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1831 United States of America Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed.

1968 Czech Republic Nonviolent resistance to the Soviet invasion begins when people in Upa block a road, forcing tanks to turn back.[more]

This week's top stories

USA Lockouts appear to be giving employers more clout as union strikes fade [Boston Globe] 17-08-2018

South Africa Amcu vows to bring platinum industry to its knees [Business Day] 17-08-2018

Romania Journalists beaten by riot police during Bucharest protest [EFJ] 16-08-2018

Egypt After 600 days in jail, IFJ Reiterates calls for the release of Mahmoud Hussein [IFJ] 16-08-2018

Global / Indonesia No rights for workers at Marriott's Bali paradise [IUF] 14-08-2018

Italy 'We are not slaves!' - Migrant farmers strike after 16 road deaths [Business Ghana] 11-08-2018

South Africa Working class summit has plan of action for SA’s future [The Citizen] 11-08-2018

USA Workers’ Wages Remain Stagnant Despite Gains to Top Earners [Ctr for Am Progress] 11-08-2018

UK Ryanair strike: unions accuse airline of breaching labour laws [Guardian] 10-08-2018

USA Labor Gains Victory as Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law [NYTimes] 08-08-2018

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Westpac Group - More branches on the chopping block [FSU] 21-08-2018 10 more labour news stories from Australia today

Lula calls for democracy, from his prison cell [UNI Global Union] 21-08-2018 2 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Unions call for peace, solidarity and the protection of livelihoods as Cameroon sinks deeper into violence [IUF] 20-08-2018

/ Ontario Goderich Mine Workers Nearly All Back To Work [Blackburn] 21-08-2018 24 more labour news stories from Canada today

What’s The Value of a Trade Union Membership in 2018? [The Star] 20-08-2018

Young people fight against new precarious work law [BWI] 20-08-2018

Greece still needs to recover after “support programme” [ETUC] 21-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

Finnish public broadcaster fights online hate speech with dialogue and respect [EFJ] 21-08-2018

Journalists detained in Dresden after complaint by far-right protester [EFJ] 21-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Germany today

GNAT to go hard on government over delays in releasing tier two funds [Ghanaweb] 20-08-2018

TUAC Comments on OECD Employment Outlook – Making the case for coordinated and multi-employer bargaining [TUAC] 21-08-2018 5 more labour news stories from Global today

When Bosses Threatened to Close the Plant, These Greek Workers Took It Over [The Nation] 21-08-2018

No cash strike relief but teachers still vow to abandon classrooms; GTU to seek legal advice on blocking salary deductions [Demerara Waves] 21-08-2018

/ Karnataka Gram Panchayat workers to protest outside Vidhana Soudha [The Hindu] 21-08-2018 2 more labour news stories from India today

Haft Tappeh strike continues! For more info Image [SZAC] 21-08-2018

SIPTU Threatens Strike At Respond Housing Association [98 FM] 21-08-2018

Delocalisation policy deepens teacher shortage [Education International] 21-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (North)
Forced labor prescribed for malnourished street children [DailyNK] 20-08-2018

Korea (South)
[8.18] A day of solidarity with dismissed SsangYong workers [CINA] 20-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Latin America
/ Brazil IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries [IndustriALL] 21-08-2018

Volkswagen Mexico agrees 5.5% salary hike for workers: Union [The Economic Times] 21-08-2018 2 more labour news stories from Mexico today

Fifteen thousand transport employees jobless [myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com] 21-08-2018 4 more labour news stories from Nepal today

Dutch pilots threaten to strike [The Herald] 21-08-2018

New Zealand
Nelson mental health workers walk off job over 'years' of employment contract issues [TVNZ] 21-08-2018 11 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Protesting college workers storm Cross River Govt House [The Post] 21-08-2018 2 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Statement on Fatality at Al Wakrah Stadium [BWI] 20-08-2018

Administrative harassment against Juzne Vesti news portal [EFJ] 20-08-2018

South Africa
 VIDEO  National Lottery workers protest over 'disrespectful' 7% wage increase [The Independent] 21-08-2018 24 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Workers strike at Spanish luxury hotel over outsourcing and precarious jobs [IUF] 20-08-2018

Sri Lanka
Train fare hike to pacify Railway workers [The Times] 20-08-2018

Pilot negotiations focus on discrepancy between aviation rules and labor laws [The Times] 21-08-2018 1 more labour news stories from Taiwan today

Unite says austerity must end as budget surplus announced [Unite the union] 21-08-2018 10 more labour news stories from UK today

/ Russia EFJ calls again for immediate release of Donetsk journalist Stanislav Aseev [EFJ] 21-08-2018

/ Wyoming USA: IndustriALL backs workers at Ciner Wyoming ahead of union vote [IndustriALL] 21-08-2018 27 more labour news stories from USA today