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Today in Labour History

1947 United States of America President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later.[more]

1959 Canada A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

1984 Canada An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario.

This week's top stories

Thailand Government banks on tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for rights [Reuters] 20-06-2018

India West Bengal In a First, Kolkata Domestic Workers' Organisation Gets Trade Union Status [The Wire] 19-06-2018

France 30 workers in 2 years: Ex-Telecom execs face trial over wave of staff suicides [CBC] 17-06-2018

Brazil The Truckers’ Strike: How WhatsApp Is Changing the Rules of the Game [Truth Out] 16-06-2018

Russia / Global 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: In Memory of 21 Killed Workers [BWI] 15-06-2018

Palestine IFJ condemns attacks against media workers by the Palestinian Authority as PJS calls for journalists’ boycott [IFJ] 15-06-2018

Philippines Strike at condiments giant a symptom of Philippines’ labor troubles [Interaksyon] 15-06-2018

USA Eight women allege sexual harassment at XPO Logistics warehouse in Memphis [Guardian]  ActNOW!  14-06-2018

Kazakhstan / Norway Independent trade unions of Kazakhstan chosen for International Prize for Trade Union Rights [IUF] 13-06-2018

India Power employees to hold nationwide strike against privatisation bill [PSI] 13-06-2018

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Communication Workers Union slams Telstra's 8000-staff 'job purge' [CRN] 20-06-2018 1 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Belgium Public Debate on Media Crackdown in Belarus [IFJ] 19-06-2018

/ France DXC Belgium workers protest in Paris [UNI Global Union] 19-06-2018

No holiday buses as drivers walk out [The Royal Gazette] 19-06-2018

/ USA CUPE President calls for suspension of Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement [CUPE] 20-06-2018 23 more labour news stories from Canada today

Negotiations underway at Escondida copper mine [Mining Journal] 19-06-2018

/ Spain European and Spanish migration policies must change and become people-focused [PSI] 20-06-2018 3 more labour news stories from Europe today

EDF says strike hits hydro plants, data shows output unaffected [Reuters] 19-06-2018 3 more labour news stories from France today

Trade Union: Worker, 21, Dies During Work [Georgia Today] 20-06-2018

Crocodile Machete Workers Angry Over Poor Working Conditions [Modern Ghana] 20-06-2018

UNI GS to UNI World Congress: You will make it happen! [UNI Global Union] 20-06-2018 12 more labour news stories from Global today

/ Himachal Pradesh CITU holds 36-hr Mahapadav against lockout of Diamond restaurant [United News] 20-06-2018 5 more labour news stories from India today

Victory for Indonesian pulp and paper workers [IndustriALL] 19-06-2018

UN Human Rights Council: End persecution and harassment of BBC Persian journalists by Iran [IFJ] 19-06-2018

Scheme to lure site staff home ruled out [Irish Examiner] 20-06-2018 1 more labour news stories from Ireland today

“Start immediately”: Japan opens doors to foreign workers [GCR] 19-06-2018

Korea (South)
Labor unions file case challenging constitutionality of Minimum Wage Act amendment [Hankyoreh] 20-06-2018 3 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Philippine domestic workers to cost KD 990 as set by MoCI [The Times] 20-06-2018

ILO complaint filed against Mexican government for violating freedom of association [IndustriALL] 19-06-2018

National public transit strike to last as long as it takes, union says [The Times] 20-06-2018 4 more labour news stories from Netherlands today

Universities may be shut again as FG fails to fulfil agreement with workers [Pulse] 20-06-2018 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

As new teacher protests rise, government says striking professors will be replaced [Reports] 19-06-2018

Rail union suspends strike [STA] 19-06-2018

South Africa
/ Eastern Cape City centre trashed as strike turns ugly [The Herald] 20-06-2018 29 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Flights to and from Spain could be affected this week as Spanish Air Traffic Control set for strike action [JOE] 20-06-2018

Sri Lanka
Postal workers to launch an indefinite fast [The Post] 20-06-2018 2 more labour news stories from Sri Lanka today

Rail workers stand against proposed cuts [Info] 19-06-2018

Trinidad and Tobago
PM on Labour Day: Remuneration must match productivity [Loop] 20-06-2018 2 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

/ Syria Syrian refugees have a right to equal pay for equal work [Equal Times] 20-06-2018

TSSA Press Statement on Southgate Station explosion [TSSA] 20-06-2018 24 more labour news stories from UK today

/ District of Columbia Fight for $15 victory for 'tipped workers' in District of Columbia [WTOP] 20-06-2018 15 more labour news stories from USA today