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LabourStart photo of the day.The International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) organized a demo in solidarity with Algerian unions during the recent ILO conference in Geneva. To highlight ongoing, brutal violations of fundamental worker rights by the government of Algeria trade unionists travelled from Algeria to Geneva and called for an end to the systematic government repression of workers seeking to organize independent trade unions. (Photo: IUF) Click here to read more union news from Algeria.
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Today in Labour History

1894 United States of America American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled[more]

1894 USA Eugene V. Debs led American Railway Union boycott and eventual strike against trains carrying Pullman cars. Debs was imprisoned.[more]

1917 USA IWW miner strike in Bisbee, AZ. Strikers and others were deported from Bisbee by 2,000 vigilantes w/o food or water for 16 hours over 200 miles in cattle cars.[more]

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Australia Sally McManus urges unions to be 'disrupters' to fix neoliberalism's damage to workers [Guardian Australia] 26-06-2017

Slovakia Volkswagen Slovakia workers win wage hike, end strike [AFP] 26-06-2017

Uzbekistan Falsely convicted union activist dies in prison [Solidarity Center] 25-06-2017

Global ITF tells Uber to seize chance to change [ITF] 22-06-2017

Uruguay Workers Hold 24-Hour Strike Ahead of Budget Approval [TeleSUR] 22-06-2017

China / USA Still no response from Ivanka about Chinese factory supplying her brand [China Labor Watch] 21-06-2017

USA The Conservative case for unions [The Atlantic ] 21-06-2017

Qatar Qatar Blockade: Fears for Migrant Workers in a Region in Turmoil [ITUC] 20-06-2017

Colombia Strikes hold up country [Bogota Post] 19-06-2017

USA California Rigged. Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing [USA Today ] 18-06-2017

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