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Today in Labour History

1834 United Kingdom 30,000 marched for the freedom of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, agricultural workers from the Dorset town of Tolpuddle who were transported to Australia as punishment for their trade unionism.

1856 Australia A day long strike by Melbourne stonemasons wins the enforcement of the eight hour day.

1894 United States of America A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions.

1920 United States of America The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing.

1967 United States of America New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes.[more]

2007 Egypt 150 garment workers, mostly women, occupied the Mansoura-España textile factory in Egypt against job losses and unpaid wages. The workers held out for 2 months against bosses and the 'official' union, winning concessions.

This week's top stories

Sudan Unions 'to name transitional government' [BBC] 20-04-2019

UK Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing [Broadly] 18-04-2019

Bangladesh The Accord must continue in Bangladesh until the government is truly able to ensure worker safety [UNI] 17-04-2019

Greece / Global International unions deeply concerned at violence by Stalinists against Greek trade union [ETUC] 16-04-2019

Global / Philippines France Castro is awarded the Arthur Svensson Prize [Svensson foundation] 15-04-2019

USA Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Anti-Union Laws [Courthouse News Service] 12-04-2019

Philippines Stop governmental harassment of education trade unionists [EI] 10-04-2019

Cambodia Unions call on brands to ACT [IndustriALL] 10-04-2019

Australia Tens of thousands march in Australia for higher wages [France 24] 10-04-2019

India The silent death of workers in India [Equal Times] 08-04-2019


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Afghanistan
Killers of Abdul Manan Arghand sentenced to death [IFJ] 20-04-2019


Africa
Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries [Education International] 20-04-2019


Australia
Shorten sets 100-day target to boost overtime pay [The Guardian] 20-04-2019


Canada
Encore for CUPE: Application filed with CIRB to represent WestJet regional flight attendants [CUPE] 21-04-2019 5 more labour news stories from Canada today


Croatia
Uljanik Workers Say Situation Alarming [Total News] 20-04-2019


Europe
Journalists Issue Manifesto ahead of European Parliament Elections [Total News] 20-04-2019


Global
WIPO: Discussions on copyright exceptions for education and research move forward [Education International] 20-04-2019 2 more labour news stories from Global today


India
/ Maharashtra Metro workers on strike for pay asked to resign [Pune Mirror] 20-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from India today


Kenya
Dock workers claim that leasing a section of the port will lead to loss of 4,000 jobs [The Standard] 20-04-2019


Korea (South)
Protest against DSME sale [Yonhap] 21-04-2019


New Zealand
Retail NZ calls for changes to Easter trading laws [NewsHub] 20-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
National minimum wage: Adamawa teachers hopeful to get N32,000 [Naij] 20-04-2019


Portugal
Fuel truck bosses, union agree to complete negotiations by year's end [The News] 20-04-2019


Senegal
/ Cote Divoire Young Senegalese and Ivorian teachers come together for quality education and effective trade unions [Education International] 20-04-2019


South Africa
Numsa meets with Comair in attempt to resolve wage dispute [Eyewitness News] 20-04-2019 2 more labour news stories from South Africa today


UK
Teachers risk dying in classrooms if illnesses ignored, union told [Guardian] 20-04-2019 7 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
It is ridiculous that Programme for International Student Assessment is now making teachers anxious [TES] 20-04-2019 16 more labour news stories from USA today