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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

ETUC DAY OF ACTION – PROTEST PICKET, DUBLIN, FEBRUARY 29TH 1-2 PM, MOLESWORTH STREET

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 - Change.org

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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Liberia: How LIberia's rubber tap workers union can help beat Ebola
LabourStart headline - Source: Global Post
Fiji: NZ union backed charity educates Fiji workers
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio New Zealand
Hong Kong: Unions the target of foreign whispers
LabourStart headline - Source: This Working Life
USA: AFL-CIO Calls for Obama to Act on Worker Protections Against Ebola
LabourStart headline - Source: AFL-CIO
Mongolia: Global unions converge in Mongolia in campaign for Rio Tinto workers’ rights
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Cambodia: Free Trade Union Proposes $130 Garment Worker Minimum Wage
LabourStart headline - Source: The Cambodia Daily
Cambodia: Hard times for ‘the Union 23’
LabourStart headline - Source: The Post
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
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