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Today in Labour History

1907 United States of America A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.

1945 Canada The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security.[more]

1983 United States of America Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15%

1995 South Africa Two hour stoppage by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) against privatisation.

This week's top stories

Brazil Brazil denounced at the International Labor Organization for violation of trade union rights [PSI] 18-12-2018

Hungary Hungarians protest draconian 'slave law' as Orban cracks down on dissent [Deutsche Welle]  ActNOW!  18-12-2018

Morocco Sporting yellow vests in solidarity with French counterparts, Moroccan workers demonstrate in Rabat [Yeni Safak] 18-12-2018

Iran Security Forces Arrest 28 Steel Workers In Ahvaz [Payvand]  ActNOW!  18-12-2018

Canada Canadian postal workers fight “back to work” legislation in court [UNI]  ActNOW!  15-12-2018

Iran Prominent Labor Leader Hospitalized After Interrogation [Radio Farda] 15-12-2018

France Unions call strike as protests continue across France [Connexion] 14-12-2018

Myanmar Police destroy Hotel Tharabar Gate workers' protest camp [IUF] 13-12-2018

Ukraine / Europe Miners protesting underground in Lviv region [NPGU] 12-12-2018

Argentina Two Ford executives convicted of kidnapping, torturing union activists [The Guardian] 12-12-2018

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Sadiq Ibrahim, elected new president of Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) [IFJ] 18-12-2018

/ Queensland Aged Care workers win leave back-pay [United Voice] 18-12-2018 10 more labour news stories from Australia today

Protestors rally to save Austria’s social insurance system [UNI Global Union] 18-12-2018

Towards a better labour law – Recent amendments to Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 [The Daily Star] 18-12-2018

Union leaders at risk of imprisonment if they take part in protests [Cambodia Daily] 18-12-2018

/ Quebec Nunavik’s KRG, employees’ union reach agreement [The News] 18-12-2018 13 more labour news stories from Canada today

Fighting Colombia’s largest coal mine [The Ecologist] 18-12-2018

European Trade Unions Leaders Stand up for Solidarity with Migrants on 18th December 2018 [ETUC] 18-12-2018 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

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IFJ and EFJ condemn terrorist attack against Skai TV and Khatimerini newspaper [IFJ] 18-12-2018

'Slave law' sends thousands into streets [CBC] 18-12-2018 1 more labour news stories from Hungary today

/ Chhattisgarh Three workers killed after gas leak in coal mine [India TV News] 18-12-2018 2 more labour news stories from India today

Sepideh Gholian freed! For more info Image [SZAC] 18-12-2018

SIPTU seeks immediate action to address work permit backlogs [SIPTU] 18-12-2018 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Union, flower farm bosses trade accusations over extortion claims [The Standard] 18-12-2018

Korea (South)
2018 Int'l Migrant Workers' Day... [CINA] 18-12-2018

First agreement at “Jasen” Enterprise for managing and protection of multipurpose forest area [BWI] 18-12-2018

Minister of Labour: ‘UNI unions have huge role in country’s future’ [UNI Global Union] 18-12-2018 2 more labour news stories from Nepal today

SSANU-ABU protest non-payment of N8bn earned allowance [PM News] 18-12-2018 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Over two thousand journalists jobless after newspapers shut in Pakistan [IFJ] 18-12-2018

Workers’ rights caught in the crossfire in Mindanao [ITUC] 18-12-2018

Strike lowers production at Portugal refineries – union [The News] 18-12-2018

UNI welcomes historic CBA for country's financial sector [UNI Global Union] 18-12-2018

/ Korea (North) N. Korean Migrants in Vladivostok Forced to Repatriate... [RFA] 18-12-2018

South Africa
Unions need to be stronger [Business Day] 18-12-2018

Sri Lanka
CWC workers extend strike to third week [The Financial Times] 18-12-2018 1 more labour news stories from Sri Lanka today

/ Global New ISO stress guide is the last thing we need [TUC] 18-12-2018 7 more labour news stories from UK today

An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It [NPR] 18-12-2018 6 more labour news stories from USA today

Court throws out govt bid to declare doctors' strike illegal [The Daily News] 18-12-2018 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today