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Today in Labour History

1974 Canada Postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks.[more]

2003 Nigeria 100 striking Nigerian oil workers seize four offshore rigs.

This week's top stories

Turkey Turkish Airlines Urges Pilots to Marry to Prevent Accidents [Bianet] 18-04-2015

Global Corporate Greed campaign launched in ITUC May Day statement [ITUC] 17-04-2015

USA Fight for $15 swells into largest protest by low-wage workers in US history [Guardian] 16-04-2015

Palestine Thousands of workers strike in Gaza [AIC] 15-04-2015

UK Windsor Castle staff back industrial action in pay row [Guardian] 15-04-2015

Global It’s time to stop ignoring the link between women, work and poor health [Equal Times] 15-04-2015

Swaziland Fearing Police Action, Swaziland Workers Cancel Rally [Solidarity Center] For more info  ActNOW!  14-04-2015

Hong Kong / China Only free union in China demands drop ALL charges after five feminists released [HKCTU] 14-04-2015

Ghana Police storm hospital to break nurses' strike [GhanaWeb] 14-04-2015

Turkey Mine Disaster Trial to Open [Human Rights Watch] 13-04-2015


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Friday, April 17, 2015:
5 mins. The RadioLabour World Report / Thousands participate in global action against low pay / Walmart fires 2,200 workers before the day of action / Unions mark Equal Pay Days in April / More older workers means more unemployment / The LabourStart Report
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Argentina
Moyano says CGT unification possible if 'Caló's boys realize gov't uses them' [The Herald] 19-04-2015


Australia
Across Australia International Workers Memorial Day 2015 events [ACTU] 19-04-2015 8 more labour news stories from Australia today


Bangladesh
/ Italy Benetton pays $1.1m into factory disaster fund [The Local] 18-04-2015 2 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today


Canada
/ Nova Scotia Rally protests cuts to public service [The Post] 19-04-2015 49 more labour news stories from Canada today


China
The country that health and safety forgot [Daily Mail] 18-04-2015


Denmark
Working in Denmark: Unions and A-kasse [The Local] 18-04-2015


Dominican Republic
Better Lives Sought for Larimar Miners [VoA] 18-04-2015


Egypt
EGAS workers strike over ‘discrimination’ [The Daily News] 19-04-2015


Europe
Unions say STOP treating protection from hazardous chemicals as 'red tape' [April 28] 19-04-2015


Fiji
Review decision rests on report, says trade union [The Times] 19-04-2015


Finland
/ Russia Valio, hit by Russian losses, to cut up to 320 jobs [YLE] 18-04-2015 1 more labour news stories from Finland today


Georgia
/ Kazakhstan Important meetings [GTUC] 18-04-2015 2 more labour news stories from Georgia today


Germany
Big street protests against TTIP [DW] 19-04-2015 3 more labour news stories from Germany today


Global
Lifting Up Low-Wage Work: Global Perspectives [Canadian Dimension] 19-04-2015 1 more labour news stories from Global today


Hungary
Gov’t plans to abolish intelligence services’ trade unions [Politics.hu] 18-04-2015


India
Waiting for work at Labour Chowk [BS ] 18-04-2015 8 more labour news stories from India today


Indonesia
Challenges abound for families of shoe factory workers [The Bee] 19-04-2015 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today


Iraq
IndustriALL Iraqi affiliates fighting for workers’ unpaid wages [IndustriALL Global Union] 18-04-2015


Ireland
Public sector talks 'about pay restoration - nothing else' [ICTU] 18-04-2015 4 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Italy
Rome transport strike sparks protests [Gazetta del Sud] 18-04-2015 2 more labour news stories from Italy today


Kenya
Nurses strike bites Mombasa hospitals hard [The Standard] 19-04-2015 2 more labour news stories from Kenya today


Liberia
700 Liberian Ebola workers protest for hazard pay [AFP] 19-04-2015


Mozambique
Minimum Wage in State Rises By 10 Per Cent [AIM] 18-04-2015


Nepal
Government to set up mountain tourism workers welfare fund - See more at: http://www.myrepublica.com/economy/item/19540-nepal-marks-anniversary-of-deadliest-everest-avalanche.html#sthash.yXqfZwBU.dpuf [myrepublica.com] 19-04-2015 2 more labour news stories from Nepal today


New Zealand
Kiwirail can't outsource responsibility [First Union] 19-04-2015 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
​ASUU demands re-opening of LASU [The Times] 19-04-2015 5 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Norway
Statoil to slash 10 percent of workforce [The Local] 18-04-2015


Oman
Protesting clerks threaten to lay siege to Civil Secretariat [Labour Watch] 19-04-2015 4 more labour news stories from Oman today


Pakistan
Irrigation employees demand regular jobs [Labour Watch] 19-04-2015 5 more labour news stories from Pakistan today


Philippines
Strike looms at Cebu coal plant [The Standard] 18-04-2015 1 more labour news stories from Philippines today


Russia
Worker Strikes Will Only Boost Kremlin's Popularity, Say Analysts [Moscow Times] 18-04-2015


Saudi Arabia
/ Indonesia Beheading of migrant domestic worker in Saudi Arabia raises Jakarta protests [AFP] 18-04-2015


Solomon Islands
Police keep SIPA dispute on radar [The Star] 18-04-2015


South Africa
Xenophobia: NUM slams violence [Business Report] 18-04-2015 4 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Swaziland
Standard Bank workers vow to strike Tuesday  ActNOW!  [The Observer] 18-04-2015 3 more labour news stories from Swaziland today


Thailand
Journalists under increasing pressure [Equal Times] 18-04-2015


Trinidad and Tobago
...Defiant Roget not budging [Trinidad Express] 18-04-2015 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today


Turkey
Soma Had No Class-A Occupational Safety Specialists [Bianet] 18-04-2015 4 more labour news stories from Turkey today


UK
/ England Union protest in Sheffield calls for fast-food workers’ to get £10 per hour [The Star] 19-04-2015 14 more labour news stories from UK today


Ukraine
IFJ/EFJ appalled by gunning down of journalist in Kiev [IFJ] 18-04-2015


USA
Workers Seeking Productivity in a Pill Are Abusing A.D.H.D. Drugs [NY Times] 19-04-2015 30 more labour news stories from USA today


Western Sahara
/ Nigeria NLC Reiterates Commitment to Liberation of Western Sahara [Daily Trust] 18-04-2015


Zimbabwe
More Companies Apply to Retrench Workers [Zimbabwe Independent] 18-04-2015 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today