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Global BWI launches COVID-19 Solidarity Initiative [BWI] 16-05-2020

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Today in Labour History

1919 Canada Thousands of workers in Calgary and Edmonton go on strike in solidarity with their Winnipeg counterparts.[more]

1937 United States of America UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union.[more]

1941 France Beginning of the strike by miners in the Nord / Pas-de-Calais region, one of the first acts of collective resistance to the Nazi occupation.

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West African countries alert for child labour spike [Thomson Reuters] 26-05-2020

Morrison looks to overhaul industrial relations in the wake of covid-19 [ABC] 26-05-2020 20 more labour news stories from Australia today

Journalists in Dhaka protest sackings during pandemic [Dhaka Tribune] 26-05-2020

Trade union manifesto urges different approach from Bolsonaro [Education International] 26-05-2020

Canada wants national sick leave plan in place for second wave of the coronavirus pandemic [CNN] 26-05-2020 23 more labour news stories from Canada today

Colombia: Agricultural trade union SINTRAINAGRO illustrates ways agricultural workers should be protected throughout the pandemic [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 26-05-2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Strike ends at Tenke Fungurume after workers agree “isolation bonus” following lockdown [MiningMX] 25-05-2020 1 more labour news stories from Democratic Republic of the Congo today

EU Commission urged to prevent 'mass unemployment' of airline pilots [RTÉ] 26-05-2020 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

Amazon France [Opendemocracy] 26-05-2020 1 more labour news stories from France today

COVID-19 outbreak among migrant workers at slaughterhouse [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 26-05-2020

ILO C190 pushed to address COVID-19 violence against women [BWI] 26-05-2020 4 more labour news stories from Global today

Honduras: 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations report ongoing labour abuses, chemical exposure & union busting [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre] 26-05-2020

Hong Kong
/ China Proposed national security laws could extinguish dissent [IFJ] 25-05-2020

Is totalitarianism on the rise in the East? [Opendemocracy] 26-05-2020

Mumbai hospital workers protest as employee at Covid-19 ward dies after allegedly being denied leave [Scroll] 26-05-2020 8 more labour news stories from India today

Religious holiday allowance should not be deferred [IndustriALL] 25-05-2020

Haft Tappeh charges dropped: Esmail Bakhshi, Mohammad Khanifar and Ali Nejati amnestied For more info Image [SZAC] 25-05-2020

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase [The Journal] 26-05-2020 6 more labour news stories from Ireland today

/ Global Workers are at the forefront of this battle [Davar] 26-05-2020

Four-hour strike at Italian ArcelorMittal sites brings results [IndustriALL] 26-05-2020 1 more labour news stories from Italy today

Migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply [CITY] 26-05-2020

Unions in Madagascar protest against forced leave [IndustriALL] 25-05-2020

Education union pivots to address new situations caused by COVID-19 crisis [Education International] 26-05-2020 2 more labour news stories from Malaysia today

Chief editor jailed for false Covid-19 report [IFJ] 25-05-2020

Striking workers block doors of Tata Steel plant [] 26-05-2020

New Zealand
Drivers ruled employees but $80k still owed [Otago Daily Times] 26-05-2020 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

UNTH restates commitment to improve workers’ welfare [The Guardian] 26-05-2020 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Unions fight wage and benefit cuts, rights castration [BWI] 25-05-2020

South Africa
Unions threaten mass strike action if public servants are forced back to work next week [All4Women] 26-05-2020 28 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka
Tripartite agreement to protect Sri Lankan workers [IndustriALL] 25-05-2020

53% of migrants lost jobs in Tunisia in COVID-19 lockdown [Infomigrants] 26-05-2020

Unions and business support Sunak's 'last resort' bail out plans [Guardian] 26-05-2020 17 more labour news stories from UK today

‘Incredibly disposable’: Adjuncts, the ‘gig workers’ of higher-ed, fear losing livelihoods [WITF] 26-05-2020 30 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Update #61 [TinyLetter] 25-05-2020

Urban council workers demand $2 500 basic pay [Newsday] 26-05-2020 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today