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Thailand Imprisonment of Railway Union Leaders a Travesty of Justice [ITUC] 23-10-2020

Belarus Belaruskali workers and union leader face repression [IndustriALL]  ActNOW!  23-10-2020

USA New York 24 percent of NYC subway and bus workers have had COVID-19, survey says [6sqft] 22-10-2020

UK Chancellor must not leave social security uprating linked to this month’s low inflation, says TUC [TUC] 21-10-2020

France Unions lead mourning of assassinated teacher Samuel Paty [Education International] 20-10-2020

Albania Women Oil Workers Take Over Hunger Strike at Ballsh Refinery [Exit News] 19-10-2020

Global 29 October Global Day of Action: Invest in care, now! [ITUC] 19-10-2020

USA Unions Are Beginning to Talk About Staving Off a Possible Coup [Labour Notes] 16-10-2020

Myanmar Workers at factories for sporting goods companies say management fired them to get rid of union [ShadowProof]  ActNOW!  16-10-2020

Armenia / Global Nagorno-Karabakh: Global union leaders call for an end to the bloodshed [Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia] 16-10-2020

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Today in Labour History

1892 United States of America Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day.

1913 Ireland Members of the ITGWU clash with the Ancient Order of Hibernians, who are trying to prevent strikers' children being taken to foster families in England and Belfast.

1913 New Zealand Dockworkers stop work and occupy several ships. No truck driver or miner at work in Huntly. The union refuses the employers' offer to extend the 1912 collective agreement.

1920 France 24-hour strike by Le Havre sailors against the conviction of the Black Sea mutineers.

1960 Kazakhstan Nedelin disaster: the accidental explosion of an R-16 intercontinental ballistic missile in Baikonur killing more than 100 workers.

1980 Poland The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.

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Women hardest hit by income and job losses, reveals study [The Citizen] 23-10-2020

/ New South Wales  VIDEO  Wharf workers to protest at Port Botany [Sky] 23-10-2020 2 more labour news stories from Australia today

Union marks 115th anniversary of founding of trade union movement in the country [Azerbaijan Trades Union Confederation] 23-10-2020

Belaruskali workers and union leader face repression  ActNOW!  [IndustriALL] 23-10-2020 1 more labour news stories from Belarus today

CUPE says rapid testing at Calgary airport a solid step, calls for other airports to follow suit [CUPE] 24-10-2020 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

Ministers urged to make Industrial Strategy for quality jobs [ETUC] 23-10-2020

Public authorities must align health measures in education institutions to infection rates [Education International] 23-10-2020

Extraordinary Global Education Meeting reaffirms commitments to SDG 4 and calls for accelerated funding and global solidarity [Education International] 23-10-2020

Teachers’ union ‘cannot be convinced’ schools will return after Halloween break [] 24-10-2020 10 more labour news stories from Ireland today

JHWU and the LMIS signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of the database and the services for the domestic workers [IDWF] 23-10-2020

Message from SG on Mashujaa Day: Unionists and workers have always been our heroes. [COTU] 24-10-2020

Korea (South)
Fourteen South Korean delivery workers die because of pandemic overwork: union [Reuters] 23-10-2020

New Zealand
We rely too much on the foreign poor [Stuff] 24-10-2020 3 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Philippine government U-turns on 13th month pay after pressure from unions [IndustriALL] 23-10-2020

South Africa
/ North West Sibanye-Stillwater signs three-year agreement at its Kroondal operation [Moneyweb] 23-10-2020 4 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Court order to suspend online broadcaster revoked [IFJ] 23-10-2020 1 more labour news stories from Thailand today

Activist challenges Starmer to defend decision to abstain on controversial ‘spy cops’ Bill [Morning Star] 23-10-2020 14 more labour news stories from UK today

Arson of regional media’s editorial office at the height of election campaign [EFJ] 23-10-2020

/ Illinois CTU files injuction seeking transparency, contractual oversight in alleged CPS ventilation assessments [Chicago Teachers Union] 24-10-2020 16 more labour news stories from USA today

Workers respond to govt’s US$500 funeral assistance offer [Pindula News] 23-10-2020 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today