Today in labour history

Today in Labour History

1855 Spain A massive 10-day general strike takes place in Catalonia against the introduction of machinery in the textile sector. Declared illegal, it is punished by prison terms, deportation, corporal punishment, and threats of the death penalty.

1909 France Aernoult, a trade unionist, sentenced to 2 years in prison for strike action, assigned to the Bat d'Af, died the day after his arrival in Algeria of brutality inflicted by his officers. His body is repatriated thanks to a campaign by l’Humanité.

1986 Chile Chileans begin a general strike against Pinochet's military regime[more]

2008 Canada After 14 months of an acrimonious labor dispute, the employees of Journal de Québec accept an agreement in principle concluded between their union and their employer.[more]

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