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1946 United States of America President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect.

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Thursday 25 May 2017, 08:53:43

Today's news

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India Tamil Nadu From war protestors to labour activism: India’s first IT workers union [The Scroll] 2017-05-23

Kazakhstan Incarcération de dirigeants syndicaux – La CSI dépose une plainte à l’OIT [CSI] ActNOW! 2017-05-22

Kazakhstan Union Leaders Jailed, ITUC Takes Case to ILO [ITUC] ActNOW! 2017-05-20

Iran Teacher Union Leader Esmail Abdi on Hunger Strike [Education International ] ActNOW! 2017-05-20

USA California Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' [Guardian ] 2017-05-20

Colombia Teachers' Union Denounces Bomb Attack Against its HQ, Strike Continues [Prensa Latina] 2017-05-20

UK Cinema workers are leading the campaign for a living wage [al Jazeera] 2017-05-19

Global Union Women from Around the World Keep Meeting to Press for Their Rights. Does It Do Any Good? [HNN] 2017-05-19

Global Les éducateurs/trices se joignent au combat mondial des travailleurs/euses contre toutes les formes de discrimination [IE] 2017-05-18

Kazakhstan Union Leader Sentenced To Two Years In Prison [RFE/RL] ActNOW! 2017-05-17

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Today's news: 25.05.2017

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Australia Coates workers fold after threat to wages [Fairfax Media] 2017-05-25 6 more labour news stories from Australia today

Cambodia Give garment workers paid leave to return home for elections : Unions [Cambodia Daily] 2017-05-25

Canada / Switzerland Steelworkers Heard Loud and Clear by Glencore Shareholders [USW] 2017-05-24 18 more labour news stories from Canada today

China / Hong Kong Imperial Pacific must Pay Legal Wages, Compensate Injuries of Saipan Construction Workers [HKCTU] 2017-05-25

Colombia Solidarity in the wake of attacks against teachers union [Education International] 2017-05-25

Egypt Empowering Egyptian women by turning homes into factories [Al-Monitor] 2017-05-25

Global EI research reinforces advocacy against growing privatisation of public education [Education International] 2017-05-25

Guatemala Campesinos March to Demand President Resign [TeleSUR] 2017-05-24

Hong Kong In the World's Most Expensive City, 1 in 10 Maids Sleeps in a Kitchen, Toilet, or Corner of the Living Room [TIME] 2017-05-25 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today

India 4 lakh Defence employees plan massive strike [TNN] 2017-05-24 1 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Freeport fires 2,000 workers as Grasberg strike enters second month [IndustriALL] 2017-05-24

Iran Activists Acquitted of National Security Charges for Peaceful Defense of Labor Rights [CHRI] 2017-05-25

Ireland Union threatens boycott of Labour Court if Leo Varadkar restricts right to strike [The Irish Independent] 2017-05-24 9 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Histadrut vote count stopped by judge because of alleged irregularities [Times of Israel] 2017-05-25 6 more labour news stories from Israel today

Middle East Lola and Her Tormentor [The Atlantic] 2017-05-25

Nepal NTUC Education Department held discussion and interaction program at UN House [NTUC Nepal] 2017-05-24 1 more labour news stories from Nepal today

Palestine Gaza women make inroads into driving [Al Monitor] 2017-05-25

Peru / Latin America Endemic corruption sweeps Peru, from the public service to the presidency [Equal Times] 2017-05-24

Philippines Strike action looms as rights abuses continue at luxury Manila Peninsula Hotel [IUF] 2017-05-25

Russia The Women of 1917 [Jacobin] 2017-05-25

Saudi Arabia Why Saudi Women Are Literally Living ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [NYT] 2017-05-25

South Africa Public Service Association and Fedusa alliance to change labour landscape [Business Day] 2017-05-25 6 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Spain ITF seafarers back Spanish dockers [ITF Global Union] 2017-05-24

UK / Global World labour support after Manchester bomb [BECTU ] 2017-05-25 13 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Illinois McDonald’s Workers Take 'Fight for $15' to Shareholders [teleSUR] 2017-05-25 32 more labour news stories from USA today