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Canada European strikes, labour unrest could come to Canada in a winter of discontent [The Globe and Mail] 27-01-2023

USA The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Reminds Us that the Fight for Workers' Rights Continues [AFL-CIO] 25-01-2023

Ukraine / Global Ukraine: Solidarity Strengthened by Conflict [ITF] 25-01-2023

Belarus Release imprisoned union leaders and activists! [IndustriALL]  ActNOW!  21-01-2023

Iran VIDEO Rally Of Workers At Qeshm Oil Terminal [Free Them Now (FTN)] 20-01-2023

Global New Survey: Amazon workers in 8 countries say intrusive monitoring is making them sick and anxious [UNI Global Union] 20-01-2023

Korea (South) Government raids on trade unions an attack on democracy [ITUC] 20-01-2023

Eswatini ITUC denounces brutality and harassment of trade unionists by authorities [ITUC] 19-01-2023

Korea (South) Raid on unions is an attack on the labour movement and on democracy, says UNI [UNI Global Union] 19-01-2023

UK Rail minister admits settling dispute cheaper than allowing strikes to continue [RMT] 19-01-2023

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Today in Labour History

1918 Germany Hundreds of thousands of workers went on general strike against war in Berlin, and across the country in the next few days 4 million took to the streets.

1935 Saint Kitts and Nevis Cane cutters refused to start reaping the new sugar cane crop. Soon a general strike of sugar workers developed, during which British troops killed two strikers and wounded eight.

1946 Chile Six workers demonstrating against rising prices were murdered and many more seriously injured by police in Bulnes Square, Santiago.

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/ South Africa It was the workers who brought democracy [peoplesworld] 27-01-2023

/ Western Australia COVID-19 cements new wave of online activism for issues including climate, racism, fair pay and LGBTIQA+ advocacy [abc] 27-01-2023 1 more labour news stories from Australia today

/ Saskatchewan Time is running out for Mosaic to avoid job action [Unifor] 28-01-2023 9 more labour news stories from Canada today

Net-Zero Industry Act: Now match the US on social standards [ETUC] 27-01-2023

Several Finnish unions plan strikes in February over wage disputes [Reuter] 27-01-2023

Human Rights Due Diligence - trade union toolkit [UNI Global Union] 27-01-2023 1 more labour news stories from Global today

/ Delhi SBI Bank strike: Services likely to be impacted as unions call for 2-day strike ahead of Budget [businesstoday] 27-01-2023 5 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia's economic growth projected at 5.3 percent in 2022: Minister [antara] 27-01-2023

Fórsa backs 'indefinite strike action' in community and voluntary sector [RTÉ] 27-01-2023

Korea (South)
South Korea’s Conservative Government Is Cracking Down on the Country’s Militant Labor Unions [Jacobin] 27-01-2023

Democracy must be returned to Myanmar [IndustriALL] 27-01-2023

IJAS launches new platform for the safety of journalists “On The Line” [EFJ] 27-01-2023

South Africa
Throwing urine at Calcot Dlephu Clinic nurses is a sign of GBV - Denosa [City Press] 28-01-2023 9 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka central bank workers protest tax hike as governor defends painful measures [economynext] 27-01-2023

Hundreds of NHS buildings contain asbestos, says TUC [BBC] 27-01-2023 14 more labour news stories from UK today