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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 Lifeā„¢.
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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The Doctor is in…

Quick Reads book event – Terrance Dicks on Doctor Who: Revenge of the Judoon. Union Island, 13 May, 11am SLT (7pm GMT).
We’re very excited to be hosting a launch event for Terrance Dicks’ latest book in the Quick Reads series.
Quick Reads, is a UK publishing industry initiative, backed by the government, unions and the BBC, [...]

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No joke – it’s the User Group!

No, it’s not a poisson d’avril or an April fool – the second meeting of the Union Island User Group will be on Tuesday 1 April, in the bar on Union Island. Come join us from 8pm UK time (9pm Central Europe time or 12 noon Second Life time), to meet other SL unionists and [...]

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User Group report

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our first ever User Group meetings. 13 avatars came by to discuss the project and how we should develop it (here are snaps of most of them), and we got some really great ideas on things like better engagement with German speakers, viral freebies to raise awareness [...]

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Have your say!

Tomorrow is the first of our Union Island User Group meetings. It’s happening in the bar on Union Island, at 9am GMT (1am SLT) and 7pm GMT (11am SLT). Come along and have your say on what we do with the Union Island project.
We’re holding it twice to make it time-zone friendly, but you’re very [...]

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Talking unionbusting

Thanks to everyone who dropped by for our first event, a discussion on union busting with Paul Nowak of the TUC and Stewart Acuff of the AFL-CIO. Here’s a snap of avatars in our Union Island bar, listening to Paul Nowak discussing what practical steps the TUC and AFLCIO are doing to combat unionbusting, and [...]

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Let’s talk union-busting

We’re getting ready to open doors on Monday 11th February, and here’s an invite to our first ever event!
The TUC and AFL-CIO believe that workers throughout the world should have the right to organise, and be represented by independent trade unions. the message to employers is clear. But in the US union [...]

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User Group first meeting announced

We’ve scheduled a date for the first meeting of the Union Island User Group. It’ll be 4 March 2008. We’re holding two, one at 9am GMT and one at 7pm GMT so that we can have more convenient timings for a greater number of people around the world – just drop in to whichever suits [...]

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