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1891 Canada At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

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Georgia Gov't to Impose Increased Fines for Breach of Safety Norms at Construction Sites [Georgia Today]  ActNOW!  20-02-2018

Australia The NSW chalkie who rose to rule the industrial world [SMH] 17-02-2018

Indonesia Launch of first-ever independent federation of food workers in Indonesia [IUF] 15-02-2018

USA / Global Florida Grief and disbelief after school shooting [Education International] 15-02-2018

Bangladesh / Global 2018 Transition Accord in Bangladesh swells to more than 100 brand signatories [UNI Global Union] 15-02-2018

Georgia Students rally in solidarity with workers killed on the job [Georgia Today]  ActNOW!  14-02-2018

Palestine Gaza Hospitals paralyzed due to cleaning staff strike [Xinhua] 13-02-2018

Netherlands Success for Deliveroo riders in the Netherlands as strike action forces investigation [UNI Global Union] 13-02-2018

South Africa Marikana massacre: Witnesses to slaughter at Scene 2 [City Press] 12-02-2018

Korea (South) Hypocrisy exposed - Samsung boss walks free while union leaders denied justice [ITUC] 09-02-2018

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BHP, Thiess wanted to pick a fight with the unions to drive down wages [The Age] 20-02-2018 4 more labour news stories from Australia today

Protecting migrants' welfare [thedailysta] 20-02-2018

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Trade unions worried by planned reform of university governance [Education International] 20-02-2018

From dormitory system to conciliatory despotism [Chinoiresie] 20-02-2018 2 more labour news stories from China today

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Anganwadi workers to go on strike [thehindu] 20-02-2018

/ Malaysia Malaysian high commissioner to meet Indonesian minister over possible maid freeze [CNA] 20-02-2018 2 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Teachers unions say shortage of substitute teachers spreading and 'a very real problem' [BreakingNews.ie] 20-02-2018 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Will the seniority rule wreck Abe’s wage rise? [eastasiaforum] 20-02-2018

Korea (South)
GM Korea Collapsing: S. Korean Gov’t and GM on a Collision Course [businesskorea] 20-02-2018

/ Europe IFJ welcomes MEP´s commitment to tackle media rights violations [IFJ] 20-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Palestine today

Peru: union protests violations of labour rights [IndustriALL] 20-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Peru today

/ Uzbekistan IFJ welcomes release of Uzbek journalist Ali Feruz in Russia [IFJ] 20-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Russia today

Journalist Philippe Bertinchamps threatened with expulsion in Serbia [EFJ] 20-02-2018

Swazi union condemns garment company for not respecting workers’ rights [IndustriALL] 20-02-2018

Trinidad and Tobago
TCL and OWTU meet, union not optimistic [Newsday] 20-02-2018

Six journalists and media workers sentenced to life over coup attempt [EFJ] 20-02-2018 2 more labour news stories from Turkey today

/ Ireland / Northern Ireland Lagan Construction Group: Firms set to enter administration [BBC] 20-02-2018 9 more labour news stories from UK today

Thousands of Ukrainian miners on strike over unpaid wages [CNA] 20-02-2018

Who will be hurt most if Supreme Court rules against public unions? [Daily Kos] 20-02-2018 9 more labour news stories from USA today

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