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Today in Labour History

1894 Ireland The founding conference of the Irish Trade Union Congress gets underway at the Trades Hall in Dublin.

1983 Canada As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike.[more]

This week's top stories

China / USA Factory Workers Producing Ivanka Trump Clothing Are Reportedly Overworked & Underpaid [Refinery29] 27-04-2017

Cambodia / Global Brewery giant Carlsberg seeks to punish union for defending workers' rights [IUF]  ActNOW!  27-04-2017

South Africa May Day: Unions don't want Zuma to address rally [Daily Maverick ] 27-04-2017

Global End Corporate Greed – the World Needs a Pay Rise - ITUC May Day statement [ITUC] 26-04-2017

Bangladesh A Message to Global Brands from a Rana Plaza Survivor [Human Rights Watch] 24-04-2017

Honduras Fyffes Union Leader Escapes Murder Attempt [ITUC] 24-04-2017

Australia / Global Lethal lies: Unmasking the men behind the global asbestos spy ring [New Matilda]  ActNOW!  23-04-2017

Canada / Bangladesh On Rana Plaza Anniversary, Transparency Needed from Mark's, Sport Chek [USW]  ActNOW!  22-04-2017

Somalia Trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity [Equal Times]  ActNOW!  21-04-2017

Turkey Office of country's online portal of unions raided by police; its editor in custody [Birgun] 21-04-2017


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Australia
Full-time becoming a fantasy as Australians work fewer hours than ever before [Guardian Australia] 27-04-2017 4 more labour news stories from Australia today


Bangladesh
Tea workers on strike [Daily Star] 26-04-2017


Brazil
Why Brazil Is Striking on Friday [Jacobin] 27-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Brazil today


Canada
/ Newfoundland and Labrador LUMUN Asking for Executive Salary Review to Curb MUN Spending [VOCM] 27-04-2017 47 more labour news stories from Canada today


China
/ USA Workers at Chinese factory producing Ivanka Trump clothing were underpaid, overworked [NYDaily news] 26-04-2017


Colombia
Colombia’s coca growers are trapped between forced eradication and a lack of alternatives [Equal Times] 26-04-2017


Cuba
Youth to Lead May Day Parade in Sancti Spíritus [Escambray] 27-04-2017


Cyprus
Greek and Turkish Cypriot journalists sign joint agreement [IFJ] 27-04-2017


Egypt
Finance Ministry to add 10% social allowance to workers' salaries from May [Egypt Independent ] 27-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Egypt today


Europe
Research probes responsible investment [ITF] 26-04-2017


Finland
Personal assistants deserve their own education [JHL] 27-04-2017


Global
Call for international asbestos trade crackdown [Safety Culture] 27-04-2017 4 more labour news stories from Global today


India
/ Tamil Nadu Workers Strike across Tamilnadu Demanding immediate Relief to Distressed Farmers [tnlabour] 27-04-2017 5 more labour news stories from India today


Iran
Political Prisoners Issue Statement on Workers’ Rights [The Media Express] 27-04-2017


Ireland
Siptu staff at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services vote for strike [The Irish Times] 27-04-2017 13 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Israel
Nationwide strike averted, but new petition filed [Jerusalem Post] 26-04-2017


Italy
Alitalia faces bankruptcy after employees vote down plan [Metro] 26-04-2017


Jamaica
Jamaica Teachers Association: More attention to professional standards [Education International] 26-04-2017


Japan
Buddhist temple in Kyoto pays monks ¥6.6 million in unpaid overtime [Japan Times] 26-04-2017


Kazakhstan
Statement of the ITUC Pan-European Regional Council  ActNOW!  [ITUC] 26-04-2017


Korea (South)
Let's fight the THAAD deployment!!(#39) [CINA] 27-04-2017


Namibia
Rosh Pinah mine disciplines workers over strike [The Namibian] 26-04-2017


Nepal
Nepal quake recovery, done right, could ease migration pressure [The Himalayan Times] 27-04-2017 2 more labour news stories from Nepal today


New Zealand
South Canterbury IDEA Services support workers strike against stagnant pay and condition negotiations [The Herald] 27-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
Recall sacked labour leaders, NLC urges Amosun [The Tribune] 26-04-2017


Pakistan
Moot urges workers to avoid risks to life [Dawn] 26-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today


Peru
Copeinca workers threaten to deepen strike [FIS] 27-04-2017


Philippines
/ Global International IUF delegation in Brussels calls for EU action on rights violations by Citra Mina in the Philippines [IUF] 27-04-2017


Russia
Passengers don't want overweight flight crew, say Aeroflot officials after lawsuits [The Guardian] 26-04-2017


South Africa
Unpacking the Rubik Cube of SA’s volatile labour politics – Solidarity [BizNews.com] 27-04-2017 10 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Sri Lanka
Govt. contemplates rigid control on Trade Union action [The Daily Mirror] 27-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Sri Lanka today


Trinidad and Tobago
PSA takes Civil Aviation Authority to court [Newsday] 27-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today


Turkey
Unions Declare May Day to be Celebrated in Bakırköy, not Taksim [Bianet] 27-04-2017 3 more labour news stories from Turkey today


UK
/ Guatemala TUC Aid Project Update: Strengthening union organising in Guatemala banana union [TUC] 27-04-2017 18 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
/ Arkansas Battery plant locks out employees amid negotiations [AP] 27-04-2017 42 more labour news stories from USA today