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LabourStart's Photo of the Day Archive - 2019


20190107 : Last year 120 coal miners died at work in Pakistan. Just two days after this New Year's Eve rally to demand a safer new year, 4 miners died in a methane explosion. The struggle for safe work continues. (Photo: IndustriALL) Click here to see more union news from Pakistan. .


20190114 : On 8 and 9 January an estimated 200 million Indian workers participated in what is likely the largest general strike in history. The country's unions continue to mobilize against the anti-labour policies of the Modi government. (Photo: S. Sen via Twitter) Click here to see more union news from India. .


20190121 : More than 800,000 government workers in the USA are either on a forced unpaid leave from their jobs or are forced to continue working but without pay. The 'budget shutdown' in now into its sixth week with no end in sight. (Photo: AFGE) Click here to see more union news from the USA. .


20190128 : Last fall public sector unions, supported by those in the private sector, mobilized for a series of legal strikes to protest the imposition of an extreme austerity regime by the Costa Rican government. Now those same unions are mobilizing again, this time for a struggle to protect the constitutional right to strike. (Photo: ANDE) Click here to see more union news from Costa Rica. .


20190211 : Retired workers are an integral part of the struggle that Spanish unions are engaged in as the country emerges from austerity. (Photo: Fotomovimiento) Click here to see more union news from Spain. .


20190218 : Since the election of a far-right populist President of their country, Brazilian workers have been continuously organizing and protesting government actions. Here public sector workers bring public attention to attacks on their labour rights. (Photo: CLATE) Click here to see more union news from Brazil. .


20190225 : The Chilean labour movement, viciously suppressed during the military dictatorship, is now one of the most active in Latin America. (Photo: CUT) Click here to see more union news from Chile. .


20190304 : The Palestinian Postal Service Workers’ Union (PPSWU) has a long history of international solidarity actions. This is a solidarity action at the Canadian consulate in Ramallah to protest a law ending a strike by Canadian postal workers late last year. (Photo: PPSWU) Click here to see more union news from Palestine. .


20190311 : This year's International Women's Day was marked once again in Spain with a two hour long national strike for gender equality. Millions of workers participated. (Photo: UGT) Click here to see all our IWD coverage from around the world. .


20190314 : This year's International Women's Day was marked once again in Spain with a two hour long national strike for gender equality. Millions of workers participated. (Photo: CCOO) Click here to see all our IWD coverage from around the world. .


20190319 : The protests that followed the announcement that Algeria's long-serving president would continue in office resulted in large-scale protests across the country. The protests are being led by Algeria's labour movement. Millions of workers participated. (Photo: Anon) Click here to see more Algerian labour news. .