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Hanging the bunting…

Things starting to come together for May Day’s celebrations on Union Island. Start dusting off your glad-rags and big flags. Can you be most fashionably attired unionist? 

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Virtuellt 1:a majfirande (Sverige)

På 1:a maj 2008 lanseras en ny facklig ö – Union Island – i den virtuella världen Second Life™. Det är ett nytt innovativt fackligt projekt i syfte att bygga ett hem för UNIs medlemsförbund och fackligt aktiva på Second Life. UNI News Flash

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1er mai virtuel (Français)

Pour le 1er mai 2008, nous lançons Union Island (l’île syndicale), un projet novateur visant à créer une maison pour les syndicats et les militants d’UNI dans le monde virtuel de Second Life™. UNI News Flash

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Virtueller Tag der Arbeit (Deutsch)

Am 1. Mai 2008 wird “Union Island” (die Gewerkschaftsinsel), ein innovatives Gewerkschaftsprojekt, lanciert, um für die UNI-Gewerkschaften und -Aktivisten/innen eine Gemeinschaft in der virtuellen Welt von Second Life™ zu schaffen. Lesen Sie weiter bei UNI News Flash

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May Day past and present

We’re happy to announce we’re going to be joined for Union Island’ May 1 celebrations by members of the Second Life™ activist group Second Life Left Unity, who will be leading an exploration of the history and continuing relevance of May Day – International Workers’ Day. Come to a short presentation by SLLU’s Forelle Broek [...]

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Celebra el Primero de Mayo en la nueva Union Island de Second Life (Español)

Union Island en Español: Comfia CCOO Webmaster blog

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Events for May Day

We’ve nearly finalised our plans for the celebrations on May Day. You can see an up to the minute list from the Google calendar on our events page, but here’s a draft programme to whet your appetites:

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Press release: Virtual May Day

22 April 08 – For immediate release
1 May 2008 sees the launch of Union Island, an innovative new trade union project to build a home for unions and activists in the virtual world Second Life™.
Union Island will open with a virtual May Day, a day of training, networking and celebration, to bring activists from the [...]

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HR meets VR

UK personnel magazine People Management (the in-house journal of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) have a feature article this week about businesses using Second Life. They’re more than a little sceptical about the wonders of virtual reality (”There are some good examples of the use of SL, but generally we are dubious”, saysCIPD adviser [...]

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The how, where, when and why of Union Island

UNI Global Union have produced a handy pdf leaflet to explain the Union Island project, and how to use the Second Life™ virtual world to access it, in the run up to launch on 1 May. It’s a good outline if you’re new to Second Life, and you can download a copy here.

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