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Sweden Tesla strike in Sweden heats up as nation's largest union joins fray [Reuters] 15-05-2024

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Canada Quebec Workers can form union at Amazon warehouse in Laval, Que., a first in Canada [CBC] 13-05-2024

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Today in Labour History


1914 Belgium 200 quarry workers start a solidarity strike and demand the reinstatement of a comrade dismissed at the Carrière Lenoir in Lessines.

1917 France Striking bank workers demonstrate on the Parisian Les Grands Boulevards towards the National Assembly where they are dispersed by the police.

1919 Canada Coal miners in Drumheller, Alberta go on strike for recognition of the One Big Union after they vote overwhelmingly to leave the United Mine Workers of America.[more]

1995 United States of America After 10 months on strike against 12-hour shifts and wage increases linked to productivity, 2300 workers from 5 Bridgestone-Firestone factories resign themselves to going back to work without a collective agreement.


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Australia
Underpaid social workers are leaving the sector as Australia grapples with domestic violence crisis [Women's Agenda] 23-05-2024 4 more labour news stories from Australia today


Bahamas
Government says no benefits will be lost in transfer of 48 Bahamasair ground handling workers to Nassau Flight services [Eyewitness News] 23-05-2024


Barbados
BRA workers, raising UWU banner, strike over promotions [Today] 23-05-2024


Belarus
Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk is yet again accused of disobeying administration of her penitentiary [salidarnast.info] 23-05-2024


Bolivia
/ Pakistan Safety on the job and at home, for Pakistani workers and Bolivian women [The Christian Science Monitor] 23-05-2024


Botswana
Financial institutions union launches website [Mmegi] 23-05-2024


Canada
/ Ontario New deal for members working at Superior Nissan in The Soo [IAM] 23-05-2024 15 more labour news stories from Canada today


Europe
Far-right bosses take aim at social justice [ETUC] 23-05-2024 2 more labour news stories from Europe today


Fiji
Former Fiji Pine workers reinstated after successful negotiations [FBC] 23-05-2024


France
UNI in solidarity with striking media workers in France [UNI Global Union] 23-05-2024


Georgia
/ Armenia Georgian Trade Unions Confederation visits The Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia [GTUC] 23-05-2024


Germany
The longing of the new working class for a solidary ‘we’ [Social Europe] 23-05-2024


Global
IndustriALL women’s committee meeting calls for inclusivity Add to favourites Read this article in: English 23 May, 2024Gender equality achievements, the impact of AI on women workers and strengthening young women’s participation and representation [IndustriALL] 23-05-2024 2 more labour news stories from Global today


India
CITU questions delay in publishing consumer price index for industrial workers [The Hindu] 23-05-2024


Indonesia
New Broadcasting Bill threatens democracy and press freedom [IFJ] 23-05-2024


Ireland
Recording of conversations in cabs sees Wicklow firefighters consider data protection complaint [Irish Times] 23-05-2024 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today


Korea (South)
Negotiations for a collective agreement with Hyundai Motor Company and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries begin [매일경제] 23-05-2024 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today


Luxembourg
Cleaners go four months without full wages [The Times] 23-05-2024


Malawi
Security expert warns Chakwera that Malawi might degenerate into chaos with rise in cost of living [The Times] 23-05-2024


Malaysia
Union: More Health Inspectors, Tech Needed For Upcoming Anti-Tobacco Regulations [Code Blue] 23-05-2024


Malta
General Workers Union denies strong speculation of industrial action before Muscat arraignment [The Independent] 23-05-2024


Nepal
Media house chair arrested [IFJ] 23-05-2024


Nigeria
Minimum wage: N54,000 falls short of what Nigeria should be paying — TUC [Vanguard] 23-05-2024 3 more labour news stories from Nigeria today


Pakistan
Salaries and allowances of government employees should be increased by 100% in budget: Mubarak Hussain [Daily Parliament Times] 23-05-2024


Palestine
/ Israel Journalist shot and wounded by Israeli army in Jenin [IFJ] 23-05-2024


South Africa
Sex workers picket at Parliament ahead of elections [GroundUp] 24-05-2024 19 more labour news stories from South Africa today


Trinidad and Tobago
Former Petrotrin workers demand transparency on land distribution [Trinidad Express] 23-05-2024


Turkey
Unions rally behind Emine Şenyaşar in ongoing justice campaign [SCF] 23-05-2024


UK
/ Ireland / Northern Ireland 'Major' disruption as junior doctors strike [BBC] 23-05-2024 11 more labour news stories from UK today


USA
/ New York Retired New York City Teachers Rise and Run [Labour Notes] 23-05-2024 15 more labour news stories from USA today