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Stop Ireland's €3.1bn debt outrage - Avaaz Irish appeal

The Irish government is about to hand over €3.1 billion of our money in debt repayments to the now-dead Anglo-Irish Bank. That's enough to fund the entire primary school system... more

Proposals to IKEA Management for further cooperation

The UNI IKEA Global Union Alliance 1.     Is looking to jointly promote good practice at all IKEA workplaces. 2.    Has identified inconsistencies in IKEA's labour relations approach and ask... more

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
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Asia: Nestlé admits to forced labour in its seafood supply chain in Thailand
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian Australia
Korea (South): Major gvt crackdown against unions
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Turkey: Joint statement of Russian and Turkish workers
LabourStart headline - Source: DİSK
Palestine: Palestinian journalists plan national code of ethics and self-regulation for the profession
LabourStart headline - Source: IFJ
Indonesia: Strike against limit on wage increases continues
LabourStart headline - Source: BBC
Libya: ITF unions act to end ‘scourge of violence against women’
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF Global Union
South Africa: Numsa and Vavi officially expelled from Cosatu
LabourStart headline - Source: eNCA
Korea (South): IndustriALL condemns crackdown on Korean unions
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Global: Women will not achieve equal pay until 2133?
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
Pakistan: Shame on Shell! Pakistani workers organize, management deploys troops
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
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