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10 things you need to know about the Eurozone austerity treaty

Another View by Eoin Ó Broin ON 31 JANUARY 2012, the Fine Gael/Labour Government signed up to the Eurozone austerity treaty. Here are 10 things you need to know about the... more

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
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Global: 6 multinationals, including Walmart & Glencore, running for Public Eye Lifetime Award
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USA: Walmart Workers to Strike as New Report Calls Company 'America's Largest Poverty Incubator'
LabourStart headline - Source: AFL-CIO
Iran: Let’s talk about unions in Iran
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Poland: 200 miners occupy company headquarters
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Israel: The Hatem Affair - short documentary on Palestinian workers' struggle
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USA: Facebook Drivers Vote To Join Teamsters
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South Africa: Is COSATU breaking up?
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Labour
USA: Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday
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Israel: ITUC Condemns Terrorist Attack on Synagogue, Calls for Calm
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