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1857 Australia Trade unionist and suffragist Alice Henry is born in Melbourne.[more]

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China Freedom of association is a right, not a crime [IUF]  ActNOW!  20-03-2019

Turkey / Global Cargill unions around the world call for an end to rights abuses at Cargill Turkey [IUF] 19-03-2019

Palestine IFJ calls on Hamas government to stop harassing journalists in Gaza strip [IFJ] 19-03-2019

Algeria Unions refuse formation of new government and insist on Bouteflika’s departure [The Monitor] 19-03-2019

Myanmar Global solidarity with jailed IUF hotel union members [IUF] 18-03-2019

USA Workers' declining wages due to decline of unions, not robots - Paul Krugman [NY Times] 18-03-2019

USA Bernie Sanders' staff unionizes in presidential campaign first [CNN] 17-03-2019

India Why this tailor-activist from Kerala is in the BBC’s 100 inspiring women list [The Express] 17-03-2019

Global Students strike now for the jobs of tomorrow [ITUC] 15-03-2019

Tunisia ‘Made in Tunisia’: the worker-casualties of the globalisation of the textile industry [Equal Times] 14-03-2019

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Vaca Muerta shale workers to strike over safety [The Shipping News] 21-03-2019

Unemployment falls, as does full-time work [The New Daily] 21-03-2019 17 more labour news stories from Australia today

Nurses facing violence are off the job [Today] 21-03-2019

International solidarity after Suzano school shooting [Education International] 20-03-2019

/ Ontario Striking Health Unit Nurses Continue to Give Back: Nurses Hold Blood Drive [ONA] 21-03-2019 57 more labour news stories from Canada today

Wu Guijun’s Wife Taken away by Police for Two Hours, Questioned about Open Letter Posted on Her Wechat Feed [HKCTU] 20-03-2019 1 more labour news stories from China today

Dominican Republic
Mobilizations against Social Security System reform take the streets [BWI] 21-03-2019

Deal on social security: better for mobile & posted workers [ETUC] 21-03-2019 3 more labour news stories from Europe today

Industrial Union places embargo on Lapwall [Trade Union News from Finland] 21-03-2019

Customs strike continues to cause cross-channel travel chaos [The Guardian] 21-03-2019

Why teachers are saying no to Ark schools [Education International] 20-03-2019

AUDIO: RadioLabour World Report for Thursday March 21, 2019 [RadioLabour] 21-03-2019 4 more labour news stories from Global today

Bauxite strike ends after agreement reached [The Stabroek News] 21-03-2019

Hong Kong
Helpers giving more than they are getting [The South China Morning Post] 21-03-2019

1,700 workers strike at Hankook Tire in Hungary [IndustriALL] 20-03-2019

Fórsa backs third level funding protest [Fórsa] 21-03-2019 9 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Editorial Israel's Labor Ministry Must Act on Rising Death Toll at Construction Sites [Haaretz] 21-03-2019

President Resigns - Now Is a Chance to Guarantee the Citizens Their Rights [Svenssonstiftelsen] 20-03-2019

Korea (North)
Workers subjected to dismal conditions at Tanchon Power Station construction site [DailyNK] 20-03-2019

Korea (South)
Renault Samsung Workers Stage Partial Walkout [Bizwire] 21-03-2019 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Towards living wages in North Macedonia [IndustriALL] 21-03-2019

The homeless [Voice of the Workers] 21-03-2019

Middle East
/ Africa Union Leadership Training for women in the Middle East and North Africa [BWI] 21-03-2019 1 more labour news stories from Middle East today

/ Africa PSI mourns death and destruction left by Cyclone Idai [PSI] 21-03-2019

Ryanair can’t fire staff [The News] 21-03-2019

New Caledonia
First concessions as New Caledonia strike enters third day [Radio New Zealand International] 21-03-2019

New Zealand
A message for the Muslim community and Christchurch [Medical Council of New Zealand/ASMS-Toi Mata Hauora] 21-03-2019 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Cameraperson attacked by political party members [IFJ] 21-03-2019

Young workers in the Philippines building power in four steps [ITF] 21-03-2019 1 more labour news stories from Philippines today

/ USA Unions prepare campaign to keep Ford factories in Russia [IndustriALL] 21-03-2019

South Africa
South Africa: Workers striking against precarious work at Arcelor Mittal [IndustriALL] 20-03-2019

Sri Lanka
Union busting tactics, media workers fired for forming house union [IFJ] 20-03-2019

Schysst stall (Fair stable) - working against sexual harassment in the horse sector in Sweden [IUF] 20-03-2019

/ Europe CBI and TUC bosses warn UK faces national emergency over Brexit [Guardian] 21-03-2019 11 more labour news stories from UK today

Trade union demands justice for railways workers [kvpu.org.ua] 21-03-2019 1 more labour news stories from Ukraine today

Hollywood employs more workers than the farming, oil and gas, and mining industries [Bloomberg] 21-03-2019 29 more labour news stories from USA today

/ Japan Vietnamese workers, streaming to Japan, face risks as labor system opens up [Today] 21-03-2019

Government raises public workers pay by 29 percent, averts strike for now [Euronews] 21-03-2019 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today