Labour Herald – Issue No. 49

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

Asia / Indonesia Put Workers’ Rights on Bali APEC Agenda, Unionists Urge President[Jakarta Globe] 2013-07-30

Australia / Queensland Stanwell confirms 29 jobs axed from operations near Rocky[Rockhampton Bulletin] 2013-07-30 42 more labour news stories from Australia today

Canada Stop wooing Verizon, says union[CEP] 2013-07-29 20 more labour news stories from Canada today

China Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses [The Times-Union] 2013-07-29 3 more labour news stories from China today

Egypt Unions submit suggestions for new constitution [Daily News Egypt] 2013-07-29

Fiji / Australia MUA sents letter supporting Fiji sugar workers [MUA] 2013-07-30 16 more labour news stories from Fiji today

India / Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ strike [The Hindu] 2013-07-30 16 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Workers demand payment after bosses flee [JP] 2013-07-30

Ireland Teachers on wrong rates repaid €4m[Irish Examiner] 2013-07-29 2 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Foreign Ministry strike threatens Holocaust trips [Times of Israel] 2013-07-30 6 more labour news stories from Israel today

Korea (South) Police chief vows to punish participants in Hyundai Motor labor dispute[Yonhap] 2013-07-29

New Zealand Police investigate racist taxi tirade [Fairfax media] 2013-07-29 3 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

South Africa Numsa, NUM war intensifies over offer by Eskom [Business Report] 2013-07-29 14 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

Thailand Estate boss admits blast killed worker [Bangkok Post] 2013-07-29

Trinidad and Tobago Roget: Warner as political leader a low for country [Trinidad Express] 2013-07-29 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Tunisia PSI is outraged by the murder of Mohamed Brahmi and calls on the Tunisian government to protect its citizens [PSI] 2013-07-30 2 more labour news stories from Tunisiatoday

Turkey / Germany Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers [ITF Global Union] 2013-07-30 1 more labour news stories from Turkeytoday

UK Blacklisting ‘unacceptable and illegal’ – Cable [Public Sector Executive] 2013-07-29 7 more labour news stories from UK today

USA Doubling McDonald’s Salaries Would Cause Your Big Mac To Cost Just 68¢ More: Study [Huffington Post] 2013-07-30 13 more labour news stories from USA today

Vietnam Trade union starts 11th congress[Vietnam Net] 2013-07-29

Zambia Avert Strikes, Trade Unions Urged[Times of Zambia] 2013-07-30 0 more labour news stories from Zambia today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 48

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

Australia / Queensland VIDEO: Health Minister denies he is trying to bully QNU over copyright [ABC 7.30] 2013-07-28 9 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Labour Minister lambasts ILO for suggesting new labour laws not up to international standards [Daily Star] 2013-07-27

Bermuda Ex-union boss: ‘Let’s not axe people at 65’ [The Sun] 2013-07-27

Bosnia and Herzegowina IndustriALL decries Mittal pay arrears in Bosnia-Herzegovina[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-07-27

Cambodia Opposition Party Looks Set to Clinch Garment Workers Vote [Cambodia Daily] 2013-07-27 1 more labour news stories fromCambodia today

Canada / Ontario Ex-employee: Mall owner slave-driving, unethical boss who ignored safety [Macleans] 2013-07-27 20 more labour news stories from Canada today

Egypt Egypt: do not let the army fool you-independent union leader speaks out [Mena Solidarity Network] 2013-07-27

Fiji Military regime AG says if sugar workers strike one way or another the mills will continue to operate [Fiji Times] 2013-07-28

Global By the Numbers: The cost of foreign owned debt [UFCW] 2013-07-27

India Ambulance staff to continue strike [The Hindu] 2013-07-28 3 more labour news stories from India today

Mexico How rage over a mining tragedy has propelled a union leader’s book to the bestseller list [The Star] 2013-07-27

New Zealand GCSB protests-why John Key is wrong about our confusion and where to from here [The Daily Blog] 2013-07-28 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria National Hospital, Abuja: Where Low Morale Threatens Healthcare [Leadership] 2013-07-27

Slovenia No Agreement as Talks on Police Strike Continue [The Times] 2013-07-27

South Africa More SAA workers to strike – Satawu [Eyewitness News] 2013-07-27

Tunisia UGTT Denounces Police’s Abuse Of Power In Front Of The NCA’s Headquarters (Video) [The Tunis Times] 2013-07-28 3 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

Turkey Striking steelworkers reach agreement with company [Steel Orbis] 2013-07-27 1 more labour news stories from Turkey today

USA Walmart sues activist [Labor's Edge] 2013-07-27 15 more labour news stories from USAtoday

Labour Herald – Issue No.47

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

Australia / Queensland Job cuts hammer Darling Downs economy [Stand for Queensland] 2013-07-26 50 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Bangladesh Indefinite bus strike in Barisal [BD News 24] 2013-07-25 1 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Brazil Oil Workers to Hold One-Day Strike in Offshore Campos Basin [Rig Zone] 2013-07-25

Cambodia Workers paid out on doorstop of election [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-07-26 3 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada / Nova Scotia Bus driver fired for yelling at customer gets reinstated [CBC] 2013-07-25 24 more labour news stories fromCanada today

Colombia Drummond workers kick off strike at coal operations [Business News Americas] 2013-07-25

Egypt Appointment of veteran independent labour activist as minister of manpower raises hopes of improved working conditions [Al-Ahram Weekly] 2013-07-26 2 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Europe Comment is free Germany’s left is beginning to doubt the single currency [The Guardian] 2013-07-25

Fiji Regime AG hints at strike-breaking if sugar mill workers vote for strike [Fiji Live] 2013-07-26 5 more labour news stories fromFiji today

Greece Health workers stage strike against austerity measures [The Morning Star] 2013-07-25

Haiti Made in Haiti, Dumped in Haiti For more info Image [Dominion] 2013-07-25

India / Bihar Teachers boycott meal duty[Times of India] 2013-07-26 38 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Indonesia’s Working Women Struggle to Succeed [JG] 2013-07-26

Iran Protesting steelworkers get promises on unpaid wages, jobs [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-07-25 1 more labour news stories from Iran today

Ireland LRC may have to arbitrate on pay -v- hours row in HSE [Registration required] [IRN] 2013-07-26 7 more labour news stories fromIreland today

Israel Pelephone, union agree to firings of up to 500 workers [Haaretz] 2013-07-25 1 more labour news stories from Israel today

Korea (North) / Korea (South) Border talks on shuttered inter-Korean factory park in jeopardy[Yonhap] 2013-07-25

Macedonia IFJ/EFJ Condemn Continued Detention of Tomislav Kezarovski [IFJ] 2013-07-26

New Zealand Regional restructuring bad timing for work and income staff [PSA] 2013-07-26 7 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Pakistan Workplace safety: Factory workers protest colleague’s death [Tribune] 2013-07-25

Romania Thousands of railway workers protest [AP] 2013-07-25

Solomon Islands High Court orders Solomon Islands teachers to return to work [Radio Australia] 2013-07-26 2 more labour news stories from Solomon Islands today

Spain ITF expresses condolences over Spanish train crash For more info [ITF] 2013-07-25

Tunisia UGTT decrees general strike Friday, announces national funeral for martyr Mohamed Brahmi (statement) [TAP] 2013-07-265 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

Turkey Freedom of Turkish Journalists Congress a ‘Magnificent Show of Solidarity’, say IFJ/EFJ  ActNOW!  [IFJ] 2013-07-26 2 more labour news stories from Turkey today

UK TUC says Economy has grown half as much as forecast when government came to power [TUC] 2013-07-25 15 more labour news stories from UK today

Ukraine Independent Media Trade Union asks prosecutor general to launch criminal proceedings against Zakharchenko for negligence [Kyiv Post] 2013-07-25

USA Further deregulation of US poultry inspection would put workers and consumers at risk [IUF] 2013-07-26 19 more labour news stories from USA today

Yemen Release of Yemeni Journalist is a Victory for Press Freedom, says IFJ [IFJ] 2013-07-25 0 more labour news stories from Yementoday

Labour herald – Issue No. 46

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

Asia ILO launch project to reduce trafficking of girls and women [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-07-19

Australia / Queensland Prisoners may be used to work on cane farms [Bundaberg News Mail] 2013-07-20 38 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Bulgaria ITF acting general secretary takes action on members’ concerns [ITF Global Union] 2013-07-19

Canada / Ontario Lockout puts Delmoro Funeral Home workers on picket line ActNOW!  [The Star] 2013-07-19 8 more labour news stories from Canada today

Colombia Drummond strike more likely after talks yield nothing [Reuters] 2013-07-19 2 more labour news stories from Colombia today

Egypt Egypt: Labour minister appointment a positive step [ITUC] 2013-07-19 1 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Europe / Philippines ETF congratulates but continues to monitor PAL [ITF news] 2013-07-19

Global ITUC welcomes OECD Action Plan to curb aggressive tax planning by multinationals [ITUC] 2013-07-20 1 more labour news stories from Global today

India / Haryana Students, activists take campaign across country  ActNOW!  [Times of India] 2013-07-20 26 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Freeport Indonesia union eyes pay deal by end of July [Reuters] 2013-07-19 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Labour activism and democracy in Iran[Hivos] 2013-07-19 1 more labour news stories from Iran today

Iraq Behind the World Bank’s projects in Iraq[Equal Times] 2013-07-19

Israel Big win for cleaners as Histadrut signs agreement to extend public sector conditions to private companies [TULIP] 2013-07-20 2 more labour news stories from Israel today

Japan Around 2,000 Fukushima workers at risk of thyroid cancer due to radiation: TEPCO[Agence France Presse] 2013-07-20

Malta MUPF boss elected to European federation [www.uhm.org.mt] 2013-07-19 1 more labour news stories from Malta today

New Zealand Labour attack industrial law changes again [Fairfax media] 2013-07-19 12 more labour news stories from New Zealandtoday

Nigeria NANS supports ASUU strike [Daily Post ] 2013-07-19 2 more labour news stories fromNigeria today

Poland Railway workers vote for strike action[The News] 2013-07-19 1 more labour news stories from Poland today

Solomon Islands Teachers to strike for three more weeks [RNZI] 2013-07-19

South Africa Red herring: equating socialism & nationalisation [Terry Bell Writes] 2013-07-1917 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

Trinidad and Tobago Shutdown threat in TSTT pay dispute [Trinidad Express] 2013-07-19

Turkey Strike at MMK Metalurj [Steel Orbis] 2013-07-19 1 more labour news stories fromTurkey today

UK / England East Midlands Trains industrial action kicks off this weekend with overtime ban [RMT] 2013-07-19 8 more labour news stories from UK today

USA McDonald’s workers strike after workmates hospitalised over lack of air-conditioning [NY Daily News] 2013-07-20 23 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 45

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

Australia Breaking down the gender divide: workforce segregation driving inequality[ACTU] 2013-07-18 37 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Workers rights still at risk: HRW[The Daily Star] 2013-07-18 3 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Burma Getting Ready: Workers unionize in Myanmar [Global Post] 2013-07-18

Cambodia Top Trade Union Backs Opposition in Polls [RFA] 2013-07-17 5 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada / Nova Scotia Atlantic Canada loses in visa backlog spat, says Dexter [CBC] 2013-07-17 32 more labour news stories from Canadatoday

China Guangdong Villagers Clash With Factory Workers Over Pollution [Radio Free Asia] 2013-07-17

Colombia Drummond coal miners likely to vote for strike [The Globe and Mail] 2013-07-17

Egypt Egyptian doctors strike and the quest for bread, freedom and social justice[Jadaliyya.com] 2013-07-18

Fiji Labour laws under review [Radio Fiji] 2013-07-17 1 more labour news stories from Fijitoday

Germany / Croatia Trade unions in Germany set to help Croatian migrant workers [DW] 2013-07-17

Global Labour leaders call on G20 to drive forward jobs growth [Equal Times] 2013-07-17 1 more labour news stories from Global today

India / Karnataka Bus owners agree to give benefits to workers [TNN] 2013-07-18 46 more labour news stories from India today

Ireland Authority takes legal action over IMO move to withdraw some GP services [Irish Examiner] 2013-07-17 3 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Collective Agreement for Cleaners in the Private Sector in Israel [Histadrut] 2013-07-17 5 more labour news stories from Israel today

Kenya Teachers end school strike [BBC] 2013-07-18 1 more labour news stories from Kenyatoday

Korea (South) 2013 ‘Hope Bus’ campaign (#1)[CINA] 2013-07-17

Libya Oil port ‘stormed by armed protesters’[Al Jazeera] 2013-07-18 1 more labour news stories from Libya today

Namibia Hangana workers stage demo [The New Era] 2013-07-18

Nepal Building workers power why? For Transformation! [GEFONT] 2013-07-18

New Zealand Treasury misses the point of tertiary education [TEU] 2013-07-18 7 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria No end in sight in University teachers strike [VOA] 2013-07-18 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Palestine / Israel IFJ Denounces Violence Against Palestinian Journalists and Backs ‘Freedom of Movement’ Petition [IFJ] 2013-07-18 1 more labour news stories from Palestinetoday

Papua New Guinea Trade Union Congress condemns attack on students [RNZI] 2013-07-17

Peru Medical workers strike [MENA] 2013-07-181 more labour news stories from Peru today

Philippines Spate of killings, harassment of leaders of transport unions linked to corruption exposé vs LTFRB exec in Davao City  ActNOW!  [APL] 2013-07-18 2 more labour news stories from Philippines today

Saudi Arabia Does new Saudi law truly empower the domestic worker? [The Hindu] 2013-07-18 2 more labour news stories fromSaudi Arabia today

South Africa Major S.African mining union fights for survival [AFP] 2013-07-18 23 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sweden White collar trade union reports Sweden to European Commission for breaches of labour law [The Local] 2013-07-18

Trinidad and Tobago TSTT denies workers’ claims [Trinidad Express] 2013-07-17

Turkey Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Icecek fail critical test over key supplier’s ongoing human rights abuses [IUF] 2013-07-18 1 more labour news stories from Turkey today

UK GMB union could sever Labour party affiliation – Kenny [BBC] 2013-07-18 18 more labour news stories from UK today

Ukraine Shock-doctors: What emergency medical teams will be armed with? [forUm] 2013-07-17

USA / California Union contract trumps plan to train replacement drivers [SF Gate] 2013-07-1813 more labour news stories from USA today

Venezuela Workplace Inspectors Protest their Working Conditions [Venezuela Analysis] 2013-07-17 0 more labour news stories fromVenezuela today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 44

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

Asia / UK Brit gvt backs project to end modern day slavery for girls and women in South Asia[Gov.UK] 2013-07-16

Australia / Victoria Crocmedia legal action for allegedly paying worker nothing [AAP] 2013-07-17 33 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Bahamas BPSU nightmare comes to head Ashley Penn [The News] 2013-07-16

Bangladesh Dhaka passes stronger labour law after disaster [The Gulf Times] 2013-07-16 2 more labour news stories from Bangladeshtoday

Brazil Bank Workers to Seek 11.93% Salary Increase [The Wall Street Journal] 2013-07-16

Cambodia Top Trade Union Backs Opposition in Polls [RFA] 2013-07-17 5 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada / Ontario Huge Shout out to CUPE! For more info [Soda Jerks] 2013-07-17 26 more labour news stories from Canada today

China Guangdong Villagers Clash With Factory Workers Over Pollution [Radio Free Asia] 2013-07-17 1 more labour news stories from China today

Egypt / USA Building Bridges Radio: Egypt’s Second Revolution For more info [WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report] 2013-07-16 5 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji Union concerned for its members welfare[Radio Fiji] 2013-07-17 4 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Germany Lock Workers’ Strike Sporadically Impacting River Cruises [Travel Agent Central] 2013-07-16

Global / Australia VIDEO: The new ITF women’s best practice guide-the MUA’s Mick Doleman [ITF Global Union] 2013-07-17 2 more labour news stories from Global today

Greece / South Africa NEHAWU supports struggles of Greek Public Sector Workers[Cosatu] 2013-07-16 15 more labour news stories from Greece today

Guyana Sugar workers deny striking over turf battle [The Stabroek News] 2013-07-16

India / Haryana Maruti violence: District Magistrate imposes Section 144  ActNOW! [Economic Times] 2013-07-17 38 more labour news stories from India today

Iran Labor unions’ Iranian opportunity and responsibility [NY Daily News] 2013-07-16 1 more labour news stories from Iran today

Israel Eini flexes Histadrut muscle, declares labor dispute at sea ports [Israel Hayom] 2013-07-17 9 more labour news stories from Israeltoday

Japan Unwritten perks can trump work rules, contracts, even laws [The Times] 2013-07-16

Jordan Customs Dept employee strike halts operations [Ammon] 2013-07-16 1 more labour news stories from Jordan today

Kenya Mumias KNUT Says Strike On [allAfrica] 2013-07-16

Korea (South) [7.14] KMWU/Samsung Electronics Service Labour Union Founded…[CINA] 2013-07-16 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Latin America Advancing Legal Rights for Domestic Workers [Reuters] 2013-07-16

Lesotho Lesotho aims to be ethical alternative to Asian sweatshops [The Globe and Mail] 2013-07-16

New Caledonia Corrections unions want New Caledonia inmates sent to France [RNZI] 2013-07-16

New Zealand CTU campaigns against employment law changes [Radio New Zealand] 2013-07-17 5 more labour news stories fromNew Zealand today

Nigeria ASUU strike continues as talks end in deadlock [Channels] 2013-07-16 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Northern Mariana Islands / USA No wages or taxes from troubled Tinian casino [Radio Australia] 2013-07-16

Palestine / Egypt Journalists union says Egypt media inciting against Palestinians [Ma'an News Agency] 2013-07-16

Papua New Guinea Trade Union Congress condemns attack on students [RNZI] 2013-07-17

Philippines / Netherlands Dutch parliamentarian worried over Philippines human rights issues  ActNOW!  [The Examiner] 2013-07-16 1 more labour news stories fromPhilippines today

Saudi Arabia Rules set rights for domestic workers [AFP] 2013-07-17

Solomon Islands Teacher union SINTA defiant – begins 3rd strike in a year just as 2nd semester starts [Solomon Star] 2013-07-16 3 more labour news stories from Solomon Islands today

South Africa / Western Cape COSATU welcomes suspension of cops who assaulted busker [Cosatu] 2013-07-16 16 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Turkey VIDEO: The role of workers’ struggles in the Gezi Park movement  ActNOW! [Labournet TV] 2013-07-16 1 more labour news stories from Turkey today

UK Unite brands Lib Dem Trident review a farce and a fudge [Unite] 2013-07-17 22 more labour news stories from UK today

USA Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay – and winning [The Nation] 2013-07-17 14 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 43

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

Argentina Grain exports halted by one-day strike [Buenos Aires Herald] 2013-07-15

Australia No need for further IR reform. 21st annual labour law conference [University of Sydney] 2013-07-16 41 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bahamas BPSU nightmare comes to head Ashley Penn [The News] 2013-07-16

Bahrain Gulf Air union mulls legal move over staff cuts [TradeArabia News Service] 2013-07-15

Bangladesh Labour laws fall short of protecting workers: HRW [PTI] 2013-07-16 4 more labour news stories from Bangladeshtoday

Brazil Bank Workers to Seek 11.93% Salary Increase [The Wall Street Journal] 2013-07-16 2 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Burma / Singapore Gvt takes steps to allow women to work as maids in S’pore [Channel News Asia] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from Burma today

Canada / Ontario CUPE Members walk the line in solidarity with Coca-Cola workers [CUPE] 2013-07-16 19 more labour news stories fromCanada today

China IFJ condemns police threatening a TV journalist with a knife [IFJ] 2013-07-16 3 more labour news stories from China today

Egypt Pro-Mubarak trade unions protest dissident independent trade union leader abu Eita’s nomination for Manpower Minister[Egypt Independent] 2013-07-16 4 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji Sugar Workers Union contemplates strike over wages [Agra-Net] 2013-07-15

Global It is quite natural that today, Malala is sitting at the front and centre ( [Education International] 2013-07-16 2 more labour news stories from Global today

Greece A Week of Strikes Throughout Greece[Greek Reporter] 2013-07-16 11 more labour news stories from Greece today

India / Andhra Pradesh GVMC school teachers demand govt salaries [Times of India] 2013-07-16 33 more labour news stories from Indiatoday

Iran Ahmadinejad Takes Parting Shot At Iranian Working Women [Al Monitor] 2013-07-151 more labour news stories from Iran today

Ireland State-run nursing homes face closure without investment of hundreds of millions[irishtimes.com] 2013-07-15 2 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel New envoy to US grounded by striking Foreign Ministry [Times of Israel] 2013-07-16 9 more labour news stories from Israel today

Japan Unwritten perks can trump work rules, contracts, even laws [The Times] 2013-07-16

Jordan Customs Dept employee strike halts operations [Ammon] 2013-07-16 2 more labour news stories from Jordan today

Kazakhstan Amnesty International Raises Concerns Over Kazakh Ill-Treatment Of Zhanaozen Prisoners Involved in Oil Worker Protests [Radio Free Europe] 2013-07-15

Kenya Mumias KNUT Says Strike On [allAfrica] 2013-07-16 2 more labour news stories fromKenya today

Korea (South) Contract workers struggle for rights, job security becomes cause celebre[FT] 2013-07-16 4 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Latin America Advancing Legal Rights for Domestic Workers [Reuters] 2013-07-16

Libya Libyan women: liberated but not yet free[Equal Times] 2013-07-15

Malaysia NUBE slams union-busting out-sourcing campaign by bank sector [Malaysia Chronicle] 2013-07-15

Malta Better working conditions for members of police force [The Times] 2013-07-15

New Caledonia Journalists defy owners [RNZI] 2013-07-15

Nigeria Two electricity workers’ unions clash in Edo [Worldstage News] 2013-07-16 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Palestine / Egypt Journalists union says Egypt media inciting against Palestinians [Ma'an News Agency] 2013-07-16 1 more labour news stories from Palestine today

Romania Rejection of Orthodox priests attempt to form trade union by Romanian court upheld by European court [Catholic Culture] 2013-07-15

Saudi Arabia Midday work ban to be enforced[Arab News] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from Saudi Arabia today

Solomon Islands Teacher union SINTA defiant – begins third strike in a year juast as 2nd semester starts [Solomon Star] 2013-07-16 6 more labour news stories from Solomon Islands today

South Africa Court Dismisses Lonmin Union’s Recognition Bid [Bloomberg] 2013-07-16 4 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Trinidad and Tobago TSTT WITHHOLDS SALARIES [NWU] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Turkey / Global ITUC: UNLAWFUL ARRESTS AND ABUSE OF MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT[DISK] 2013-07-15 2 more labour news stories from Turkey today

Uganda 120,000 teachers not paid for three months [New Vision] 2013-07-15

UK More action needed to help the near million strong long-term unemployed [TUC] 2013-07-16 11 more labour news stories fromUK today

United Arab Emirates / Global DP World says it won’t deal with unions as ITF plans global campaign [Arabian Business] 2013-07-15

USA Union determined to seek justice for Trayvon For more info Image [AFSCME] 2013-07-16 16 more labour news stories from USAtoday

Labour Herald – Issue No. 42

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

Argentina Grain exports halted by one-day strike [Buenos Aires Herald] 2013-07-15

Australia Comm Bank to table pay offer to FSU members tomorrow [FSU] 2013-07-15 31 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh After Rana Plaza, Shipyard Workers in Danger of Being Forgotten [Time] 2013-07-14

Brazil Clashes in Rio as trade unions protest[EuroNews] 2013-07-15

Burma / Singapore Gvt takes steps to allow women to work as maids in S’pore [Channel News Asia] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from Burma today

Canada / Ontario CUPE Solidarity BBQ and Picket with Striking Coke workers! [CUPE2544] 2013-07-14 3 more labour news stories fromCanada today

China Call for China Women’s Rights Court to Address Labor Bias [Radio Free Asia] 2013-07-15

Fiji Sugar mill workers have not had a pay increase in seven years – union campaigns for wage hike [Fiji Times] 2013-07-14 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today

India / Tamil Nadu Straws in the wind suggest NLC strike may end [The Hindu] 2013-07-15 17 more labour news stories from India today

Iran Ahmadinejad Takes Parting Shot At Iranian Working Women [Al Monitor] 2013-07-151 more labour news stories from Iran today

Ireland Could Universal Social Charge Save Google and Government blushes? [INMO] 2013-07-14 1 more labour news stories fromIreland today

Israel / Palestine Israeli Law Applies to Palestinian Workers Employed in Mishor Adumim [Kav LaOved ] 2013-07-15 4 more labour news stories from Israel today

Jordan Labour Ministry shutting down business over labour violations [Jordan Times] 2013-07-15

Kazakhstan Amnesty International Raises Concerns Over Kazakh Ill-Treatment Of Zhanaozen Prisoners Involved in Oil Worker Protests [Radio Free Europe] 2013-07-15

Kenya Teacher union KNUT defies President[The Star] 2013-07-15

Korea (South) Samsung’s illegal labor practices [Hankyoreh] 2013-07-14

Malaysia NUBE slams union-busting out-sourcing campaign by bank sector [Malaysia Chronicle] 2013-07-15

Nepal Jewelry workers hold national conference [Republica] 2013-07-14 1 more labour news stories from Nepal today

New Caledonia Journalists defy owners [RNZI] 2013-07-15

Palestine Hebron hospital workers to strike over salary delays [Ma'an News Agency] 2013-07-15

Philippines Health workers oppose suspension of PGH’s free lab services[Philippine Star] 2013-07-14

Romania Rejection of Orthodox priests attempt to form trade union by Romanian court upheld by European court [Catholic Culture] 2013-07-15

Saudi Arabia Midday work ban to be enforced[Arab News] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from Saudi Arabia today

Solomon Islands Teachers to strike until paid[RNZI] 2013-07-15 2 more labour news stories from Solomon Islands today

South Africa Numsa to stage national stay-away [Eyewitness News] 2013-07-14 2 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Trinidad and Tobago TSTT WITHHOLDS SALARIES [NWU] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

Turkey Journalists hit street to denounce police brutality during Gezi protests [Hurriyet Daily News] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from Turkey today

UK / England The Durham Miners’ Gala proclaims the nobility and value of trade unions [Guardian] 2013-07-15 1 more labour news stories from UK today

United Arab Emirates / Global DP World says it won’t deal with unions as ITF plans global campaign [Arabian Business] 2013-07-15

USA / District of Columbia Wal-Mart Will Walk Away From DC If Forced To Pay Workers ‘Living Wage’ [The Gawker] 2013-07-15 21 more labour news stories from USA today

Vietnam At this rate, in 37 yrs, Vietnamese garment workers will be able to live on their wages: WRC [Committee to Protect Vietnamese Workers] 2013-07-14 0 more labour news stories from Vietnam today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 41

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

Argentina Striking dockworkers paralyze Argentine ports [Daiji World] 2013-07-13

Australia Alzheimer’s Australia end of life care survey [ANF ] 2013-07-14 3 more labour news stories from Australia today

Brazil Brazil unions stage nationwide protests[Al-Jazeerah] 2013-07-13

Canada By the Numbers: Austerity and the price we pay [UFCW] 2013-07-13 14 more labour news stories from Canada today

Fiji Sugar mill workers have not had a pay increase in seven years – union campaigns for wage hike [Fiji Times] 2013-07-14 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today

India HC restrains AI from making staff in south work longer [TNN] 2013-07-14 20 more labour news stories from India today

Ireland Firms ‘cannot adjust’ agency nurses’ pay [irishexaminer.com] 2013-07-13 2 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Port Union Leader Plays Hardball With Labor Party [Al Monitor] 2013-07-14

Nepal Jewelry workers hold national conference [Republica] 2013-07-14 1 more labour news stories from Nepal today

New Zealand Ministry of Education backtracks on national standards for computers [NZEI] 2013-07-13 5 more labour news stories fromNew Zealand today

Trinidad and Tobago …FITUN: Track records warrant full probe [Trinidad Express] 2013-07-134 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Ulster Bank apologises over job cuts error [BBC] 2013-07-13 9 more labour news stories from UK today

USA Paycheck swipe [Daily Kos] 2013-07-14 7 more labour news stories from USA today

Vietnam At this rate, in 37 yrs, Vietnamese garment workers will be able to live on their wages: WRC [Committee to Protect Vietnamese Workers] 2013-07-14 0 more labour news stories from Vietnam today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 40

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

Argentina Metalworking supervisors on state of alert [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-07-11

Australia Workers refuse wage cuts as Holden fix [AMWU] 2013-07-12 49 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh / USA Wal-Mart to Gap Bangladesh Factory Safety Pact Seen Lacking[Business Week] 2013-07-11 3 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Belgium Constitutional Court ends historic discrimination between white and blue-collar workers [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-07-12

Brazil Tens of thousands in union-led strikes[BBC] 2013-07-12 3 more labour news stories from Brazil today

Bulgaria Trade union CITUB joins calls for snap elections [Sofia Globe] 2013-07-11

Cambodia No bail for Sabrina garment worker unionists [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-07-12

Canada / Ontario The dirty view from Windsor: Canada’s petcoke problem [rabble.ca] 2013-07-11 36 more labour news stories from Canadatoday

Chile Workers and students unite for national strike [The Times] 2013-07-11 1 more labour news stories from Chile today

China Denim workers pay deadly price for high street fashion – China factories found using banned sandblasting techniques on blue jeans [SACOM] 2013-07-12 3 more labour news stories from China today

Egypt Egypt: workers need a political voice-interview with Fatima Ramidan [Mena Solidarity Network] 2013-07-11

Fiji Sugar workers threaten strike after 7 year wage adjustment drought [Radio Australia] 2013-07-12 2 more labour news stories fromFiji today

Germany Waterways Strike: 150 Barges Held Up [MarineLink] 2013-07-11 1 more labour news stories from Germany today

Global Port unions resolve to organise campaign against DPW [ITF Global Union] 2013-07-12 1 more labour news stories from Globaltoday

Greece Unions call general strike against job cuts [iPolitics] 2013-07-11 3 more labour news stories from Greece today

India / Tamil Nadu Tangedco employee electrocuted [The Hindu] 2013-07-12 24 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Media, police told to protect raped journalist [JP] 2013-07-12 5 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Ireland Strike underway at midlands food producer [Irish Examiner] 2013-07-11 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Ashdod Seaport Union Chairman registers hundreds to Labor [YNet] 2013-07-123 more labour news stories from Israel today

Kenya Plan to sack 7,000 port of Mombasa workers opposed [The Standard] 2013-07-11

Mexico Electricity workers reach agreement with the government on pensions [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-07-11

Morocco ITF condemns violence against bus workers in Fes [ITF Global Union] 2013-07-12

Namibia FNB Sidelines Union On Wages[allAfrica] 2013-07-11

Nepal GEFONT to organise Second National Youth Workers Conference [GEFONT] 2013-07-11

New Zealand Wellington recycling workers on strike for a day – protest against low wage offer [Scoop] 2013-07-11 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Philippines Letter of protest following Philippines murder [PSI] 2013-07-11

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU still relentless to stop e-tolls [Financial Mail] 2013-07-11 19 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

Sri Lanka LTSU holds in Convention [Unions Lanka] 2013-07-11

UK Miliband and Labour must reconnect with working class [The Conversation] 2013-07-12 13 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / District of Columbia ‘Living wage’ strike to hit Smithsonian [Politico] 2013-07-12 23 more labour news stories from USA today

Venezuela Workplace Inspectors Protest their Working Conditions [Venezuela Analysis] 2013-07-12

Vietnam Company bans press after labour accident [DTI News] 2013-07-11 0 more labour news stories from Vietnam today