Australia Why paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave is a “game changer” for women [Australian Unions] 16-05-2022
United Arab Emirates Dubai delivery workers go on second rare strike this month [The Union-Tribune] 10-05-2022
Global RadioLabour World Report - Belarus arrests unionists against the war [RadioLabour] ActNOW! 07-05-2022
USA Starbucks will raise wages again — but not for unionized workers [CNN] 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
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