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Russia / Ukraine Chocolate Factory in Russia Owned By Ukraniain President To Close, Lay Off 700 [RFE/RL] 22-01-2017

Bangladesh Release arrested garment union leaders now! [Industriall] Image  ActNOW!  20-01-2017

Kazakhstan Hunger Strike Protests By Oil Workers Growing [RFERL]  ActNOW!  19-01-2017

Qatar Sundance: ‘The Workers Cup’ profiles working conditions in Qatar through soccer lens [Salt Lake Tribune] 18-01-2017

Egypt independent union at IFFCO under attack [IUF] 18-01-2017

Bangladesh / Global The people who make your clothes are striking for their rights [Vice ] 18-01-2017

USA Martin Luther King was a labor leader [NY Daily News] 17-01-2017

Colombia Trade union leader Ballesteros freed [The Morning Star] 17-01-2017

Global / UK What has globalisation ever done for the workers? [Stronger Unions] 16-01-2017

Sweden Study predicts the Swedish women poised to close gender pay gap first [The Local] 16-01-2017


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