Labour herald – Issue No. 30

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Asia Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday For more info [ITF] 2013-06-28

Australia / Victoria Aged care privatisation: Ballarat fears [Ballarat Courier] 2013-06-29 42 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh / USA Gvt lams US for cutting trade privileges in wake of garment fire tragedies [Radio Australia] 2013-06-29 2 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Canada / Ontario New Ford technology said to add jobs, security in Windsor [CBC] 2013-06-2817 more labour news stories from Canadatoday

China / USA US factory boss freed in China: Union official [AFP] 2013-06-28

Egypt Egypt: A revolution betrayed [Equal Times] 2013-06-28

Europe EU job funds: a drop in the ocean[Equal Times] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

Fiji Former Emperor Gold Mine workers to get redundancy payments [Fiji Village] 2013-06-28

Georgia Labour code amendments shows Georgie inching towards ILO standards [ITUC] 2013-06-29

Global / USA Int’l Day of Action to End Deathtraps–Gap and Wal-Mart could stop deadly factory fires and collapses For more info [Corporate Action Network] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories from Global today

India / West Bengal 162 Pepsico India contractors sacked for forming a union [Equal Times] 2013-06-29 8 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Jokowi plays down union demands[JP] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Call for Urgent Action: Re: Afshin Osanloo’s death; save the lives of political prisoners in Iran For more info [IASWI] 2013-06-28 2 more labour news stories from Irantoday

Israel Aliya on hold as Foreign Ministry strike expands [Jerusalem Post] 2013-06-29 2 more labour news stories from Israel today

Kenya Taveta Schools Closed Teachers Strike Continues [allAfrica] 2013-06-28 3 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea GM workers to strike over wages [FT] 2013-06-28

Korea (South) [6.27] KFCITU ‘General Strike’… (#2) [CINA] 2013-06-28 3 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Middle East Women Fuel Rise in Remittances From the Gulf [NY Times] 2013-06-28

New Zealand McDonalds staff picket over wages [Fairfax Media] 2013-06-29 8 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Seaport Workers Threaten Strike Over 11 Months Unpaid Salaries [Leadership] 2013-06-28

Portugal Austerity Triggers Fourth Major Shutdown In 25 Years [Huffington Post] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories fromPortugal today

South Africa ANC critics purged from Nehawu[Mail&Guardian] 2013-06-28 12 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sweden Bus strike over after pay deal [The Local] 2013-06-28

Syria Conference of Arab Unions: IFJ Appeals for Release of Journalists Missing in Syria[IFJ] 2013-06-29

Trinidad and Tobago Reporter awarded damages [Trinidad Express] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobagotoday

Tunisia UGTT expresses concern as Tunisia military boss makes surprise exit [Magharebia] 2013-06-28

Turkey Union density grows in the public sector  ActNOW!  [Industrial Relations in Turkey] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories fromTurkey today

UK / Europe TUC calls for a People’s Plan for Europe [TUC] 2013-06-28 11 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / USA / California Oakland Unions Threaten General Strike For more info [NBC] 2013-06-29 31 more labour news stories fromUSA today

Labour Herald – Issue No.29

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Africa Africans need and deserve free education [Radio Labour] 2013-06-27 1 more labour news stories from Africa today

Asia Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday For more info [ITF] 2013-06-28

Australia Employment And Visa Conditions For Offshore Workers Now Regulated After Migration Act Fix [MUA] 2013-06-28 56 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh / USA Key trade privileges for Bangladesh cut by US because of concern for workers wages and conditions [Radio Australia] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories fromBangladesh today

Bermuda Business leaders unimpressed by trash situation [The Royal Gazette] 2013-06-27

Brazil Police, protesters clash near Confed match [The News] 2013-06-27 1 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Canada / Ontario Senate defiance or an outbreak of Senate sobriety? [Toronto Star] 2013-06-28 35 more labour news stories fromCanada today

Chile National Strike of Students and Workers Today [I Love Chile] 2013-06-27

China / USA US factory boss freed in China: Union official [AFP] 2013-06-28 4 more labour news stories from China today

Costa Rica Yesterday’s protests crippled much of country but remained mostly peaceful[Inside Costa Rica] 2013-06-27

Dominican Republic Hundreds of workers march to the Palace, demand wage hike [The Dominican Today] 2013-06-27

Egypt Egypt: A revolution betrayed [Equal Times] 2013-06-28

Europe EU job funds: a drop in the ocean[Equal Times] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories from Europe today

Fiji Former Emperor Gold Mine workers to get redundancy payments [Fiji Village] 2013-06-28 2 more labour news stories from Fiji today

France Goodyear Amiens: The factory that refuses to die [BBC] 2013-06-27

Global / USA Int’l Day of Action to End Deathtraps–Gap and Wal-Mart could stop deadly factory fires and collapses For more info [Corporate Action Network] 2013-06-28 2 more labour news stories from Global today

Guatemala ITF affiliates form Guatemala transport workers’ federation [ITF Global Union] 2013-06-27

India Railwaymen federation considering indefinite strike [The Hindu] 2013-06-28 19 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Jokowi plays down union demands[JP] 2013-06-28 2 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Call for Urgent Action: Re: Afshin Osanloo’s death; save the lives of political prisoners in Iran For more info [IASWI] 2013-06-28 3 more labour news stories from Irantoday

Ireland Living the 1913 Lockout on Dublin’s Henrietta Street [IMPACT] 2013-06-27 6 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel C’tee wants tougher tenure rules in Civil Service [Globes] 2013-06-28 3 more labour news stories from Israel today

Italy Italian unions join forces in ‘Labour and Democracy’ rally [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-06-27

Kenya Taveta Schools Closed Teachers Strike Continues [allAfrica] 2013-06-28 3 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea GM workers to strike over wages [FT] 2013-06-28

Korea (South) [6.27] KFCITU ‘General Strike’… (#2) [CINA] 2013-06-28 5 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Middle East Women Fuel Rise in Remittances From the Gulf [NY Times] 2013-06-28

New Zealand Minister misleads select committee about forestry safetyn [NZCTU] 2013-06-28 12 more labour news stories fromNew Zealand today

Nigeria Seaport Workers Threaten Strike Over 11 Months Unpaid Salaries [Leadership] 2013-06-28

Palestine PGFTU denounces Israeli arrest about 100 Palestinian laborers from Jenin[Saudi Gazette] 2013-06-27

Philippines / Global Global Nurses United of Nurse, Healthcare Worker Unions, Born [Sa Ospital ng Bayan Blog] 2013-06-27

Portugal Austerity Triggers Fourth Major Shutdown In 25 Years [Huffington Post] 2013-06-28 3 more labour news stories fromPortugal today

Serbia All construction companies go on strike [In Serbia] 2013-06-27 1 more labour news stories from Serbia today

South Africa ANC critics purged from Nehawu[Mail&Guardian] 2013-06-28 38 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sweden Bus strike over after pay deal [The Local] 2013-06-28

Trinidad and Tobago Reporter awarded damages [Trinidad Express] 2013-06-28 3 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobagotoday

Tunisia UGTT expresses concern as Tunisia military boss makes surprise exit [Magharebia] 2013-06-28

Turkey Union density grows in the public sector  ActNOW!  [Industrial Relations in Turkey] 2013-06-28 1 more labour news stories fromTurkey today

UK / Europe TUC calls for a People’s Plan for Europe [TUC] 2013-06-28 27 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Vermont Home care workers file for election in Vermont [SEIU1199] 2013-06-28 42 more labour news stories from USA today

Yemen Street Cleaners Union protests outside president’s home [The Times] 2013-06-27 0 more labour news stories from Yemen today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 28

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Africa Africans need and deserve free education [Radio Labour] 2013-06-27 1 more labour news stories from Africa today

Armenia Protection of workers’ labor, safety and health [ARKA] 2013-06-26

Asia ASEAN to have 320 million Labor Force[Tempo.co] 2013-06-26

Australia 457 visas reform a victory for all Australian workers [CFMEU] 2013-06-27 38 more labour news stories from Australia today

Austria / Germany Smartphones are a work trap [Austrian Times] 2013-06-26

Bangladesh / Denmark Big Six in Denmark sign Bangladesh Safety Deal [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-06-26

Brazil IndustriALL stands with mass Brazilian social uprising [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-06-27

Cambodia Tough hand for casino workers[The Standard] 2013-06-26

Canada Hypocritical, anti-union bill C-377 gutted in the Senate [CMG] 2013-06-26 33 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile Workers and students hold nation-wide strike Wednesday [The Times] 2013-06-26 1 more labour news stories from Chile today

China / USA Businessman ‘jailed’ by workers in China [NY Times] 2013-06-27 8 more labour news stories from China today

Fiji Corrections Service adopts HIV&AIDS policy for workplace [Radio Fiji] 2013-06-26 2 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Finland / Global Financial crisis 2007-2010: Major Finnish multinationals continue to expand abroad [Trade Union News from Finland] 2013-06-26

France Worker strike forces Eiffel Tower to close [TVNZ] 2013-06-26 3 more labour news stories from France today

Global Money lost through corruption could fund decent public services [Radio Labour] 2013-06-27 1 more labour news stories fromGlobal today

Guatemala ITF affiliates form Guatemala transport workers’ federation [ITF Global Union] 2013-06-27

India / North America / West Bengal India: Stop PepsiCo’s brutal attack on fundamental human rights! [IUF] 2013-06-26 21 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Attempts to ‘buy’ journalists ahead of 2014 [JP] 2013-06-27 2 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Labour activist dies after heart attack in prison [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-06-26

Ireland Ireland to pay $45 million to Catholic laundry workers [CBS/AP] 2013-06-27 6 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Strike shuts down Israeli diplomatic posts so ultra-Orthodox Chabad sect steps in where Consulate help not available [Israel National News] 2013-06-26

Italy / Global PSI signs Global Framework Agreement to improve workers’ rights and representation with Enel [PSI] 2013-06-26

Kenya Nationwide strike gets boost with Uasu backing [The Standard] 2013-06-26 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

New Zealand Lost tea breaks a health and safety risk [TEU] 2013-06-27 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria We are not planning strike action —Taraba NULGE boss [The Tribune] 2013-06-26

South Africa High noon for Telkom as unions consult members [The Independent] 2013-06-2646 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

Sri Lanka New journalists trade union in Sri Lanka to commence a broad discussion on code of ethics for the media [Colombo Page] 2013-06-26

Switzerland / Turkey Unions take action in solidarity with peoples’ resistance in Turkey[IUF] 2013-06-26

Trinidad and Tobago Union wants shake-up of Caroni Ltd board [Trinidad Express] 2013-06-26

Turkey Unions take action in solidarity with peoples’ resistance in Turkey  ActNOW!  [IUF] 2013-06-26

UK Blacklisting workers has cost lives claim[This is Surrey Today] 2013-06-26 21 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / China Smithfield workers wary over China deal [USA Today] 2013-06-27 21 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 27

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Asia / Pacific Asia and Pacific: Challenges and opportunities for Unions For more info[www.ilo.org/workers] 2013-06-25

Australia Windsor holds key to crackdown on 457s [Fairfax Media] 2013-06-26 20 more labour news stories from Australia today

Botswana The role of trade unions in politics[The Monitor] 2013-06-25

Cambodia 413 strikers laid off [eNCA] 2013-06-25 4 more labour news stories from Cambodiatoday

Canada / British Columbia Western Municipal and Skilled Trades Conference a big success[CUPE] 2013-06-26 25 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile Chile: copper + students = an explosive mix [Equal Times] 2013-06-25

Cuba Will Cuban Workers Ever Get Back Their Right to Strike? [The Times] 2013-06-25

Fiji ILO delegation could try visiting Fiji again, says FTUC Sec [Radio Australia] 2013-06-25 4 more labour news stories from Fiji today

France Eiffel Tower workers on strike, monument closed [PhilStar] 2013-06-26 2 more labour news stories from France today

Global International Day of the Seafarer 2013For more info [ITF] 2013-06-25 2 more labour news stories from Global today

India / Jharkhand Auto unions announce fare rollback [Times of India] 2013-06-26 30 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Mine worker in Indonesia’s Papua province says work back on [RNZI] 2013-06-25

Iran Labour activist dies after heart attack in prison [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-06-26

Israel Strike shuts down Israeli diplomatic posts so ultra-Orthodox Chabad sect steps in where Consulate help not available [Israel National News] 2013-06-26

Italy / Global PSI signs Global Framework Agreement to improve workers’ rights and representation with Enel [PSI] 2013-06-26

Jamaica / Caribbean Air traffic controllers dispute lingers [Cay Compass] 2013-06-25

Kenya Teachers Defy Uhuru, Declare Strike Is On [allAfrica] 2013-06-25 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (South) Since 140 days: Jaeneung BELL TOWER STRUGGLE – a poem by Yeo Min-hui… [CINA] 2013-06-25

Namibia Nedbank workers plan strike [The Namibian] 2013-06-25

New Zealand / South Africa Mandela’s legacy tainted by ANC’s brutality and corruption [John Minto] 2013-06-25 9 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria NUPENG to Commence Three-day Warning Strike [This Day] 2013-06-25

Oman Staff protest hits two petro companies[The Times] 2013-06-25

Paraguay Paraguay: No to the privatisation of the energy sector [PSI] 2013-06-25

South Africa / North West Lonmin on the ‘precipice’ of a strike as union ruling looms[The Mail and Guardian] 2013-06-25

Swaziland Parastatals workers threaten to march [The Times] 2013-06-25

UK / Spain blacklisting Crossrail – Unite goes to Spain to highlight Ferrovial’s British scandal [Unite] 2013-06-25 7 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Georgia UPS workers vote for labor deal, but issues remain [AJC] 2013-06-26 30 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 26

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Antigua and Barbuda ‘Workers urged to report violence in the workplace’ [The Observer] 2013-06-24

Asia / Canada Labour woes in Asia the latest snag for Lululemon [The Globe and Mail] 2013-06-24

Australia Pregnancy discrimination is alive and well [Working Life] 2013-06-25 16 more labour news stories from Australia today

Brazil Workers Can be Fired Without Just Cause [Real News] 2013-06-24 3 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Burma Strikes, unions and dispute resolution[The Times] 2013-06-24 1 more labour news stories from Burma today

Cambodia Hundreds ‘fired or suspended’ for Cambodian casino strike [Reuters] 2013-06-24 1 more labour news stories from Cambodiatoday

Canada / El Salvador El Salvador Union Association Receives Award [Horizons] 2013-06-25 23 more labour news stories fromCanada today

Costa Rica Massive national general strike is on [Inside Costa Rica] 2013-06-24

Finland Kommunal’s bus drivers on strike![PSI] 2013-06-24 1 more labour news stories from Finland today

Global Responsible business identified as key indicator to drive economies by independent ‘’Doing Business” review panel [ITUC] 2013-06-25 3 more labour news stories from Globaltoday

India / Tamil Nadu Retired STC workers yet to receive PF, pension [Times of India] 2013-06-2519 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia / Germany RI labor movement quite dynamic [JP] 2013-06-24 6 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Afshin Osanloo died in Prison For more info [IASWI] 2013-06-24

Ireland Unite backs opposition to Haddington Road proposals [RTÉ] 2013-06-24

Israel Consulate Workers Halt Almost All Services in Strike [The Daily Forward] 2013-06-24 1 more labour news stories from Israeltoday

Italy When workers takeover: from redundancy to Ri-Maflow [Equal Times] 2013-06-24

Jamaica Air traffic controllers go on strike[Epoch Times] 2013-06-24

Jordan 10000 electricity workers to go on strike [Ammon] 2013-06-24

Kenya Teachers Strike to Begin Tomorrow[allAfrica] 2013-06-24 4 more labour news stories from Kenya today

New Zealand Kristine Bartlett on why the equal pay case is so important [Youtube] 2013-06-2510 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Nasarawa NULGE threatens strike action over entitlements [The Times] 2013-06-24 2 more labour news stories from Nigeriatoday

Norway Statoil safety improvements spawn staff weighing [Stavanger Aftenblad] 2013-06-24

Oman Petroleum company employees go on strike [The Gulf News] 2013-06-24

Pakistan Sewermen protest against non-payment of salaries [The News] 2013-06-24 1 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

Palestine / Israel Palestinians employed in West Bank settlements entitled to Israeli wages and benefits, Jerusalem regional labor court rules [Haaretz] 2013-06-24

Paraguay Paraguay: No to the privatisation of the energy sector [PSI] 2013-06-25

Philippines Pentagon Steel workers fight for their right to their jobs [Bulatlat] 2013-06-24 1 more labour news stories from Philippinestoday

South Africa Membership-Leadership Conflict within a Trade Union on a South African Gold Mine: A Worker Perspective and Reflection on Marikana [GLC] 2013-06-24 2 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sweden Unions expand bus strike across the country [The Local] 2013-06-24

Thailand Natural Fruit vs Andy Hall – Migrant workers in Thailand in Poor Situation ActNOW!  [Aljazeera ] 2013-06-24

Trinidad and Tobago Contract Workers Must Support July 5th Demonstration [nwu] 2013-06-24 2 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Turkey Erdogan defends riot police tactics ActNOW!  [Reuters] 2013-06-24

UK Keep police accountable to public[UNISON] 2013-06-24 10 more labour news stories from UK today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 25

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Algeria Algeria: catering workers resume work in exchange for negotiations but situation tense [IUF] 2013-06-23

Australia Legislation will ensure that 457 visas are only used for genuine skills shortages[ACTU] 2013-06-24 8 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Barisal bidi workers hunger-strike[BD News 24] 2013-06-23

Canada / Nova Scotia Protesters voice anger over EI changes [The Post] 2013-06-23

Global World Public Service Day The need for global tax justice [Radio Labour] 2013-06-24

India / Kerala No staff to run blood storage centres [The Hindu] 2013-06-23 3 more labour news stories from India today

Israel / UK We should be supporting progressive forces in Israel, not boycotting them [Left Foot Forward] 2013-06-23

Kenya State restless as unions dig in over salaries [The Standard] 2013-06-23

Korea (South) ‘Farming, knitting, live music: new trends of protestst…’ [CINA] 2013-06-23 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South)today

Latin America Women, Brands and Labour Rights [MSN] 2013-06-23

New Zealand Action to protect migrant workers overdue [NZCTU] 2013-06-24 5 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Furore Over Benue’s Planned Sack of Teachers [allAfrica] 2013-06-23

Poland Government does away with the 8-hour day [libcom] 2013-06-23

South Africa SAA staff threatens strike action[SABC] 2013-06-23

Trinidad and Tobago TTUTA: Release SEA results one week earlier [Trinidad Express] 2013-06-23 1 more labour news stories fromTrinidad and Tobago today

Turkey Occupy Turkey [Democracy Chronicles] 2013-06-23 1 more labour news stories fromTurkey today

UK Stripping the Gangmasters Licensing Authority of powers will put vulnerable workers at risk, says TUC [TUC] 2013-06-23 3 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Pennsylvania More parents join hunger strike for Philly schools [Times Union] 2013-06-24 7 more labour news stories from USA today

Uzbekistan End forced labor [Education International] 2013-06-23 0 more labour news stories from Uzbekistan today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 24

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Australia / New South Wales Union battler Chris Christodoulou signs off [Illawarra Mercury] 2013-06-22 27 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bahrain Gulf Air union fears ‘management ploy’ [Trade Arabia] 2013-06-21

Bangladesh UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon backs Bangladesh Safety Deal[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-06-21

Botswana ILO says Botswana among ‘top violators of workers’ rights’ [Africa Review] 2013-06-22 1 more labour news stories fromBotswana today

Burma ILO lifts all remaining restrictions on Myanmar [Mizzima] 2013-06-22

Cambodia Workers Halt Traffic to Back Demands for Higher Pay [MENA] 2013-06-21 3 more labour news stories from Cambodiatoday

Canada / Ontario People’s Shadow Summit & Mass Rally [OFL] 2013-06-21 30 more labour news stories from Canada today

Colombia Agreement averts banana strike[Fresh Fruit Portal] 2013-06-21

Costa Rica Del Monte banana strikers going hungry [Fresh Fruit Portal] 2013-06-21

Cyprus ILO to map needs and labour market trends in Cyprus [Famagusta Gazette] 2013-06-22

Europe EU staff strike may disrupt upcoming leadership summit [EurActive] 2013-06-21

Fiji Electoral Office workers sacked by regime[RNZI] 2013-06-22 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Global Photos: Global Protests  ActNOW!  [21 June action day] 2013-06-22 1 more labour news stories from Global today

India / Tamil Nadu Nokia Siemens’ Chennai plant workers on strike [Business Line] 2013-06-22 9 more labour news stories from Indiatoday

Indonesia Workers Walk Out as Govt Prepares for Fuel-Price Protesters [The Globe] 2013-06-21

Jamaica Private Power Company workers restive [Go Jamaica] 2013-06-21

Japan Fukushima No. 1 faces labor crunch as better jobs attract workers [Associated Press] 2013-06-22

Kenya Gov’t Calls KNH Nurses To End Strike[The Citizen] 2013-06-21 2 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Libya The Scourge of Youth Unemployment in Libya [Equal Times] 2013-06-21

Malawi Malawian rail workers to protest unfair dismissals [Equal Times] 2013-06-21

Malta MUBE President reconfirmed [www.di-ve.com] 2013-06-21

Mexico / Finland FINNS BEHAVING BADLY, DOWN MEXICO WAY [Workers Uniting] 2013-06-21

New Zealand Further budget cuts will push DHB staff to breaking point [PSA] 2013-06-21

Qatar Guilty verdict for Qatar-Villaggio nursery fire [ITUC] 2013-06-21 1 more labour news stories from Qatar today

Russia Ford workers in Russia ready for strike[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-06-21

Sierra Leone KCC Workers Plan to Strike for their Benefits [Awareness Times] 2013-06-21

South Africa Cosatu plans mine marches[iAfrica] 2013-06-21 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sweden Hundreds of thousands affected by bus driver strike in Stockholm [Demotix] 2013-06-21

Trinidad and Tobago Clerk awarded $40,000[Newsday] 2013-06-22 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Tunisia Medina Worker Strike Causes Some Resentments [Tunisia Live] 2013-06-22

Turkey International solidarity to be shown during days of action  ActNOW!  [Education International] 2013-06-22 4 more labour news stories from Turkey today

UK / England People United – bus tour departs People’s Assembly to build the People’s Manifesto [Unite] 2013-06-21 9 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / California Brentwood teachers establish union [Brentwood Press] 2013-06-22 9 more labour news stories from USA today

Zimbabwe IFJ Raises Serious Concerns Over The Security of Journalists Ahead of July Polls in Zimbabwe [IFJ] 2013-06-22 1 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 23

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Algeria Catering workers in week 3 of strike – act now! [IUF] 2013-06-20

Australia Abbott tells public servants: ‘It’s the outback or the sack’ [CPSU] 2013-06-21 57 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bahrain Gulf Air union fears ‘management ploy’ [Trade Arabia] 2013-06-21 2 more labour news stories from Bahrain today

Bangladesh UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon backs Bangladesh Safety Deal[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-06-21

Brazil World Cup Street Protests [ITUC] 2013-06-20

Cambodia PM tells 500,000 garment workers to end strike – or economy hurt [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-06-21 6 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada / Quebec Les travaux de la côte de Sillery compromis par la grève de la construction [Radio-Canada] 2013-06-20 42 more labour news stories from Canada today

Colombia Banana shortages averted as workers call off strike [The Grocer] 2013-06-20

Egypt Tourism Workers In Luxor Threaten Protest Over New Governor [NPR] 2013-06-20

Fiji ITUC makes call for major investigation on Fiji [RNZI] 2013-06-21 3 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Global A Fascinating Map of the Worst Countries for Modern Slavery [The Atlantic] 2013-06-21 4 more labour news stories fromGlobal today

India / Delhi Conduct fresh probe into Maruti violence, demands rights group [The Hindu] 2013-06-20 2 more labour news stories fromIndia today

Indonesia Rieke Questions Saudi Migrant Amnesty Fees [Rieke Questions Saudi Migrant Amnesty Fees] 2013-06-20 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Latest Iranian factory in wage crisis[NCRI] 2013-06-20 1 more labour news stories from Iran today

Ireland IBEC rejects ICTU’s call for bargaining ‘through a trade union’ [Registration required][IRN] 2013-06-20 7 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel A ;ate awakening for Shelly on organised labor in Israel [Ha'aretz] 2013-06-20

Jamaica Michael Manley, trade unions and kola champagne [The Observer] 2013-06-20

Kenya Govt urges KNH staff to resume work[Capital FM] 2013-06-20 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (South) [6.20] Jaeneung BELL TOWER STRUGGLE… since 135 days!! [JinboNet] 2013-06-20 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Malaysia Union comes up with business plan to save KTMB [The Insider] 2013-06-20

Mexico / USA USW Advocates for Report on Labor Rights Violations [USW] 2013-06-20

New Zealand Further budget cuts will push DHB staff to breaking point [PSA] 2013-06-21 4 more labour news stories from New Zealandtoday

Palestine Labor laws not implemented to protect child workers in West Bank: Study[DWRC] 2013-06-20

Philippines Most schools still use asbestos in labs [Campus] 2013-06-20

Qatar Guilty verdict for Qatar-Villaggio nursery fire [ITUC] 2013-06-21 1 more labour news stories from Qatar today

Russia Ford workers in Russia ready for strike[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-06-21 1 more labour news stories from Russia today

South Africa Municipal strike looming [The New Age] 2013-06-20 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Trinidad and Tobago Slaves, not Butler began labour movement [Newsday] 2013-06-20 7 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobagotoday

Tunisia ITF calls on affiliates for Tunisia protest [ITF] 2013-06-20

Turkey Unions slam Turkish PM  ActNOW! [ITF] 2013-06-21 10 more labour news stories from Turkey today

UK / USA Delegates hear of ‘bill mill’ privatising US public services [UNISON] 2013-06-20 20 more labour news stories from UKtoday

USA / Illinois Union protests Jason’s Deli in Loop over fired employee [ABC ] 2013-06-21 17 more labour news stories from USA today

Venezuela What’s Behind the University Strikes? [Venezuelanalysis] 2013-06-20 0 more labour news stories from Venezuela today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 22

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Algeria Catering workers in week 3 of strike – act now! [IUF] 2013-06-20

Australia VIDEO: Nurse who was seriously injured while trying to save someone’s life may not be entitled to workers comp under NSW govt. [Channel Ten] 2013-06-20 30 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Akij Bidi factory closure sparks protest in Jessore [UNB Connect] 2013-06-19

Brazil World Cup Street Protests [ITUC] 2013-06-20

Burma ILO lifts remaining restrictions on Myanmar [ILO] 2013-06-19

Cambodia Cambodia PM says garment firms may quit over wage rows [CNA] 2013-06-20

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Beer strike talks break off between Labatt, NAPE ActNOW!  [CBC] 2013-06-20 34 more labour news stories from Canada today

Colombia Banana workers, growers reach accord to avoid strike [Reuters] 2013-06-19

Costa Rica Striking banana workers await word from U.S. on their demands [The Tico Times] 2013-06-19

Egypt Tourism Workers In Luxor Threaten Protest Over New Governor [NPR] 2013-06-20 1 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji ILO meeting expected to keep up pressure on Suva treatment of unions [RNZI] 2013-06-201 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Finland Shop steward writes to Scottish owner – temporary lay-offs cancelled [Trade Union News from Finland] 2013-06-19

Germany Amazon Vexed by Strikes [The Wall Street Journal] 2013-06-19 1 more labour news stories from Germany today

Global ITF seafarers’ chair: ‘Time to put fairness at heart of maritime world’ [ITF] 2013-06-20 5 more labour news stories from Globaltoday

Guyana More measures must be in place to protect sugar workers’ rights [The Stabroek News] 2013-06-19

India / Meghalaya Domestic helps to be included in wages act [TNN] 2013-06-19 1 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Impoverished women first to be hit by price rise [JP] 2013-06-20 8 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Latest Iranian factory in wage crisis[NCRI] 2013-06-20 3 more labour news stories from Iran today

Ireland Further cuts for special needs pupils[Irish Examiner] 2013-06-19 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel A ;ate awakening for Shelly on organised labor in Israel [Ha'aretz] 2013-06-20 1 more labour news stories from Israel today

Kenya Aviation worker” union wants KQ loss probed [The Star] 2013-06-20 3 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (North) [6.19] ‘Special statement’ by the ‘Ministry of People’s Security’… [CINA] 2013-06-19

Malaysia RUM comes up with own plan for KTMB [FMT] 2013-06-19

Mexico / Finland Hard-hitting WRC report uncovers abuses at PKC Mexico [IndustriALL] 2013-06-19 1 more labour news stories fromMexico today

New Zealand Economic growth still benefitting only a few [NZCTU] 2013-06-20 9 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Palestine Labor laws not implemented to protect child workers in West Bank: Study[DWRC] 2013-06-20

Paraguay Workers to the Streets Against Privatization of Electricity [Prensa Latina] 2013-06-19

Portugal More sectors join 27 June general strike [The News] 2013-06-19

South Africa NUMSA union declares dispute with motor retailers [Reuters] 2013-06-19 9 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

South America Domestic Workers Push for Rights [Care2] 2013-06-19

Sweden Transport chaos threatens Midsummer [The Local] 2013-06-19 1 more labour news stories from Sweden today

Trinidad and Tobago The man who revolutionised the labour movement [The Express] 2013-06-19 3 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Tunisia ITF calls on affiliates for Tunisia protest [ITF] 2013-06-20

Turkey VIDEO: Joan Baez sings in support of Turkish protestors  ActNOW!  [Joan Baez] 2013-06-20 8 more labour news stories fromTurkey today

UK G8 tax agreement too easy for global companies to skirt around, warns TUC [TUC] 2013-06-19 3 more labour news stories fromUK today

USA Panera Bread union members to protest Friday [Mlive] 2013-06-20 19 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 21

Africa / Asia / Caribbean / Central America /Europe / Middle East / South America
 

Algeria Striking Algerian catering workers need your support! [IUF] 2013-06-18

Argentina Prostitutes – mothers first, sex workers second [The Guardian] 2013-06-18

Australia / New South Wales Reasons I believe Gillard Labor deserves our support and advocacy [AWU Newcastle] 2013-06-18 24 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bahrain GCC Labor representatives hold talks with ILO in Geneva [BNA] 2013-06-18

Bangladesh In garment trade, empowerment comes at $20 a week [CBC] 2013-06-18

Burma ILO lifts remaining restrictions on Myanmar [ILO] 2013-06-19

Canada / Ontario Max Aicher workers facing a lockout [The Spectator] 2013-06-19 47 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile Port workers to join student strike [Steel Guru] 2013-06-18

Cyprus Cypriot teachers fight for human rights and democracy [PSI] 2013-06-18

Egypt Luxor delegation threatens strike if governor doesn’t go [Ahram on-line] 2013-06-193 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji Schools thank FTUC for school support to low-income families [Fiji Times] 2013-06-18

Germany Amazon Vexed by Strikes [The Wall Street Journal] 2013-06-19 3 more labour news stories from Germany today

Ghana GWCL workers threaten strike, demand dissolution of GUWL [Ghanaweb] 2013-06-18

Global 19 June : European Day of Action – No Austerity, Yes Tax Justice ! [PSI] 2013-06-19 5 more labour news stories from Global today

Guatemala Migrant rights activist receives death threats [UFCW] 2013-06-18

India / Pondicherry Strike continues at Shasun Pharma [Business Line] 2013-06-19 5 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Tobacco farmers exploiting child labor [JP] 2013-06-19 13 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran / Iran Iran Rasht Regime forces brutally attacks celebrating people [Youtube] 2013-06-191 more labour news stories from Iran today

Ireland Further cuts for special needs pupils[Irish Examiner] 2013-06-19 9 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Japan Why workers can no longer wear their demands on their sleeves [The Japan Times] 2013-06-18

Kenya KK guards stike over poor pay [The Star] 2013-06-18 2 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (South) Renault Samsung union goes on partial strike over basic salaries [Yonhap] 2013-06-18 2 more labour news stories fromKorea (South) today

Malaysia RUM comes up with own plan for KTMB [FMT] 2013-06-19

Namibia New Union Enters Labour Scene[allAfrica] 2013-06-18

New Zealand Don’t be fooled by the spin regarding strike laws [Unite Union] 2013-06-1913 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Teachers Strike – NUT, Ekiti Govt Meeting Deadlocked [allAfrica] 2013-06-18 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Philippines / Israel Embassy suspends consular services due to ‘labor dispute’ [GMA News] 2013-06-18

Portugal Teachers boycott exams in anti-austerity strike [Yahoo News] 2013-06-18

South Africa / North West I pleaded with Marikana protesters – Provincial deputy police commissioner [Mail&Guardian] 2013-06-19 18 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

South America Domestic Workers Push for Rights [Care2] 2013-06-19

Trinidad and Tobago Nation built on working class [The Express] 2013-06-19 3 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Turkey A report from DISK and a call for international support  ActNOW!  [USI] 2013-06-18 19 more labour news stories from Turkeytoday

UK / England Liverpool Post loses local history treasures [NUJ] 2013-06-18 15 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / New York Queens Worker Pulled From Mud After Fall Into Trench [NYTimes] 2013-06-19 13 more labour news stories from USAtoday

Venezuela University Workers Receive Salary Increase, Protests Continue [Venezuelanalysis] 2013-06-18 0 more labour news stories fromVenezuela today