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Australia Why paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave is a “game changer” for women [Australian Unions] 16-05-2022

USA UFCW Statement on Shocking Congressional Report About Trump Administration Endangerment of Essential Workers in Meatpacking Industry [UFCW] 14-05-2022

United Arab Emirates Dubai delivery workers go on second rare strike this month [The Union-Tribune] 10-05-2022

Sri Lanka Trade unions to launch countrywide protests [The Island] 10-05-2022

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USA Starbucks will raise wages again — but not for unionized workers [CNN] 04-05-2022

Afghanistan Reaffirming strong support for exiled trade unionists and for the return of democracy, freedom and equality [EI] 04-05-2022

Belarus / Global VIDEO Students at the Global Labour University speak out in support of jailed union leaders [GLU]  ActNOW!  02-05-2022

Colombia With murder of a trade union leader, peace continues to cost the lives of Colombians [UNI] 02-05-2022


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Today in Labour History


1891 Australia Henry Lawson's poem 'Freedom on the Wallaby', written during the great sheep shearers' strike, is published in The Worker newspaper.[more]

1920 Ireland Workers at Knocklong creamery in County Limerick declared a Soviet and established workers’ control of production. They hoisted a red flag and a tricolour and for 5 days ran it with the slogan “We make butter not profits”.

1934 United States of America Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win.

1966 United Kingdom Seamen across the UK walked out on a nationwide strike for the first time in half a century. Holding solid for seven weeks, they won a reduction in working hours from 56 to 48 per week.

1968 France The French general strike gathers pace as around fifty factories are occupied by their workers.

2003 Iraq Iraqi Confederation of Trade Unions is formed


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Australia
Why paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave is a “game changer” for women [Australian Unions] 16-05-2022 7 more labour news stories from Australia today


Botswana
Manual workers cry foul over low salary increment [The Monitor] 16-05-2022 2 more labour news stories from Botswana today


Canada
3 in 4 Canadian nurses burnt out during third wave [Canadian Occupational Safety ] 16-05-2022 9 more labour news stories from Canada today


Eswatini
Mswati's government failure to provide security: Nurse gang-raped by two men at Zombodze Emuva Clinic [The Swaziland News] 16-05-2022


Europe
Agreement reached on the social dialogue work programme [Eurocadres] 16-05-2022


India
Resilient during pandemic, home-based women workers' recovery far from over [Business Standard] 16-05-2022 3 more labour news stories from India today


Iran
Filmmaker: Officials arrest Iran movie industry workers [AP] 16-05-2022 1 more labour news stories from Iran today


Ireland
Unions accuse RTÉ of breaching policy on new appointment [Irish Times] 15-05-2022 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Jamaica
Salary consultations with unions to conclude in 6 months, 'no worker will be worse off' - Finance Minister [Gleaner] 16-05-2022


Jordan
Careem drivers in Jordan go on strike to protest unmet demands [The New Arab] 15-05-2022


Namibia
Security association takes on NEFF [The Namibian] 15-05-2022


Nepal
​The benefit offered by the social security fund is higher than those provided by the bank. [GEFONT] 16-05-2022


New Zealand
Career firefighter staffing at 'crisis levels' across Auckland, union says [Stuff] 16-05-2022 10 more labour news stories from New Zealand today


Nigeria
University unions to consider religious body’s appeal to resume work – Official [The Tribune] 15-05-2022


Pacific
Abused RSE workers in Australia too afraid to speak out [Radio New Zealand International] 16-05-2022


Palestine
The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center in Palestine strongly condemns the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh [DWRC] 16-05-2022


South Africa
/ Gauteng NUMSA threatens to go on secondary strike if demands are not met! [Daily Sun] 16-05-2022 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Spain
Spain may be first European country to grant 3-day leave for period pain, legislation next week [News 9] 15-05-2022


UK
/ Northern Ireland Fermanagh bus drivers getting set to strike [Fermanagh Herald] 16-05-2022 12 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
/ New York AFL-CIO on racially motivated killing in Buffalo [AFL-CIO] 16-05-2022 13 more labour news stories from USA today


Zimbabwe
President Chamisa mourns veteran trade unionist [ZimEye] 16-05-2022