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1946 United States of America President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect.

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Belgium Unions call mass protest over work hours [Expatica] 24-05-2016

Mexico Extortion, threats, kidnapping: Workers the hidden casualty of Mexico’s violence [The Star] 23-05-2016

Mexico Government Fires a Staggering 3000 Striking Teachers [TeleSUR] 22-05-2016

Bangladesh Court lays murder charges in Rana Plaza disaster [HEU] 21-05-2016

Mauritania Government Frees Anti-Slavery Activists and Convicts Slave Owners [ITUC] 20-05-2016

Nigeria Police attack striking labour leaders in Ebonyi [The Times] 20-05-2016

Burma Dozens of Myanmar workers arrested in police clampdown on labour rights march [Mizzima] 19-05-2016

Europe The Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) – the Time is Now [ETUC] 18-05-2016

Brazil Teetering on the brink of counter-revolution [Stronger Unions] 18-05-2016

Russia Gruesome footage: Construction worker sews mouth shut, protesting unpaid wages [Daily Mirror] 18-05-2016

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Dear Anne, José and Natalia, Dear Charles, Eduardo and Natalia, Dear Thierry, Eduardo and Natalia, Please find here a web article for translation into French, Spanish and Russian. The word count is as follows: Article - 000 words. As always, please con [IndustriALL] 24-05-2016

/ Ontario Stop the Injustice Against Victims of McIntyre Powder: Marty Warren [USW] 24-05-2016 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

Transferred teachers protest outside cabinet [Daily News] 24-05-2016

How French rail services will be hit by this week's strike [The Local] 24-05-2016 5 more labour news stories from France today

/ Germany Changing the face of the global textile and garment industry [IndustriALL] 24-05-2016 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Port workers plan 48-hour walkout against privatizations [Reuters] 24-05-2016

How India’s women are fighting against rape [Equal Times] 24-05-2016 3 more labour news stories from India today

Childminding Ireland staff approve indefinite strike action [Western People] 24-05-2016 4 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Government caves in to striking oil workers' salary demands [al Bawaba] 24-05-2016

New Zealand
$700 million urgently needed to boost public health system [Green Party of New Zealand] 24-05-2016 3 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Soldiers, policemen lay siege to Bayelsa secretariat complex [Vanguard] 24-05-2016

Ports Set for More Disruption from Strike Action [Ship & Bunker] 24-05-2016 1 more labour news stories from Portugal today

South Africa
Abattoir workers take 18-hour work days to labour appeal court in quota battle [Times Live] 24-05-2016

Madrid Metro Workers Conclude Three-Day Strike [Prensa Latina] 24-05-2016

/ England Night Tube: Maintenance workers vote for strike over pay [BBC] 24-05-2016 4 more labour news stories from UK today

/ New York NYC Sex Shop Workers Welcome the Protections of a Retail Union [NY Times] 24-05-2016 5 more labour news stories from USA today