Today in labour history

Today in Labour History

1911 Japan Influential Japanese anarchist Shusui Kotoku is hanged along with ten others after conviction on circumstantial evidence [more]

1919 Ireland Staff barricaded themselves inside the Monaghan Lunatic Asylum and declared a Soviet. They also made demands on pay and working hours, including equal pay for women. They won their demands in February.

1986 United Kingdom Print workers at Rupert Murdoch's News International went on strike against the new, open shop, no-strike plant at Wapping in London. They were all sacked and replaced by scabs and after a year they declared their strike lost.

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Thursday 24 January 2019, 07:22:29

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Iran Labour rights activists at imminent risk of further torture [Amnesty International] 2019-01-23

Philippines Teacher unionists threatened [Education International] ActNOW! 2019-01-23

Global A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work [ILO] 2019-01-23

Global Un programme centré sur l’humain nécessaire pour un avenir du travail décent [OIT] 2019-01-23

Global Para un futuro de trabajo decente, se necesita un programa centrado en las personas [OIT] 2019-01-23

Bangladesh These Women Make Your Zara Jeans. Now, They're Demanding to Be Paid Fairly. [Elle] 2019-01-23

Costa Rica ANDE reitera oposición a proyecto que prohibiría derecho a la huelga en educación [ANDE] 2019-01-23

Mexico Asesinan al primer periodista del 2019 [IFJ] 2019-01-22

Zimbabwe Union leader arrested after protests - lawyers' group [The Independent] 2019-01-22

Zimbabwe rrestation du patron du syndicat à l’origine de la grève générale [Jeune Afrique] 2019-01-22

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Today's news: 24.01.2019

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Australia Telstra jobs apocalypse continues with 752 more jobs to be axed [CPSU] 2019-01-23 17 more labour news stories from Australia today

Belarus Precedent set as Belarusian authorities register local union [IndustriALL] 2019-01-23

Cambodia More than 400 workers protest over fears of closure [The Times] 2019-01-23

Canada / Ontario Ontario Health Coalition Worried About Possible Cuts To Health Care [The Lake] 2019-01-23 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

China More Students Gone Missing in the Endless Suppression on JASIC Supporters [HKCTU] 2019-01-23 1 more labour news stories from China today

Croatia We call on HRT to withdraw claims targeting journalists’ representatives [EFJ] 2019-01-23

France Prostitutes launch court bid to fight law barring their clients from buying sex [The Daily Mail] 2019-01-23

Global United Nations Workers: Survey finds one-third sexually harassed [BBC] 2019-01-23 4 more labour news stories from Global today

India / Bihar Striking Midday Meal Cooks Begin Two-day Gherao of Nitish Kumar’s Residence in Patna [Newsclick] 2019-01-23 2 more labour news stories from India today

Ireland Eirigi stands with PNA Ambulance workers-Damien Farrell [Eirigi] 2019-01-23 6 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Korea (South) European Commission sets the Korean gov't a deadline for the ratification of core ILO conventions by April [Labor Today] 2019-01-23

Malaysia Stopping migrant worker abuse [Ethical Trading Initiative] 2019-01-23

New Zealand Move to create 'voice' for workers [Otago Daily Times] 2019-01-23 3 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Pakistan Protesters slam ministers for ‘anti-human attitude’ over Sahiwal tragedy [Dawn] 2019-01-23 3 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

South Africa / Gauteng Amcu: Sibanye-Stillwater pleading poverty to cover up its arrogance [Jacaranda FM] 2019-01-23 9 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka Estate workers on strike again [Aadaderana] 2019-01-23

Sweden Strike of Some 1,000 Workers Paralyzes Ports [Sputnik] 2019-01-23 1 more labour news stories from Sweden today

UK / Europe Theresa May will try to find compromise with Unison, the TUC, Unite and the GMB [BBC] 2019-01-24 10 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / California L.A. teachers celebrate their victories as union and district reach a deal [L.A. Times] 2019-01-23 16 more labour news stories from USA today

Zimbabwe 'No dialogue without workers unions' [24] 2019-01-23 4 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today