` World’s Fast Food Strike And Protest Over Pay And Working Conditions On May 15 ‘


AceFoodNews – WORLDWIDE – From New York City to Nigeria and New Zealand, fast food workers will strike and protest on Thursday to demand higher pay and better working conditions — in a global day of action with unprecedented reach for the industry.

Fast Food Workers Strike

Workers and labour organizers across the globe have united in a campaign that aims to advance workers’ specific demands in each country, while also showing solidarity with the US  based push for a $15 hourly wage and workers’ right to be unionise without fearing retaliation.

‘What kind of country are we about to have when these are all the jobs that are available to our kids?’

“This is the biggest fast food strike in America’s history, in the world’s history,” Kendall Fells, the organizing director at Fast Food Forward, a New York group behind the campaign, told VICE News.

“Fast food is not only the fastest growing industry in the country, it’s also the lowest paying industry in the country, and it has the broadest gap between what the workers and the CEOs make.

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` New Data Shows a 45 Percent Reduction in Maternal Deaths Since 1990 Underscoring Need of Accurate Data’


#AceHealthNews – GENEVA – NEW YORK – May 06 – New United Nations* data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990.

An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990.

Another WHO study, also published today in The Lancet Global Health, adds new knowledge about why these women are dying. Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis, finds that more than 1 in 4 maternal deaths are caused by pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, HIV, malaria and obesity, whose health impacts can all be aggravated by pregnancy. This is similar to the proportion of deaths during pregnancy and childbirth from severe bleeding.

“Together, the two reports highlight the need to invest in proven solutions, such as quality care for all women during pregnancy and childbirth, and particular care for pregnant women with existing medical conditions,” says Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General, Family, Women’s and Children’s Health, WHO.

They also underscore the importance of having accurate data.

“Thirty-three maternal deaths per hour is 33 too many,” said Tim Evans, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group. “We need to document every one of these tragic events, determine their cause, and initiate corrective actions urgently.”

#Ace Related News:
1. World Health Organisation – May 06 – http://tinyurl.com/mu6fb68
2. Statistics on Maternal deaths compiled by P.a.p.-Blog http://wp.me/Pd52p-BV

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