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Today in Labour History

1937 United States of America Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

1984 UK Miners leader Arthur Scargill, along with 81 other pickets, is arrested at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire.

This week's top stories

Global Urgent call to Governments for a democratic debate on TISA [UNI Global Union] 30-05-2016

Cuba Country Is Seeing Increasing Work Protests [The Times] 28-05-2016

Turkey / Global Support the union members fighting to save the forests of Cerattepe [BWI]  ActNOW!  27-05-2016

USA McDonald's closes headquarters due to expected worker protests [Yahoo] 26-05-2016

France Scuffles and smoke bombs as protesters step up fight against labour bill [The Guardian] 26-05-2016

France Union revolt puts both Hollande's future and France's image on the line [The Guardian] 26-05-2016

Belgium Over 60,000 union workers protest labor reform plans in Brussels [Reuters] 25-05-2016

Iran Nearly a month into hunger strike the health of Iranian political prisoner is deteriorating [Focus] 25-05-2016

Cambodia Workers’ rights, NGOs increasingly under fire [The Star] 25-05-2016

Belgium Unions call mass protest over work hours [Expatica] 24-05-2016

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Friday May 27, 2016:
The RadioLabour World Report / Colombia still condoning the killing of unionists / Women workers falling behind in jobs and pay / The LabourStart global report
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/ New South Wales Green Ban to keep Bondi Pavilion in public hands [CFMEU NSW] 30-05-2016 20 more labour news stories from Australia today

Temporary Foreign Worker Program should respect workers’ rights, provide path to citizenship [UFCW] 29-05-2016 16 more labour news stories from Canada today

French Polynesia
Impasse in Air Tahiti strike talks [Radio New Zealand International] 30-05-2016

How your boss can still pay lower than the minimum wage [The Local] 30-05-2016

Delegates from 40 countries gather at SCAPR General Assembly in Toronto [ACTRA] 29-05-2016

/ Tamil Nadu Bonded workers rescued from brick kiln [The Hindu] 30-05-2016 4 more labour news stories from India today

Unions hold rally to make minimum wage an Upper House election issue [Japan Press Weekly] 30-05-2016

Korea (North)
Coal, minerals mined by forced labor... [RFA] 29-05-2016 1 more labour news stories from Korea (North) today

Tripoli again suffering from power cuts; activists want general strike [The Herald] 29-05-2016

Civil servants say 15% salary increase 'manifestly inadequate' [Nyasa Times] 30-05-2016

/ India Gefont support group established in India [GEFONT] 30-05-2016

New Zealand
Workers abused at understaffed KFC [NZ Herald] 30-05-2016 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Bayelsa varsity students threaten to protest nude over lecturers’ strike [Today] 29-05-2016

Foreign bodies’ efforts for heirs of factory disaster appreciated [The News] 29-05-2016 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

A strong, independent labor movement could lead the struggle for democracy and justice [The Jacobin] 29-05-2016

/ Cambodia 33,000 Cambodian workers to Qatar [BWI Global Union] 30-05-2016

South Africa
Cosatu commends Parliament for adopting Expropriation Act [COSATU] 30-05-2016 2 more labour news stories from South Africa today

/ Korea (South) Solidarity with the struggle of dismissed HYDIS workers (#9) [CINA] 29-05-2016 1 more labour news stories from Taiwan today

Junior doctors leader urges trainee medics to stop scaremongering [The Guardian] 30-05-2016

/ Florida Teachers cite unfair labor charge in School Board's actions [News-Jrnl] 29-05-2016 3 more labour news stories from USA today