Today in labour history

Today in Labour History

1989 Poland Solidarnosc activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki becomes the country's first non-Communist prime minister in 42 years.[more]

1998 Canada The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify.[more]

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Saturday 19 August 2017, 11:10:24

Today's news

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Spain / Europe Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: ETUC solidarity and condolences [ETUC] 2017-08-18

South Africa Marikana Five Years Later: Thousands gather on the koppie to pay tribute to the 34 miners [The Daily Maverick] 2017-08-18

Canada When Hate Goes Public: Unionists Stand Up and Speak Out [Our Times] 2017-08-18

Belarus Global unions call to support independent union movement in Belarus [IndustriALL Global Union] ActNOW! 2017-08-17

Israel High Court signals end of right to strike at state-owned enterprises [IndustriALL Global Union] 2017-08-17

USA AFL-CIO's Trumka quits White House manufacturing initiative [Politico] 2017-08-16

Morocco Left-Wing Coalition Calls for National March on August 27 to Demand Release of Rif Detainees [Morocco World News] 2017-08-16

South Africa Five years on, #Marikana wounds are still raw [The Independent] 2017-08-16

Russia Валентин Урусов: за трагедию в Мирном руководство «АЛРОСА» должно ответить головой [Якутия.Инфо] 2017-08-15

Romania / UK Must viewing: Hidden camera shows British boss shouting abuse at workers [The Sun] 2017-08-15

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Today's news: 19.08.2017

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Asia Southeast Asian workers press for big minimum wage hikes [Nikkei Asian Review] 2017-08-18

Australia / Victoria Industrial action likely from council staff in union [Wangaratta Chronicle ] 2017-08-18 19 more labour news stories from Australia today

Barbados BWU Conference to focus on workers [The Advocate] 2017-08-18 1 more labour news stories from Barbados today

Belarus Why do the authorities persecute independent trade unions? ActNOW! [Belarus Digest] 2017-08-18 2 more labour news stories from Belarus today

Cambodia Why female workers are prone to sexual abuse in Cambodia [DW] 2017-08-18

Cameroon Calls to free Ahmed Abba grow as mystery surrounds appeal hearing [IFJ] 2017-08-18

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Union upset over Canadian regulator’s mackerel quota ruling [Undercurrent News] 2017-08-18 14 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile Teachers Begin 24-Hour Strike Against Education Law [TeleSUR] 2017-08-18

China Women Need Not Apply for China Tech Worker Jobs [WSJ] 2017-08-18

Curacao Interview with Mylene Altagracia Steba, SEBI Executive Committee member in Curazao [BWI] 2017-08-18

Finland Unions demand clear pay rise for the municipal sector [JHL] 2017-08-18

Ghana Employers must promote partnerships at the workplace - Minister [GNA] 2017-08-18

Global / Europe ITF union alliance responds to Lufthansa Technik cost cutting [ITF] 2017-08-18

India / Delhi Hotel manager accused of molesting staff in Delhi, held [The Hindu] 2017-08-19 5 more labour news stories from India today

Iran Labor market on path to gender transformation [Al-Monitor] 2017-08-18

Israel Three construction workers killed in space of five hours [Times of Israel] 2017-08-18 2 more labour news stories from Israel today

Kenya Nurses initiate talks for better job grades [The Standard] 2017-08-18 3 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (South) / Global BWI General Secretary visits KCTU President in prison [BWI] 2017-08-18

Kosovo Investigative journalist physically attacked [EFJ] 2017-08-18

Mexico Anti-NAFTA Protests Hit Mexico As Government Fights To Keep Trade Deal [Huffington Post] 2017-08-18

Middle East Domestic workers claiming rights under the kafala system [Open Democracy] 2017-08-18

New Zealand Women rally for equal pay [NewsTalkZB] 2017-08-18

Nigeria Union urges Nasarawa Govt To Enrol its Workers In Contributory Pension Scheme [The Post] 2017-08-18 5 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Philippines DSWD workers in Iloilo condemn Taguiwalo rejection [The Inquirer] 2017-08-18

Portugal PT employees call on government to act against plans to transfer them [The News] 2017-08-18 1 more labour news stories from Portugal today

Saint Lucia CSA welcomes news of RSL severance packages [The Times] 2017-08-18

South Africa Saccawu takes Sun International to court over Gupta wedding treatment [eNCA] 2017-08-18 2 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Trinidad and Tobago 31 retrenched from Guardian Media: a sham, says union [The Daily Express] 2017-08-18

UK Why we should still be worried about zero-hours contracts [Touchstone - TUC] 2017-08-18 4 more labour news stories from UK today

USA Top federal union ousts second-highest leader during a critical time for feds [Registration required] [Washington Post] 2017-08-18 14 more labour news stories from USA today