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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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Afghan unemployment rate rises: local media [Xinhua] 19-02-2018

ASU not satisfied with proposed Bupa Agreement [ASU] 19-02-2018 2 more labour news stories from Australia today

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

/ Europe Can a Brussels art project help refugees alleviate the burden of time? [Equal Times] 19-02-2018

Garment sector can now earn up to $480 each month [khmertimeskh] 20-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

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

Work-Life Management: a European survey by First-Cisl [UNI Global Union] 20-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

JHL issues a strike warning to three sectors [JHL] 20-02-2018

PSI's Contribution to the Zero Draft of the UN Global Compact on Refugees [PSI] 20-02-2018 4 more labour news stories from Global today

Anganwadi workers to go on strike [thehindu] 20-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from India today

/ Malaysia Malaysian high commissioner to meet Indonesian minister over possible maid freeze [CNA] 20-02-2018 3 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Reza Shahabi returned to jail after medical leave For more info Image [SZAC] 19-02-2018

Teachers unions say shortage of substitute teachers spreading and 'a very real problem' [BreakingNews.ie] 20-02-2018 7 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Will the seniority rule wreck Abe’s wage rise? [eastasiaforum] 20-02-2018 2 more labour news stories from Japan today

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

Malaysia Can Do More To Protect Foreign Maids [malaysiandigest] 19-02-2018

New Zealand
An election win for the workers [NZ Herald] 19-02-2018

/ 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

State workers set protest to demand wage hike [inquirer] 19-02-2018 1 more labour news stories from Philippines 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

South Africa
/ Global New Era in War on Workers: The Ramaphosa Presidency in South Africa [The Bullet | Irvin Jim] 19-02-2018

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 18 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 36 more labour news stories from USA today

/ Global ITUC Mourns the Passing of Morgan Tsvangirai [ITUC] 20-02-2018 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today