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LabourStart photo of the day."Bust the Budget" was a series of street protests across Australia protesting against the federal budget announced in May. The protests were backed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Union members made up a large part of the 30,000 in Melbourne. (Photo: L. Billeter) Click here to read more labour news from Australia.
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1741 Canada Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Quebec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history.[more]

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Hong Kong / Europe Trade unions in Europe question China's trustworthiness, watch HK protests [ETUC] 01-10-2014

Canada Unions across rest of country nervously watching N.S. story [The Chronicle-Herald]  ActNOW!  01-10-2014

Australia Can a drink close the pay gap? [In Your Hands] 30-09-2014

Hong Kong / China HKCTU statement calling for general strike on Sep 29 [HKCTU] 29-09-2014

China Support the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions strike for democracy! [IUF] 29-09-2014

Hong Kong / China Workers Strike in Support of Student Democracy Movement [ITUC ] 29-09-2014

Philippines Global campaign defeats union-busting attack at NXP [IndustriALL Global Union] 29-09-2014

Hong Kong / China Calling for int'l solidarity! Stop suppression of democratic movt in HK online petition [HKCTU] 29-09-2014

Global Bargain to STOP Precarious Work [IndustriALL Global Union] 27-09-2014

France Hyatt Paris: outsourced hotel housekeepers strike and win wage increase [IUF] 27-09-2014

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Trade unions clamour for free movement of workers within Eeast Africa Community [The Standard] 01-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Africa today

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Babrujsk activists who took part in hunger strike of protest, dismissed [Charter 97] 01-10-2014

Bank Employees Go on Strike [Latin American Herald Tribune] 01-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Unions unite across ideologies [The Post] 01-10-2014

Bill 377 an attack on workers, CCU [CCU website] 01-10-2014 59 more labour news stories from Canada today

Deaths in China's Guizhou Blamed on Pollution From Chemical Plant [Radio Free Asia] 30-09-2014

Justice workers prepare new strike [Colombia Reports] 30-09-2014

Dominican Republic
Major gridlock in Santiago as bus drivers stage strike [Dominican Today] 30-09-2014

White Collar Workers Strike [teleSUR] 01-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from France today

Lufthansa pilots' 15-hour strike affects 9000 travellers [Reuters] 01-10-2014

EPAs, the EU and ACP – an uneven partnership [Equal Times] 01-10-2014

Air Traffic Controllers Announce 48-hour Strike [Greek Reporter] 01-10-2014 1 more labour news stories from Greece today

Hong Kong
/ China ITF statement on Hong Kong protests and strike For more info [ITF] 01-10-2014 22 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today

Rail unions protest against foreign investment moves [ITF Global Union] 30-09-2014

Key union peak KSPI to mobilise on 2 October over fuel subsidy, wages and outsourcing [antaranews.com] 01-10-2014 4 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Irish unions launch breast cancer awareness drive [Equal Times] 01-10-2014 7 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Histadrut turns postal strike to Transport, Tourism ministries [Jerusalem Post] 01-10-2014 5 more labour news stories from Israel today

Labour reform leaves Renzi facing union battle [The Herald] 01-10-2014 3 more labour news stories from Italy today

Laikipia Staffers Strike Over Sh131 Million Salary Arrears [The Star] 30-09-2014 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

/ Hong Kong 'We're in solidarity with the 'Umbrella Revolution'!!' [CINA] 30-09-2014

Korea (South)
Hyundai Motor and union reach a tentative deal [JoongAng Ilbo] 01-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Parliament to convene as protests rage over wage hike [Zawya] 01-10-2014

Military, Police Commit Massacres in Guerrero; Social Movement Activists under Attack, Say Unions [UE Int'l] 01-10-2014

Namport strike finally resolved [The New Era] 30-09-2014

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Health workers drag NMA to court [The Tribune] 01-10-2014

Medical waste piles up in Gaza hospitals as cleaning staff strike [Ma'an News Agency] 01-10-2014 2 more labour news stories from Palestine today

Papua New Guinea
Workers at Papua New Guinea's energy provider have threatened to withdraw their service [RNZI] 01-10-2014

Doctors to Join Teacher-Led Strike [telSUR] 30-09-2014

South Africa
Nursing body highlights health care staff shortages [The New Age] 01-10-2014 28 more labour news stories from South Africa today

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Cameron’s NHS double talk is a ‘sick joke’ [Unite] 01-10-2014 17 more labour news stories from UK today

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