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1831 United States of America Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed.

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USA Lockouts appear to be giving employers more clout as union strikes fade [Boston Globe] 17-08-2018

South Africa Amcu vows to bring platinum industry to its knees [Business Day] 17-08-2018

Romania Journalists beaten by riot police during Bucharest protest [EFJ] 16-08-2018

Egypt After 600 days in jail, IFJ Reiterates calls for the release of Mahmoud Hussein [IFJ] 16-08-2018

Global / Indonesia No rights for workers at Marriott's Bali paradise [IUF] 14-08-2018

Italy 'We are not slaves!' - Migrant farmers strike after 16 road deaths [Business Ghana] 11-08-2018

South Africa Working class summit has plan of action for SA’s future [The Citizen] 11-08-2018

USA Workers’ Wages Remain Stagnant Despite Gains to Top Earners [Ctr for Am Progress] 11-08-2018

UK Ryanair strike: unions accuse airline of breaching labour laws [Guardian] 10-08-2018

USA Labor Gains Victory as Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law [NYTimes] 08-08-2018

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Lula launches presidential campaign with defiant message “I will not give up” [UNI Global Union] 20-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Unions call for peace, solidarity and the protection of livelihoods as Cameroon sinks deeper into violence [IUF] 20-08-2018

/ British Columbia Strikers head to lottery corp offices [The Star] 20-08-2018 16 more labour news stories from Canada today

What’s The Value of a Trade Union Membership in 2018? [The Star] 20-08-2018

Young people fight against new precarious work law [BWI] 20-08-2018

/ Israel Young trade unionists denounce BDS [Jerusalem Post] 20-08-2018

GNAT to go hard on government over delays in releasing tier two funds [Ghanaweb] 20-08-2018

/ Global Global Transport Workers News Headlines Today (21st August 2018) By Kona Vishnu, Incharge NFIR Media Centre, INDIA. [NFIR INDIA, GOOGLE] 21-08-2018 2 more labour news stories from Global today

/ Karnataka Gram Panchayat workers to protest outside Vidhana Soudha [The Hindu] 21-08-2018 2 more labour news stories from India today

Haft Tappeh strike continues! For more info Image [SZAC] 21-08-2018

Doctors on strike ask governor to send home 2 officials [The Standard] 20-08-2018

Korea (North)
Forced labor prescribed for malnourished street children [DailyNK] 20-08-2018

Korea (South)
[8.18] A day of solidarity with dismissed SsangYong workers [CINA] 20-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Latin America
/ Brazil IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries [IndustriALL] 21-08-2018

VW averts Mexico strike with pay increase [Automotive News] 20-08-2018

Fifteen thousand transport employees jobless [myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com] 21-08-2018 4 more labour news stories from Nepal today

New Zealand
Pike River is still unfinished business-Stand with Pike [The daily Blog] 21-08-2018 8 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Edo NUT threatens strike over poor welfare [Punch] 20-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Statement on Fatality at Al Wakrah Stadium [BWI] 20-08-2018

Administrative harassment against Juzne Vesti news portal [EFJ] 20-08-2018

South Africa
Eskom’s CCMA move corners trade unions [Business Day] 21-08-2018 21 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Workers strike at Spanish luxury hotel over outsourcing and precarious jobs [IUF] 20-08-2018

Sri Lanka
Train fare hike to pacify Railway workers [The Times] 20-08-2018

Authorities reconciling labor standards for aviation industry [Focus] 20-08-2018

/ Scotland Strikes held on three North Sea platforms [BBC] 20-08-2018 4 more labour news stories from UK today

Labor Organizers Look To Apps To Reach Wider Audiences [The Observer] 20-08-2018 4 more labour news stories from USA today