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LabourStart photo of the day.India's call centres have been contracting as automation and other factors reduce employment levels in the sector. Thousands of IT workers are laid-off at a time. Sector-specific unions like The Forum are organizing IT workers to resist the layoffs. (Photo: IndustriALL) Click here to read more union news from India.
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Iran Free Ailing Labor Activist Reza Shahabi [Human Rights Watch] 16-12-2017

Australia Global turmoil spreads to ICTSI flagship terminal in Australia [Justice for Dock Workers] For more info 15-12-2017

Ireland / Europe Ryanair agrees to recognise pilot unions to avert strike [RTÉ] 15-12-2017

Egypt New trade union law undermines freedom of association [AI Monitor] 15-12-2017

Greece Unions Strike as Bailouts to End With Austerity Blitz [US News and World Report] 14-12-2017

Kenya Union members banned from holding elected office, confrontation coming with government [The Nation] 14-12-2017

Kazakhstan Coal Miners' Strike Spreads In Kazakhstan As Workers Stay Underground [RFE/RL] 13-12-2017

South Africa Why changes to labour laws are an assault on workers' rights [The Mail and Guardian] 13-12-2017

USA Alabama Working People Propel Doug Jones to Historic Alabama Senate Victory [AFL-CIO] 13-12-2017

Global Migrant workers expose recruitment practices [Global Cause ] 11-12-2017

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Secret Woolworths deal with Shoppies union cuts wages [Fairfax Media] 18-12-2017 5 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Ontario Province courting disaster, Peterborough paramedic leader says [The Examiner] 17-12-2017 4 more labour news stories from Canada today

Union leader Felix Anthony says air terminal workers locked out [RNZI] 18-12-2017 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Striking palm oil workers, attacked, threatened [Solidarity Center] 17-12-2017

Prison Officials Refuse to Hospitalize Labor Activist Reza Shahabi After He Has a Stroke [CHRI] 17-12-2017

Union 'not in a position' to cancel strike by Ryanair pilots [irishexaminer.com] 17-12-2017 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Hundreds Of Kazakh Miners Call Off Strikes, Leave Mines [RFE/RL] 17-12-2017

Wilson Sossion on why the State wants him out of union [The Daily Nation] 17-12-2017

Ex-union boss in Mexico moved from custody to house arrest [Infotel] 17-12-2017

New Zealand
Freeze tertiary booses pay until all staff paid the living wage [TEU] 18-12-2017 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Air traffic controllers end strike at new airport [The Town Press] 17-12-2017

Centre for Domestic Employees opens new offices to make help more accessible for maids [Channel News Asia] 17-12-2017

South Africa
Workers slowly claw back their rights [Fin 24] 17-12-2017

Strike chaos at revenue agency continues [The Observer] 17-12-2017

Michael Gove Accused Of Plotting To Steal Holiday Days From Workers [Huffington Post] 18-12-2017 3 more labour news stories from UK today

/ California SEIU union members agree to modest bridge contract with the County of Kern [The Daily Californian] 18-12-2017 11 more labour news stories from USA today

Mnangagwa charms civil servants [24] 17-12-2017 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today