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LabourStart photo of the day.IG Metall, after a series of strikes, has won a victory in the German metal and automotive sectors that sets a precedent for workers right to determine their work-life balance. It allows workers to opt for a 28 hour work week rather than 35 for up to two years. (Photo: IndustriALL) Click here to read more labour news from Germany.
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1941 Netherlands Amsterdam dockers strike when Nazis begin deporting Jews to death camps by ship. Strike spreads across the city.[more]

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Iran / Global Haft Tapeh workers in Iran win unpaid wages after months of struggle [IUF] 22-02-2018

USA The Supreme Court Case That Could Devastate Unions [Bloomberg] 22-02-2018

Ukraine Ukrainian miners escalate protest against unpaid wages [IndustriALL] 22-02-2018

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UK Lecturers at 50 universities walk off their jobs in pensions dispute [BBC] 22-02-2018

Georgia Gov't to Impose Increased Fines for Breach of Safety Norms at Construction Sites [Georgia Today]  ActNOW!  20-02-2018

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Indonesia Launch of first-ever independent federation of food workers in Indonesia [IUF] 15-02-2018

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Bangladesh / Global 2018 Transition Accord in Bangladesh swells to more than 100 brand signatories [UNI Global Union] 15-02-2018


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Friday, February 23, 2018:
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Australia
TAX BIG COMPANIES, NOT WORKERS AND THE POOR [socialist-alliance] 23-02-2018 2 more labour news stories from Australia today


Cambodia
Four unionists from the Cosmo Textile garment factory in Kandal province accused of starting an illegal protest [phnompenhpost] 23-02-2018


Fiji
FTUC permit application to have a march and rally in Suva tomorrow has been rejected [fijivillage] 23-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today


Finland
Overtime ban for retail sector and strike warning for facilities services [Trade Union News from Finland] 23-02-2018


France
Air France pilots and stewards strike for pay rise [ST] 23-02-2018


Germany
The 28-Hour Work Week [NPR] 23-02-2018


Global
/ Ukraine ITUC letter to President Poroshenko and PM Groysman re non-payment of wages at SE 'Selidivvugillya' For more info [perc.ituc-csi.org] 23-02-2018


India
Support pouring in for workers on indefinite hunger strike [thehindu] 23-02-2018 5 more labour news stories from India today


Indonesia
/ Malaysia Indonesia Sends Diplomatic Note Calling on Malaysia to Prevent Abuse of Migrant Workers [JG] 23-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today


Israel
Brief workers strike causes delays at Ben Gurion airport [timesofisrael] 23-02-2018


Japan
Japan's Abe Sets Sights on More Foreign Workers, Higher Sales Tax [JG] 23-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Japan today


Jordan
Minimum wages need to be increased to cope with price, tax hikes — experts [jordantimes] 23-02-2018


Korea (South)
GM to propose wage freeze, no bonuses for South Korean workers this year [Reuter] 23-02-2018


Mongolia
School personnel demonstrations continue in Monongalia County [wajr] 23-02-2018


Nepal
Amnesty faults Nepal over migrant workers' rights [myrepublica.com] 23-02-2018


New Zealand
Exciting opportunity to build good jobs for the future [scoop] 23-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Pakistan
Railway workers announce protest for service structure, basic wage rights [pakistantoday] 23-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today


Philippines
Ateneo, workers union reach agreement on wages, benefits [rappler] 23-02-2018 2 more labour news stories from Philippines today


Singapore
NTUC appoints Desmond Choo, Melvin Yong as assistant secretaries-general [businesstimes] 23-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Singapore today


South Africa
Labour brokers say their role protects employees [Business Day] 23-02-2018 13 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Syria
Ghouta, Syria: surviving under siege [equal times] 23-02-2018


Thailand
Many in Thai Fishing Industry Fail to See Conditions as Slavery: Research [JG] 23-02-2018


Turkey
Turkey - Workers, unions mobilise against privatisation of 14 sugar factories [agra-net] 23-02-2018 3 more labour news stories from Turkey today


UK
UNISON welcomes moves to protect apprentices [UNISON] 23-02-2018 5 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
/ West Virginia West Virginia schools closed a second straight day as pay walkout continues [NY Times] 24-02-2018 27 more labour news stories from USA today