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1937 United States of America UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union.[more]

This week's top stories

USA Trump makes it easier to fire federal workers [NYTimes] 26-05-2018

Kazakhstan Independent union leader freed [IndustriALL] 25-05-2018

Russia Dissolution of independent trade union overruled by supreme court [IndustriALL] 25-05-2018

Iran Campaign to free jailed teacher unionists gathers pace [Education International] 25-05-2018

Global Labour laws in 104 countries reserve some jobs for men only [The Economist] 25-05-2018

Egypt Freelance journalist sentenced to ten years [IFJ] 24-05-2018

Italy First-ever agreement between Amazon and unions halts inhumane work hours [UNI Global Union] 24-05-2018

France Workers strike as Emmanuel Macron's cuts loom [Deutsche Welle] 23-05-2018

France Country set for new week of strike headaches as labour unrest continues [France24]  ActNOW!  22-05-2018

Korea (South) ITUC Welcomes release of Korean Trade Union Leader Han Sang-gyun [ITUC] 22-05-2018


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Africa
In Senegal, all hands are on deck to beat the blight of malaria [Equal Times] 25-05-2018


Argentina
Trade Unionist States “There will Be No Working Subway Until all of Our Comrades are Released.” [Newsclick] 25-05-2018


Asia
Daily violence, sex abuse in Walmart's Asian suppliers [Reuters] 25-05-2018


Australia
Unions demand mandatory sentencing for assaults on transport staff [The Australian] 25-05-2018 3 more labour news stories from Australia today


Brazil
Truckers Strike for Fourth Day [Bloomberg] 25-05-2018


Canada
The plight of farm workers [rabble] 25-05-2018 6 more labour news stories from Canada today


China
Beijing evictions, a winter's tale [Chinoiresie] 25-05-2018


Ethiopia
Labour Strike Rocks Bole Lemi Industrial Park [Addis Fortune] 25-05-2018


Europe
ETUC on 2018 European Semester Spring Package [ETUC] 25-05-2018


Finland
JHL solidarity work on show at the World Village Festival [JHL] 25-05-2018


France
Night Forest Trek, Garbage Coup Tell Tale of New Macron Foes [Bloomberg] 25-05-2018 1 more labour news stories from France today


Georgia
Tbilisi Mayor: City Hall Cannot Increase Salaries of Metro Employees [Today] 25-05-2018


Hong Kong
Bus driver unionists warn of escalating action as Hong Kong commuters remain unfazed by 5,000-strong work-to-rule protest [The South China Morning Post] 25-05-2018


India
Bank unions to go on two-day nationwide strike from May 30 over wage dispute [Zee News] 25-05-2018 5 more labour news stories from India today


Israel
Paramedical workers to strike from Sunday [Jerusalem Post] 25-05-2018


Japan
In corporate Japan, little movement on harassment policies: Reuters poll [Reuters] 25-05-2018


Korea (South)
Revised bill on minimum wage draws mixed reactions [Yonhap] 25-05-2018 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today


Libya
Two journalists detained [IFJ] 25-05-2018


New Zealand
Prime Minister offers reassurance to oil and gas workers during Taranaki visit gallery video [Stuff] 25-05-2018 2 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
JOHESU Strike: Absence of doctors cripple activities at Asokoro Hospital [The Times] 25-05-2018 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Norway
Top oil drilling union agrees wage deal, smaller union undecided [Reuters] 25-05-2018


Pakistan
Cancelling ownership of mines that ignore safety standards proposed [Dawn] 25-05-2018 2 more labour news stories from Pakistan today


Portugal
Port of Lisbon dock workers begin two-week overtime strike [The News] 25-05-2018


Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico: The Teacher Uprising the Media Is Ignoring [Labor Notes] 25-05-2018


Russia
Supreme Court stops decision to dissolve trade union [BWI] 25-05-2018


Slovenia
Strike called off at Štore Steel after the management threatened to lay off anyone who would participate [STA] 25-05-2018


South Africa
SAFTU shocked by Auditor-General’s report on municipalities [SAFTU] 25-05-2018 14 more labour news stories from South Africa today


UK
Saturday attendance levels intolerable in Openreach [CWU] 25-05-2018 10 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
Congress Must Overrule the Supreme Court’s Dramatic Assault on Worker Rights [The Nation] 25-05-2018 19 more labour news stories from USA today