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LabourStart photo of the day.Workplace injuries and deaths have been common during the construction of Istanbul Grand Airport. At least 38 workers have died since the project, a favourite of Turley's President, started. When 17 were killed in one day the workers sponanteously struck. Police viciously attacked workers and arrested over 500 and held them without charge. 43 have been charged, most of them union activists. Their employer accuses them of 'terrorism'. (Photo: INSAAT Sendika) Click here to see more union news from Turkey. .
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This week's top stories

Costa Rica Two-Weeks General Anti-Austerity Strike Without a Solution in View [TeleSUR] 24-09-2018

Turkey 21,800 people killed in work-related accidents during AKP rule in Turkey [SCF] 23-09-2018

Swaziland eSwatini: Police Brutally Attack Defenseless Members of TUCOSWA Ahead of Sham Elections [ITUC] 21-09-2018

Vietnam Activist and journalist sentenced to four years jail [IFJ] 21-09-2018

Swaziland Police Turn Swaziland City Into 'Warzone' As National Strike Enters Second Day [Swazi Media Commentary] 21-09-2018

Turkey Reinstate #TheCargill14 now! [IUF] 20-09-2018

Turkey / Global Strike of Turkish construction workers [ITUC] 18-09-2018

Bangladesh Pay more for your clothes, Bangladesh workers tell global fashion brands [Reuters] 18-09-2018

Turkey New workers brought to Istanbul airport site, company says workers protesting 17 deaths are terrorists [Ahval] 17-09-2018

UK Union chief Mark Serwotka recorded suggesting Israel have 'created' Labour anti-Semitism row [Mirror] 14-09-2018

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Labour unions begin national strikes in Argentina to protest Macri government austerity [Foreign Brief] 24-09-2018

Pay gap, lack of advancement forcing women out of STEM careers: Study [The New Daily] 24-09-2018 11 more labour news stories from Australia today

Govt asked to rehabilitate housemaids returning from KSA as victims of abuse [The New Age] 23-09-2018

Evelyn Greaves has died [The Advocate] 23-09-2018

Labour Ministry issues directives to address wages and indemnity [The Times] 24-09-2018

/ Nova Scotia Scallop fishermen net more money, security at Clearwater seafood [UFCW] 24-09-2018 24 more labour news stories from Canada today

Peking University threatens to close down Marxism society but students continue to back workers in dispute over trade union rights [The Financial Times] 24-09-2018

Ecopetrol, USO union sign new contract, avoiding more strikes [Reuters] 24-09-2018

Costa Rica
Labor Strike Continues Into the 13th day With no Resolution [Costa Rica Star] 23-09-2018 1 more labour news stories from Costa Rica today

FTUC Plans March for 29 September [The Sun] 24-09-2018 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Service union pledges election funds to turn out 'wage earner-hostile gov't' [YLE] 23-09-2018

AUDIO: RadioLabour World Report for Monday September 24, 2018 [RadioLabour] 24-09-2018 2 more labour news stories from Global today

/ Assam Tea union demands Rs 350 as daily wage [The Telegraph] 24-09-2018 6 more labour news stories from India today

SIPTU members at Gaoth Dobhair factory are on strike this morning [The Democrat] 24-09-2018

Nursing care industry faces worker harassment crisisa [The Times] 24-09-2018 1 more labour news stories from Japan today

Govt reaches 8-point pact with transport workers [myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com] 23-09-2018

New Caledonia
USTKE fights for Kanak rights in defiance of ‘dishonest’ referendum [Asia Pacific Report] 23-09-2018

New Zealand
Porirua hospital allows workers to occupy 'unacceptably' dangerous quake-prone building [The Herald] 24-09-2018 6 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Oil workers want Chevron to halt labour contract guidelines review [The Daily Trust] 24-09-2018 8 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Power workers’ demo for field staff security [LabourWatch] 23-09-2018 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

UNRWA staff on strike over service cuts on Palestinian refugees [Xinhua] 24-09-2018

Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest [The Dispatch] 23-09-2018 1 more labour news stories from Poland today

South Africa
Sassa strike on the cards [The Rekord] 24-09-2018 10 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Thousands march against gender pay inequality in Bern [Deutsche Welle] 23-09-2018

Trinidad and Tobago
Union proposal: Petrotrin plan will fail [The Express] 23-09-2018

Police detain 14 Migros employees for protesting payment delays [Purge] 24-09-2018 1 more labour news stories from Turkey today

Universal Credit needs to be overhauled and the rollout should be immediately halted [USDAW] 24-09-2018 13 more labour news stories from UK today

/ California Disneyland Resort hotel workers approve a new contract with a $15-an-hour minimum wage [LATimes] 24-09-2018 21 more labour news stories from USA today

Public Sector Workers Protest in Defense of Labor Rights [Venezuelanalysis] 23-09-2018

CBU lecturers resolve to release students’ results [The Mast] 23-09-2018 1 more labour news stories from Zambia today

Tourism workers get 5% salary hike [The Standard] 23-09-2018 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today