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Spain: Striking coal miners on the front line of austerity fight

This week, over 1,000 trade unionists representing 50 million workers in manufacturing and mining founded a new global union federation: IndustriALL [ more

UNI ready to help build strong labour relations in a new Myanmar

 UNI ready to help build strong labour relations in a new Myanmar

Clean Clothes Campaign Take action: Hong Kong company Li Fung refuses to pay workers

 We urge you to support 420 struggling workers in Turkey who have been staging a picket line in front of Li & Fung for three months. These workers... more

International Trade Union Confederation: Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights

2011 was a difficult and often dangerous year for workers throughout the world, with those who dared stand... more

Labour Start: We will not be silenced

 Every June, trade union leaders, employers and government officials meet in Geneva for the International Labour... more

Repudiate the Debt Campaign:An appeal to the Irish people We have a choice: starve––emigrate––or resist

 Today our people will be voting on the “Fiscal Stability Treaty”––the permanent austerity treaty––we would like to put forward a number of points for... more

Major win in New Zealand: Locked-out Talley's/AFFCO workers back to work!

 After 12 weeks, the 1,000 AFFCO meat workers who were locked out or on strike have returned to work over the last few... more

Campaigning in solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) is a court of the people, an international, citizen-based Tribunal of Conscience created in response to the demands... more

Support striking New Zealand meat workers

  As the Talley's/AFFCO lockout enters its 6th week, 500 more - in addition to the 1000 already locked out - are locked out over Easter. Their union will be defending their collective... more

Mandate urges members to help save Ireland's Aid Budget

  Help Seán in his quest to save Ireland’s aid budget! Today is national action day in the "Seán 2012" campaign – a campaign organised by a group of volunteers... more
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Greece: Voters Reject Austerity, Time for Negotiation
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Lebanon: Labor Ministry rejects maids union proposal
LabourStart headline - Source: Lebanon Daily Star
Global: Unions mobilize globally for workers’ rights at Holcim Lafarge
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Lebanon: Migrant Domestic Workers Hope for Union to End Abuse
LabourStart headline - Source: Naharnet
Israel: Risking jobs, Palestinian workers in West Bank settlement unionize
LabourStart headline - Source: +972 Magazine
Cambodia: Justice still sought for murdered labour leader Chea Vichea
LabourStart headline - Source: Phnom Penh Post
China: Labour activists facing unprecedented intimidation
LabourStart headline - Source: Reuters
Hong Kong: (Another) Trade union leader arrested, released over #OccupyHK
LabourStart headline - Source: RTHK
USA: Five Causes of Wage Stagnation in the United States
LabourStart headline - Source: AFL-CIO
Hong Kong: Independent union leaders face prosecution: Govt criminalises protest
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
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