Today in labour history

Today in Labour History

1912 France The CGT launches a one day general strike against war, with protests involving 600,000 workers.

1930 Spain A general strike begins the revolution that will overthrow the monarchy and replace it with the Second Spanish Republic.[more]

1970 Poland ovt sends in military to pacify coastal cities where workers are striking over high prices. They shoot striking shipyard workers.

2011 Kazakhstan Massacre of striking oil workers in Zhanaozen.

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Monday 16 December 2019, 03:12:46

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USA / Mexico Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal [Reuters] 2019-12-15

France Greve na França: mobilização continua e governo receberá sindicatos [RFI] 2019-12-14

Korea (South) Big victory for workers - KPTU Welcomes the establishment of Safe Rates [KPTU] 2019-12-13

Algeria ITUC Demands Release of Jailed Union Official [ITUC] 2019-12-13

Algeria La CSI exige la liberación de dirigente sindical encarcelado [CSI] 2019-12-13

Philippines Le mouvement syndical mondial lance une mise en garde au gouvernement philippin: « Cessez de persécuter les défenseur·euse·s des droits humains et syndicaux! » [IE] ActNOW! 2019-12-12

Philippines El movimiento sindical mundial pone sobre aviso al gobierno filipino: ¡dejen en paz a los defensores de los derechos humanos y sindicales! [IE] 2019-12-12

Philippines m Internationalen Tag der Menschenrechte weltweite Solidarität mit den Menschenrechtsverteidigern in den Philippinen [IUL] 2019-12-12

Global Global solidaritet med rättighetsaktivister i Filippinerna på Internationella dagen för mänskliga rättigheter [IUL] 2019-12-12

Philippines / Global The global trade union movement puts the Philippine government on notice: hands off human and trade union rights defenders! [Education International] ActNOW! 2019-12-12

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Algeria Not my president, says Algerians as army's candidate claims electoral victory despite massive poll boycott and conitmuing protests [Mena Solidaity Network] 2019-12-15

Australia Challenging court ruling granting some workers more sick leave than others [Mash Viral] 2019-12-15 2 more labour news stories from Australia today

Canada / Alberta Wage Reopener hearing concludes after two days of witness testimony [UNA] 2019-12-15 10 more labour news stories from Canada today

France Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues [Digital Jrnl] 2019-12-15 1 more labour news stories from France today

India / Assam Government workers in Assam protest against citizenship work [OBN] 2019-12-15

Israel / Palestine A joint Israeli-Palestinian initiative to reduce worker fatalities in the construction industry [Davar] 2019-12-15

New Zealand Holiday park and owner fined $680,350 for worker exploitation [Fairfax media] 2019-12-16 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Puerto Rico Pension disaster forces Puerto Rico retirees to rethink future [Wellston Jrnl] 2019-12-15

Swaziland RSSC opens up, invites all stakeholders [Swazi Observer] 2019-12-20

UK McCluskey blames Brexit stance: 'The reason for Labour's defeat is starring us in the face' [Unite the Union] 2019-12-15 3 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Pennsylvania Sanders rides the bus Downtown with UPMC worker to talk about health care [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] 2019-12-15 14 more labour news stories from USA today