May Day, another book and new campaigns




May started off with a bang, as we hosted a global event on Zoom on 2 May with speakers from the embattled trade union movements in Hong Kong, Myanmar, Turkey and Belarus. We also received a video from Iran, which we were unable to show on the day. The video of our event is live here. It has been seen by 213 people. Over 500 trade unionists registered to participate in our event. For the first time, we actually commissioned a logo, which has been shared widely:

We also completed the publication of the new book of essays by Dan Gallin, Resistance. The book is already available for sale from Amazon and we will begin promotion shortly.

We’ve also been working on a number of new campaigns:

  • Algeria: We launched a campaign last week at the request of PSI. The campaign already has 3,480 supporters and has been translated into a number of languages.
  • Hong Kong: We are in discussions with the HKCTU about ways we can help, including a global campaign.
  • India: A new campaign has been proposed and we’re working to coordinate a response with local and global unions.
  • Malaysia: We are supporting BWI’s new campaign by sharing their link across social media and our news page.
  • Myanmar: We’re in discussions about the possibility of organising a global campaign as well helping (again) with fundraising.
  • Turkey: We’re just about to go live with a campaign in support of a jailed Canadian trade unionist in Turkey.

USA: And finally, we’re discussing the possibility of a global webinar with the RWDSU on the struggle to unionise Amazon. Details coming soon.

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LabourStart in Numbers: 4 May 2021

The first number next to each item is the current total as of today; the second number is the total as of the first day of last month.  Where one number is provided it means that there has been no change since last month.

Lists or accounts that have shrunk are in Italics.  Lists or accounts experiencing significant growth are in bold.

We continue to see the effects of the EU’s GDPR.  While several major mailing lists continue to decline we are in fact adding as many new addresses to those lists as we have done historically when we have a new campaign running.

Mailing Lists:

The top 10:

English: 74611-74774

French: 7728

German: 5833-5844

Spanish: 5132-5155

Turkish: 4228

Korean: 3296-3294

Italian: 3238

Russian: 2714-2723

Norwegian: 2244-2254

Dutch: 1520


The others:

Arabic:  817

Belarusian:  288

Bulgarian: 17

Chinese: 963

Creole:  11

Czech: 63-65

Danish: 99

Esperanto: 167-165

Farsi:  212

Finnish:  490

Georgian:  138

Greek: 54

Hebrew:  307

Hindi:  34-35

Hungarian:  194-190

Indonesian:  433

Japanese: 397-395

Malaysian: 6

Polish: 860

Portuguese: 1309

Punjabi:  2

Romanian:  39

Sinhalese: 1

Slovakian: 15

Swedish: 989-1002

Tagalog: 159

Thai:  152

Ukrainian: 306

Vietnamese:  21



Executive:  14

LabourStart Correspondents:  640-627

LabourStart Translators:  87



834 members.

10176-10160 photos.


Facebook Pages/Groups:

No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers. page likes:  16535-13519 page follows: 14433-14422

Global Labour News and Information: 8926-8861

LabourStart UK:  2115-2131

LabourStart Francophone: 593

LabourStart Brasil:  551-507

LabourStart Turkce:  2136-2171

LabourStart TV: 451-465



No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

Group: 2325-2320-members.

Page: 65-61 follows.



No concerted effort was made in the past month to increase our numbers.

Global English: 27423-27311

Canada English: 15922-15518

Global Spanish: 5732-5639

USA: 5603-5622

Australia: 5356-5104

Portuguese: 5000-4781

Canada French: 2747-2752

Russian: 48-44 (reactivated March 2021)

Hebrew:  30-23 (new last month)

Italian: 503-504 (last tweet June 2019)

Swedish: 344-349 (last tweet 2016)

Indonesia: 350 (last tweet 2015)

French: 228-229 (last tweet 2018)

German: 122 (last tweet 2018)

Japanese: 20 (last tweet 2012)

Dutch: 12 (last tweet April 2012)

Arabic: 7 (last tweet May 2012)

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