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LabourStart photo of the day.Giulio Regeni was an Italian labour rights activist and researcher whose horribly mutilated body was found beside a road in Egypt. On 3 February 2017 trade unionists and friends marked the first anniversary of his death. Candle-lightings like this one in Cambridge UK took place around the world. (Photo: A. Hickson) Click here to read more labour news from Egypt.
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Today in Labour History

1919 India Mill owners in Ahmedabad lock out workers who refuse a 20% pay rise, sticking to their demand of 50%[more]

1921 Mexico The CGT is founded by left-wing workers dismayed by the 'yellow' leadership of Mexico's biggest union, CROM.

This week's top stories

Palestine / Israel First-ever collective bargaining agreement signed in a West Bank settlement [WAC] 21-02-2017

India One million bankers to strike work on Feb.28 in India [The Gulf Today] 21-02-2017

Uzbekistan ILO Report Confirms Forced Labor [Human Rights Watch] 17-02-2017

USA 'Day without immigrants' protests close restaurants across the US [The Guardian] 17-02-2017

Indonesia Freeport Indonesia Mine Grinds to Complete Halt: Union [Jakarta Globe] 17-02-2017

China Factory where Samsung Note 7 batteries are made catches fire [Forbes] 16-02-2017

Bangladesh Union repression intensifies [IndustriALL]  ActNOW!  14-02-2017

Korea (North) End rampant child labour, says Human Rights Watch [Human Rights Watch] 14-02-2017

Ireland Tesco frustrated as strike over pay to go ahead in nine stores [Irish Times] 13-02-2017

Hungary / Europe EPSU supports sacked waste company trade unionists in Hungary [EPSU]  ActNOW!  12-02-2017


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February 21, 2017:
UK unionists show where their hearts are in national campaign / World-wide demos in favour of US bank workers trying to unionize
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Australia
/ Victoria Australian workers locked out by dairy giant Lactalis/Parmalat [IUF] 21-02-2017


Bangladesh
/ UK Ethical Trading Initiative pulls out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit 2017  ActNOW!  [ETI] 21-02-2017


Brazil
In the prison where the massacre took place, conditions are bad for the prisoners and precarious for the staff [PSI] 22-02-2017 1 more labour news stories from Brazil today


Cameroon
‘Digital refugees’, repression and the death penalty – Cameroon’s escalating language conflict [Equal Times] 21-02-2017


Canada
Inside workers’ strike continues through long weekend [The Record] 21-02-2017 3 more labour news stories from Canada today


Georgia
/ Europe When the state invests in labour exploitation For more info [Open Caucasus Media] 22-02-2017


Germany
/ UK Germany encouraged over Opel jobs, but UK union worries [CNA] 21-02-2017 1 more labour news stories from Germany today


Global
PSI supports the Global Intern Strike! [PSI] 22-02-2017 1 more labour news stories from Global today


Greece
UPDATE: Union Announces Public Transport Workers Will Add Two More 24-Hour Strikes Next Week - See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/02/21/update-union-announces-public-transport-workers-will-add-two-more-24-hour-strikes-next-week/#sthash.eutX [Greek Reporter] 21-02-2017


Guinea
At least 5 killed in protests over Guinea teachers' strike [CNA] 21-02-2017


India
Pay day for sanitary workers, pensioners [TNN] 22-02-2017 5 more labour news stories from India today


Ireland
Four More Stores Vote To Join Tesco Ireland Strike [ESM] 21-02-2017 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Kenya
Why doctors in Kenya are sticking to their guns [Mail and Guardian Africa] 21-02-2017


Nepal
MoLE to award returnee migrant workers who embrace entrepreneurship [The Himalayan Times] 22-02-2017 2 more labour news stories from Nepal today


New Zealand
Health minister's response to Kaikoura call for help 'inadequate and irresponsible' [PSA] 21-02-2017 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Singapore
Budget 2017: Workers to get more help with skills via e-learning, structured training [CNA] 21-02-2017 1 more labour news stories from Singapore today


South Africa
Court favours gold producers over union in 2013 wager agreement extension [The Citizen] 21-02-2017


Turkey
/ Global Solidarity with dismissed unionists in Turkey [PSI] 22-02-2017


Uganda
/ Africa First International Symposium on Community Health Workers starts in Uganda [PSI] 22-02-2017


UK
Now Gatwick Airport workers are being balloted for strike action over 'poverty pay' [City AM] 21-02-2017 13 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
Port Townsend Paper mill, union working under new contract [Peninsula Daily News] 21-02-2017 19 more labour news stories from USA today