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China / USA Factory Workers Producing Ivanka Trump Clothing Are Reportedly Overworked & Underpaid [Refinery29] 27-04-2017

Cambodia / Global Brewery giant Carlsberg seeks to punish union for defending workers' rights [IUF] 27-04-2017

South Africa May Day: Unions don't want Zuma to address rally [Daily Maverick ] 27-04-2017

Global End Corporate Greed – the World Needs a Pay Rise - ITUC May Day statement [ITUC] 26-04-2017

Bangladesh A Message to Global Brands from a Rana Plaza Survivor [Human Rights Watch] 24-04-2017

Honduras Fyffes Union Leader Escapes Murder Attempt [ITUC] 24-04-2017

Australia / Global Lethal lies: Unmasking the men behind the global asbestos spy ring [New Matilda]  ActNOW!  23-04-2017

Canada / Bangladesh On Rana Plaza Anniversary, Transparency Needed from Mark's, Sport Chek [USW] 22-04-2017

Somalia Trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity [Equal Times]  ActNOW!  21-04-2017

Turkey Office of country's online portal of unions raided by police; its editor in custody [Birgun] 21-04-2017

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