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Syria / Turkey Education International condemns Turkish aggression in Syria [Education International] 18-10-2019

Qatar Qatar dismantles kafala system of modern slavery [ITUC] 17-10-2019

Algeria International unions call on ILO to defend trade unionists facing growing repression [IUF] 17-10-2019

Spain Catalonia: EFJ and IFJ demand an investigation into police violence against journalists [EFJ] 16-10-2019

Ecuador Government represses strike [BWI] 14-10-2019

Indonesia Reinstate Husni! Mobilization continues for union rights at Accor's Pullman Jakarta [IUF] 14-10-2019

Qatar Human Rights Watch calls on Qatar to urgently Investigate Migrant Worker Deaths [Human Rights Watch] 11-10-2019

Hong Kong Smear campaign targets Hong Kong unionists and journalists [IFJ] 11-10-2019

Ecuador Violent repression in Ecuador as workers resist IMF package [ITUC] 10-10-2019

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1980 United States of America The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states.

1996 Canada When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants.[more]

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Photogallery: Algeria protests call for civil state and reject sell-out of economic sovereignty [MENA Solidarity Network] 19-10-2019 1 more labour news stories from Algeria today

Labour union split widens as Albanese goes after steelworkers [The Age] 19-10-2019 7 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Manitoba Changes to Manitoba’s Public Services Sustainability Act continue to undermine fair collective bargaining [CUPE] 18-10-2019 14 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile-students mass fare-dodging expands into city-wide protest [The Guardian] 19-10-2019

Glencore workers call for dispute settlement protocol [IndustriALL] 18-10-2019

Teachers to Go on Nationwide Strike on Monday [Total News] 18-10-2019

EFJ calls on EU to enhance protection for journalists [EFJ] 18-10-2019

Lufthansa Accused of Trying to Frighten Flight Attendants into Submission Over Strike Action [Paddle Your Own Kanoo] 18-10-2019

Report: Call to Action for Rights of People on the Move For more info [Solidarity Center] 19-10-2019

Hong Kong
/ China Lee Cheuk-yan of the HKCTU: “When you beat, arrest, prosecute and shoot at protestors, social dialogue is very difficult” [Equal Times] 18-10-2019

Against the destructive decision of BJP govt's hectic move for merger of the banks [CITU] 19-10-2019 1 more labour news stories from India today

Protests over taxes threaten Lebanon's political establishment [Al Jazeerah] 19-10-2019

New Zealand
Youthquake: The young New Zealanders voted into office-in between McDonalds shifts [The Guardian] 18-10-2019 2 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Minimum Wage: Delta NLC suspends strike [PM News] 18-10-2019

Public education systems in Pacific plagued by commercial activity, new EI report finds [Education International] 18-10-2019

Qatar moves to announce abolishment of kafala system [Al Jazeerah] 19-10-2019 4 more labour news stories from Qatar today

South Africa
Cosatu calls for removal of Eskom board amid load shedding [iAfrica] 19-10-2019 22 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Catalonia protests: Marches and general strike paralyze Barcelona [BBC] 18-10-2019

Boris Johnson’s Brexit dream is to shred workers’ rights and social protections [The Guardian] 18-10-2019 6 more labour news stories from UK today

NPGU welcomes the Government response on miners demands but continuing struggle against wage arrears For more info [KVPU] 18-10-2019

/ Illinois On the picketline with CPS teachers, school nurses and counselors say they're stretched too thin: It's a lot, these kids need somebody [Chicago Tribune] 19-10-2019 17 more labour news stories from USA today