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LabourStart photo of the day.Throughout the summer trade unionists, like these Canadians outside the Mexican consulate in Toronto, have been rallying at Mexican diplomatic offices to protest the repression of teachers unions in that country. The rallies are also meant to publicize the shooting deaths of strikers teachers. (Photo: J. MacDonald) Click here to read more union news from Mexico.
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Today in Labour History

1907 Guatemala Luisa Moreno, labour organizer and immigrant rights activist, is born.[more]

1913 Ireland Two workers, John Byrne and James Nolan, are beaten by police in separate attacks, and both die of their wounds in hospital.[more]

1913 Ireland James Connolly is sentenced to three months in prison for incitement, as the Dublin strike continues.

1917 Australia First labour martyr Merv Flanagan shot and killed in Sydney during General Strike for yelling 'scab'. His murderer Reginald Wearne ( whose brother was a consevative MP) was never convicted.[more]

2007 Poland A Solidarnosc-led bus workers strike defeats the proposed privatisation of the service in the city of Kielce.[more]

This week's top stories

Russia Working conditions: FIFA and trade unions sign cooperation agreement for Russia 2018 [Fifa.com] 27-08-2016

Canada / Mexico Being a Mexican migrant worker and female, a recipe for double discrimination [Equal Times] 26-08-2016

China / USA Walmart workers take the boss to court [China Labour Bulletin] 25-08-2016

Nigeria Unpaid Wages: Workers, Labour Unions Turn Out For National Protest [Channels] 23-08-2016

Swaziland Media workers protest conditions at king’s newspaper [NI] 22-08-2016

Chile Over 500,000 Protest Pinochet's Private Pension System [TeleSUR] 22-08-2016

UK Collective action via social media brings hope to gig economy workers [The Guardian] 20-08-2016

Iran Ebrahim Madadi sentenced to five years: ITF calls on Iranian government to drop charges [ITF Global Union] 19-08-2016

Brazil / Global UNI World Athletes calls for reform of conflicted and unjust global anti-doping regime [UNI Global Union] 19-08-2016

Korea (South) How can it be a crime to protect the rights of workers? [BWI Global Union] 19-08-2016

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RadioLabour is on a union break until September 5, 2016. We will however release occasional Special Reports, starting with a programme about labour at the World Social Forum in Montreal, August 12.
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/ Victoria Beer making stops as workers unite [AMWU] 30-08-2016 1 more labour news stories from Australia today

Fuel crunch hits Bangladesh consumers as petrol pump, tank, lorry operators strike [bdnews 24] 29-08-2016

/ Prince Edward Island NSUPE Local 19 Back to Work After Nearly a Year On Strike [CCU] 29-08-2016 9 more labour news stories from Canada today

Non-teaching employees and oil refinery contract workers on strike [The Chronicle] 29-08-2016

ECG workers to face wrath of government [The News] 29-08-2016 1 more labour news stories from Ghana today

/ Delhi All India Trade Unions Strike on Sept 2: PM Narendra Modi calls meeting with Finance, Power, Labour Ministers [India.com] 29-08-2016 22 more labour news stories from India today

Oberstown Detention Centre staff go on strike due to rise of assaults by inmates [Live] 29-08-2016

Can mentoring boost youth participation in Kenyan agriculture? [Equal Times] 29-08-2016

Korea (South)
One year later, Kim Moo-sung offers official apology to dismissed workers for false remarks [Hankyoreh] 29-08-2016

New Zealand
Easter Trading Bill: Government gives working people the middle finger [The Daily Blog] 30-08-2016 7 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Moscow Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 17 Migrant Workers [NYTimes] 29-08-2016

South Africa
/ Limpopo Cosatu Limpopo is disturbed by non-payment of 205 temporary teachers and support SADTU's decision to go on a strike action [COSATU] 30-08-2016 2 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Trade unions warn Theresa May that further Heathrow extension delay will ‘harm the whole UK’ [TUC] 30-08-2016 1 more labour news stories from UK today

Wendy’s Boycott goes viral! Change.org petition at 27,000 and growing by the minute [CIW] 29-08-2016 7 more labour news stories from USA today