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France Strike snarls France as unions protest pension overhaul [Yahoo] 05-12-2019

France / Global French rail strike: ITF pledges support [ITF] 05-12-2019

Iran Unpaid wages, hungry workers, live bullets [IUF] 04-12-2019

Poland Castorama must stop union-busting [UNI Global Union]  ActNOW!  03-12-2019

Korea (South) ILO 'Road Safety and Decent Work' Guidelines and Korean truck drivers' fight for Safe Rates [KPTU]  ActNOW!  02-12-2019

India Gurugram: 800 auto firms’ workers protest against layoffs [TNN] 02-12-2019

Thailand Nestlé​ admits slavery and coercion used in catching its seafood [CBC] 30-11-2019

Europe Agricultural regions in Europe turning into no-rights zones [Svenssonstiftelsen] 28-11-2019

Global Strikes, protests and solidarity mark fast food workers' global action week [IUF] 27-11-2019

Global ILO: End violence and harassment in the world of work [ILO] 26-11-2019


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Today in Labour History

1896 United States of America In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers.

1905 Russia A general strike begins in Moscow that will last ten days and develop into an unsuccessful armed uprising: the 1905 revolution[more]

1918 United Kingdom 100,000 textile workers begin their strike in Lancashire.

1929 Fiji Teachers Union representing elementary & secondary education teachers is founded.

1970 Canada The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training.[more]

1994 France 1.75 million workers protest during a series of general strikes against gov cuts & exploitation, shutting down country.

2006 Egypt Women Workers at Misr textile factory in Mahalla, Egypt walk off the job in a strike for a bonus promised by the government.[more]

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Journalist injured in deadly military convoy blast [IFJ] 06-12-2019

The rewards of working remotely [AEU] 06-12-2019 5 more labour news stories from Australia today

Study: Gender Violence Rife in Brazil Garment Factories For more info [Solidarity Center] 06-12-2019

/ Ontario New Deal For Unifor Sioux Towers Workers [CKDR] 06-12-2019 27 more labour news stories from Canada today

Transport chaos as strike against Macron reforms enters day two [] 06-12-2019 2 more labour news stories from France today

French Polynesia
Strike over pension reforms closes schools in French Polynesia [Radio New Zealand International] 06-12-2019

COP25 blog – 5 December 2019 [IndustriALL] 06-12-2019 2 more labour news stories from Global today

Hong Kong
/ China Situation for journalists continues to decline [IFJ] 06-12-2019 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today

Haft Tappeh strike suspended on 72nd day For more info Image [SZAC] 07-12-2019 1 more labour news stories from Iran today

Union leaders join with gov't, employers and ILO in Decent Work programme [ILO] 06-12-2019

/ Global Statement of solidarity with the popular uprising of people, workers, and students in Iran [Amman Center for Human Right Studies (ACHRS)] 06-12-2019

Korea (South)
Court orders direct employment of toll collectors by state-run company [Yonhap] 06-12-2019

New Zealand
Auckland bus strike: 100 drivers suspended with no pay until Christmas Eve [Fairfax media] 06-12-2019 1 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Demonstrators turn violent against Dawn newspaper [IFJ] 06-12-2019

South Africa
SAA meltdown: A timeline of how things got to where they are now [The Herald] 07-12-2019 8 more labour news stories from South Africa today

/ England HMRC Ealing dispute is example of government’s poor treatment of civil service [PCS] 06-12-2019 4 more labour news stories from UK today

/ California Ex-Google engineers, in federal filing, allege anti-union retaliation cost them their jobs [Registration required] [Washington Post] 06-12-2019 0 more labour news stories from USA today