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1912 United States of America The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees

1914 Canada A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

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/ Turkey Trade unionists have been released from jail - thanks to you [LabourStart] 18-06-2021

Port unions say to go on 24-hour strike over vaccine access [] 18-06-2021

/ New South Wales New laws target delivery riders not safety [Green Left Weekly] 19-06-2021 10 more labour news stories from Australia today

RadioLabour Canada Report Marc Belanger RadioLabour June 18, 2021 - Bea Bruske elected as the CLC's new president [RadioLabour] 19-06-2021 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

Concerns over violence in Colombia raised at ILC [IndustriALL] 19-06-2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Unions address accountability as Glencore prepares to reopen Mutanda mine [IndustriALL] 19-06-2021

Former journalist Tawfik Ghanem must be released immediately [IFJ] 18-06-2021

Education crisis: Eswatini Teaching Service Commission chairman tells unemployed teachers to explore farming [The Swaziland News] 18-06-2021

National UPdates n°20 - Summer 2021 [ETUC] 18-06-2021 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

90 workplace deaths in Georgia between 2019-2021 [] 18-06-2021

Due diligence in supply chains passes into law [IndustriALL] 19-06-2021

Universal and Equal Access to Covid-19 Vaccines for Refugees [PSI] 19-06-2021 6 more labour news stories from Global today

Hong Kong
Five Apple Daily executives arrested in massive police raid [IFJ] 18-06-2021

Deterioration of press freedom under the pretext of COVID-19 [IFJ] 18-06-2021

Union calls for creation of welfare board for migrant workers [BWI] 19-06-2021 9 more labour news stories from India today

Sectoral Employment Orders: Unite welcomes Supreme Court decision upholding constitutionality of SEOs [Unite] 18-06-2021 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Tragic death underscores the need for peaceful negotiation [ITF] 19-06-2021

Bro. Dr. Francis Atwoli re-elected as a member of the ILO, Governing Body [COTU] 19-06-2021 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Workers stage ​general strike over escalating crises [Independent] 18-06-2021

Government foists low wage increase on garment workers [New Frame] 18-06-2021 1 more labour news stories from Lesotho today

New Zealand
'Fix-it' notice needed on critical health system understaffing [ASMS-Toi Mata Hauora] 19-06-2021 2 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Report highlights serious flaws in Mujahid’s murder investigation [IFJ] 18-06-2021

At least 27 workers dead in Peru bus crash [The New Daily] 19-06-2021

Romania must live up to international labour standards [IndustriALL] 19-06-2021

South Africa
Bypassing EVDS 'nightmare' will help push 10-day vaccination blitz for teachers [Cape Talk ] 19-06-2021 19 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Privatisation of Channel 4 must be stopped [NUJ] 19-06-2021 11 more labour news stories from UK today

Workers strike for economic aid from govt amid COVID-19 pandemic Copied from page [Ruptly] 18-06-2021

How is digital tipping affecting service workers? [Marketplace] 19-06-2021 16 more labour news stories from USA today

/ China Sunny Yi Feng Tiles- ZCTU sets the record straight [ZimEye] 19-06-2021 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today