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“Pay Your Workers” $24 m the apparel industry owes [The Times] 2021-04-18

Women migrant workers detained for month [Amnesty International] 2021-04-15

Journalist arrested and put under remand [IFJ] 2021-04-14

Trade union set up to protect environment [News First] 2021-03-28

Why are Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zone Unions unable to fight for better working conditions? [The Financial Post] 2021-03-19

Female apparel workers demand dignity and recognition [The Island] 2021-03-12

Solidarity campaign launched for Ansell workers in Sri Lanka [Green Left Weekly] 2021-01-25

Discussions on ECT a failure -Trade Unions [News First] 2021-01-17

ITUC and local affiliates spearhead initiative to protect migrant workers’ rights [DailyFT] 2020-12-15

Tamil journalist arrested for social media posts [IFJ] 2020-12-04

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Today's labour news


Nurses yet to receive COVID-19 vaccines, union claims 2021-05-04 [News1st]

Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained for months due to abusive kafala system 2021-04-22 [Amnesty International]

CEB trade union warns of strike over Kandy assault 2021-04-20 [News First]

“Pay Your Workers” $24 m the apparel industry owes 2021-04-18 [The Times]

Women migrant workers detained for month 2021-04-15 [Amnesty International]

Journalist arrested and put under remand 2021-04-14 [IFJ]

Trade unions reveal plan to purchase power 2021-04-05 [News First]

Trade union set up to protect environment 2021-03-28 [News First]

Why are Sri Lanka’s Free Trade Zone Unions unable to fight for better working conditions? 2021-03-19 [The Financial Post]

Female apparel workers demand dignity and recognition 2021-03-12 [The Island]

State tea estates seek top-level effort to end alleged union-led violence 2021-02-21 [The Times]

Federation of Media Employees’ Trade Unions publishes Handbook for Journalists 2021-02-07 [The Sunday Island]

Solidarity campaign launched for Ansell workers in Sri Lanka 2021-01-25 [Green Left Weekly]

Discussions on ECT a failure -Trade Unions 2021-01-17 [News First]

Corruption behind the abolishment of PUCSL, SL Electricians’ Association allege 2020-12-20 [News First]

ITUC and local affiliates spearhead initiative to protect migrant workers’ rights 2020-12-15 [DailyFT]

Tamil journalist arrested for social media posts 2020-12-04 [IFJ]

Token Strike launched by Wildlife Trade Unions, concludes 2020-11-29 [News First]

Teachers’ Unions up in arms over decision to reopen schools 2020-11-22 [News First]

Workers suffer harsh Covid-19 containment measures 2020-10-20 [IndustriALL]

Journalists exposing timber smuggling attacked 2020-10-15 [IFJ]

Sand mafia attack journalist 2020-10-06 [IFJ]

Workers vs. Virus 2020-08-17 [Lanka Image]

Operations of Colombo Port at standstill as trade union action continues 2020-08-02 [ADA]

Port workers strike called off 2020-08-02 [The News]

Hundreds stranded in Middle East as coronavirus death toll climbs 2020-07-27 [Tamil Guardian]

On the front line of media rights 2020-07-06 [IFJ]

Sri Lankan president establishes military taskforce: Another step toward dictatorship 2020-06-09 [WSWS]

Tripartite agreement to protect Sri Lankan workers 2020-05-28 [IndustriALL]

Sri Lankan union protects workers amid Covid-19 2020-03-31 [IndustriALL]

Issues that affect employees in the private and semi-government sectors 2020-03-04 [Lankaweb]

Tamil journalists receive death threats 2020-01-27 [IFJ]

Journalist clubbed in home attack 2019-12-17 [IFJ]

Journalists interrogated by police 2019-12-03 [IFJ]

Freelance journalist attacked only 48 hours before presidential election 2019-11-19 [IFJ]

Prominent members of Ceylon Workers Congress to support Sajith 2019-10-15 [The Colombo Page]

Election chief requests trade unions to refrain from striking ahead of election 2019-10-07 [The Colombo Page]

Train strike enters 12th day; trade unions vow to continue 2019-10-07 [The Colombo Page]

Trade union leaders resolved to support growth of the Sri Lankan maritime industry 2019-09-24 [ITF]

Public in limbo as ‘work-to-rule’, ‘sick notes’, ‘strikes’ take centre stage 2019-09-22 [The Sunday Times]

Global maritime unions call on Sri Lanka to expedite release of Avant Garde Captain 2019-09-20 [MENAFN]

Global maritime unions call on Sri Lankan government to expedite release of Captain Gennadiy Gavryloy 2019-09-20 [ITF]

Sri Lankan unions demand withdrawal of anti-worker labour law 2019-08-24 [IndustriALL]

Ten years on: Two army personnel charged with assault 2019-08-08 [IFJ]

Media obstructed by security forces 2019-07-26 [IFJ]

Postal strike ends; another red light from trade unions 2019-07-23 [ADA]

ITF calls on Sri Lankan government to release Ukrainian seafarer after three years of detention 2019-07-10 [ITF]

'Anywhere there are transport workers, we'll be there' 2019-06-18 [ITF]

Journalist faces charge over article 2019-06-18 [IFJ]

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