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LabourStart photo of the day.Oil and gas workers in Victoria, Australia, members of the AWU, AMWU, and ETU, have dismantled their picket line after 742 days, following an agreement ending a long-running dispute with ExxonMobil and its maintenance subcontractor, UGL. The strikers won an important victory, see stories on our Austrilian new page for details. (Photo: IndustriALL) Click here to read more labour news from Australia..
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1913 Ireland Businessman William Martin Murphy calls his workers to a meeting, where he warns they will be sacked if they join the ITGWU.[more]

1983 Canada Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it.[more]

1984 Ireland Irish retail workers begin a strike in support of the anti-apartheid movement, refusing to handle South African products. The strike goes on for two and a half years.[more]

This week's top stories

Korea (South) KCTU stages nationwide strike over next year's minimum wage [K. Herald] 18-07-2019

Kazakhstan International condemnation as repression deepens in Kazakhstan [ITUC] 18-07-2019

Chile Walmart reaches agreement with union workers to end 6-day strike - with salary increases, bonuses, training and other benefits [Reuters] 17-07-2019

India 'Proposed Labour Codes Will Further Destroy Workers’ Rights’ [Newsclick] 17-07-2019

Global 6 Years After the Rana Plaza Collapse, Are Garment Workers Any Safer? [The Nation] 16-07-2019

USA / Global As Prime Day Gets Underway, Amazon Workers Are Striking Worldwide [Refinery29] 16-07-2019

Global Resistance and Solidarity: Amazon workers demand a better deal this Prime Day [UNI Global Union] 15-07-2019

Russia Nestlé sales force workers across country confined to rooms and compelled to resign employment [IUF] 11-07-2019

USA Trump, blocked by court on executive orders, ramps up agency moves against unions [Wash Post] 11-07-2019

Chile Walmart Workers Rebel Against Retailer’s Robot Push [Bloomberg] 11-07-2019

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Chef Neil Perry's empire could be next after George Calombaris payout [Melbourne Age] 19-07-2019 14 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Manitoba Province looks for air transport staff as Lifeflight doctors refuse to fly [CBC] 18-07-2019 9 more labour news stories from Canada today

/ Latin America The worrying reversal of peace in Colombia [Equal Times] 18-07-2019

Orange Group signs groundbreaking global agreement advancing gender equality with protections against discrimination and promoting work-life balance for its 149,000 employees [UNI Global Union] 18-07-2019 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Finance minister curbs journalist access to government [IFJ] 18-07-2019

Korea (South)
South Korea hit by strikes after minimum wage hike slowdown [Nikkei Asian Review] 18-07-2019 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

New Zealand
Civilianization of management operational roles [NZPFU] 19-07-2019 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

North America
/ USA Global dialogue needed at Deere and Caterpillar [IndustriALL] 18-07-2019

Censorship continues in Imran Khan’s Pakistan [IFJ] 18-07-2019

Papua New Guinea
/ Australia Six years of Manus Island dentention marked by calls to end 'dark and bloody' chapter [SBS] 18-07-2019

South Africa
Cosatu statement on interest rates [COSATU] 19-07-2019 18 more labour news stories from South Africa today

MI5 spied on World in Action journalists [Morning Star] 18-07-2019 1 more labour news stories from UK today

/ Italy Ukrainian soldier sentenced to 24 years in prison for the murder of Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli in Donbas [EFJ] 18-07-2019

Trump's acting labour secretary pick feared by unions [Politico] 19-07-2019 12 more labour news stories from USA today

Death Threat: Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions For more info [Solidarity Center] 18-07-2019 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today