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Today in Labour History

1881 Ukraine Dov Ber Borachov, pioneer of socialist-zionism, is born in Zolotonosha[more]

1919 Canada A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

This week's top stories

Thailand Government banks on tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for rights [Reuters] 20-06-2018

India West Bengal In a First, Kolkata Domestic Workers' Organisation Gets Trade Union Status [The Wire] 19-06-2018

France 30 workers in 2 years: Ex-Telecom execs face trial over wave of staff suicides [CBC] 17-06-2018

Brazil The Truckers’ Strike: How WhatsApp Is Changing the Rules of the Game [Truth Out] 16-06-2018

Russia / Global 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: In Memory of 21 Killed Workers [BWI] 15-06-2018

Palestine IFJ condemns attacks against media workers by the Palestinian Authority as PJS calls for journalists’ boycott [IFJ] 15-06-2018

Philippines Strike at condiments giant a symptom of Philippines’ labor troubles [Interaksyon] 15-06-2018

USA Eight women allege sexual harassment at XPO Logistics warehouse in Memphis [Guardian]  ActNOW!  14-06-2018

Kazakhstan / Norway Independent trade unions of Kazakhstan chosen for International Prize for Trade Union Rights [IUF] 13-06-2018

India Power employees to hold nationwide strike against privatisation bill [PSI] 13-06-2018

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Algeria: Threats soar against democratic unions after ILC [IndustriALL] 20-06-2018

Communication Workers Union slams Telstra's 8000-staff 'job purge' [CRN] 20-06-2018 1 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ USA CUPE President calls for suspension of Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement [CUPE] 20-06-2018 12 more labour news stories from Canada today

/ Spain European and Spanish migration policies must change and become people-focused [PSI] 20-06-2018 2 more labour news stories from Europe today

Trade Union: Worker, 21, Dies During Work [Georgia Today] 20-06-2018

Crocodile Machete Workers Angry Over Poor Working Conditions [Modern Ghana] 20-06-2018

UNI GS to UNI World Congress: You will make it happen! [UNI Global Union] 20-06-2018 6 more labour news stories from Global today

Why India’s maternity leave law has hit working mothers hard [DailyO] 21-06-2018 5 more labour news stories from India today

Scheme to lure site staff home ruled out [Irish Examiner] 20-06-2018

Korea (South)
Labor unions file case challenging constitutionality of Minimum Wage Act amendment [Hankyoreh] 20-06-2018 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Philippine domestic workers to cost KD 990 as set by MoCI [The Times] 20-06-2018

National public transit strike to last as long as it takes, union says [The Times] 20-06-2018

New Zealand
Nurses vote to reject DHB pay offer [Radio New Zealand] 21-06-2018

Universities may be shut again as FG fails to fulfil agreement with workers [Pulse] 20-06-2018 2 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

South Africa
/ Eastern Cape City centre trashed as strike turns ugly [The Herald] 20-06-2018 14 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Flights to and from Spain could be affected this week as Spanish Air Traffic Control set for strike action [JOE] 20-06-2018

Sri Lanka
Postal workers to launch an indefinite fast [The Post] 20-06-2018

Trinidad and Tobago
PM on Labour Day: Remuneration must match productivity [Loop] 20-06-2018 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

/ Syria Syrian refugees have a right to equal pay for equal work [Equal Times] 20-06-2018

TSSA Press Statement on Southgate Station explosion [TSSA] 20-06-2018 10 more labour news stories from UK today

/ USA / California  VIDEO  'Enough Is Enough' SF SEIU1021 African American Workers Rally On Juneteenth and Protest Systemic Racism For more info [LVP] 20-06-2018 1 more labour news stories from USA today