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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USA Statement by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka on domestic terror in Charlottesville, Virginia [AFL-CIO] 14-08-2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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