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Today in Labour History

1927 United States of America Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born.[more]

1949 Canada The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU.[more]

2004 Canada Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

This week's top stories

USA Georgia Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics [NY Times] 31-03-2015

Somalia Union leader escapes Somali Islamic terrorist rampage [ITUC] 31-03-2015

Vietnam Rare strike at Nike, Adidas factory [The Globe and Mail] 31-03-2015

Portugal Young people take to streets protesting poor working conditions [The Global Times] 29-03-2015

Global / UK Brit TUC launch new Charter for International LGBT Solidarity [TUC] 29-03-2015

Indonesia / Burma Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? [NPR] 28-03-2015

Global Open Online Course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy [Global Labour University] 27-03-2015

Uzbekistan Gvt arrests and deports international labor rights consultant [Cotton Campaign] 26-03-2015

Indonesia Massive slavery uncovered in global fishing industry [AP] 25-03-2015

Swaziland Remembering Swaziland's prisoners of conscience after one year [Equal Times]  ActNOW!  25-03-2015


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Argentina
Services affected by tomorrow's general strike [The Herald] 31-03-2015 2 more labour news stories from Argentina today


Australia
/ Queensland CFMEU attacks BHP in defence of workers' rights [AAP] 31-03-2015 40 more labour news stories from Australia today


Barbados
Let's talk - says BWU [The Nation News] 30-03-2015


Canada
/ British Columbia Alliance of building trade unions threatens to lure away Site C labour [The Globe and Mail] 31-03-2015 28 more labour news stories from Canada today


China
Ageing construction workforce forsing China to urgent need for an industry overhaul [China Labour Bulletin] 31-03-2015


Egypt
Civil services law expected to displace workers: Revolutionary Socialists [Daily News Egypt] 30-03-2015


France
Hundreds of French Sex Workers March in Paris Against Laws Making Buying, Selling, and Looking Like You Might Sell Sex a Crime [Reason] 31-03-2015


Gabon
Telecom, union showdown far from over [Biztech Africa] 31-03-2015


Germany
Union files suit against Deutsche Post, calls strike [News 7] 31-03-2015 2 more labour news stories from Germany today


Global
2015, A KEY YEAR FOR WORLD SOCIAL FORUM ACTIVISTS [Equal Times] 31-03-2015 1 more labour news stories from Global today


Hong Kong
/ China Workers united will be on right side of new law [HK Standard] 31-03-2015


India
/ Delhi Some dues paid, but stir on [NYOOZ] 30-03-2015


Indonesia
Borneo construction worker survives crocodile attack [Borneo Post] 30-03-2015 3 more labour news stories from Indonesia today


Ireland
Major national bus strike closer following breakdown in talks [Newstalk] 31-03-2015 4 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Israel
Histadrut, employers agree even higher minimum wage [Globes Israel] 31-03-2015 4 more labour news stories from Israel today


Korea (South)
/ Taiwan HYDIS workers' struggle tour to defend their jobs... (#1) [CINA] 31-03-2015


Malta
GWU-backed unions seek recognition as representatives of disciplined forces [The Times] 30-03-2015


Mexico
Growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike [The Times-Union] 31-03-2015 2 more labour news stories from Mexico today


Namibia
Namibia: Nunw Blast Uiheni Demand [allAfrica] 30-03-2015


Nepal
Workers halt work again [Kantipur] 30-03-2015


New Zealand
Senior doctors welcome top health appointment [ASMS] 31-03-2015 1 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Pakistan
PIA daily wagers under-paid in violation of law [The Nation] 30-03-2015


Palestine
Journalists still a target in Gaza [Al-Monitor] 31-03-2015 1 more labour news stories from Palestine today


Portugal
Healthcare workers suspend historic strike [Equal Times] 31-03-2015 2 more labour news stories from Portugal today


Qatar
Regime buys itself more time at ILO failing to end modern slavery, failing to reform work laws [ITU*C] 31-03-2015


Russia
Trade union congress focuses on quality education [Education International] 30-03-2015


Singapore
Unionists, bank staff say goodbyes [The Straits Times] 30-03-2015


South Africa
Main Labor Grouping Said to Expel Leader Vavi [Bloomberg] 31-03-2015 26 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Sri Lanka
WP Road Passenger Authority workers launch strike [News First] 31-03-2015


Trinidad and Tobago
Union: Many benefits hidden from former Caroni workers [The Express] 30-03-2015 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today


Tunisia
UGTT urges unionists to take part in march against terrorism [The National] 30-03-2015


UK
Benefit sanctions for low-paid workers [Touch Stone/TUC] 31-03-2015 10 more labour news stories from UK today


Ukraine
/ UK Appeal for Solidarity: Union Protest Repressed in Odessa For more info [Ukraine Solidarity Campaign] 30-03-2015 2 more labour news stories from Ukraine today


USA
/ Indiana Union Cancels Indiana Conference Over 'Un-American' Discrimination Law [MPE Guild] 31-03-2015 22 more labour news stories from USA today


Zambia
Strike Looming at UNZA and CBU [Zambia Reports] 31-03-2015 0 more labour news stories from Zambia today