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Today in Labour History

1911 Japan Influential Japanese anarchist Shusui Kotoku is hanged along with ten others after conviction on circumstantial evidence [more]

1919 Ireland Staff barricaded themselves inside the Monaghan Lunatic Asylum and declared a Soviet. They also made demands on pay and working hours, including equal pay for women. They won their demands in February.

1986 United Kingdom Print workers at Rupert Murdoch's News International went on strike against the new, open shop, no-strike plant at Wapping in London. They were all sacked and replaced by scabs and after a year they declared their strike lost.

This week's top stories

Iran Labour rights activists at imminent risk of further torture [Amnesty International] 23-01-2019

Philippines Teacher unionists threatened [Education International]  ActNOW!  23-01-2019

Global A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work [ILO] 23-01-2019

Bangladesh These Women Make Your Zara Jeans. Now, They're Demanding to Be Paid Fairly. [Elle] 23-01-2019

Zimbabwe Union leader arrested after protests - lawyers' group [The Independent] 22-01-2019

Bangladesh Hunger for profits drives exploitation of females in Bangladesh's garment industry [MENAFN] 21-01-2019

Thailand Persecution of union leaders 'shames Thailand' [ITF]  ActNOW!  18-01-2019

Global `Break Up Amazon!' World Union Leader Urges [LaborPress] 18-01-2019

Bangladesh Hundreds sacked after garment strikes [Business Recorder] 17-01-2019

Tunisia Powerful UGTT workers union holds nationwide strike [Al Jazeera] 17-01-2019

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Telstra jobs apocalypse continues with 752 more jobs to be axed [CPSU] 23-01-2019 17 more labour news stories from Australia today

Precedent set as Belarusian authorities register local union [IndustriALL] 23-01-2019

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/ Ontario Ontario Health Coalition Worried About Possible Cuts To Health Care [The Lake] 23-01-2019 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

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We call on HRT to withdraw claims targeting journalists’ representatives [EFJ] 23-01-2019

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United Nations Workers: Survey finds one-third sexually harassed [BBC] 23-01-2019 4 more labour news stories from Global today

/ Bihar Striking Midday Meal Cooks Begin Two-day Gherao of Nitish Kumar’s Residence in Patna [Newsclick] 23-01-2019 2 more labour news stories from India today

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European Commission sets the Korean gov't a deadline for the ratification of core ILO conventions by April [Labor Today] 23-01-2019

Stopping migrant worker abuse [Ethical Trading Initiative] 23-01-2019

New Zealand
Move to create 'voice' for workers [Otago Daily Times] 23-01-2019 3 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Protesters slam ministers for ‘anti-human attitude’ over Sahiwal tragedy [Dawn] 23-01-2019 3 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

South Africa
/ Gauteng Amcu: Sibanye-Stillwater pleading poverty to cover up its arrogance [Jacaranda FM] 23-01-2019 9 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka
Estate workers on strike again [Aadaderana] 23-01-2019

Strike of Some 1,000 Workers Paralyzes Ports [Sputnik] 23-01-2019 1 more labour news stories from Sweden today

/ Europe Theresa May will try to find compromise with Unison, the TUC, Unite and the GMB [BBC] 24-01-2019 10 more labour news stories from UK today

/ California L.A. teachers celebrate their victories as union and district reach a deal [L.A. Times] 23-01-2019 16 more labour news stories from USA today

'No dialogue without workers unions' [24] 23-01-2019 4 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today