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LabourStart photo of the day.The Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (Atuswa) is fighting for recognition of the union at a garment factory, Fashion International. Management at Fashion International has rejected union membership forms signed by 1,600 of the 1,900 employees. Here organizers conduct a meeting 0n 16 March with the workers at the factory gates. (Photo: IndustriALL) Click here to read more union news from Swaziland.
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2006 Canada An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.[more]

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South Africa The Arthur Svensson International Prize to South African wine workers [Arthur Svensson foundation] 24-03-2017

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Qatar ILO sets November deadline to end abuse of migrant workers or face investigation [Middle East Monitor] 23-03-2017

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Algeria ITUC Demands Release of Algerian Trade Unionists [ITUC] 22-03-2017

Uzbekistan Leading rights defender confined to 'psychiatric treatment' for seeking to expose forced labour in cotton fields [IUF] 22-03-2017

Brazil No Negotiating Labor Rights in Post-Coup Brazil: Union Leader [telesurtv] 21-03-2017

Belarus ITUC condemns Belarus government for attacks on unemployed [ITUC ] 20-03-2017

USA Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers Will Strike May 1, Organizers Say [BuzzFeed News] 19-03-2017

Iran Court drops flogging sentence against protesting miners [Radio Zamaneh] 19-03-2017

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In defence of civil disobedience [Saturday Paper] 25-03-2017 15 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Europe EU warns Bangladesh of GSP suspension over labour rights [Dhaka Tribune] 24-03-2017

With 'Nothing Left To Lose,' Belarus's 'Social Parasites' Make A Stand [RFE/RL] 24-03-2017

Educators’ right to collective bargaining on the line [Education International] 24-03-2017

PSAC Calls for Federal Action in Ongoing Phoenix Problems [VOCM] 24-03-2017 10 more labour news stories from Canada today

Escondida workers to end strike as they opt for old contract [Reuters] 24-03-2017 1 more labour news stories from Chile today

EI outraged at the arrests of teacher union leaders [Education International] 24-03-2017

EU at 60: tackling growing inequality and protecting social rights [equal times] 24-03-2017 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

Walk out strike action in Amazon, Rheinberg, Germany [UNI] 24-03-2017

/ Karnataka Strike withdrawal is ‘conditional’, warn anganwadi workers [The Hindu] 24-03-2017 2 more labour news stories from India today

Mohill native contests presidency of Irish National Teachers Organisation [Leitrim Observer] 24-03-2017 10 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Teva said to plan cuts of as many as 6,000 jobs globally [timesofisrael] 24-03-2017

Kenya: doctors return to work after crippling 100-day strike [Equal Times] 24-03-2017

MTUC voices support for insurance scheme for private sector employees [NST] 24-03-2017 1 more labour news stories from Malaysia today

/ Qatar UN sets Nov deadline for Qatar to end abuse of migrants http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-03-24/un-sets-nov-deadline-for-qatar-to-end-abuse-of-migrants [The Kathmandu Post] 24-03-2017

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New research boosts Yeswecare campaign [NZNO-Toputanga tapuhi kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 24-03-2017 7 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Delta health workers threaten strike April 1 [Vanguard] 24-03-2017

South Africa
Harmony workers on Amcu-led illegal strike at Kusasalethu [Business Day] 24-03-2017 1 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Comparative study on criteria for union representation [TAP] 25-03-2017 1 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

/ Global Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says For more info [Guardian] 24-03-2017 10 more labour news stories from UK today

/ Global WATCH: Journalism used to fight for the working man, now it’s a bastion of 'trust fund kids' [Salon] 24-03-2017 18 more labour news stories from USA today