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1981 Canada A 125 day strike begins at Stelco in Hamilton when USW 1005 members walk.[more]

This week's top stories

Palestine Gaza's unions under fire [Solidarity Center] 27-07-2014

Canada British Columbia IKEA rapped for unfair labour practices in year-long lockout [CBC] 26-07-2014

Iran Jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi ends 50-day hunger strike [Radio Zamaneh]  ActNOW!  25-07-2014

Germany Bundesbank backs union calls for higher wages: Sensational change in tack [UNI Global Union] 24-07-2014

Russia Safety Must be a Priority for FIFA [BWI] 24-07-2014

Israel / Palestine UN Ceasefire Call Must Be Respected [ITUC]  ActNOW!  22-07-2014

Iran Take action to release Iranian trade union leader [IndustriALL Global Union]  ActNOW!  22-07-2014

Colombia / USA Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union intimidation in Colombia? [The Centre for Public Integrity] 22-07-2014

Palestine / Israel Gaza: Immediate Ceasefire [ITUC]  ActNOW!  22-07-2014

USA / Global How ‘corporate responsibility’ campaigns can actually end up hurting workers [The Nation] Image 20-07-2014

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Australia
Federal government is aiming for a union-free Australia [Guardian Australia] 28-07-2014 7 more labour news stories from Australia today


Botswana
Botswana diamond giant, union clash over x-ray machines [StarAfrica] 28-07-2014


Brazil
Largest bank union seeks 12.5 pct pay rise [Reuters] 28-07-2014


Cambodia
Odor Causes Nearly 200 Garment Workers to Faint at 2 Factories [The Daily] 28-07-2014


Canada
/ Ontario Unifor host RPN Forum [Unifor] 28-07-2014 32 more labour news stories from Canada today


Chile
Collahuasi miners down tools for 24 hours after worker dies [Reuters] 27-07-2014 1 more labour news stories from Chile today


China
Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China [Talking Union] 27-07-2014


Fiji
Workers protest high cost of living [The Times] 28-07-2014


Ghana
TUC demo was belated - Akoto Osei [Ghanaweb] 28-07-2014 1 more labour news stories from Ghana today


Global
HIGH-PROFILE LAW FIRMS JOIN CORPORATE LOBBYING ON TTIP [Equal Times] 28-07-2014


Ireland
Safety check sparks concern for workers on building sites [The Irish Post] 28-07-2014 2 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Israel
/ Palestine Union angered by fabriacted security risk assessment against West Bank Workers' Committee chair [WAC Ma'an] 28-07-2014


Italy
Steelworkers strike against job cuts at Italy's Terni plant [Reuters] 28-07-2014


Japan
Smaller firms brace for tough wage decisions next year [The Post] 28-07-2014


Korea (South)
GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal, averting strike [WKZO] 28-07-2014 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today


Malta
New bid to bring unions together [The Times] 28-07-2014 1 more labour news stories from Malta today


Mexico
Book Review: Zaptatistas: the Costs of Autonomy [mexican labor news and analysis vol 19 no 7] 27-07-2014 11 more labour news stories from Mexico today


Namibia
Workers call for NDC board removal [The Namibian] 28-07-2014 1 more labour news stories from Namibia today


New Zealand
At odds over changes to hospital meal plan [The Daily Times] 28-07-2014


Nigeria
Workers give FG ultimatum on appointment of NCAA DG [The Daily Post] 28-07-2014


Pakistan
Telephone Industries of Pakistan workers threaten self-immolation if contracts not renewed [Labour Watch] 28-07-2014 2 more labour news stories from Pakistan today


Palestine
/ Jordan First ITF medical aid cargo arrives in Gaza For more info [ITF] 28-07-2014


Qatar
/ Ireland Plight of World Cup workers to be highlighted at Cork festival [irishtimes.com] 28-07-2014


South Africa
Sentech faces strike action [MyBroadband] 28-07-2014 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Spain
/ Gibraltar Union plans tax-haven protest with one-day 'occupation' of Gibraltar [The Guardian] 28-07-2014 2 more labour news stories from Spain today


Sri Lanka
Crude foil to bar MPs from oil strike [The Times] 27-07-2014


Swaziland
30 suspended for picketing at Kang-Fa [The Observer] 28-07-2014


Turkey
/ Palestine Stop Israel’s Persecution of Palestine [uidder.org] 28-07-2014


UK
Passport workers go on strike over staffing and pay [BBC] 28-07-2014 1 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
/ Illinois D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike [The Tribune] 28-07-2014 44 more labour news stories from USA today


Venezuela
Workers in State Companies Demand Improved Pay & Conditions [Venezuelanalysis] 28-07-2014


Zambia
ZCTU was already dead when I took over – Hikaumba [UKZambians] 28-07-2014 0 more labour news stories from Zambia today