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1919 USA General strike in Linton, IN. New HomeTelephone operator "girls" put down their headsets demanding wage increases and union recognition. National Guard was sent in, and there was violence, but Lintoners supported the strikers who got their union.[more]

1999 United States of America The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal.

This week's top stories

Bangladesh A Message to Global Brands from a Rana Plaza Survivor [Human Rights Watch] 24-04-2017

Honduras Fyffes Union Leader Escapes Murder Attempt [ITUC] 24-04-2017

Australia / Global Lethal lies: Unmasking the men behind the global asbestos spy ring [New Matilda]  ActNOW!  23-04-2017

Canada / Bangladesh On Rana Plaza Anniversary, Transparency Needed from Mark's, Sport Chek [USW]  ActNOW!  22-04-2017

Somalia Trade unions call for an end to intimidation and impunity [Equal Times]  ActNOW!  21-04-2017

Turkey Office of country's online portal of unions raided by police; its editor in custody [Birgun] 21-04-2017

Israel Histadrut calls public sector strike for next Tuesday [Globes] 20-04-2017

Global More brands should reveal where their clothes are made [Human Rights Watch] 20-04-2017

Turkey TÜMTİS and the case that threatens all trade unions in Turkey [Equal Times]  ActNOW!  18-04-2017

Bangladesh / UK Four years after Rana Plaza, union action prevents a repeat [TUC] 17-04-2017


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Australia
Webinar audience and performance measurement [Registration required] [SafetyAtWorkBlog] 24-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Australia today


Bangladesh
Rana Plaza - tragic anniversary marks need for Accord work to continue [IndustriALL] 24-04-2017


Burma
Bakery workers end one-month strike [IUF] 24-04-2017


Cambodia
/ Global Brewery giant Carlsberg seeks to punish union for defending workers' rights [IUF] 24-04-2017


Canada
/ Australia Asbestos ban in Canada a big important step before Rotterdam says Australian union  ActNOW!  [AMWU] 23-04-2017 16 more labour news stories from Canada today


French Guiana
Strikes lifted after aid package agreed with Paris [The Guardian] 23-04-2017


Global
Global Unions urge IFIs to contribute to a fair and sustainable global economy [ITUC] 24-04-2017 3 more labour news stories from Global today


Honduras
Fyffes Union Leader in Honduras Escapes Murder Attempt [ITUC] 23-04-2017


India
/ Telangana 136 contract staff regularised in Forest Department [The Hindu] 23-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from India today


Indonesia
Company threatens workers over plans to strike at West Papua mine [Radio New Zealand Internationa;] 24-04-2017


Iraq
Union organizes Shell workers [IndustriALL] 23-04-2017


Ireland
In-fighting and terrorism motion to make for lively GRA debates [Irish Examiner] 24-04-2017 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Israel
Histadrut may declare country-wide strike on Tuesday [Arutz Sheva] 24-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Israel today


Nepal
UniPHIN Nepal established its first women’s committee [uniglobalunion.org] 24-04-2017 3 more labour news stories from Nepal today


New Zealand
Stand together for science [PSA] 24-04-2017 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
LASPOTECH lecturers begin indefinite strike [Naija] 23-04-2017


Pakistan
Teachers’ protest causes traffic jam in Peshawar [Dawn] 23-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today


South Africa
Saftu not backing ‘capitalist’ Ramaphosa for president [The Citizen] 24-04-2017 7 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Spain
Workers strike against employer push to expand precarious work [IUF] 24-04-2017 1 more labour news stories from Spain today


Sri Lanka
/ India Oil workers to strike against deal with India [Khabarindia] 24-04-2017 2 more labour news stories from Sri Lanka today


Sweden
Strike averted as hotels return to the bargaining table for new national agreement [IUF] 24-04-2017


UK
Remembering Bob Crow, a fighter for workers everywhere [USI] 24-04-2017 3 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
Write your Representative today: Don’t steal overtime pay from working people [Jobs With Justice] 23-04-2017 0 more labour news stories from USA today