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LabourStart photo of the day.Belgian and global trade unions organized a protest at the Brazilian embassy in Brussels on Monday to demand the release of former President Lula. Trade unions in Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Geneva, Jakarta, Lima, London and Rabat also gathered at Brazilian embassies, following protests in recent days in Madrid, Montevideo, Paris, Rome and Washington, D.C.. (Photo: ITUC) Click here for more labour news from Brazil.
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1998 Ireland A monument to Jim Connell, writer of 'The Red Flag', is unveiled in the village of Crossakiel.[more]

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Kazakhstan / Global Solidarity award to persecuted unions in Kazakhstan [Arthur Svensson International Prize] 25-04-2018

France Train standoff, through the eyes of striking worker [680 News] 25-04-2018

South Africa General Strike Over Minimum Wage Shuts Plants, Disrupts Public Transport [Bloomberg] 25-04-2018

South Africa Thousands take to the streets to protest R20 minimum wage [Mail & Guardian] 25-04-2018

South Africa SAFTU calls general strike on 25 April against poverty minimum wage and attacks on workers’ rights [SAFTU] 24-04-2018

Georgia As Stalin-era factory turns to crypto mining, Georgian workers protest [Eurasianet] 23-04-2018

Liberia Radio and TV journalist Tyron Brown murdered [IFJ] 23-04-2018

Zimbabwe Vice President fires 16 000 striking nurses [PSI] 23-04-2018

Sri Lanka 14 unions to defy ban on May 1 rallies [The Times] 22-04-2018

Global World Bank recommends fewer regulations protecting workers [The Guardian] 21-04-2018


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Algeria
No negotiations and no strike [The Monitor] 25-04-2018


Australia
TPP threatens tens of thousands of jobs, says ACTU [Theaustralian] 26-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from Australia today


Bangladesh
Sylhet tea-garden workers strike demanding increase of daily wage [The Daily Star] 25-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today


Botswana
Journalists harassed at airport by security forces [IFJ] 26-04-2018


Brazil
/ Global European and International trade unions stand together with Lula [ETUC] 26-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from Brazil today


Canada
/ Quebec General strike at Manoir Sherbrooke [The News] 25-04-2018 19 more labour news stories from Canada today


Chile
Union at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile says no advance deal likely [Reuters] 25-04-2018


Costa Rica
Unions on Strike this Wednesday over austerity plan [The Star] 25-04-2018


Cyprus
Hospital staff suspend labour shortage strike [The Mail] 25-04-2018


Europe
International Workers Memorial Day 2018 - ETUC Statement [ETUC] 26-04-2018 2 more labour news stories from Europe today


France
Air France cancels Taipei flights amid union strike [The Times] 25-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from France today


Georgia
Agara sugar factory resumes operations in June after several-month break [Agenda.ge] 26-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from Georgia today


Global
Global Action Week for Education 2018: Free public quality education for all [Education International] 26-04-2018 3 more labour news stories from Global today


Greece
Greek power workers urge MPs to cancel asset sales [reuters] 26-04-2018


India
/ Tamil Nadu PRESS RELEASE: Demonstration by informal sector workers against Draft Social Security Code [tnlabour] 26-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from India today


Indonesia
Slow progress in the fight against child labour in Indonesia [Equal Times] 26-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today


Iran
/ Global FIFA Called on to Enforce Human Rights and non-Discrimination Policy [ITUC] 26-04-2018 2 more labour news stories from Iran today


Ireland
International day this Saturday to remember those injured or killed in the workplace [Leitrim Observer] 25-04-2018 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Japan
#MeToo Japan: What happened when women broke their silence [BBC] 25-04-2018


Kazakhstan
Solidarity award to persecuted unions in Kazaksthan [KTR] 25-04-2018


Korea (South)
GM's South Korean union accepts wage deal [Euronews] 26-04-2018


New Zealand
McDonald's NZ accused of wage theft [hrmonline] 26-04-2018 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
AUPCTRE rejects water privatisation, seeks viable public sector options [Guardian] 26-04-2018 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Philippines
/ Philippines Workers unite for Labor Day rally vs ‘endo’ [Philstar.com] 26-04-2018 1 more labour news stories from Philippines today


Qatar
Qatar protecting rights of workers: Envoy [thepeninsulaqatar] 26-04-2018


South Africa
South African unions protest over minimum wage [reuters] 26-04-2018 36 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Tunisia
Teachers Strike Against IMF Imposed Austerity Policies [Newsclick] 25-04-2018


UK
Female postal delivery workers disproportionately affected by lack of toilets [Morning Star] 26-04-2018 10 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
/ USA / California  VIDEO  Oakland Education Association Teachers, Students & Parents March For A Contract-A 1% Pay Offer After A Year Of Negotiations For more info [LVP] 25-04-2018 22 more labour news stories from USA today


Vietnam
Aging population prompts Vietnam to look at raising retirement levels [The Express] 25-04-2018 0 more labour news stories from Vietnam today