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About LabourStart

LabourStart is an online news service maintained by a global network of volunteers which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information -- and by assisting unions in campaigning and other ways.

Its features include daily labour news links in more than 20 languages and a news syndication service used by hundreds of trade union websites. News is collected from mainstream, trade union, and alternative news sources by a network of over 700 volunteer correspondents based on every continent.

LabourStart has been involved in online campaigning for several years but moved up a gear with the launch in July 2002 of the ActNOW campaigning system. Tens of thousands of trade unionists have participated in its various online campaigns and more than 125,000 are currently subscribed to its mailing lists.

LabourStart holds an annual Global Solidarity Conference -- the most recent one took place in Berlin in May 2014.

LabourStart also publishes books (in English and French so far) as well as an annual Global Labour Calendar.

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LabourStart was founded by Eric Lee, growing out of the website he created in 1996 to accompany the publication of his book, The Labour Movement and the Internet: The New Internationalism. By late 1997, it was running daily labour news from South Korea; in March 1998 that was expanded to included labour news from around the world, and the site was renamed LabourStart. From July 1998 until December 2002, LabourStart was a project of Labour and Society International (LSI).

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