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Europe ‘A worker is a worker’: the trade unions organising migrants across Europe [Equal Times] 27-02-2020

Canada Ontario With Historic Win, Foodora Couriers a Big Step Closer to Union Certification [CUPW] 26-02-2020

Global Coronavirus Outbreak: Guidance Briefing for Union Action [PSI] 24-02-2020

Cambodia Great Duke Workers Awarded Compensation as Unions Demand Law Reforms [The Daily] 23-02-2020

Chile Growing Threats to Human and Trade Union Rights [EI] 23-02-2020

USA Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize in a Big Step for Tech [NY Times] 20-02-2020

China Holding China’s trade unions to account - in-depth investigation into the ACFTU’s reform initiative [CLB] 19-02-2020

Canada “Where there are scabs, there is violence”: why Quebec and BC banned strikebreakers [The Media Co-op] 18-02-2020

South Africa How South African wineland workers used global networks to fight for their rights [The Conversation] 18-02-2020

Algeria PSI denounces ongoing repression against independent unions [PSI] 12-02-2020


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Today in Labour History

1881 United States of America African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union.

1912 France Legislation lowers the age of the Workers 'and Peasants' Retirement, called "retirement of the dead" by the CGT, from 65 to 60 years. This funded system later fails due to post-war inflation.

1914 France Anti-war demonstration in Paris, at the call of the CGT Seine UD.

1939 United States of America Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.

1941 Netherlands German troops and Dutch police crush The February Strike, a union protest against the deportation of Dutch Jews to death camps.[more]

1951 New Zealand Troops are sent onto the Auckland and Wellington wharfs to attempt to break the dockers' strike[more]

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Global standards needed to protect mineworkers from deadly dust diseases [CFMMEU] 27-02-2020 3 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Ontario Toronto Says No to TTC Plan to Eliminate Subway Guard: New Poll [ATU Canada] 27-02-2020 19 more labour news stories from Canada today

Hubei's labor union invests heavily to care for anti-epidemic personnel [Xinhua] 27-02-2020

ACT initiative: a potential strategy for living wages in Ethiopia [IndustriALL] 27-02-2020

Uber Drivers, Pizza Delivery Workers Get Lift From EU’s Vestager [Yahoo] 27-02-2020 2 more labour news stories from Europe today

airline pilots strike - which flights are affected? [The Local] 26-02-2020

ILO, COTVET engage stakeholders on TVET skills development [Ghananewsagency] 27-02-2020 1 more labour news stories from Ghana today

/ South Africa Major unions join high-level transport symposium in South Africa [IndustriALL] 27-02-2020 2 more labour news stories from Global today

Capital's streets blocked as protests spread [BBC] 26-02-2020

Michelin-rated restaurant in Osaka ordered to compensate cook's family for overwork death [Mainichi] 26-02-2020

Korea (South)
'Between the Moon Jae-in regime and the workers of this land now lies the river that should not have been crossed'(KMWU, 2.27) [CINA] 27-02-2020 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Employees Union dissatisfied over board's decision to sell 25% stake [] 26-02-2020

New Zealand
NZ too reliant on short-term migrants, report says, calls for freeze on temporary visas [Fairfax Media] 27-02-2020 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Why Kwara workers are yet to get minimum wage ― Labour [The Tribune] 27-02-2020

Marble quarry accident highlights ongoing slaughter in Pakistan mines [IndustriALL] 26-02-2020

No compensation for Palestinian journalistshot by Israeli army [+972 magazine] 27-02-2020

Win for aviation workers [ITF] 27-02-2020

Last mile: Honda workers fight for a dignified ending [The Inquirer] 27-02-2020 1 more labour news stories from Philippines today

South Africa
CWU lodges Labour Court application over Telkom job cuts [Eyewitness News] 27-02-2020 34 more labour news stories from South Africa today

government confiscates labor union’s land [] 27-02-2020

London bus operators ‘drinking in last chance saloon’ to avoid capital wide strikes [Unite the union] 27-02-2020 19 more labour news stories from UK today

Ukrainian coal miners bring challenges to the President [IndustriALL] 26-02-2020

Aaron Rodgers, JJ Watt, Russell Wilson come out against proposed new NFLPA contract, opposing 17 game season [Registration required] [Washington Post] 27-02-2020 8 more labour news stories from USA today

Lungu's silence on tension worrying – ZCTU [Diggers] 27-02-2020

“Negotiations Not Working”: ZCTU [ZimEye] 26-02-2020 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today