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LabourStart's Photo of the Day Archive - 2020


20200109 : An estimated 250 million workers took part in the national general strike on 8 January against the neoliberal labour policies of the Indian government. The strike was organized by central unions across the political spectrum. (Photo: IndustriALL). Click here for more news from India.


20200113 : Migrant workers in Taiwan, most from the Philippines, have a long history of organizing against human rights abuses. And Taiwanese trade unionists have a long history of working in solidarity for migrant rights. (Photo: L. Wong). Click here for more news from Taiwan.


20200120 : Trade unions have been organizing in support of popular protests in Hong Kong. In turn workers have been joining unions in huge numbers since the protests began. (Photo: HKCTU). Click here for more news from Hong Kong.


20200127 : A lockout at a Canadian oil refinery has resulted in arrests and renewed unity in the Canadian labour movement. (Photo: Unifor). Click here for more news from Canada.


20200203 : The mass protests that saw the Chilean government agree to a constitutional reform process have also created the momentum needed for new and improved social services and benefits. Unions are leading the push for, among other things, an improved and public healthcare system and equality for women. (Photo: CTA-A). Click here for more news from Chile.


20200210 : "Environmentally and economically sustainable mineral economies in an era of climate change catastrophe" was the theme of the civil society-organized Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) last week in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo: IndustriALL). Click here to go to the ITUC's Just Transition Centre's website.


20200217 : Trade unions are leading the defence of Brazilian social services in the face of attacks by the Bolsonaro regime. Here workers surround a office of INSS, the country's social benefits and pensions agency. The agency is being dismantled. (Photo: CUT. Click here to read more trade union news from Brazil.


20200224 : Last week in Colombia trade union leaders were the targets of assination attempts and unions helped organize a national general strike and protest in an effort to save the peace process in that country. (Photo: CUT). Click here to read more trade union news from Colombia.


20200302 : Portguese workers continue to face hardline employers as they make up for more than a decade of wage rollbacks and government austerity policies that undermine wages and social benefits and increase precarity. These metal workers are battling for job security and a wage increase of more than the .3% their employer is offering (Photo: FIEQUIMETAL). Click here to read more trade union news from Portugal.


20200309 : IWD, Santiago Chile. (Photo: CUT). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union IWD events around the world.


20200310 : Australian dockers celebrate IWD. (Photo: MUA). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union IWD events around the world.


20200311 : Women workers in Toronto Canada celebrate IWD. (Photo: rabble). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union IWD events around the world.


20200312 : IWD in Barrancabermeja, Colombia. These women workers are fighting to have their employer recognize their union. (Photo: AIL). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union IWD events around the world.


20200315 : Qatar, the very first-ever union-organized IWD. (Photo: BWI). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union IWD events around the world.


20200323 : Around the world people are spontaneously showing their appreciation for retail food workers, cleaners, postal workers, healthcare workers and others who are remaining at work to provide essential services while much of the rest of the world goes into isolation. This roadside sign is in the small Canadian town of Truro, Nova Scotia. (Photo: Our Times). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union responses to the COVID-19 crisis.


20200330 : deemed 'essential' in most countries, jornalists like these masked Uruguayans, remain at work during the COVID-19 crisis. (Photo: PIT-CNT). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union responses to the COVID-19 crisis.


20200406 : When the Indian government declared a 'lockdown' in response to the COVID-19 crisis millions of workers were left without an income and left large towns and cities to return to their family homes. Most are forced to walk hundreds or thousands of kilometres as public transport has come to a stop. Once 'home' they have no income, no food and no other support as the crisis continues. (Photo: CITU). Click here to read more multi-lingual coverage of union responses to the COVID-19 crisis.