Labour Herald – Issue No.102

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

Australia Sacked public servants ‘parked’ in new division and paid to show up [Fairfax Media] 2013-11-14 8 more labour news stories from Australia today

Cambodia Escalating violence against workers results in shooting [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-11-14

Canada / Ontario BONFIELD Local 4616 NEEDS YOU! [CUPE] 2013-11-14 20 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile ITUC, TUCA and CUT-Chile testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights [ITUC] 2013-11-13

Croatia Zagreb Airport employees announce imminent strike [] 2013-11-13

Fiji ILO wants to investigate claims of alleged harassment [Fiji Village] 2013-11-14 2 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Finland Airline strike could be largest ever[YLE News] 2013-11-13

Georgia Railway workers plan to go on strike[Trend] 2013-11-13

Ghana Workers of Volta Lake Transport on strike for nonpayment of salaries and alleged mismanagement [GBC] 2013-11-13 2 more labour news stories from Ghana today

India / Haryana Roadways employees strike hits transport services [PTI] 2013-11-13 3 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Second general strike [PolitikRakyat] 2013-11-13 3 more labour news stories fromIndonesia today

Ireland Service of remembrance for the 1913 Lockout [SIPTU] 2013-11-13 1 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel / Germany Marking Kristallnacht German trade union leader opposes West Bank boycott [Times of Israel] 2013-11-13

Japan Real ‘labor cops’ also deserve to get the star treatment [The Times] 2013-11-13

Korea (South) Court suspends disbandment of biggest teachers’ union [K. Herald] 2013-11-131 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Latin America / Colombia Nestle worker and union activist killed by paramilitary in western Colombia [Colombia Reports] 2013-11-13

Mexico / Canada La Sierrita members detained two days before hearing against Excellon[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-11-14

New Zealand Strong measure needed to maintain jobs and services in Northland amalgamation plan [PSA] 2013-11-14 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Papua New Guinea Strike looms in PNG capital over corruption concerns [RNZI] 2013-11-13

Philippines PAL employees’ return lauded[The Standard] 2013-11-13 4 more labour news stories from Philippines today

Singapore Some 2,600 Employment Passes not renewed in first half of this year [ST] 2013-11-13 1 more labour news stories fromSingapore today

South Africa / Western Cape Farmworker strike declared illegal [The Times] 2013-11-13 20 more labour news stories from South Africatoday


UK Unite launches credit union scheme to take on ‘rip-off’ payday lenders [The Guardian] 2013-11-13 5 more labour news stories from UKtoday

USA Goodwill Industries spotlighted again for underpaying its disabled workers [Working In These Times] 2013-11-14 9 more labour news stories from USA today

Vietnam New Amnesty report highlights mistreatment of 28 year old labour activist Do Thi Minh Hanh [Amnesty International] 2013-11-13 0 more labour news stories from Vietnamtoday

Labour Herald – Issue No.101

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

Argentina Subte workers strike, Line A service halted [The Herald] 2013-11-03

Australia / Queensland AWU slams Queensland IR changes [AWU Queensland] 2013-11-04 28 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Bahrain Human Rights campaign highlights nurse union leader jailed for defence of health worker rights [Front Line Defenders] 2013-11-03

Bulgaria Bulgaria’s Trade Unions: Time Is Not Ripe for Nationwide Strike [] 2013-11-03

Burma Workers at industrial zones are ‘new era slaves’, report says [Mizzima] 2013-11-03

Cambodia Factory’s contracts seen as ‘test case’ for brands [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-11-041 more labour news stories from Cambodiatoday

Canada Share your unique perspective on the future of TV in Canada [CMG] 2013-11-03 7 more labour news stories from Canada today

Europe Why Scandinavian women make the rest of the world jealous [Reuters] 2013-11-03

France French minister: journalists shot to death in Mali [Jakarta Post] 2013-11-04

Ghana Looming nationwide strike: TUC has shown maturity – Baako [GhanaWeb] 2013-11-03

Global Surviving the post-employment economy [Aljazeera] 2013-11-04

India / Jammu and Kashmir Work on J&K tunnel suspended after workers, police clash[The Hindu] 2013-11-04 1 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Workers getting more education[Jakarta Post] 2013-11-04 5 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran / Global ITF letter to Hassan Rouhani on Reza Shahabi For more info [Justice for Iranian Workers] 2013-11-03

Ireland Siptu bus workers’ vote on strike action ‘finely balanced’ [The Independent] 2013-11-03

Israel / Palestine Israeli Antiquities Authority to take on 13 Palestinian workers [WAC MAAN] 2013-11-03

Italy Bank Union plans first national strike in 13 years [Reuters] 2013-11-04 1 more labour news stories from Italy today

Japan Rhetoric Not Enough for Japan’s Working Women [The Diplomat] 2013-11-03

Kazakhstan Kazakh Lawyer Who Defended Striking Oil Workers Released From Forced Psychiatric Care [RFE/Radio Liberty] 2013-11-031 more labour news stories from Kazakhstantoday

Kenya Moi referral strike cancelled [The Star] 2013-11-03

Korea (North) / China NK Doctors Working in China [DailyNK] 2013-11-03

Korea (South) Int’l solidarity with KTU (#3)[CINA] 2013-11-04

Lebanon The quest for labor reform in Lebanon [albawaba] 2013-11-04

Middle East Unions and human rights groups say more must be done for domestic workers in the MidEast [Arabian Business] 2013-11-03

Nigeria Varsities Non-Academic Unions Want ASUU’s Agreement Dumped [allAfrica] 2013-11-03

Pakistan Exploitation: Workers will stage mass protest if demands not met [Labourwatch] 2013-11-03 5 more labour news stories fromPakistan today

Qatar Critics of Qatari policies on labor, sports target business interest [Hurriyet Daily News] 2013-11-04

Saudi Arabia Riyadh under fire at U.N. over women’s, migrant worker rights [Reuters] 2013-11-03

South Africa / Limpopo Union says begins strike at Northam Platinum [Reuters] 2013-11-04 3 more labour news stories from South Africa today

UK / India Unite accuses Tata steel of trying to ‘sack’ its way out of a downturn [Unite] 2013-11-03 4 more labour news stories from UKtoday

USA Guitar Center Workers In Las Vegas Vote To Unionize, Marking Third Union Win This Year [Huffington Post] 2013-11-04 15 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 100

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

Asia Strategy planning by Asian unions at TATA Steel [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-11-01

Australia / South Australia Liberals pledge to review WorkCover board changes if elected in SA next March [ABC] 2013-11-01 42 more labour news stories from Australia today

Austria Metalworkers reach 2.85 per cent wage increase [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-11-01

Bulgaria Ghost villages and the slow death of rural Bulgaria [Equal Times] 2013-10-31

Cambodia The killers of Chea Vichea remain at large, amid charges that the country’s justice system fosters impunity [Al Jazeera] 2013-10-31 2 more labour news stories fromCambodia today

Canada / Quebec Evidence mounts of close relationship between mobster and union boss[CTV] 2013-10-31 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile Barrick Chile mine workers set to strike, Pascua-Lama project faces delay [The Globe and Mail] 2013-10-31 1 more labour news stories from Chile today

Egypt 72,000 textile workers must receive salary owed by government: ETUF President[Daily News Egypt] 2013-10-31 5 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Ghana Don’t respond to TUC’s call to strike – Kwabena Donkor tells workers [Citi FM] 2013-10-31 2 more labour news stories from Ghanatoday

Global Why the World Bank must do better at Doing Business [ITUC] 2013-10-31

India / Delhi Union against move to privatise passenger trains [The Hindu] 2013-10-31 4 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Indonesia hit with mass protests over wage hike demands [ST] 2013-11-01 15 more labour news stories from Indonesiatoday

Iran Laid-off steel workers air grievances outside Parliament [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-10-312 more labour news stories from Iran today

Iraq IFJ Urges Iraqi Government to Establish Task Force to Investigate Journalist Murders in Mosul [IFJ] 2013-10-31

Ireland Dublin Bus to press ahead with cuts despite split among drivers [The Nationalist] 2013-10-31 1 more labour news stories fromIreland today

Israel Junior staff at Ben-Gurion University to strike for one day [Jerusalem Post] 2013-10-31

Jamaica CASE, National Workers’ Union row heats up [Go Jamaica] 2013-10-31

Kenya Activists share experiences to build strength [ITF news] 2013-10-31

Korea (South) / UK Brit TUC protests derecognition of Korean Teachers Union ActNOW!  [TUC] 2013-10-31

Mexico Teachers Flood Capitol to Protest Business-Led School Reforms [The Indypendent] 2013-10-31

New Zealand PACT challenged on closures[Greymouth Evening Star] 2013-11-01 11 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Electiricity Union Directs Members To Down Tools [Channels] 2013-10-31 2 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Papua New Guinea Ok Tedi mine workers on strike [Radio Australia] 2013-10-31

Portugal Lisbon subway shuts in anti-austerity protest [ST] 2013-11-01 2 more labour news stories from Portugal today

Qatar / Global Injustice – plane and simple[Equal Times] 2013-10-31

Russia Oil and gas workers fight back attack on their rights [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-11-01

Saudi Arabia IFJ Demands Immediate Release of Saudia Arabian Journalist Tariq-al-Mubarak[IFJ] 2013-10-31

Singapore Job growth slows but bosses still keen to hire [ST] 2013-11-01 1 more labour news stories from Singapore today

South Africa Union to buy apparel business[BDLive] 2013-10-31

Spain Miners mourn six dead co-workers[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-11-01

Tunisia Prime Minister-Designate to be Announced Saturday, UGTT Says [Tunisia Live] 2013-10-31 1 more labour news stories fromTunisia today

Turkey Workers unite worldwide for Reinstate the 305 campaign [ITF Global Union] 2013-10-31

UK ASLEF welcomes increased funding for level-crossing safety [ASLEF] 2013-10-31

USA Workers Are Under Attack in the States[The Nation] 2013-10-31 11 more labour news stories from USA today