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This week's top stories

Turkey Time for global solidarity with metalworkers’ mass strike [IndustriALL Global Union] 30-01-2015

Global / USA VIDEO: Robert Reich takes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership [MoveOn.org] 30-01-2015

Palestine / Israel How to stop Palestinians unionizing: Security, security, security [+972 Magazine] 29-01-2015

Colombia Oil workers union victim of ‘series of threats’ and attacks [Colombia Reports] 29-01-2015

Australia Victoria Workers occupy factory in pursuit of a fair deal [Working Life] For more info 29-01-2015

Russia ITF dockers act in solidarity with imprisoned Russian union leader [ITF Global Union] 28-01-2015

Norway Strike: Norway at a stand-still [Norway Post] 28-01-2015

Bermuda BTUC statement: we shall not be moved [The Royal Gazette] 28-01-2015

Greece Voters Reject Austerity, Time for Negotiation [ITUC] 27-01-2015

Lebanon Labor Ministry rejects maids union proposal [Lebanon Daily Star] 27-01-2015


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Thursday, January 29, 2015:
EU creates $360 billion jobs program / Global education union supports UN plan for children / 1.5 million strike in Norway / 18,000 miners set up picket lines in Poland / UK unions fight for gas fracking
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Argentina
Strike threatens top fruit exports [Fruit Net] 29-01-2015


Australia
/ Queensland BHP’s slap in the face for Queensland workers: Reopened Norwich Park coal mine to hire workers from Adelaide and Melbourne [CFMEU Mining and Energy] 30-01-2015 46 more labour news stories from Australia today


Bermuda
Electricity Supply Trade Union Joins Protest [Bernews] 29-01-2015


Botswana
BOPEU expects small budget surplus [Mmegi] 29-01-2015


Canada
/ Canada / Ontario Ontario elder care: fewer staff, more privatization, more private payment For more info [OCHU] 29-01-2015 18 more labour news stories from Canada today


China
Out brothers, out! Guangdong province pioneers a new approach to keeping workers happy [The Economist] 30-01-2015


Cyprus
Port workers strike over Larnaca delays [Cyprus Mail] 29-01-2015


Egypt
/ Libya Jobless and Desperate, Egyptians Risk All in Perilous Libya [JG] 30-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Egypt today


Fiji
Consultative approach with unions about membership elections [Fiji Times] 30-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today


Finland
Feeling of ‘not being enough’ haunts overworked nurses [YLE News] 29-01-2015


France
Trade union turns lights off on French prime minister [Reuters] 29-01-2015 3 more labour news stories from France today


Germany
Workers Strike Over Pay [The Wall Street Journal] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Germany today


Ghana
Expedite Action On Minimum Wage – NLC [SpyGhana] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Ghana today


Gibraltar
Unions say they will vigorously oppose ideas promoted by the Chamber of Commerce [Panorama] 29-01-2015


Global
ILO sees potential in Juncker jobs plan [The Local] 29-01-2015


Guyana
GGMC workers back on the job as new agreement signed [The Stabroek News] 29-01-2015


Hong Kong
/ China ATV staff pay dispute `absolutely ridiculous' [HK Standard] 29-01-2015


India
Port, dock workers to go on indefinite strike [The Hindu] 30-01-2015 4 more labour news stories from India today


Indonesia
Big salary hikes hope to inspire better, cleaner city governance [JP] 30-01-2015 6 more labour news stories from Indonesia today


Iran
Laid-off sugar refinery workers protest plant closure [Radio Zamaneh] 29-01-2015


Iraq
The IFJ mourns the killing of two journalists in Iraq [IFJ] 29-01-2015


Ireland
Teachers’ group calls for equality review at NUI Galway [irishtimes.com] 29-01-2015 7 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Israel
Welfare Ministry employees hold one-day warning strike [Jerusalem Post] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Israel today


Italy
/ Global IFJ Leaders Pay Tribute to Killed Journalists at the FNSI Congress in Italy [IFJ] 29-01-2015


Jamaica
'Teachers concerned about delay in salary negotiations' [Gleaner] 29-01-2015


Jordan
Nurse Union may form own political party to get voice heard [Jordan Times] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Jordan today


Kenya
Industrial Court Renamed Employment and Labour Relations Court [The Star] 29-01-2015


Korea (South)
Instead of learning, interns exploited as a pool of cheap labor [Hankyoreh] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today


Lebanon
Because they're employees, not servants: domestic workers in Lebanon establish unprecedented labor union [Albawaba] 29-01-2015 2 more labour news stories from Lebanon today


Liberia
Health Workers In Ebola Fight Demand Risk Benefits [The New Dawn] 29-01-2015


Macau
/ China Workers union questions non-resident workers quota scheme [Macau Daily Times] 30-01-2015


New Zealand
We will miss Russel Norman as Green Leader [NZCTU] 30-01-2015


Niger
Workers at oil refinery start 3-day strike [Reuters] 29-01-2015


Nigeria
I will pay your minimum wage, Alao-Akala tells workers [The Tribune] 29-01-2015 2 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Norway
Political Strike Continues, Transportation System Stops [The Nordic Page] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Norway today


Pakistan
WAPDA workers protest against privatisation [Today] 29-01-2015


Palestine
We’re being stripped of our dignity: Gaza workers not paid for seven months [Electronic Intifada] 30-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Palestine today


Philippines
TUCP seeks P136 hike in Metro Manila daily minimum wage [InterAksyon] 29-01-2015 2 more labour news stories from Philippines today


Poland
Coal Miners Strike over Planned Job Cuts [World Coal] 29-01-2015


Qatar
A Debt-To-Slave Pipeline is Building You a World Cup Stadium [The Nib] 30-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Qatar today


Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone: miners brace for “catastrophe” [Equal Times] 29-01-2015


Singapore
More find jobs but number of workers laid off up slightly, Manpower Ministry figures show [ST] 30-01-2015


South Africa
SAMWU Opposing Public Office Bearers Salary Increase [Cosatu] 30-01-2015 19 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Spain
Airport operator unions call 25-day strike from IPO debut [Reuters] 29-01-2015


Sudan
/ Israel Journalist Union leader sued for shaking hands with Israeli Ambassador [Sudan Tribune] 29-01-2015


Sweden
Huge job cuts at Gothenburg ball bearing plant [The Local] 29-01-2015


Taiwan
Worker killed working on Scorsese film in Taiwan [RTHK] 30-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Taiwan today


Trinidad and Tobago
HDC retirees await pension [Newsday] 29-01-2015


Tunisia
Houcine Abassi calls on new government to send positive message to Tunisian people [TAP] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Tunisia today


Turkey
Metal workers strike for better wages [The Global Times] 29-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Turkey today


UK
Unite’s Executive Council agrees Labour donation of £1.5 million [Unite the Union] 30-01-2015 8 more labour news stories from UK today


Ukraine
/ Ukraine Miners from All Over Ukraine Protest at the Cabinets of Ministers For more info Image [http://kvpu.org.ua/] 29-01-2015


USA
/ California If This Case Heads to the Supreme Court, Unions Could Be Over [Takepart] 30-01-2015 22 more labour news stories from USA today


Zambia
FQM fires striking miners [Zambia Reports] 30-01-2015 1 more labour news stories from Zambia today