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24 hours to save our democracy - Avaaz

In 24 hours, our leaders may wave through a terrifying Merkel/Sarkozy plan that would abolish our right to choose sane economic policies. But, together, we can stop our leaders trashing... more

Sacked, jailed now blackmailed - challenging precarious work at Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé Pakistan attempts to blackmail workers challenging precarious jobs regime into renouncing their rights Management at Nestlé's dairy factory in Kabirwala, Pakistan has not only retaliated against the union... more


Over the next two days the Government will announce its budgetary strategy, which will include more than €3.5 billion in cuts in spending on health, welfare, education and many other... more

Trade unionists in Pakistan and Ecuador need our help today

In Pakistan, six trade union leaders have been jailed on spurious 'terrorism' charges. The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation has launched a global online campaign to demand their... more

Dáil Protest to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Victims of Forced Labour call for laws against Forced Labour Where & When: 1pm on Friday, 2nd, December outside Dáil Éireann, Kildare St., Dublin 2 On International Day... more

Stand With Workers This Thanksgiving

When one retail worker speaks out and takes public action against unfair scheduling practices, it's a media story. When his coworkers stand with him and speak with one voice, they've... more

Trial of Thai activist starts Monday: Take Action for his release

On 21 November, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, well known editor and long time labour rights activist, will stand trial on charges of lèse majesté. He faces 30 years' imprisonment and has been... more

New Zealand: Locked out meat workers need our support

A New Zealand lamb processor has locked out 111 workers at its plant. The employer is trying order to force those workers and their union to sign off on... more

The end of Youtube - Avaaz article

Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world's Internet -- creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and... more

GROWTH IS THE KEY! Congress Pre Budget Talks Series

Over the coming weeks the Irish Congress of Trade Unions will hold a series of public talks nationwide to outline why we believe that restoring growth and creating jobs is... more
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Korea (North): Ruling Party Benefits From Forced Labor
LabourStart headline - Source: Human Rights Watch
UK: PCS celebrates National Gallery agreement
LabourStart headline - Source: PSI
Global: Nominate candidates for the Arthur Svensson-prize 2016
LabourStart headline - Source: Industri Energi
Global: Getting ready for 7 October global fight against prevarious work
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL Global Union
France: Air France managers flee as staff storm meeting on job cuts
LabourStart headline - Source: Reuters
India: Plantation workers’ strike: Poor pay and strong union
LabourStart headline - Source: The Express
France: Striking room attendants at luxury Paris hotel hold ‘fashion week for the poor’
LabourStart headline - Source: The Mail
Iran: Attacks on workers'rights escalating warns ITUC leader Burrow
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
Palestine: Top unionists visit Palestine and Israel to promote justice and workers’ rights
LabourStart headline - Source: IITF Global Union
Jordan: How unions in Jordan are helping Syrian refugees
LabourStart headline - Source: Industriall Global Union
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