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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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Hong Kong: Unions in Hong Kong fighting for real universal suffrage
LabourStart headline - Source: HKCTU
Korea (South): Hundreds of thousands in Korea strike against gov't labor reforms
LabourStart headline - Source: arirang
Bangladesh: Rana Plaza two years on: progress but no hiding from massive task ahead
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Korea (South): Workers Strike against Flexible Labor Market, Pension Reform
LabourStart headline - Source: The Bizwire
Qatar: Sign here to Save FIFA Rerun the vote for World Cup 2022
LabourStart headline - Source: Save FIFA
Korea (South): Tension escalates on eve of general strike
LabourStart headline - Source: K. Herald
Global: Holcim and Lafarge workers prepare for global mobilization
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Bangladesh: 2 Years After Rana Plaza, Workers Denied Rights
LabourStart headline - Source: Human Rights Watch
Swaziland: We won't seek permission to host May Day - TUCOSWA
LabourStart headline - Source: Times of Swaziland
Russia: Unpaid Workers Unite in Protest Against Putin
LabourStart headline - Source: The Times
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