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LabourStart photo of the day.Workers at the factories owned by the Tuba Group in Bangladesh have been denied wages and attacked by police when striking and otherwise protesting the employer's actions. Workers engaged in hunger strikes have been teargassed and attacked by riot police. 112 workers died in a fire at one of the Tuba factories in 2012. (Photo: NGWF) Click here to read more labour news from Bangladesh.
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USA Take the Quiz. Which labor leader are you? [AFL-CIO] 31-08-2014

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Colombia Union Leader Assassinated [telesur] 31-08-2014

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Argentina Second National Strike as Economic Woes Deepen [Bloomberg] 28-08-2014

Colombia 330K teachers to gather in capitals for nationwide strike [Colombia Reports] 27-08-2014

Syria IFJ Condemns Brutal Murder of American Journalist James Foley in Syria [IFJ] 21-08-2014

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