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LabourStart photo of the day.Giulio Regeni was an Italian labour rights activist and researcher whose horribly mutilated body was found beside a road in Egypt. On 3 February 2017 trade unionists and friends marked the first anniversary of his death. Candle-lightings like this one in Cambridge UK took place around the world. (Photo: A. Hickson) Click here to read more labour news from Egypt.
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Palestine / Israel First-ever collective bargaining agreement signed in a West Bank settlement [WAC] 21-02-2017

Uzbekistan ILO Report Confirms Forced Labor [Human Rights Watch] 17-02-2017

USA 'Day without immigrants' protests close restaurants across the US [The Guardian] 17-02-2017

Indonesia Freeport Indonesia Mine Grinds to Complete Halt: Union [Jakarta Globe] 17-02-2017

China Factory where Samsung Note 7 batteries are made catches fire [Forbes] 16-02-2017

Bangladesh Union repression intensifies [IndustriALL]  ActNOW!  14-02-2017

Korea (North) End rampant child labour, says Human Rights Watch [Human Rights Watch] 14-02-2017

Ireland Tesco frustrated as strike over pay to go ahead in nine stores [Irish Times] 13-02-2017

Hungary / Europe EPSU supports sacked waste company trade unionists in Hungary [EPSU]  ActNOW!  12-02-2017

Canada Nova Scotia Liberals to start imposing contract on teachers Monday [CBC] 12-02-2017

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/ Victoria Australian workers locked out by dairy giant Lactalis/Parmalat [IUF] 21-02-2017 3 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ UK Ethical Trading Initiative pulls out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit 2017  ActNOW!  [ETI] 21-02-2017

‘Digital refugees’, repression and the death penalty – Cameroon’s escalating language conflict [Equal Times] 21-02-2017

Canadian trade union leader dies [The Globe and Mail] 21-02-2017 4 more labour news stories from Canada today

Educators to continue fight against CETA [Education International] 20-02-2017

/ UK Germany encouraged over Opel jobs, but UK union worries [CNA] 21-02-2017 2 more labour news stories from Germany today

In New York, PSI affiliate 1199SEIU delivers letter to the Ambassador of Liberia to the US [world-psi.org] 21-02-2017 2 more labour news stories from Global today

Strike closes Acropolis, ancient sites in Greece [AP] 20-02-2017

At least 5 killed in protests over Guinea teachers' strike [CNA] 21-02-2017

Hong Kong
Hong Kong union joins critics of McDonald's HK, China sale, sees pay squeeze [CNA] 20-02-2017 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today

/ Gujarat VMC unions threaten mass resignation [TNN] 21-02-2017 13 more labour news stories from India today

Tesco asks union to reconsider strike action [Roscommon Herald] 21-02-2017 6 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Korea (South)
[2.18] 16th Mass Protest against the S.K. gov't... [CINA] 20-02-2017

/ Global Trade union rights in Liberia: PSI meets the Ambassador to the UN in Geneva [PSI] 20-02-2017

Consultancy operator held for swindling Japan job aspirants [The Kathmandu Post] 21-02-2017 3 more labour news stories from Nepal today

New Zealand
Health minister's response to Kaikoura call for help 'inadequate and irresponsible' [PSA] 21-02-2017 12 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

North America
/ Canada CETA: backward step for the environment, global inequalities and workers' rights [PSI] 20-02-2017

Budget 2017: Workers to get more help with skills via e-learning, structured training [CNA] 21-02-2017 1 more labour news stories from Singapore today

South Africa
Cosatu’s backtracking on National Minimum Wage… [Moneyweb] 20-02-2017

/ Africa PPPs and the Right to Health: PSI French-speaking Africa Affiliates Call for People over Profit [PSI] 20-02-2017

RMT takes SOS 2020 campaign to Scottish Labour Party Conf [RMT] 21-02-2017 16 more labour news stories from UK today

/ Canada More than 100 workers sacked following pro-immigration protest [BBC] 21-02-2017 29 more labour news stories from USA today

/ South Africa Mind your own business, Numsa told [The Herald] 20-02-2017 0 more labour news stories from Zambia today