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Today in Labour History

1895 UK Socialist and feminist Edith Lanchester captured by her family and institutionalised for opposing the institution of marriage[more]

1917 Canada Legendary union leader Kent Rowley is born. In and out of jail for his principled leadership his entire life, he dies in 1978.[more]

1949 United States of America Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland.

This week's top stories

Italy Strikes Kick Off to Protest Renzi’s Labor Measures [Business Week] 24-10-2014

Nigeria Constitutional Amendment: NLC, TUC vow crippling strike over minimum wage [The Times] 24-10-2014

Liberia How LIberia's rubber tap workers union can help beat Ebola [Global Post] 23-10-2014

Fiji / New Zealand NZ union backed charity educates Fiji workers [Radio New Zealand] 23-10-2014

Hong Kong / China Unions the target of foreign whispers [This Working Life] 22-10-2014

USA AFL-CIO Calls for Obama to Act on Worker Protections Against Ebola [AFL-CIO] For more info 22-10-2014

Mongolia Global unions converge in Mongolia in campaign for Rio Tinto workers’ rights [IndustriALL Global Union] 21-10-2014

Cambodia Free Trade Union Proposes $130 Garment Worker Minimum Wage [The Cambodia Daily] 20-10-2014

Cambodia Hard times for ‘the Union 23’ [The Post] 20-10-2014

Swaziland Trade unions banned in Swaziland [IndustriALL Global Union] 18-10-2014

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/ Global Solidarity call for aid against impacts of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) [PSI] 25-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Africa today

Traffickers Use Abductions, Prison Ships to Feed Asian Slave Trade [JG] 24-10-2014

100s of nurses ready to fight Ebola: ANMF [AAP] 25-10-2014 11 more labour news stories from Australia today

Transport strike demanding ban on illegal 3-wheelers [The Daily Star] 24-10-2014

Brazil: a nation at a crossroads [Equal Times] 24-10-2014

/ Ontario Bratina backs Clark for next mayor, McHattie gets labour support [CBC] 24-10-2014 6 more labour news stories from Canada today

Costa Rica
Solís administration, striking dockworkers at loggerheads over port concession [The Tico Times] 24-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Costa Rica today

Czech Republic
CSA´s cabin crews to stage strike next Thursday [Noviny] 24-10-2014

Task force to enforce public sector strike formed in Tamale [GhanaWeb] 24-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Ghana today

New safety and health guidelines to protect seafarers [Shipping News] 24-10-2014

Hong Kong
/ China Authorities in China censor 'dialogue' between protestors and HK Gvt [IFJ] 25-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today

Timorese man, 32, dies in tractor ravine plunge, three days after starting work in Borneo [bernama.com.my] 25-10-2014 6 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Minister urged to act on Newstalk contract with UTV radio [NUJ] 24-10-2014 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Kenyans Express Concern About Ebola Contingency Plan [allAfrica] 24-10-2014

A Tour of Tijuana’s Maquiladoras [The Free Press] 24-10-2014

New Zealand
ANZ workers plan more strike action [3 News] 24-10-2014

Crisis as Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Strike [Latino Daily News] 24-10-2014

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trade unions have benefitted workers, says Federation’s Trade Union President [SKN Vibes] 24-10-2014

South Africa
Cosatu and Numsa: The divorce deferred, again [Daily Maverick] 25-10-2014 24 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka
Trade Unions leaders say that workers of the country have no faith on the UNP's pledges for pay hike [SLBC] 24-10-2014

Trinidad and Tobago

Education unions march against austerity [Education International] 25-10-2014 7 more labour news stories from UK today

National protest defends teachers and quality education [Education International] 25-10-2014

/ New Jersey Union supporters protest at Taj Mahal [Press of Atlantic City] 25-10-2014 39 more labour news stories from USA today