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UNI IKEA Global Union Alliance launches with call for union rights in Turkey

Delegates from 20 trade unions and 14 countries launch UNI IKEA Global Union Alliance in Istanbul UNI IKEA Global Alliance supports Turkish workers... more

Global IKEA Union Alliance launch this week - Istanbul

Unions reach out to local Ikea workers Ikea workers and trade union leaders from around the world are to hold a three-day event in Istanbul starting today to... more

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
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China: Official trade union ACFTU takes a holiday in dreamland
LabourStart headline - Source: China Labour Bulletin
Thailand: Court sends labour rights activist Andy Hall for trial
LabourStart headline - Source: UNI Global Union
Poland: Global campaign launched to end sackings and union busting at Polish port
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF
Canada: Do our soldiers need a union?
LabourStart headline - Source: Now
Australia: These condoms are surely having us on
LabourStart headline - Source: Sydney Daily Telegraph
South Africa: 50 000 steel industry jobs on the line
LabourStart headline - Source: Business Report
Greece: Syriza accuses Canadian gold miner of holding 2,000 workers hostage
LabourStart headline - Source: Associated Press
Bangladesh: Transport workers threaten 36-hour strike in Chittagong from Aug 26 if missing leader is not found
LabourStart headline - Source: BD News 24
Global: Industry bargaining for living wages
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
India: 'Don't call me Room Boy!' say hotel housekeepers fighting for respect
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
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