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Today in Labour History

1911 Uruguay Streetcar workers in Uruguay return to work after winning some concessions, marking the beginning of the end of the general strike in Montevideo.[more]

1935 Jamaica Port workers in Falmouth went on strike. When the employers threatened to use strikebreakers, the strikers rioted. British police opened fire, killing one worker.

1945 United States of America The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators.

1968 France Workers and students formed a joint Workers-Students Action Committee to support an ongoing strike and occupation at Paris's Citroen auto plant.

This week's top stories

Bangladesh Accord achievements secured [IndustriALL] 20-05-2019

Global Standing up for justice on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia [ITF] 20-05-2019

Turkey Report details permanent violations of media freedom [IFJ] 16-05-2019

USA Machinists union calls for US government to investigate Delta Air Lines [ITF] 16-05-2019

Iran Labour Activists Detained Since May Day [Human Rights Watch] 15-05-2019

Global Uber IPO is a bad bet [ITUC] 14-05-2019

Global Global agreement on sustainable employment in Unilever manufacturing [IUF] 14-05-2019

USA Steven Greenhouse: Dear Delta Airlines, Video games and beer cannot compete with joining a union [Guardian] 13-05-2019

USA IAM Campaigns Strike a Nerve with Delta Bosses [IAM] 13-05-2019

Ethiopia Garment workers make clothes for some of the world's largest clothing brands but get paid the lowest [CNN] 12-05-2019


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Asia
/ Pacific World Press Freedom Day celebrated in the region [IFJ] 20-05-2019


Australia
Morrison has no mandate for regressive IR agenda [ACTU] 20-05-2019 1 more labour news stories from Australia today


Austria
Ibiza video scandal shows vital role of journalism [EFJ] 20-05-2019


Bangladesh
Bangladesh Accord achievements secured [UNI Global Union] 20-05-2019 1 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today


Canada
/ Ontario Niagara servers protest policy forcing them to share tips with management  ActNOW!  [CBC] 20-05-2019 3 more labour news stories from Canada today


Europe
Building union power in broader Europe [IndustriALL] 20-05-2019


Germany
/ Global Seafarers condemn working conditions on board Blumenthal ships [ITF] 20-05-2019


Global
Will FIFA escape its human rights obligations through the back door? [BWI] 20-05-2019 1 more labour news stories from Global today


India
/ Gujarat Four die cleaning storm water pumping station in Ahmedabad, probe on [Express News Service] 20-05-2019


Iran
Teachers still in jail! For more info [SZAC] 20-05-2019 1 more labour news stories from Iran today


Ireland
Creches struggling to retain staff amid shortage of places [Irish Examiner] 20-05-2019


Israel
Editorial: Their Lives Are Worth Less [Haaretz] 20-05-2019 3 more labour news stories from Israel today


Italy
Dockworkers refuse to load Saudi cargo ship in anti-war protest [Yahoo News] 20-05-2019


Japan
Theatre for Fukushima: voices from the silence [Equal Times] 20-05-2019


Middle East
Seafarers unions express concern about “sabotage” attack and rising tensions in the Gulf [ITF] 20-05-2019


New Zealand
ITF condemns suspension of union members in Auckland [ITF] 20-05-2019 6 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
Workers Tell Fayemi What To Do With Paris Club Refund [The Independent] 20-05-2019 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Papua New Guinea
/ Australia PNGTUC pays tribute to late Bob Hawke [The Courrier-Journal] 20-05-2019


Poland
“I Didn’t Sit Eight and a Half Years in Jail to Build Capitalism” [Jacobin] 20-05-2019


Senegal
ITF backs Senegalese workers in BRT project [ITF] 20-05-2019


South Africa
Charges dropped against six of the eight ex-Amcu leaders accused of murder [ANA/IOL] 20-05-2019 6 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Turkey
International organisations condemn recent attacks against journalists [EFJ] 20-05-2019


Uganda
Teachers’ Strike Starts Tomorrow as Gov’t Workers vow to Join Them [Chimp Reports] 20-05-2019


UK
Saving lives is not a crime [PSI] 20-05-2019 17 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
/ Connecticut Attorney General William Tong Okays Captive Audience Bill; May Face Court Challenge if Passed [Yankee Institute] 21-05-2019 21 more labour news stories from USA today