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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

Current economic model has run its course - UNI Global Union

Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union General Secretary, tells leaders gathering in Davos that the current economic model has run its course and needs to be reset. Addressing a Davos session... more

'Lost youth' - Electronic Intifada

Regarded as legitimate targets by Israel’s military, children have made up a shocking 1,327 of the 6,487 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since 2000, according to the human rights organisation... more
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Iran: Update: Shahabi released to civilian hospital
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF Global Union
USA: The Top 10 Reasons Why Some Folks Claim We Don't Need Unions Anymore. Bless Their Hearts
LabourStart headline - Source: AFL-CIO
Global: Red Card Child Labour
LabourStart headline - Source: ILO
Bangladesh: Garment workers begin fast until death
LabourStart headline - Source: Prothom Alo
Palestine: IUF backs ITUC call for immediate ceasefire in Israel and Gaza
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
UK: Tax workers stage more strikes over job cuts
LabourStart headline - Source: PCS
Nigeria: Medical consultants caution govt against use of military doctors to break strike
LabourStart headline - Source: The Guardian
Palestine: Gaza's unions under fire
LabourStart headline - Source: Solidarity Center
Canada: IKEA rapped for unfair labour practices in year-long lockout
LabourStart headline - Source: CBC
Iran: Jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi ends 50-day hunger strike
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Zamaneh
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