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Nigeria Unpaid Wages: Workers, Labour Unions Turn Out For National Protest



LabourStart photo of the day.The day after the killing of 86 people in Nice France, union offices around the world expressed their solidarity with the victims and their families with a minute's silence at noon. Here Comisiones Obreras members stand outside their offices in Spain on 15 July. (Photo: CC. OO.) Click here to read more union news from Spain.
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1917 Australia The government declares that the Strike Committee in Sydney shall be considered an illegal organisation.

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Nigeria Unpaid Wages: Workers, Labour Unions Turn Out For National Protest [Channels] 23-08-2016

Swaziland Media workers protest conditions at king’s newspaper [NI] 22-08-2016

Chile Over 500,000 Protest Pinochet's Private Pension System [TeleSUR] 22-08-2016

UK Collective action via social media brings hope to gig economy workers [The Guardian] 20-08-2016

Iran Ebrahim Madadi sentenced to five years: ITF calls on Iranian government to drop charges [ITF Global Union] 19-08-2016

Brazil / Global UNI World Athletes calls for reform of conflicted and unjust global anti-doping regime [UNI Global Union] 19-08-2016

Korea (South) How can it be a crime to protect the rights of workers? [BWI Global Union] 19-08-2016

Canada I Can't Work if I Can't Breathe: Why Labour Must Support Black Lives Matter [Our Times] 18-08-2016

Turkey Kurdish daily shut down and journalists houses raided [EFJ] 17-08-2016

South Africa North West Miners and community members will gather in Marikana to remember those who died fighting for a living wage. [Eyewitness News] 16-08-2016

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Teachers to strike after wage negotiations fail [The Herald] 24-08-2016 2 more labour news stories from Argentina today

/ Victoria Australia’s dairy farmers are in dire straits [Equal Times] 24-08-2016 41 more labour news stories from Australia today

Foreign Ministry Workers Launch First Indefinite Strike [TeleSUR] 24-08-2016 4 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Beer Factory Halts Brewing Amid Strike [The Cambodia Daily] 24-08-2016 5 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

/ Prince Edward Island Strike is over for Canadian Blood Services workers [The Journal-Pioneer] 24-08-2016 23 more labour news stories from Canada today

Mass protests by China’s coal, iron and steel workers on the decline [China Labour Bulletin] 24-08-2016 2 more labour news stories from China today

Costa Rica
Union Leaders Call for Sept. 1 Protest as Prelude to Mass Strike [The Star] 24-08-2016

Solidarity with Alexandria shipyard workers and Egypt's threatened lawyers [Egypt Solidarity Initiative] 23-08-2016

Organizing-the pathway to decent work and social justice-Anthony [FTUC] 23-08-2016

Unions Turn on Gabriel Over Trade Deals [Handelsblatt] 24-08-2016

PFC staff demonstrate against salary structure [Business] 24-08-2016

2 day strike announced in public transit [Haiti Libre] 24-08-2016

Hong Kong
Teachers Union warns government over 'political' conduct rule changes [RTHK] 24-08-2016

Auto drivers against online cab services [The Hindu] 24-08-2016 41 more labour news stories from India today

Journalists Alarmed As Media Legislation Resurfaces [RFE] 24-08-2016

CUH chief says union trolley count is flawed and unfair [Irish Examiner] 24-08-2016 7 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Ashdod, Haifa Port Workers Set for Pre-Rosh Hashanah Strike [Hamodia] 24-08-2016 1 more labour news stories from Israel today

CTL says workers fired for walking off the job [The Observer] 24-08-2016 1 more labour news stories from Jamaica today

Korea (South)
Hyundai Motor union continues strikes, talks [JoongAng Ilbo] 24-08-2016 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Fired PS's still await dues [Lesotho Times] 23-08-2016

Mediation Ends Sugar Workers' Strike [allAfrica] 23-08-2016 1 more labour news stories from Mozambique today

To strike or not: teachers to vote next week [The New Era] 23-08-2016

New Zealand
State sector retirement funds must stop investing in arms companies [PSA] 24-08-2016 15 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

NLC holds nationwide protest over killings in Nasarawa, workers’ plight in Imo [Vanguard] 24-08-2016

IFJ condemns the extension of Palestinian journalist’s detention [IFJ] 24-08-2016 3 more labour news stories from Palestine today

Airport security workers' strike starts today [The News] 24-08-2016

Nine in 10 construction deaths due to workers overlooking safety: Manpower Minister [Straits Times] 24-08-2016

South Africa
/ Limpopo Nehawu threatens strike against Limpopo govt [The Independent] 23-08-2016 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today

UGTT Secretary General Cautions PM-Designate over Cabinet Composition [Middle East Confidential] 24-08-2016

ITF urges end to anti-union pressure on Turkish workers [ITF] 24-08-2016 2 more labour news stories from Turkey today

/ Scotland Fringe organisers: we want to discuss poor working condition allegations on 'whistleblower' website For more info [Herald] 24-08-2016 16 more labour news stories from UK today

United Arab Emirates
Labour mobility reforms create winners and losers [The National] 24-08-2016

/ Connecticut Nursing staff at L+M NICU being reduced For more info [Registration required] [The Day] 24-08-2016 32 more labour news stories from USA today

Ho Chi Minh City party chief encourages labor unions to stage strikes [Tuoi Tre News] 23-08-2016 0 more labour news stories from Vietnam today