Tullow Oil hits gas at offshore Ghana project

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Alibaba executives step down

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Cricket: ECB announces England vs West Indies test series schedule

first_imgCricketLatest Sports NewsSport PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Cricket Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket Facebook Twitter Cricket England’s three-match test series against the West Indies will begin on July 8 without fans at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl subject to government approval, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday.The series was initially scheduled to take place in June but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The second and third tests will be staged at Old Trafford from July 16 and July 24 respectively.The two stadiums were selected as bio-secure venues due to their on-site hotels, medical testing facilities and ability to enforce social distancing during games, the ECB said.Edgbaston will serve as a contingency venue to stage additional training throughout July.“We are in daily dialogue with the government and our medical team, who have been incredibly supportive during this period,” ECB’s Director of Events, Steve Elworthy, said in a statement.“These are our proposed dates and they remain subject to UK Government approval.” WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway departs after fifty as Ishant Sharma strikes; NZ 101/2 (48.4 ovs)- Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – June 2, 2020 Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Cricket center_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News Football Cricket Cricket: ECB announces England vs West Indies test series schedule Past Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance|SponsoredSponsoredUndo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Cricket Previous articleCricket News: PSL facing economic crisis, some team owners looking to exit: AkhtarNext articleShami distributes food and water to migrants, also trying to arrange flights for their return Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention TAGSCricket NewsECBENG VS WIENG vs WI 2020ENG vs WI test seriesEngland Cricket BoardEngland vs West IndiesEngland vs West Indies series scheduleEngland vs West Indies test seriesInsideportNEWSsports newsWestIndies SHARElast_img read more

Eurasia Mining share price rises 765% year-to-date. Is it a good stock to buy?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Eurasia Mining (LSE:EUA) is up for sale. The owners are looking to benefit from the rise in platinum, palladium, and gold prices and exit when all is good with the company. During the first half of this year, Eurasia’s revenues increased from £13k to £48k. It also raised $10m in a private share placing in August. The 2020 bull run on metal prices has helped increase demand and improve the Eurasia Mining share price. Platinum prices have bounced back from earlier this year and the price of palladium and gold are both up more than 26% year on year. The pandemic initially reduced supply and demand of platinum, but the negative effects are not as bad as the company first thought.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…Eurasia Mining produces platinum and gold from its West Kytlim mine in the Ural Mountains, where it’s been mining since 2018. It took full control of this asset in June, after investing heavily in necessary equipment. This was partly to blame for the massive increase in net losses, from £106k to £1m, in the first half of the year. The company also owns the Monchetundra mine in the north of Russia. This is not yet producing but boasts a two-million-ounce resource, thought to have a value of over $2bn. Permits are in place and it has the potential to produce platinum, iridium, palladium, and gold. Eurasia also searches for gold and silver at its Semenovsky mine tailings operation. From 1943 to 1998 this was a processing plant. Eurasia, now reprocesses waste material found there, to double check it for traces of gold and silver.Will Eurasia Mining find a buyer?Whether Eurasia will find a buyer and get a good price for the business remains to be seen. The pandemic is causing so much uncertainty that banks are unwilling to lend, particularly to riskier ventures. The company says it’s in no rush to sell, which gives it an upper hand, but only for so long. If there’s no interest and it drags on, the company will have to ensure it’s still operating in a lucrative manner. However, considering platinum group metals are highly sought after by China’s car producers, I think it’s likely it will find a buyer.West Kytlim Mine – Source: Eurasia MiningRisky businessThe Russian jurisdiction puts many investors off buying shares in Eurasia Mining for a variety of reasons, particularly the unpredictability and lack of transparency surrounding Russian operations. Meanwhile, negative headlines, such as the recent poisoning of Russian opposition figure and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, and US–Russia tensions, don’t help the country’s image.Climate change must also be a consideration, and companies operating in Russia will have to step up to reduce their carbon footprint. However, being a colder climate means the unforeseen and devastating effects of climate change will take longer to hit. Initially, the areas most likely to suffer are hot regions, as we saw with the Australian bush fires at the beginning of the year. Meanwhile colder countries, such as Russia, may in a better position to thrive.For shareholders looking to create a diversified portfolio, it may be worth contemplating. Its £896m market cap remains lower than the estimated value of its assets. I think Eurasia Mining remains a risky buy, but for those looking for diversification it may prove lucrative.  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. 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Video: Canon Kenneth Kearon on the WCC

first_imgVideo: Canon Kenneth Kearon on the WCC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By Matthew DaviesPosted Oct 31, 2013 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab WCC Assembly 2013 Submit a Job Listing Video, Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, speaks about the importance of the World Council of Churches and the Anglican Church’s longstanding commitment to ecumenical affairs. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Who are the primates and what is the Primates Meeting?

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Who are the primates and what is the Primates Meeting? New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY By Matthew Davies Posted Oct 4, 2017 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Primates Meeting, Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal News Service] Primates are the senior archbishops and presiding bishops elected or appointed to lead each of the 39 autonomous provinces of the Anglican Communion. They are invited to the Primates Meetings by the Archbishop of Canterbury to consult on theological, social and international issues.The Anglican Communion Primates Meeting is one of the three instruments of communion, the other two being the Lambeth Conference of bishops and the Anglican Consultative Council, the communion’s main policymaking body. The Archbishop of Canterbury, as primus inter pares, or “first among equals,” is recognized as the focus of unity for the Anglican Communion.Each province relates to other provinces within the Anglican Communion by being in full communion with the See of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury calls the Lambeth Conference, chairs the meeting of primates and is president of the ACC.In some Anglican provinces the primate is called archbishop or metropolitan, while in others the term presiding bishop – or as in Scotland, primus – is used.The Archbishop of Canterbury also invites to the primates meetings the moderators who lead the united ecumenical churches of North India, South India and Pakistan.In 1978 Archbishop Donald Coggan, the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury, established the Primates Meeting as an opportunity for “leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation.”The primates have met in Ely, England, in 1979; Washington, D.C., in 1981; Limuru, Kenya, in 1983; Toronto, Canada, in 1986; Cyprus in 1989; Newcastle, Northern Ireland, in 1991; Cape Town, South Africa, in 1993; Windsor, England, in 1995; Jerusalem in 1997; Oporto, Portugal, in 2000; Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 2001; Canterbury, England, in 2002; Gramado, Brazil, in May 2003; London, England, in October 2003; Newry, Northern Ireland, in February 2005; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in February 2007; Alexandria, Egypt, in February 2009; Dublin, Ireland, in January 2011; and Canterbury in January 2016.The provinces and primates of the Anglican Communion are listed here. Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Primates Meeting 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Islamic Aid launch appeal to coincide with Ramadan

first_img  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 September 2005 | News Islamic Aid launch appeal to coincide with Ramadan Islamic Aid’s appeal includes an email from its chairman Mahmood Hassan with suggested giving levels of £15, £75, and £1,300.Mr Hassan explains in the email message that “It is our duty to Allah (swt) to help those in need”. He encourages recipients: “Please send your Zakah, Sadaqah, Lillah, Zakatul-fitr and other donations today.”The message is brief and plain, except for a graphic banner ad at the bottom promoting and linking to an online direct debit facility. Indeed, the message concludes with a promotion of online direct debits: “You can maximise your reward this Ramadan by signing up an online Direct Debit to give every month for those in need.” Advertisement Religious festivals are of course often a good opportunity with which to engage with some supporters and to make a fundraising request.center_img Tagged with: Individual giving Ramadan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

David Jones joins appiChar’s supporter360 team

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: appiChar Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Technology Howard Lake | 20 April 2012 | News David Jones joins appiChar’s supporter360 team Technology provider appiChar has appointed fundraising database specialist David Jones to expand its Salesforce-based CRM service supporter360 to the UK charity and membership market.Jones, Business Development Manager at appiChar, has extensive experience of the sector. As well as working for a number of charities, he worked on fundraising databases ProgressCRM and Donor Strategy which were taken over by ASI Europe and IRIS NFP respectively.AppiChar founder Ian Ryder said: “David adds a new depth to our knowledge about the needs of fundraisers, something we will increasingly need as more and more organisations sign up to supporter360. We’ve been having great success in Australia which we’re now looking to replicate in the UK.”Jones commented: “I’ve been looking at the market for some time and knew the Salesforce platform is a complete game-changer for the sector. After looking at the options available in the Salesforce world it was clear to me that the open approach of supporter360 was what the market needed.”AppiChar say that their UK consulting team has doubled in size in 2012 and that it is “working with some of the biggest not-for-profits in the country.”Jones will be working with Andrew Harley who is leading appiChar’s UK operations.www.supporter360.net About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Farmworkers union on the march

first_imgBurlington, Wash. — Hundreds of farmworkers from Familias Unidas por la Justicia marched along with supporters here on July 11. The 3rd Annual March for a Union Contract marked the third anniversary of the union’s founding. This union of Indigenous Mexican workers, founded in struggle, has held numerous strikes since then.The protesters marched a mile and a half to Sakuma Brothers berry farm, where many of the workers have been employed for years. Only 10 days before the march, 200 workers walked out when Sakuma tried to separate them into groups of 10 and have them pick in 15-minute intervals. The union said this was an attempt to divide the workers and a reprisal against the union.The marchers chanted, “Wage theft is not OK, Sakuma has to pay!” The union has exposed Sakuma for wage theft, poverty wages, racist and sexist harassment, among other abuses. Familias Unidas upholds the demand for a $15-an-hour wage and wears it on their shirts. Some of the unions on the march were the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the Steelworkers, Food and Commercial Workers and also Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste from Oregon. Community to Community and religious groups also marched.The rally was held in front of Sakuma’s farm and nearby giant processor house, across from farmworkers’ housing.Speaking at the rally were Familias Unidas President Ramon Torres and Vice President Filemon Pineda. Jeff Johnson, of the Washington State Labor Council, representing 400,000 workers, also spoke, as did President Ramon Rodriguez of PCUN, representing 6,500 mostly Indigenous farmworkers in Oregon. A PCUN woman worker addressed the crowd in Mixteco.Familias Unidas and supporters in the labor movement are carrying out an active boycott of Driscoll’s, a global distributor and the main distributor of Sakuma berries.Photo: Farmworkers and labor supporters picket Sakuma.Credit: Washington State Labor CouncilFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Philly demands ’Transit Justice’ from SEPTA

first_imgUnion and community solidarity with striking transportation workers in Philadelphia.In the first minute of the first day of November, 4,738 union drivers, maintenance workers and cashiers of Transportation Workers Union Local 234 went on strike, affecting public transportation for over 800,000 daily riders in Philadelphia.The next morning, it seemed that thousands of unseasoned drivers and cyclists had invaded the city. Cars went the wrong way down the block, bikers wobbled out of their lanes — you almost thought you were in a city of tourists. But no, these were doubtless workers who had, up to the day before, ridden the subway trains, trolleys and buses of SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.Management and the SEPTA Board of Directors forced this strike by refusing to negotiate a new agreement with the union. In TWU President Willie Brown’s own words, “SEPTA’s bargaining team and high-priced outside lawyers stonewalled contract talks for months prior to the strike.” (philly.com)Local 234 has a courageous history of militant labor action, calling its members to the picket line 12 times since 1975, more than any other U.S. transit agency. During a 1998 Local 234 strike, the local AFL-CIO Labor Council threatened a general strike if SEPTA hired scabs, forcing the transit system to back down and eventually settle after 40 days. (Philadelphia Inquirer)And what did TWU workers want with this strike? A new contract that would meet their justified demands, such as better bathroom breaks, safer scheduling, equitable pensions and quality health care.In a Billy Penn magazine article on the strike, TWU spokesman Jamie Horwitz said, “We just think [meager breaks] are bad working conditions.” Drivers added that it’s against regulation for a driver to leave their seat to use the bathroom, and it’d be a headache to pull over in downtown traffic and a hassle to cold-ask businesses to use their bathroom. So they wait, but when they get out of Center City, “people will hop on the bus before you can even [get off].” (billypenn.com)A second issue was better scheduling. Drivers commented that they “drive tired,” and a better scheduling system would allow for more rest. That means drivers would be less prone to fatigue — or to accidents. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation data, tracking all commercial buses in Philadelphia, show more than 950 accidents from 2011 to 2015, killing 19 people. Also needed were protocols to deal with other health hazards, such as blood or syringes, on the bus. (Newsworks.org)SEPTA pensions were set up in the bosses’ favor with executive and manager pensions uncapped, and worker pensions capped at $50,000.  Striking workers at the Wheatsheaf picket line told supporters that managers are retiring, but SEPTA doesn’t replace many. Instead, SEPTA rehires managers as consultants to do the same jobs at more than $100 an hour, with pensions three times that of workers. This is like dumping a wheelbarrow of retirement money at the bosses’ feet with each check.Workers were also fighting to hold onto quality health care. SEPTA was demanding health care hikes that would boost worker contributions from $552 a year up to $6,000 if they wanted to keep equivalent medical coverage.The Masses’ Mass TransitSEPTA needs to not only repay the community for the inconveniences caused by the strike, but it owes reparations for a history of inferior service in Black and Brown neighborhoods.Even when trains and bus lines are running, the routes are more often longer distances from homes in Black and Brown communities. These are communities more likely to be in poverty, where private cars are not affordable, and where over 25 percent of residents live below the poverty line. A strike exacerbates Philly’s transit woes for those making poverty wages. And in a city where gentrification is so aggressive, public transportation literally passes them by. (Census.gov)SEPTA’s “premium” line is the Regional Rail, which serves the wealthier and whiter suburbs. Regional Rail was still running during the strike because that union has a separate contract. Most news stories about the strike spotlight how crowded the Regional Rail trains are, but barely cover how people in poorer communities fare during a work stoppage.Last year, SEPTA increased service to 24 hours a day on its two subway routes, the Broad Street Line and the Market-Frankford Elevated Line. But SEPTA didn’t expand its hours to serve workers laboring until midnight and beyond in health care, fast food and other industries, but rather because more millennials are moving into gentrified neighborhoods.Transit Justice! Transportation justice would mean robust SEPTA service in all our communities — cars and stations as clean and as outfitted with tech and screens and quiet cars as Regional Rail. Workers would have fair wages, benefits and safe working conditions. Mass transit would be able to accommodate all people with disabilities. Riders would have the right to take public transportation for free.Let’s take the first step toward this by recognizing that SEPTA drivers and riders should be united on the same side against a racist, anti-worker transit agency.A gleaming mass transit would be for the whole mass of people. Until then each union victory benefits all people who have to work to survive whether employed, unemployed, union or not-yet-organized.What do we want? Transit justice for the community — and no one left waiting at the station.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more