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LabourStart photo of the day.In a ceremony at Rockefeller music hall in Oslo on 12 June the Philippine trade unionist France Castro received the prestigious Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights 2019. (Photo: Svenssonstiftelsen) Click here to read more about this and other news from and about unions in the Philippines..
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1953 Germany A strike by East German construction workers expands to include 50,000 anti-government demonstrators.

1958 Canada In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing.[more]

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Congo-Kinshasa / Global Ebola Outbreak Spreads: Need for Further Action [PSI] 16-06-2019

Brazil 'Work until you die, or die working': Workers hold general strike against pension 'reform' [al Jazeera] 15-06-2019

Middle East ITF and JNG respond to potential attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman [ITF] 15-06-2019

Hong Kong / China ITUC condemns brutal suppression of protests in Hong Kong [ITUF] 15-06-2019

Switzerland Time to fix the world of work as women take to the streets in Switzerland [ITUC] 14-06-2019

Colombia Colombia: increasing violence against union leaders [IndustriALL] 13-06-2019

Iran Female labor activists remain in jail after 40 days [NCRI] 13-06-2019

Hong Kong / China 'Workers against extradition': Hong Kong's independent unions join massive protest against proposed new law [IUF] 12-06-2019

USA Tennessee VW Threatening to Close Chattanooga Plant if UAW Wins – Facebook Helping to Bust Union – Tenn Gov Could Drop a Bomb [Payday Report] For more info 10-06-2019

Global Workers shouldn’t have to wait a minute longer for an end to violence and harassment at work [Equal Times] 10-06-2019

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Workers Union adds to call for Setka to quit [The Australian] 16-06-2019

John Setka threatens to pull Labor donations, challenge ALP expulsion [The Australian] 17-06-2019 5 more labour news stories from Australia today

GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers’ Rights in Bahrain [EIN] 16-06-2019

/ Ireland Local labour laws apply to Ryanair employees says Belgian court [Business World] 17-06-2019

Police fire tear gas as union workers go on strike [TVC] 16-06-2019 1 more labour news stories from Brazil today

/ Alberta UNA committed to consultation in good faith, troubled government does not seem to share this concern [UNA] 17-06-2019 40 more labour news stories from Canada today

Cracks in China’s old-age pension system begin to widen [CLB] 17-06-2019

Game Workers Unite And Solidaire Informatique Challenge Activision Blizzard Layoffs [Variety] 17-06-2019

The IMF should support the financing of universal social protection, health and education [ITUC] 16-06-2019 1 more labour news stories from Global today

The sweatshops next door [Kathimerini] 16-06-2019

Hong Kong
/ China Protesters Return to Hong Kong’s Streets, Rejecting Leader’s Apology For more info [NYTimes] 17-06-2019

Doctors’ safety: IMA calls for nationwide stir on Monday [The Hindu] 17-06-2019 10 more labour news stories from India today

Harassment of Haft Tappeh workers, supporters and family members For more info Image [SZAC] 16-06-2019

SIPTU representatives demand no freeze on the allocation of home support hours [SIPTU] 17-06-2019 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today

/ Global 'There is no work on a dead planet' [PSI] 16-06-2019

Korea (South)
School workers' protest [K. Times] 17-06-2019 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

New Zealand
Tauranga support workers strike for their rights [The Times] 16-06-2019 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Borno in need of additional 4,000 health personnel [PM News] 16-06-2019

Duterte turns death squads on political activists [Foriegnpolicy.com] 17-06-2019

South Africa
R65m laundered through one of SA’s biggest unions [City Press] 17-06-2019 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Awadeya Mahmoud Koko: From tea seller to union leader to 'mother of the revolution' [Madamasr.com] 17-06-2019

Erdogan's attack on public service workers continues [PSI] 16-06-2019

 VIDEO  Fighting child labour: An interview with children's rights trainer Molly Namirembe [ILO] 16-06-2019

/ Ireland / Northern Ireland PSNI faces £40m holiday pay bill after losing legal battle [ITV News] 17-06-2019 13 more labour news stories from UK today

Sign here! Ask the United Nations to stop the inhuman treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border [AFT] 17-06-2019 9 more labour news stories from USA today

ILO welcomes vote to ratify ILO fundamental convention on collective bargaining [ILO] 16-06-2019 2 more labour news stories from Vietnam today

ZESA Workers Give Notice Of Strike [Pindula] 16-06-2019 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today