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Egypt: Trade union sentenced to 6 months for "insulting" Mubarak-era hack

Kamal Abbas, a leading figure in the fight to create independent democratic trade unions in Egypt, has been sentenced to six months in prison for the "crime" of insulting a... more

Canada: End the lockout at Acadian Coach Lines - LabourStart

Support the Workers at Acadian Coach Lines Workers locked out by a French-owned company in Canada need our help today. It's now been three months since Acadian Coach Lines, a subsidiary... more

Carrefour Colombia workers set to make historic vote for union representation

 UNI Global Union applauds Carrefour workers for having courage to join union and stand for office UNI and Carrefour's global... more


AUSTERITY ISN’T WORKING The Executive Council of Congress has agreed to actively participate in the ETUC Day of Action on February 29th 2012. The action to be undertaken here... more

Sacked for joining a union others news - LabourStart News Update

Ten union leaders - eight of them women - have been fired because they dared to organise. They work for Euro S.A. in Ica, Peru, a profitable agricultural export plantation.... more

Victory! Sexist Ryanair advert banned -

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has just announced that they’ve banned the sexist Ryanair advert promoting “Red hot fares and crew”. This is a great victory -- and no-one... more

New Zealand Port Workers Need Your Support

In an attempt to drive workers back to the dark ages of casualization and destroy their union strength Auckland Ports has made a “take it or leave it” proposal to... more

Primetime highlights need for action on modern day slavery - MRCI

Primetime highlights the lack of protections for victims of forced labour and the urgent need for the government to address gaps in legislation which leave victims living in limbo for... more

UNI Global Union Alert: Support Dutch cleaners fighting for respect

Support Dutch cleaners fighting for respect: Dutch cleaners in FNV Bondgenoten are in the 4th week of a strike and they need our support. The Uprising of the Invisiblemore

EU unions' No to EU stability treaty

UNI Europa, the European regional organisation of the UNI global trade union federation, has described the EU fiscal stability treaty as "anti-social, anti-democratic and anti-European." Trade unions are mobilising across... more
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Hong Kong: Regime ratchets up talk about foreign meddling just as talks set to start
LabourStart headline - Source: Union Book
Cambodia: Free Trade Union Proposes $130 Garment Worker Minimum Wage
LabourStart headline - Source: The Cambodia Daily
Swaziland: Trade unions banned in Swaziland
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
UK: Time to end Britain’s pay lock-out, says TUC
LabourStart headline - Source: TUC
USA: Protesters stage sit-in outside Wal Mart heiress’ Park Avenue condo
LabourStart headline - Source: Fusion
Pakistan: The terror of anti-terrorism - laws used against trade union leaders
LabourStart headline - Source: The Daily Times
Europe: Across Europe protestors say No to Trade Deals that Threaten Democracy
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
UK: Why we are marching on October 18
LabourStart headline - Source: TUC
Italy: Camusso warns of 'season of mobilization'
LabourStart headline - Source: Gazzetta del Sud
Swaziland: Police Ban March to Protest Ban on Unions
LabourStart headline - Source: allAfrica
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