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New Zealand / Indonesia Slavery on New Zealand seas: Rape, bonded labour and abuse widespread in fishing industry [Fairfax media] 26-05-2015

Portugal Transport unions hold out against privatization, strike for 43rd time in 4 years [The Daily Star] 26-05-2015

Swaziland Join the fight against union repression in Swaziland [Stronge Unions]  ActNOW!  25-05-2015

Global FIFA sponsors must tell Qatar to play fair on workers' human rights [Going to Work] 24-05-2015

Asia Trans-Pacific Partnership won't improve workers' rights in Asia, critics warn [Guardian] 23-05-2015

Global FIFA's in crisis. We can save it [Save FIFA] 23-05-2015

Iran Global unions ITUC and ITF give guarded welcome to Iran releases [ITUC]  ActNOW!  22-05-2015

Swaziland After three year battle labour federation finally registered [IndustriALL Global Union] 22-05-2015

Cambodia / Qatar Phnom Penh Govt Set to Further Weaken Labour Rights and Export Workers to Qatar [ITUC] 22-05-2015

Qatar Will VISA statement prove costly for Sepp Blatter’s FIFA? [TouchStone] For more info 21-05-2015

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ATMs may run out of cash [The Herald] 26-05-2015

Public servants in Customs 'going ballistic' over Border Force pay offer [The Times] 26-05-2015 53 more labour news stories from Australia today

Transport strike called off for now in Rajshahi Division [BD News 24] 25-05-2015

/ Ontario Thorold firefighters cost battle [CHCH] 26-05-2015 42 more labour news stories from Canada today

Customs strike: UK-based swordfish supplier sees sales losses stack up from strike [Undercurrent News] 26-05-2015

Factory Workers Are Becoming More Restive [The Epoch Times] 25-05-2015

EDF seeks to cut workers’ 10-week holiday quota [The Financial Times] 26-05-2015

Agricultural workers union savings increased by 100 per cent [The Point] 26-05-2015

ITF: boat crisis ‘a result of inequality and lack of regulation’ For more info [ITF] 26-05-2015 2 more labour news stories from Global today

GuySuCo says unable to pay senior, junior staffers – unions [The Stabroek News] 26-05-2015 1 more labour news stories from Guyana today

Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific's troubles could widen as ground staff look to follow cabin crew in taking industrial action [South China Morning Post] 26-05-2015

11 central trade unions to go on nationwide strike on September 2 [The Economic Times] 26-05-2015 4 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesian embassy calls for immediate release of 16 casino workers detained in Cambodia [Phnom Penh Post] 26-05-2015

Pipe workers fired in Saveh after protesting unpaid wages [Radio Zamaneh] 26-05-2015 1 more labour news stories from Iran today

SFA voices opposition to mandatory pensions plan [irishtimes.com] 25-05-2015 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today

/ Uganda Deep concern about the World Bank support for privatisation in education [PSI] 26-05-2015

Korea (South)
GM Korea's wage talks face bumpy road [The Times] 26-05-2015 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today


Casino workers against smoking lounges: legislator [GGR Asia] 25-05-2015

MAS didn't talk to us, say unions [Asia One] 26-05-2015

Auto Workers Fired for Protesting Sexual Harassment [TruthOut] 25-05-2015

/ Qatar Qatar refuses to let Nepalese workers return to attend funerals after quake [Guardian] 25-05-2015

New Caledonia
Unlimited banking strike in New Caledonia [RNZI] 26-05-2015

New Zealand
Postal union boss unhappy about NZ Post policies in Porirua [Stuff] 26-05-2015 8 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Health workers’ strike cripples health services in Kwara [The Daily Trust] 26-05-2015 5 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Man shot dead by police during mining protest, says union [Euronews] 26-05-2015

Transport unions hold out against privatization [San Diego Union-Tribune] 26-05-2015

Prison labor will be used for 2018 World Cup [Times Union] 26-05-2015

South Africa
Pro-Vavi unions snub Cosatu meeting [BD Live] 26-05-2015 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Doing our bit in Swaziland from Brussels  ActNOW!  [TouchStone] 25-05-2015

/ Netherlands Turkish trade union leaders awarded [Education International] 26-05-2015 9 more labour news stories from Turkey today

UCU leader attacks Tories on strike laws [Time Higher Education] 26-05-2015 2 more labour news stories from UK today

J Tasini: Raise the bar on raising the wage: Up until now, Democrats have been playing a shallow and timid game [NYDaily News] 26-05-2015 16 more labour news stories from USA today