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Germany Merkel Proposes Curbing Unions [Bloomberg] 30-10-2014

Italy Hundreds of thousands march in Rome against government plans to make firing easier [Canadian Labour Reporter] 30-10-2014

Turkey 'No more mine deaths. Turkish Government must ratify ILO C176, now, without delay', says IndustriALL Global Union [IndustriALL Global Union] 29-10-2014

Iraq Union reports ISIS Executes Municipal Workers in Tikrit [Solidarity Center] For more info 29-10-2014

Australia Crippling Unions: Abbott’s anti-worker agenda [Chifley Research Centre] 29-10-2014

Thailand Thai court dismisses defamation case against UK activist Andy Hall [BBC]  ActNOW!  29-10-2014

USA #ChangeZara - sign our petition for Zara workers in USA! [UNI Global Union]  ActNOW!  29-10-2014

Australia Unions push for the right to domestic violence leave [ACTU] 28-10-2014

Indonesia 10,000 Freeport Papua mineworkers to strike for one month over fatalities [AFP] 28-10-2014

Iran Fearing privatization, mine workers strike [Al-Monitor] 28-10-2014

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Africa
/ Middle East Arab region workshop in Jordan highlights trade union and women’s right [Education International] 29-10-2014


Australia
/ Northern Territory CFMEU condemns NT Chief Minister's outrageous asbestos safety claims [CFMEU] 30-10-2014 28 more labour news stories from Australia today


Burma
Building strong unions in Myanmar [IndustriALL Global Union] 29-10-2014


Cambodia
Factory’s workers ordered back to work [The Post] 30-10-2014 3 more labour news stories from Cambodia today


Canada
Strike notice served on St. Lawrence Seaway [rabble] 30-10-2014 35 more labour news stories from Canada today


Costa Rica
ITF condemns Costa Rica port violence [ITF] 30-10-2014 4 more labour news stories from Costa Rica today


Europe
Affiliate film shows dark side of Black Sea [ITF] 30-10-2014


France
Pilots' strike sees Air France profits cut in half [BBC] 29-10-2014


Georgia
/ Europe Meetings of historical significance with Bernadette Ségol For more info [GTUC] 29-10-2014


Germany
Government unveils bill curbing power of small labour unions [Europe Online] 29-10-2014


Ghana
Labour Unions Still Adamant On Strike Over Two Tier Pension Issue [GBC] 30-10-2014 8 more labour news stories from Ghana today


Global
Will the ILO take a stand against gender-based violence at work? [Equal Times] 30-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Global today


Hong Kong
/ China Domestic Workers Share Their Thoughts on Occupy Central [HK Helpers Campaign] 29-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today


Hungary
State enters the Classroom [Education International] 29-10-2014


India
Bank unions to go on strike on Nov 12 seeking wage revision [The Business Standard] 30-10-2014 4 more labour news stories from India today


Indonesia
37 yo mum Yuni faces 18 months jail for breaking maid contract when her dad died [http://indonesiaexpat.biz] 30-10-2014 6 more labour news stories from Indonesia today


Ireland
Dunnes Stores a no-show at Labour Court dispute [The Journal] 30-10-2014 9 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Israel
Israel starts work on new seaport, Haifa port workers strike [Hellenic SHipping News] 30-10-2014 8 more labour news stories from Israel today


Italy
Skirmishes up tension between unions, Renzi [The Business Recorder] 30-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Italy today


Japan
‘Maternity harassment’ verdict benefits women, men — and our humanity [The Times] 29-10-2014


Korea (South)
Unionized gov't workers to hold mass rally against pension reform [The Herald] 30-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today


Lebanon
EDL workers to stage new strike [The Daily Star] 30-10-2014


Malta
Minister stands by decision to grant uniformed personnel the right to choose their trade union [The Times] 29-10-2014


Morocco
IndustriALL in solidarity with Moroccan general strike [IndustriALL Global Union] 29-10-2014


Nepal
TAAN hopeful about trekkers' flow [The Himalayan Times] 30-10-2014


Netherlands
KLM denies union claims of major job losses ahead [Dutch News] 29-10-2014


New Zealand
Doctors reminded they have duty to treat Ebola patients [The Herald] 30-10-2014 16 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
Minimum Wage: NLC, TUC Threaten Court Action against National Assembly [This Day] 29-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Norway
Union Industri Energi keep up the pressure to change new layoff rules [Stavanger Aftenblad] 29-10-2014


Pakistan
Speakers want labour rights for 5 million women workers in Sindh [Today] 30-10-2014


Palestine
/ Israel Israel’s Attorney General Orders Explanation of Palestinian Workers Bus Ban [JTA, via New York Jewish Week] 30-10-2014 3 more labour news stories from Palestine today


Serbia
Teachers, doctors announce strikes over pay cuts [SwissInfo] 30-10-2014


Singapore
More foreign domestic workers in S'pore say they do not get enough to eat [Asia News Network] 29-10-2014


South Africa
Post Office strike: CWU revises wage demand [Eyewitness News] 29-10-2014 9 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Thailand
/ UK An early birthday present for Thai labour rights activist Andy Hall  ActNOW!  [Stronger Unions] 29-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Thailand today


Trinidad and Tobago
CWU supports port workers, union Ebola concern [Trinidad Express] 29-10-2014


Turkey
Gender-segregated education in Istanbul school sparks debate [Hurriyet] 30-10-2014 9 more labour news stories from Turkey today


UK
ITF welcomes UK North East bus decision [ITF] 30-10-2014 15 more labour news stories from UK today


Ukraine
/ Ukraine Trade union leader: Military action and destruction contribute of the ecological disaster in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions For more info [kvpu.org.ua] 30-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Ukraine today


USA
/ Alabama Alabama chicken producer Wayne Farms slammed with labor violations [AL.com] 30-10-2014 51 more labour news stories from USA today


Venezuela
Union of Press Workers: at least 289 media workers out [El Universal] 30-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Venezuela today


Zambia
International Drug Company (IDC) fires workers for demanding decent wages [Watchdog] 29-10-2014


Zimbabwe
Doctors walk out on strike [Al Jazeera] 29-10-2014 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today