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Today in Labour History

1905 Ukraine Workers at Kerner factory in Ukraine went on strike demanding better conditions. One of the workers was Nestor Makhno, who would later a revolutionary army which would defeat the White armies of generals Denikin and Wrangel.

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.

1927 Japan The first union for Korean casual labourers in Japan was formed: the Casual Workers' Union (Jiyü Rõdõsha Kumiai).

This week's top stories

Iran Free teacher unionist detained in Kurdistan province [Education International] 22-02-2019

Ukraine 192 miners protesting undeground [KVPU] For more info 21-02-2019

Korea (North) 150,000 workers head to Wonsan in extreme cold [DailyNK] 18-02-2019

Portugal Public sector strike disrupts schools, hospitals [AFP] 17-02-2019

Venezuela Peace, dialogue and respect for human rights - not military intervention [PSI] 15-02-2019

Mexico New trade union confederation underway [Svensson foundation] 15-02-2019

USA In 2018, Labor Strikes Had the Largest Increase of the Last Three Decades. Here's Why [Fortune] 15-02-2019

Bangladesh Bangladesh Government set to throw away Accord achievements [IndustriALL] 14-02-2019

Italy Unions mobilise for 'A future for work!' [IUF] 14-02-2019

Iran / Global Amnesty International, unions protest latest persecution of labour rights activists [IUF] 13-02-2019

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Friday, February 22, 2019:
Unions are helping millions of refugees in Lebanon / Fighting for-profit education corporations in Africa / Labour and the 2019 World Day for Social Justice / And singing: "The Modern Union Maid Song"
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/ South Africa Glencore African union network opens dialogue with company [IndustriALL] 21-02-2019

QANTAS PROFIT DROPS ... [AIPA] 22-02-2019 20 more labour news stories from Australia today

Win for young workers [ITF] 22-02-2019

Brazilian unions protest against pension reform and promise further action [IndustriALL] 22-02-2019

/ Manitoba Union official tells employment minister she doesn't look fat in her pants during press conference exchange [CBC] 22-02-2019 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

Unions discuss building power in Caribbean tourism sector [ITF] 22-02-2019

Students right to demand urgent climate action [ETUC] 22-02-2019 2 more labour news stories from Europe today

Citizens’ initiative to stop activation model voted down in Parliament following most unusual debate [Trade Union News from Finland] 21-02-2019

Collective bargaining the cornerstone of our democracies and trade unions [UNI Global Union] 22-02-2019 2 more labour news stories from Global today

/ Global International support for Indian unions over destruction of worker protections [ITUC] 22-02-2019

Opinion: It is time to ban employers from keeping workers tips [The Journal] 22-02-2019 4 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Korea (North)
Gov't deducts money from workers’ salaries to pay for Kim Jong Il birthday events [DailyNK] 21-02-2019

Korea (South)
[2.20] KMWU opened its 2019 'struggle season' [CINA] 21-02-2019 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

PSI holds roundtable on refugees' access to public services [PSI] 22-02-2019

New Zealand
Fair pay agreements: We can turn around our low wage economy [First Union] 22-02-2019 7 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

The Philippines Enacts UHC and EML law [PSI] 22-02-2019

Call for justice and accountability of state authorities on the anniversary of the murder of Ján Kuciak [EFJ] 21-02-2019

South Africa
SAFTU condemns Mboweni’s bosses’ budget [SAFTU] 21-02-2019 10 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sex workers demand receipts from cops after fines [Swazi Observer] 22-02-2019

YOL-IS CONGRESS: the struggle for bread, peace, and freedom continues [BWI] 22-02-2019

/ England GMB hits back at grotesque slur over Birmingham bin worker compensation payments [GMB] 22-02-2019 13 more labour news stories from UK today

Miners protesting underground for four days in the Donetsk region For more info [kvpu] 21-02-2019 1 more labour news stories from Ukraine today

Labor's Hard Choice in Amazon Age: Play Along or Get Tough [NY Times] 22-02-2019 22 more labour news stories from USA today

10 illegally held journalists face special terror court [IFJ] 22-02-2019

Calls for safety standards in artisanal mining as Zimbabwe’s flooded gold mines claim 28 lives [IndustriALL] 21-02-2019 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today