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1956 Hungary Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation.

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Korea (South) Protracted strike by railroad workers continues to cause public inconvenience [The Times] 23-10-2016

Italy Day-long general strike on Friday [The Local] 21-10-2016

USA Videogame voice actors strike [Wall Street Journal] 21-10-2016

El Salvador Refusing to pay authorized wage increase, government to to dock pay, fire striking hospital workers [Metro] 21-10-2016

Taiwan Labor unions to march for 123 days off each year [The Post] 20-10-2016

Iran Two Labour Activists Sentenced to 22 Years of Imprisonment [NCRI] 19-10-2016

Turkey 90 journalists in jail - protest now [IFJ]  ActNOW!  18-10-2016

USA Massachusetts Striking Harvard dining hall workers arrested amid protest over pay [Guardian] 17-10-2016

Taiwan Hundreds of Flight Attendants Pelt Airline Office with Eggs When Agreement not Honoured [The Herald-Tribune] 15-10-2016

UK State pension age should not rise any further, says TUC [TUC] 14-10-2016

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Strike in national universities [University World News] 23-10-2016 1 more labour news stories from Argentina today

/ New South Wales Hospital privatization dead and buried [Goulbourn Post] 22-10-2016

/ Manitoba Government union re-elects Michelle Gawronsky as president [CBC] 23-10-2016 15 more labour news stories from Canada today

/ Andhra Pradesh BMS included in wage board panel [The Hindu] 23-10-2016 31 more labour news stories from India today

TUI members will not carry out duties of ASTI colleagues [Irish Times] 22-10-2016 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Teachers threaten labor dispute over salary issues [YNet News] 23-10-2016

Meru County Ministers condemn Health workers’ strike [The Citizen] 22-10-2016

Korea (South)
[10.22~23] People's resistance in central Seoul... [CINA] 23-10-2016 3 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Drama as Lagos Poly workers down tools [The Daily Nation] 23-10-2016 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

1st 'work-related' World Cup stadium death is announced [Albany Times Union] 23-10-2016

South Africa
Union reaches tentative wage deals with platinum trio [Mining Weekly] 22-10-2016

Trinidad and Tobago
Petrotrin workers back on the job [The Express] 22-10-2016

UGTT Warns against “Diktat” Financial 2017 Draft [MediAfrica] 22-10-2016

Gender inequality puts future of teaching profession at risk [Education International] 22-10-2016 2 more labour news stories from UK today

/ Nevada Beating Trump is personal, not just political, for Nevada unions [SFChronicle] 23-10-2016 22 more labour news stories from USA today