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LabourStart photo of the day.Unions around the world have been organizing workers to participate in marches and rallies in support of climate justice as the UN climate change conference opens in Paris. Here workers begin the People's Climate March in Sydney Australia with the slogans "Climate, Justice, Jobs" and "An injury to the planet is an injury to us all". (Photo: A. Casey) Click here to read more news about Australian unions.
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Today in Labour History

1913 Ireland The first group of ITGWU dockers returns to work from their strike in support of the Dublin lockout.

1939 Finland The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions proclaims that Finnish workers will take up arms against invasion by the USSR.[more]

This week's top stories

Global Historic partnership of business, NGOs, faith groups and trade unions sign commitment to just transition dialogue for a zero carbon future [ITUC] 01-12-2015

Korea (South) Police say they’ll arrest all participants at this weekend’s big rally [Hankyoreh]  ActNOW!  01-12-2015

Asia / Switzerland Nestlé admits to forced labour in its seafood supply chain in Thailand [Guardian Australia] 30-11-2015

Korea (South) Major gvt crackdown against unions [ITUC]  ActNOW!  27-11-2015

Turkey / Russia Joint statement of Russian and Turkish workers [DİSK] 27-11-2015

Palestine Palestinian journalists plan national code of ethics and self-regulation for the profession [IFJ] 27-11-2015

Indonesia Strike against limit on wage increases continues [BBC] 27-11-2015

Libya / Global ITF unions act to end ‘scourge of violence against women’ [ITF Global Union]  ActNOW!  26-11-2015

South Africa Numsa and Vavi officially expelled from Cosatu [eNCA] 26-11-2015

Korea (South) IndustriALL condemns crackdown on Korean unions [IndustriALL Global Union]  ActNOW!  25-11-2015

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