>> Click to view the Photo of the Day

UK Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing  



LabourStart photo of the day.On 12 April Russian workers at a Ford factory in Vsevolozhsk held a rally to protest the closing of their facility and to demand just compensation from Ford and government assistance in finding a new owner for their workplace. (Photo: IndustriALL) Flickr. To see an archive of all our recent photos, click here.

Buy our books

Click here to see all our publications in English and French

Today in Labour History

1889 Argentina Feminist and worker activist Juana Rouco Buela was born in Spain. Moving to Buenos Aires, she organised female sugar workers, took part in tenants' and workers' strikes, was deported but returned and never gave up.

1968 Italy While 6,000 textile workers were on strike in Valdagno, scabs were snuck into the factory under police protection. Strikers fought 1000 police and toppled the bronze statue of the factory’s founder.

1974 Canada In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks.[more]

2003 Nigeria Striking workers occupy 4 offshore oil rigs.

This week's top stories

UK Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing [Broadly] 18-04-2019

Bangladesh The Accord must continue in Bangladesh until the government is truly able to ensure worker safety [UNI] 17-04-2019

Greece / Global International unions deeply concerned at violence by Stalinists against Greek trade union [ETUC] 16-04-2019

Global / Philippines France Castro is awarded the Arthur Svensson Prize [Svensson foundation] 15-04-2019

USA Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Anti-Union Laws [Courthouse News Service] 12-04-2019

Philippines Stop governmental harassment of education trade unionists [EI] 10-04-2019

Cambodia Unions call on brands to ACT [IndustriALL] 10-04-2019

Australia Tens of thousands march in Australia for higher wages [France 24] 10-04-2019

India The silent death of workers in India [Equal Times] 08-04-2019

Global Holding platforms accountable to digital workers’ rights [The New Internationalist] 06-04-2019

Today's News from RadioLabour

Thursday, April 18, 2019:
Why a new social contract is needed / Millions will be worse off without one
Click to play

Our campaigns

Today's news

View labour news from your country or region:

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America / Europe / Middle East / South America

Comm Bank has underpaid 8000 workers by $4.8m [The New Daily] 18-04-2019 14 more labour news stories from Australia today

Time to put the heart back in the NDIS [HSU] 18-04-2019 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

Costa Rica
Working conditions and environmental situation on pineapple plantations [Fresh Plaza] 18-04-2019

Putting Europe’s invisible precariat in the spotlight [Social Europe] 18-04-2019

AUDIO: RadioLabour World Report for Thursday April 18, 2019 [RadioLabour] 18-04-2019 2 more labour news stories from Global today

/ Global ITUC and ETUC deeply concerned at violence against Greek trade union centre [ITUC] 18-04-2019

Disturbing questions arise in case against civilian member of gardaí over sick certs [Irish Examiner] 18-04-2019 1 more labour news stories from Ireland today

/ Kenya Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa strengthened by solidarity [IndustriALL] 18-04-2019

New Zealand
CGT dumped-Jacinda's moment of political cowardice [The Daily Blog] 18-04-2019 3 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Poland’s teachers’ strike continues [Emerging Europe] 18-04-2019

#TheCargill14 mark a year of struggle with demonstration at head office [IUF] 18-04-2019

/ Ireland / Northern Ireland President Higgins to open Connolly museum [Belfast Media Group] 18-04-2019 4 more labour news stories from UK today

/ USA / California  VIDEO  'It's Insane!' ILWU Longshore Workers And Truckers Challenge Oakland A's Billionaire Owner John Fisher’s Land Grab Of Howard Terminal In The Port Of Oakland For more info [Labor Video Project] 19-04-2019 18 more labour news stories from USA today