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Iran Support for Iranian labour activists on hunger strike [Guardian]  ActNOW!  19-09-2017

France Workers’ demands ignored as Macron begins labour deregulation [BWI Global Union] 18-09-2017

China First ten years of iPhone a bloody decade of labour abuse ..especially in China [The Conversation ] 18-09-2017

Serbia Qualified, cheap and little protected by law [MENA] 17-09-2017

Canada Ontario Swissport workers strike for at least $15 and Fairness [Rank and File] 17-09-2017

Global / Korea Tell the IOC! No more deaths in mega sports events! Click the link and sign now! [BWI Global Union ] 12-09-2017

France Workers protest Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms [Deutsche Welle] 12-09-2017

Global Cheap labour versus robots, who will sew the clothes of the future? [Equal Times] 12-09-2017

Pakistan Five years on, Baldia factory fire case still at pre-trial stage [LabourWatch] 12-09-2017

France Macron protests: Why are people going on strike? [The Independent] 11-09-2017


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Australia
/ Queensland Deadly September: 2 disasters that shook Queensland [CFMEU Mining and Energy] 19-09-2017 51 more labour news stories from Australia today


Azerbaijan
RFE/RL Takes Azerbaijani Case To ECHR [RFE] 19-09-2017


Bangladesh
/ Burma IFJ concerned Bangladesh detains Myanmar photojournalists [IFJ] 18-09-2017


Brazil
Workers Continue Eletrobras Privatization Protests [teleSUR] 18-09-2017


Burma
Around 1000 workers march for minimum wage [Eleven] 19-09-2017 2 more labour news stories from Burma today


Canada
/ Mexico / Ontario G.M. Workers Strike in Ottawa as Mexico Jobs Raise Tension [NYTimes] 19-09-2017 18 more labour news stories from Canada today


China
/ Hong Kong Joint Statement by HK Labour NGOs: Restore Meng Han’s Freedom, Stop all Surveillance Now [HKCTU] 18-09-2017


Europe
New EU Industrial Policy? [ETUC] 18-09-2017


Finland
New round of collective bargaining underway [Trade Union News from Finland] 18-09-2017


France
Lorry drivers take action against government’s labour reforms [The Local] 19-09-2017 4 more labour news stories from France today


Georgia
GTUC head wins fourth term [OC Media ] 18-09-2017


Ghana
TUC Backs Workers Demand for Payment Tier-2 Pension Scheme [News Ghana] 18-09-2017


Global
Introducing a special theme series on gender-based violence in the workplace [Open Democracy] 19-09-2017 2 more labour news stories from Global today


Hong Kong
Workers pressured to resign. Fears of financial problems at charity [HK Standard] 19-09-2017 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today


Hungary
Socialist Party: Tesco workers’ strike just [Politics.hu] 18-09-2017 1 more labour news stories from Hungary today


India
/ Karnataka BMTC workers strike after driver consumes poison [The Hindu] 19-09-2017 3 more labour news stories from India today


Iran
Bus Union Considers Mass Strike as Imprisoned Labor Activist’s Condition Deteriorates  ActNOW!  [Ctr for Human Rights] 19-09-2017 2 more labour news stories from Iran today


Ireland
Pilot holiday roster stuff-up: Ryanair to tell 400,000 passengers of cancelled flights after 'mess-up' [Guardian] 19-09-2017 6 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Japan
/ Cambodia Inspectors link Cambodian trainee’s depression to workplace abuse by Japanese co-workers [Japan Times] 18-09-2017 2 more labour news stories from Japan today


Kenya
Uber, Little, Taxify, Mondo drivers hold protests in Nairobi, cause traffic snarl up in city [The Standard] 18-09-2017


Korea (North)
/ China Workers from North Korea forced to return home due to sanctions in China [DailyNK] 18-09-2017


Kuwait
Cleaners protest late salaries - company violates rules [Arab Times] 19-09-2017


Latin America
Sex worker by trade: how far do human rights go? [Equal Times] 18-09-2017


Liberia
Appalling Living Conditions in Rural Liberia to Greatly Affect Election Results [FPA] 19-09-2017


Libya
Ground staff at Misrata airport postpone strike after appeal from civil society organisations [Libya Herald] 18-09-2017


New Zealand
Sprinting to the polls: Suffrage Day's 124th anniversary [Radio New Zealand] 19-09-2017 7 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
Council of chiefs, labour representatives meet over Zamfara workers’ strike [The Eagle] 19-09-2017 5 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Norway
Strike shock’ from SAS pilots in Norway [News in English] 18-09-2017


Papua New Guinea
ANZ PNG signs new union agreement [LOOP] 19-09-2017


Singapore
First woman president of Singapore began her career in the legal division of the National Trades Union Congress [Andalou Agency ] 19-09-2017


South Africa
Why private sector needs censure, former minister tells union [Business Day] 19-09-2017 10 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Spain
Judge Baltasar Garzon defending the arrested Swedish-Turkish journalist [IFJ] 18-09-2017


Sri Lanka
CEB strike continues as talks fail: Workers’ Union [The Daily Mirror] 19-09-2017


Taiwan
/ Vietnam Did Taiwan police and paramedics leave migrant worker to die? [BBC] 18-09-2017


Trinidad and Tobago
Sexual harassment claims just mischief * [Daily Express] 19-09-2017


UK
/ Ireland / Northern Ireland Social Workers' union rally to back threatened staff in Northern Ireland [Belfast Telegraph] 19-09-2017 15 more labour news stories from UK today


Ukraine
 VIDEO  Coal Mine Workers In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water [RFE/RL] 19-09-2017 1 more labour news stories from Ukraine today


USA
/ Maine BIW union representing 760 draftsman and technicians rejects contract, set to strike [Ctrl ME] 19-09-2017 29 more labour news stories from USA today


Vietnam
Workers end 5-day strike after company scraps draconian death leave rule [VN Express] 18-09-2017


Yemen
‘No income for a year:’ Yemeni professionals endure war without salaries [Al Arabiya] 19-09-2017


Zimbabwe
Uproar over ‘slavery’ on Zim farms [The Standard] 18-09-2017 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today