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Today in Labour History

1854 Czech Republic Karl Kautsky, Marxist theorist and pre-eminent leader of the Second International born in Prague, then in the Austrian Empire

1859 United States of America John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry.

1963 Canada More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

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Turkmenistan Free Gaspar Matalaev, end forced and child labour! [IUF]  ActNOW!  15-10-2018

Philippines Thugs, army and police attack striking Sumitomo banana workers [IUF] 15-10-2018

Global Nominations for the 2019 Arthur Svensson Prize are now open [Industri Energi] 15-10-2018

Turkey / Europe New Istanbul Airport dispute - time for negotiations, says ETUC [ETUC]  ActNOW!  13-10-2018

USA / Canada Support striking Marriott workers - sign the online petition [Unite Here] 13-10-2018

Uzbekistan The democratic future of Uzbekistan doesn’t depend on the politicians, but whether workers can mobilise [openDemocracy] 13-10-2018

Zimbabwe Trade Unionists Beaten and Arrested [ITUC] 12-10-2018

Afghanistan Global labour movement condemns seizure of union property by government of Afghanistan [IndustriALL] 11-10-2018

USA Marriott strikes spread as thousands more workers say 'One job should be enough!' [IUF] 10-10-2018

Turkey / Saudi Arabia IFJ demands answers on missing writer Jamal Khashoggi [IFJ] 09-10-2018

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Photojournalist killed in targeted attack on election rally [IFJ] 15-10-2018

Feminists Gather in Bali to Criticize WB and IMF [Tempo] 15-10-2018

/ Victoria Unions back Victorian Socialists campaign [The Australian] 16-10-2018 9 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Ontario 100 Days of Ford: Shut Down the Province to Stop the Cuts! [CUPW] 15-10-2018 15 more labour news stories from Canada today

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/ Pacific South Pacific nurses forum to convene [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 15-10-2018

Ryanair not ‘sincere’ in talks with workers, says union official [The Financial Times] 15-10-2018

TOR Workers Fear Refinery Shut Down [Peace FM] 15-10-2018

/ India Coal mining unions demand Just Transition [IndustriALL] 15-10-2018 5 more labour news stories from Global today

Soccer players are workers too. And in Guatemala, they just went on strike [Salon] 15-10-2018

/ Tamil Nadu Conductorless TNSTC bus services withdrawn [The Express] 15-10-2018 2 more labour news stories from India today

Global solidarity effort supporting educators affected by natural catastrophe [Education International] 15-10-2018

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union [The Journal] 15-10-2018

/ Global International Trade Union Conference on Chrysotile Asbestos [ International Trade Union Alliance for Chrysotile] 15-10-2018

Korea (South)
[10.14] Nat'l Migrant Workers' Rally in Seoul [CINA] 15-10-2018 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Impromptu Early Morning Strike By Gozo Channel Workers Leaves Passengers Stuck And Waiting [Lovin'] 15-10-2018 1 more labour news stories from Malta today

New Zealand
Rail union urges govt to keep promise, save electric trains [RMTU] 15-10-2018 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Atiku: NUJ, RATTAWU deny alleged unpaid salaries [The New Telegraph] 15-10-2018 7 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

World Cup 2022 Qatar death statistics of workers revealed by trade union leader [The Mirror] 15-10-2018

/ Global Helping to prepare transport workers for disruption [The Straits Times] 15-10-2018 1 more labour news stories from Singapore today

South Africa
SABC Board hell bent on sending people to unemployment scrapheap [COSATU] 15-10-2018 13 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Workers were right in protesting, said CEO  ActNOW!  [Ahval] 15-10-2018

/ Scotland Glasgow: Thousands of women to strike over pay discrimination [Guardian] 16-10-2018 9 more labour news stories from UK today

/ USA / California  VIDEO  Samsung AI Union Busting In San Francisco-UBC CIA Protest Samsung Show For more info [LVP] 16-10-2018 14 more labour news stories from USA today

Public Sector Workers Continue Protests for New Pay Scales as Reforms Take Effect [Venezuelanalysis] 15-10-2018

SADC trade unions blast Zim govt over ZCTU arrests [New Zimbabwe] 15-10-2018 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today