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Today in Labour History

1925 Canada Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

1927 Russia Adolphe Joffe, a consistent communist opponent of Stalin, commits suicide in the Soviet Union.[more]

This week's top stories

Indonesia / Global Coca-Cola Bandung workers resisting anti-union dismissals refuse to leave their factory [IUF] 16-11-2018

Turkey Turkish Trade Union Leader Abdullah Karacan Murdered, Two Union Representatives Wounded [ITUC] 14-11-2018

Indonesia Zero rights! - anti-union aggression escalates at Coca-Cola Amatil [IUF] 13-11-2018

Kazakhstan Attack on Trade Union Leader [Human Rights Watch] 13-11-2018

China Student activists detained for supporting workers' rights [Guardian] 12-11-2018

Thailand Olympic 2020 partner Mitsubishi Electric humiliates workers in Thailand [IndustriALL]  ActNOW!  09-11-2018

Global Hotel housekeepers around the world highlight their fight for rights in IUF Global Week of Action [IUF] 08-11-2018

Kazakhstan International trade union mission to Kazakhstan [Industri Energi] 08-11-2018

Iran Court sentences 15 HEPCO workers to prison and flogging for striking [IndustriALL] 07-11-2018

China Firm forces staff to drink urine, eat cockroaches because they didn’t meet sales targets [The South China Morning Post] 06-11-2018


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Algeria
Airplanes take off without maintenance [MEM] 15-11-2018


Argentina
Labour Secretary Jorge Triaca resigns after a volatile stint in office [Reports] 15-11-2018


Australia
Union wins hefty pay rises after strike costs employer $3m [The Morning Herald] 16-11-2018 27 more labour news stories from Australia today


Austria
Union protest Austria's withdrawal from Global Compact on Migration [BWI] 16-11-2018


Bahamas
'Women Are Prostituting Themselves To Pay Light Bill' [Tribune 242] 16-11-2018


Bermuda
One Communications workers stage ‘sit-out’ [The Royal Gazette] 16-11-2018


Canada
/ Quebec STM wants injunction to prevent maintenance workers from striking [Global] 16-11-2018 29 more labour news stories from Canada today


China
The Jasic Workers' Struggle [Labour Notes] 15-11-2018


Colombia
Colombia Food Workers Union Denounces Leader’s Murder For more info [Solidarity Center] 16-11-2018 1 more labour news stories from Colombia today


Congo-Kinshasa
Congo mining unions unite to confront Glencore [IndustriALL] 15-11-2018


Europe
E-evidence: A call for protection of the free and independent media in Europe [EFJ] 16-11-2018 1 more labour news stories from Europe today


Global
PSI Executive Board EB-153 takes place in Geneva [PSI] 16-11-2018 3 more labour news stories from Global today


Greece
Strikers demand post-bailout pay increases [Public Finance] 16-11-2018 4 more labour news stories from Greece today


Grenada
Gov't hints at court action to prevent strike by public workers [The Gleaner] 15-11-2018


India
/ Assam Tea workers seek parity with those elsewhere [Business Line] 16-11-2018 6 more labour news stories from India today


Iran
Teachers Hold Second Round Of Sit-Ins At Schools Across Iran [Radio Farda] 15-11-2018 2 more labour news stories from Iran today


Ireland
Pay commission must now deal with health professions [Fórsa] 16-11-2018 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Japan
Abe Dials Back Foreign-Worker Plan Despite Labor Shortage [Bloomberg] 16-11-2018 1 more labour news stories from Japan today


Korea (South)
GM Korea Labor Union Weighed Down by Living Expenses of Gunsan Plan Workers [Business] 15-11-2018 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today


Latin America
An equal seat at the table [PSI] 16-11-2018


Malta
VAT inspectors on strike; Ministry says UĦM still to reply [Newsbook] 16-11-2018


New Zealand
Lawyer says new court break times erode strike action [Stuff] 16-11-2018 6 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
Governors reject $82 pay deal for workers [News 24] 16-11-2018 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Pakistan
Strike threat results in settlement at Pakistan hydro project [BWI] 16-11-2018


Philippines
/ USA BPO workers group condemns criminal raps vs. BIEN, UEA officers For more info [BIEN] 16-11-2018


Puerto Rico
/ USA Labor unions file pension lawsuit against Puerto Rico [WSAU] 16-11-2018 1 more labour news stories from Puerto Rico today


Romania
Subway workers stage strike over wages in Romanian capital [The Financial Post] 15-11-2018 1 more labour news stories from Romania today


Serbia
/ Europe Workers’ deaths, illegal demolitions and accusations of corruption mar the glitzy façade of the Belgrade Waterfront project [Equal Times] 16-11-2018


Slovenia
Unhappy with pay talks, police mulling stepping up strike [STA] 15-11-2018


South Africa
Eskom workers vow to fight ‘disguised’ retrenchments [The Citizen] 16-11-2018 30 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Spain
Workers Up in Arms as Alcoa Plans to Shut Down aluminum Smelting Plants [Newsclick] 15-11-2018 1 more labour news stories from Spain today


Tanzania
Journalism under attack in Africa [Times of Swaziland] 16-11-2018


Trinidad and Tobago
'Elder: 800 TSTT jobs at risk' [Trinidad Newsday] 15-11-2018


Turkey
Thousands attend funeral of murdered Turkish trade union leader [IndustriALL] 15-11-2018


UK
Beware BT’s social media policy… [CWU] 16-11-2018 8 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
‘State of the Unions’: An AFL-CIO Podcast [AFL-CIO] 16-11-2018 29 more labour news stories from USA today


Venezuela
Workers Rally to Demand ‘Revolutionary Exit from Crisis’ [Venezuelanalysis] 16-11-2018 0 more labour news stories from Venezuela today