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Today in Labour History

1914 UK First publication of the classic socialist novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'[more]

1918 Ireland A massive general strike was held in Ireland in protest at the threat of conscription to the UK army, shutting down the country. Conscription was introduced but not one person was actually conscripted.

1938 Jamaica The Poor Man's Improvement and Land Settlement Association presents its petition to the Governor of the island, protesting "landlords who are sucking out our vitalities."[more]

1956 Canada More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

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Sri Lanka BWI Statement on the Attacks in Sri Lanka [BWI] 23-04-2019

Sri Lanka ITF statement on the terrorist attacks [ITF] 22-04-2019

China Workers seek release of three activists held during labor activism crackdown [Devidiscourse]  ActNOW!  22-04-2019

Global New safety and health issues emerge as work changes [ILO] 21-04-2019

Sudan Unions 'to name transitional government' [BBC] 20-04-2019

UK Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing [Broadly] 18-04-2019

Bangladesh The Accord must continue in Bangladesh until the government is truly able to ensure worker safety [UNI] 17-04-2019

Greece / Global International unions deeply concerned at violence by Stalinists against Greek trade union [ETUC] 16-04-2019

Global / Philippines France Castro is awarded the Arthur Svensson Prize [Svensson foundation] 15-04-2019

USA Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Anti-Union Laws [Courthouse News Service] 12-04-2019

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Optional Easter trading hours: Opposition says workers 'doing more for less' [7 News] 22-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from Australia today

Union wins as government agrees to demands [ITF] 23-04-2019

/ Ontario May Day strike against Ford government planned [blogTO] 23-04-2019 22 more labour news stories from Canada today

‘They’re not guilty, they have caring hearts’: Chinese workers demand release of labour rights activists  ActNOW!  [The Free Press] 23-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from China today

El Salvador
LafargeHolcim hinders and attacks the union [BWI] 22-04-2019

ETUC deeply regrets the European Parliament’s decision not to vote on the revision of the Regulations on the coordination of social security systems [ETUC] 22-04-2019

Disproportionate defamation case against journalist [EFJ] 22-04-2019

Report raises red flags about Telepeformance’s compliance with the Duty of Vigilance Law [UNI Global Union] 23-04-2019

PSI: 'We require a strong and well-resourced public sector' [PSI] 23-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Banks can lend some money to Jet Airways specifically for the purpose of paying employee salaries [IANS] 22-04-2019

TUI warns pay inequality will not be tolerated [independent.ie] 23-04-2019 8 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israeli construction worker killed in Haifa scaffolding collapse [Times of Israel] 22-04-2019

CBC training to be boycotted by Siaya teachers [The Star] 22-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (South)
Cort Guitar labor struggle ends after 13 years [Hankyoreh] 23-04-2019 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Latin America
Latin American trade union alliance denounces anti-worker conduct at ICTS company Liberty [UNI Global Union] 23-04-2019

CBA starts new chapter on migrant worker organising at Corinthian [BWI] 22-04-2019

CMWEU Mauritius Calls the Government to Fight Gender Based Violence [BWI] 23-04-2019

Government poised to pass labor reforms [The Examiner] 23-04-2019

The Republic of Moldova endorses the Safe Schools Declaration [Education International] 23-04-2019

The Irrawaddy targeted under draconian Article 66(d) [IFJ] 23-04-2019

New Zealand
Wellington bakery tried to fire worker under 90-day trial period. ordered to pay $5000 [Fairfax media] 23-04-2019

Trade Union, Workers Accuse Minister Of Impunity [Leadership] 23-04-2019 8 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Retired employees of KWSB deprived of outstanding dues [The Recorder] 22-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

Cebu Pacific cabin crew establish new union [Business World] 22-04-2019

Workers at Electrolux factory march to Swedish embassy [Insider] 23-04-2019

As Ford Exits the Russian Car Market, Its Sacked Workers Fight for a Fair Pay-Off [The Times] 23-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from Russia today

First Collective Bargaining Agreement signed at IKEA Boards factory [BWI] 22-04-2019

South Africa
NUM on strike to demand salary increment at PPC Cement [BWI] 23-04-2019 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Solidarity Center Condemns Despicable Bombings For more info [Solidarity Center] 22-04-2019

/ Latin America Swedish unions help to strengthen their Latin American peers [IndustriALL] 22-04-2019

Trinidad and Tobago
ATGWU head says Sat’s sedition case laughable [Newsday] 22-04-2019

Leyla Güven’s last resort for justice [Equal Times] 23-04-2019

The pubco gender pay gap [The Advertiser] 23-04-2019 12 more labour news stories from UK today

/ California Organizers of the Google Walkout Say They’ve Been Threatened With Demotion [Slate] 23-04-2019 33 more labour news stories from USA today

Trade union battles to protect workers' rights [The News] 23-04-2019

White farmers told to pay ex-workers first [24 News] 22-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today