulch away from the base of your vine and watering only in the early morning.If you need more information on growing this delicious—and often forgotten—traditional Florida vegetable, contact your county Extension office.Apopka UF/ IFAS LocationUF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center2725 S. Binion Rd.Apopka, FL 32703Phone: (407)410-6961Email: [email protected]: Every Tuesday 1pm – 4pm, excluding holidaysOrange County UF / IFAS Extension Office6021 S Conway RdOrlando, FL 32812Phone: (407)254-9200Fax: (407)850-5125Email: [email protected]: http://ocextension.ifas.ufl.edu Seminole Pumpkinscenter_img TAGSCentral FloridafloridaFlorida-friendly GardenGardeningInstitute of Food and Agricultural SciencesInstitute of Food and Agriculture SciencePlant of the MonthPlantsSeminole PumpkinUniversity of Florida Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleLocal governments in Florida seek flexibility under DeSantis’ COVID-19 restrictions Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! 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Hurricanes vs Crusaders Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4

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first_imgFriday Mar 8, 2013 Hurricanes vs Crusaders Highlights – Super Rugby Round 4 Extended highlights of the Hurricanes vs Crusaders game that took place in Wellington on Friday.Time: 12:25Credit: rugby1234loveADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Sanitation workers in McDonough, Ga., walk out

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first_imgRepublic workers’ picket signs echo Memphis sanitation strike of 1968.Photo: Ben SpeightAn important labor strike is happening in McDonough, Ga., just south of Atlanta. Workers at Republic Services/Allied Waste are members of Teamsters Local 728 who won their election in 2011. They began an unfair labor practices strike on April 15, caused in part by the illegal firing of a union supporter.Republic Services is a waste management company with contracts in numerous cities and counties across the U.S. It made $572 million in profits last year. Its single largest stockholder is Bill Gates, who owns some 25 percent of its shares.Republic has negotiated contracts in other locations, including Atlanta, that provide higher wages, holiday pay for Martin Luther King Day and other benefits that it refuses to give the McDonough workers.A big issue for these garbage workers who drive big trucks and pick up tons of waste matter every day is safety. They charge that the equipment is faulty and that repairs are not made despite their filing repeated reports. A day’s work can stretch to 14 hours or more. They say the company is cheating them by not paying for the time it takes to bring the truck back to the yard when their route is done.The company’s insulting response to the demand for a paid holiday on MLK day was to hold a barbecue for the employees that day.This past Jan. 21, many McDonough Republic workers marched with other area sanitation workers at the front of the annual King Day event in Atlanta. Of special significance was the presence of Memphis sanitation workers, whose struggle for a union and respect on the job brought Dr. King to that city 50 years ago. He was assassinated there on April 4, 1968.Republic workers are walking the picket line in other places, too. Outside Youngstown, Ohio, workers have taken on the company’s anti-worker stance. That strike began March 27, and sympathy walkouts spread to at least five other Ohio locations. Job actions at Republic facilities in California and Tennessee also occurred in this same time period.“I’m on strike because this giant waste corporation thinks it can get away with breaking the law to intimidate us and bully us, and cheat us out of pay for time that we worked,” said Renard Henley, a residential driver in McDonough. “We organized and chose to be represented by the Teamsters in 2011, but the company refuses to bargain in good faith with us for a fair contract. I’ve been talking with other workers on the Facebook page, and we have been following the Youngstown strike closely. We have all had enough of the company’s greed.” (teamsters. org, April 15)Following an interview with Republic strikers on “The Labor Forum,” a show on Atlanta’s progressive community radio station WRFG 89.3 FM, a temp worker who had been placed by his agency at Republic for a month called in. He said that when he saw the picket line on April 15, he refused to take the job. He knew them to be hard workers and he supported their efforts to be treated fairly. “I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror if I didn’t stand with them,” he said.Similarly, a customer brought her garbage bags to the door of the Republic offices and told them to do right by the workers.The McDonough Republic workers have maintained a 24-hour picket line with high spirits and strong solidarity from other Teamsters and union activists. For additional information, contact Teamsters Local 728.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more