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This week's top stories

Qatar 100 striking migrant workers arrested - to be deported [ITUC] 27-11-2014

Belgium Trade unions begin month of strikes against Charles Michel austerity [The Morning Star] 25-11-2014

USA ATU on the Ferguson grand jury decision regarding the shooting of Michael Brown [ATU] 25-11-2014

Qatar 'Time’s up on kafala,' say campaigners [Equal Times] 24-11-2014

India Take our money, not FDI: Rail unions to government [Business Standard] 24-11-2014

Bangladesh Tazreen victims set for compensation on second anniversary of tragedy [IndustriALL] 24-11-2014

Colombia Protesting GM Auto Workers Attacked by US Embassy Staff [The Real News Network] 24-11-2014

Korea (South) McDonald's Korea union member dismissed for fast food activism [IUF] 24-11-2014

South Africa What are the root causes of the current division in COSATU? Vavi explains [COSATU] 23-11-2014

Global 6 multinationals, including Walmart & Glencore, running for Public Eye Lifetime Award [IndustriALL Global Union] 22-11-2014

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014:
100 organizations demand justice for Gulf migrant workers / Health care workers in England continue week of job actions / McDonald's in S. Korea fires activist for supporting US workers / Dhaka's Tazreen fire victim families closer to compensation
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Transport sector to strike Thursday [The Weekly] 26-11-2014 2 more labour news stories from Argentina today

Have your say about the China Free Trade deal - was it transparent? [TWU] 26-11-2014 8 more labour news stories from Australia today

Demonstration Expected Today By Hundreds Of Bec Workers [Tribune 242] 26-11-2014 2 more labour news stories from Bahamas today

Strike in Antwerp and Limburg on Monday [Expatica] 25-11-2014

BOPEU calls for unity [Mmegi] 26-11-2014

Siem Reap airport staff end strike [The Post] 26-11-2014 2 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

/ Quebec Gatineau blue-collar workers join Quebec-wide protest [The Citizen] 26-11-2014 29 more labour news stories from Canada today

Coal mine fire kills 24 [Channel News Asia] 26-11-2014

Costa Rica
Prison guards to go on strike [Inside] 25-11-2014

/ USA Cuba’s fast-growing private sector [Equal Times] 25-11-2014

Egyptian ironworkers suspend all production [Egypt Independent] 25-11-2014

/ UK British govt plans to smash public sector trade unions European organisation denounces [European Public Services Union] 25-11-2014 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

CGT union calls for one-day strike in nuclear sector [Reuters] 25-11-2014

GTAFIWU President Attends ILO-OATUU Workshop in Ghana [allAfrica] 26-11-2014

/ Georgia During the strike the Georgian Railway operates in violation of safety regulations For more info [GTUC] 26-11-2014 4 more labour news stories from Georgia today

Informal sector joins TUC to protect interest of workers [GBC] 26-11-2014 2 more labour news stories from Ghana today

Indonesia: Domestic workers Hunger Strike Action [JALA PRT] 25-11-2014 2 more labour news stories from Global today

Mass Media Strike on Wednesday, Ahead of Thursday’s General Strike [The Greek Reporter] 26-11-2014

Linden bauxite workers on strike for more pay [CArib New Desk] 26-11-2014 1 more labour news stories from Guyana today

Hong Kong
HKJA Expresses Outrage over Ip Kwok-him’s False Accusation Over Protest Arrest [HKJA] 26-11-2014 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today

/ Andhra Pradesh CITU holds strike ballot [The Hindu] 26-11-2014 3 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia: minimum wage battle set to escalate [Equal Times] 26-11-2014 5 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

About 1100 construction and petrochemical workers protest outside Iranian regime’s ‘parliament’ [uidder.org] 26-11-2014

/ United Arab Emirates Workers at UAE ambassador’s house say they were treated ‘like slaves’ [Irish Times] 26-11-2014 1 more labour news stories from Ireland today

/ Palestine ITF backs calls for independent investigation into Arab bus driver’s death [The Post] 25-11-2014

Court rejects Osaka mayor’s bid to ban unions from using school buildings [The Times] 26-11-2014

Unions warn thousands of workers to leave restive north [New Vision] 25-11-2014

Korea (South)
Solidarity with dismissed C&M workers! (#2) [cina] 26-11-2014 3 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

New Zealand
Restaurant fines for worker exploitation 'not a deterrant' [TVNZ] 26-11-2014 13 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Retrace your steps – Unionist tells NLC [The Daily Post] 26-11-2014 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

ITF slams Panama Canal Authority's attack on union [ITF] 25-11-2014

Antamina to bring lawsuits against striking workers [BN Americas] 25-11-2014

Labor group calls for release of jailed union leader in Cebu [The Sun-Star] 25-11-2014 1 more labour news stories from Philippines today

100 Migrant Workers at Risk of Deportation for Protesting Against Low Pay [IB Times] 26-11-2014 2 more labour news stories from Qatar today

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Union President: Unions Still Relevant To Workers [The Observer] 26-11-2014

Sierra Leone
Ebola victims’ bodies left in hospital doorway by protesting burial teams [The Guardian] 26-11-2014

Guidelines to help firms and unions prepare for more union representation of executives [The Straits Times] 26-11-2014

South Africa
Cosatu pressured over Numsa [IOL] 26-11-2014 25 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka
The United Trade Union Federation says the working community will dedicate for the victory of the President [SLBC] 26-11-2014

Maloma miners take strike to hil in an effort to escape police [The Times] 26-11-2014 1 more labour news stories from Swaziland today

Trinidad and Tobago
Workers march in Tunapuna over ‘owed backpay’ [The Guardian] 26-11-2014 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Suffering of teachers mars Teachers’ Day celebrations [Zaman] 25-11-2014

It’s working against workfare: Bulky Bob’s and LAMH pull out of Community Work Placements scheme [Boycott Workfare] 26-11-2014 9 more labour news stories from UK today

United Arab Emirates
Ugly truth behind UAE's gleam [Human Rights Watch] 26-11-2014

Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike [Huffington Post] 26-11-2014 38 more labour news stories from USA today

No Dispute On Telone Bonus Issue, Says Mtasa [allAfrica] 25-11-2014 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today