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LabourStart's Photo of the Day Archive - 2017


20170102 : Around the world, healthcare workers are under pressure to do more with less while facing abuse and violence from patients and the public who blame them for cuts to services. Unions are fighting back from Kenya to Canada to Uruguay. In November French nurses struck over their workloads. This homemade sign reads: 'health at risk, on strike, exhausted.' (Photo: doubichlou14 via Flickr) Click here to read more labour news from France.


20170109 : With Trump about to take office unions and social movements in favour of easier unionization and raising the minimum wage in the USA are preparing new strategies and getting ready to redouble their efforts. Demonstrations like this one last summer are likely to continue. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue) Click here to read more labour news from the USA.


20170116 : 500,000 Italian garment, textile and footwear workers struck work on 13 January to press their demand for the renewal of a national labour agreement. Employer representatives have delayed negotiations for over 10 months. (Photo: IndustriALL) Click here to read more labour news from Italy.


20170123 : This planeload of Canadian women trade unionists was just a tiny proportion of the millions of women around the world who took part in the Women's March on Washington or in one of the hundreds of solidarity marches around the world. (Photo: A. Addario) Click here to read more labour news from the USA.


20170130 : In mid-January workers at The Chronicle-Herald, the major newspaper in eastern Canada, marked one year on the picket lines as they resisted their employer's attempt to gut their collective agreement. (Photo: HTU-CWA) Click here to read more labour news from Canada.


20170206 : Around the world trade unions joined in on the Women's March on Washington and solidarity marches in dozens of cities and towns to protest the inaugeration of the President of the USA. (Photo: USW) Click here to read more labour news from the USA.


20170213 : Barcelona's famous La Rambla was the site of a union-organized 'popular occupation' on 28 January as workers protested government social and economic policies. (Photo: CGT) Click here to read more labour news from Spain.


20170220 : 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.


20170227 : On 29 November across France the CGT organized events in support of gender wage equity. In English this poster reads "Me, when I grow up I will have a man's salary!"(Photo: P. Rey) Click here to read more labour news from France.