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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]

1919 Spain 70% of businesses in Catalonia shut as Barcelona power workers begin a city-wide strike

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Ukraine 192 miners protesting undeground [KVPU] For more info 21-02-2019

Korea (North) 150,000 workers head to Wonsan in extreme cold [DailyNK] 18-02-2019

Portugal Public sector strike disrupts schools, hospitals [AFP] 17-02-2019

Venezuela Peace, dialogue and respect for human rights - not military intervention [PSI] 15-02-2019

Mexico New trade union confederation underway [Svensson foundation] 15-02-2019

USA In 2018, Labor Strikes Had the Largest Increase of the Last Three Decades. Here's Why [Fortune] 15-02-2019

Bangladesh Bangladesh Government set to throw away Accord achievements [IndustriALL] 14-02-2019

Italy Unions mobilise for 'A future for work!' [IUF] 14-02-2019

Iran / Global Amnesty International, unions protest latest persecution of labour rights activists [IUF] 13-02-2019

Algeria Independent unions challenge repression [IUF] 13-02-2019

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/ Pacific Asia-Pacific deadliest region for journalists [E tu union] 20-02-2019

Calls for engineer registration continue [Professional Australia] 20-02-2019 5 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ British Columbia BC’s 2019 budget puts working people ahead of the wealthy and well-connected [CUPE] 21-02-2019 6 more labour news stories from Canada today

Citizens’ initiative to stop activation model voted down in Parliament following most unusual debate [Trade Union News from Finland] 21-02-2019

/ Europe The future of labour is female [Equal Times] 20-02-2019

Felisa Tibbitts appointed UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in Higher Education [Education International] 21-02-2019 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Korea (North)
Gov't deducts money from workers’ salaries to pay for Kim Jong Il birthday events [DailyNK] 21-02-2019

Korea (South)
Hyundai Heavy Industries union votes to go on strike against Daewoo Shipbuilding merger [Hankyoreh] 21-02-2019 3 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Human rights violation incidents on rise-INSEC [http://therisingnepal.org.np] 20-02-2019

New Zealand
CTU welcomes Tax Working Group report [NZCTU-te Kauae Kamahi] 21-02-2019 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Call for justice and accountability of state authorities on the anniversary of the murder of Ján Kuciak [EFJ] 21-02-2019

South Africa
Numsa special NEC to discuss plastics strike, Eskom unbundling [ANA/IOL] 20-02-2019 8 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Bragging, blacklisting and 'lies' - Why Birmingham binmen feel they need to strike again [Birmingham Live] 21-02-2019 14 more labour news stories from UK today

/ Colorado Denver: Immigrant teachers threatened with deportation if they join the strikes [The Guardian] 21-02-2019 23 more labour news stories from USA today