Labour Herald – Issue No.83

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

Asia The New Union Movement in Myanmar[GLC] 2013-09-25 1 more labour news stories from Asia today

Australia / New South Wales Asbestos concerns in NSW town [AAP] 2013-09-25 4 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh 100 factories shut in Bangladesh workers’ protest [ST] 2013-09-26 2 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Bulgaria Bulgarian Trade Unions Warn of Nationwide Unrest [novinite.com] 2013-09-25 1 more labour news stories from Bulgaria today

Burma Factory workers end strike [Democratic Voice of Burma] 2013-09-25

Cambodia Opposition threatens general strike[The Times-Union] 2013-09-25 1 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada Disability rights: New fact sheet on bargaining [CUPE] 2013-09-26 27 more labour news stories from Canada today

Cyprus Nurses mull strike over cuts [Cyprus Mail] 2013-09-25

El Salvador Strike at Codelco’s mine ends after concessions [Registration required][Metal Bulletin] 2013-09-25

France Paris chambermaids strike over pay[Independent] 2013-09-25

Ghana TEWU, FUSSAG yet to call off strike[Citi FM] 2013-09-25

Global UN unions fight back to win basic bargaining rights  ActNOW!  [Morning Star] 2013-09-25 2 more labour news stories fromGlobal today

Greece Greek democracy in a “critical” condition [Equal Times] 2013-09-25 1 more labour news stories from Greece today

India / Jharkhand Tata Motors Jamshedpur plant to take five-day block closure [Business Line] 2013-09-25 8 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Batam Issues Smart Card for Foreign Workers [Tempo] 2013-09-26 6 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Ireland Strike action begins at two Wallis stores in Limerick [The Leader] 2013-09-25 4 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Kenya Dock Union May Strike Over Berths[allAfrica] 2013-09-25 1 more labour news stories from Kenya today

Korea (South) Ultimatum to union [Korea Herald] 2013-09-25 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Malta Malta Labour Government holds back funds to trade unions [The Malta Independent] 2013-09-25

New Zealand School property management needs to fit learning needs [NZEI] 2013-09-25

Nigeria NASU to Embark on Strike Next Week[allAfrica] 2013-09-25 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Paraguay Teachers Strike Worsened by Official Rejection of Court Ruling [Prensa Latina] 2013-09-25

Peru Mining workers to go on 2-day nationwide strike: Union [BNN] 2013-09-25

Philippines / China TUCP blames DOLE for the 3,000 Chinese illegal workers [Manila Channel] 2013-09-25

Qatar Qatar Airways’ female staff need permission to marry, claims trade union federation [Travel Weekly] 2013-09-25

Singapore 10 firms temporarily barred from hiring foreigners after discriminatory ads [ST] 2013-09-26 1 more labour news stories fromSingapore today

South Africa Amcu reads riot act to Amplats over plan to cut jobs [Business Day] 2013-09-2519 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

Switzerland / Global International delegation takes protest direct to Swiss HQ For more info[ITF] 2013-09-25

Thailand Migrant Workers Keep Thai Fishing Industry Afloat [Jakarta Globe] 2013-09-25

Trinidad and Tobago Respond by Friday, or else [Trinidad Guardian] 2013-09-25

Tunisia Opposition says talks end in stalemate after politician’s assassination [Washington Post] 2013-09-26

Uganda Teachers suspend strike after promise over pay [Reuters] 2013-09-25

UK / England Firefighters need decent working conditions and fair benefits to support their vital work [PSI] 2013-09-26 12 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Tennessee VW Workers File Federal Charges Against UAW [News Channel 9] 2013-09-26 39 more labour news stories from USAtoday

Labour Herald – Issue No.82

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

Asia Sex trade victims struggle to reintegrate[Aj] 2013-09-23

Australia Relaxing contracting rules will lead to more worker rip-offs, unions say [ACTU] 2013-09-23 1 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Bahrain What now for the Bahrain rebellion?[Equal Times] 2013-09-23

Bangladesh Clashes over pay in Bangladesh: Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas [ST] 2013-09-24 5 more labour news stories fromBangladesh today

Canada Gregory Taylor : thinking boldly about our public airwaves [CMG] 2013-09-23 16 more labour news stories from Canada today

China 11 Foxconn workers injured in brawl near plant in China [ST] 2013-09-24

Ghana Junior doctors call off strike at Tamale Teaching Hospital [Ghanaweb] 2013-09-23

Global K(no)w education, k(no)w peace?[Equal Times] 2013-09-23 4 more labour news stories from Global today

Greece State workers, teachers continue strikes [ANSA Med] 2013-09-23 1 more labour news stories from Greece today

India / Karnataka Trade unions’ to hold rally tomorrow [The Hindu] 2013-09-24 18 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Workers at pig farm near Batam to get $25 pay rise [ST] 2013-09-24 8 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Bushehr shipbuilding company lays off entire workforce of 1800 [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-09-23

Ireland Bakers’ union to fund new organising campaign [Registration required] [IRN] 2013-09-23 5 more labour news stories from Irelandtoday

Namibia Roads Authority workers vote for strike on Wednesday [All Africa] 2013-09-23

New Zealand CTU welcomes new spokesperson roles [NZCTU] 2013-09-24

Nigeria Contract staffing: NUPENG directs members to commence strike [This Day] 2013-09-23

Norway Unions file suit against Norway following strike arbitration [Stavanger Aftenblad] 2013-09-23

Philippines Union leader abducted, says Southern Tagalog labor group [Inquirer News] 2013-09-23

Singapore Injured workers avoiding firms’ dorms over fear of repatriation [ST] 2013-09-243 more labour news stories from Singaporetoday

South Africa Address to the Nedlac Summit by Overall Organised Labour Constituency[Cosatu] 2013-09-23 15 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Spain Indefinite teachers’ strike provoked by language rights attack [Green Left Weekly] 2013-09-23

Swaziland Voters in Swaziland boycott elections for powerless parliament [Africa Contact] 2013-09-23 2 more labour news stories from Swaziland today

Trinidad and Tobago JTUM vows to fight privatisation [Trinidad Guardian] 2013-09-23

Tunisia Powerful union calls for protests to topple government [Business Recorder] 2013-09-23

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Vehicle recovery workers sue police for ‘breach of duty of care” [BBC] 2013-09-23 12 more labour news stories from UK today

USA AFL-CIO is Leaving No Worker Behind[Beyond Chron] 2013-09-24 9 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No. 81

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

Asia Sex trade victims struggle to reintegrate[Aj] 2013-09-23

Australia Relaxing contracting rules will lead to more worker rip-offs, unions say [ACTU] 2013-09-23 3 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Bangladesh Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of garment workers [Jakarta Post] 2013-09-23 2 more labour news stories from Bangladeshtoday

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador On Point: Pension problems and Danny Dumaresque [CBC] 2013-09-22 9 more labour news stories from Canada today

Colombia Stop Political Persecution of Ricardo Esquivia and Human Rights Workers[MoveOn] 2013-09-22

Global Blackberry to slash global workforce by 4,500 [Aj] 2013-09-23

Greece Teachers, civil servants to strike against layoffs [Yahoo News] 2013-09-22

India / Asia Seminar in India on ILO Convention ratification [PSI] 2013-09-23 6 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia A public transportation driver shot dead in Papua [Jakarta Post] 2013-09-23 2 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Bushehr shipbuilding company lays off entire workforce of 1800 [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-09-23 3 more labour news stories from Irantoday

Korea (South) [9.16] ITUC press release…[CINA] 2013-09-22

Mexico Teachers’ Massive, Militant Strikes and Demonstrations Face an Intransigent Government [New Politics] 2013-09-22

Nigeria Oil workers, NUPENG, plan to begin strike on Monday in Akwa Ibom [The Times] 2013-09-22

Philippines Union leader abducted, says Southern Tagalog labor group [Inquirer News] 2013-09-23

USA / Pennsylvania Duquesne adjuncts vote to unionize [Trib Live] 2013-09-23 15 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No.80

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

Afghanistan Collapse at Afghan mine takes a deadly toll [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-09-19

Australia GST hike would hit working people[Unions NSW] 2013-09-20 21 more labour news stories from Australia today

Cambodia Khmer Rouge court wins loan to pay staff [AFP] 2013-09-19 1 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada / British Columbia Local governments call for review of recycling regulation changes[CUPE] 2013-09-20 11 more labour news stories from Canada today

China Guangzhou sanitation workers get support from students and civil society [China Labour Bulletin] 2013-09-19 2 more labour news stories from China today

Colombia / Global Colombian workers and farmers take on global neoliberalism [IUF] 2013-09-19

Croatia Doctors, nurses strike over benefits cuts [Focus] 2013-09-19 1 more labour news stories from Croatia today

Egypt / Canada Canadian Unionist, Filmmaker John Greyson Starts Hunger Strike in Egyptian Prison  ActNOW!  [Hollywood Reporter] 2013-09-20 3 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji Fiji Civil Servants association slams pay hike reports [Radio New Zealand International] 2013-09-19

Germany / USA Amazon Workers Begin Three-Day Strike at German Sites [WSJ] 2013-09-19 1 more labour news stories from Germany today

Greece State workers strike against firings before troika visit [Reuters] 2013-09-19

India / Karnataka HDMC settles retirement benefits [Times of India] 2013-09-20 17 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Freeport Indonesia Union Says Pay Talks Stall, Timeframe Extended [The Globe] 2013-09-19 4 more labour news stories fromIndonesia today

Ireland SIPTU welcomes Labour Court recommendation on home helps [RTÉ] 2013-09-19 3 more labour news stories from Irelandtoday

Jamaica Strike threat issued on NWC [The Observer] 2013-09-19

Korea (North) / Korea (South) S. Koreans in N.K. pay respects to ancestors to mark Chuseok [K. Herald/Yonhap] 2013-09-19

Korea (South) Collective Hunger Strike @Daehanmun (#3) [CINA] 2013-09-19

Malaysia Job seekers in Malaysia experience discrimination [Jakarta Post] 2013-09-19

New Zealand Government intervention in pay equity case no way to mark Suffrage Day[NZCTU] 2013-09-20 8 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Labour Unions Begin Protest Against Senate’s Bill To Decentralize Minimum Wage For Nigerian Workers [The Defender] 2013-09-19

Samoa Govt to toughen up on seasonal worker selection for NZ and Australia [RNZI] 2013-09-19

South Africa / Swaziland NEHAWU supports struggle for freedom and democracy in Swaziland [Cosatu] 2013-09-19 6 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Swaziland Swaziland union merge for unity and strength [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-09-19

Trinidad and Tobago Teachers face no pay as clerical staff walk off job [Trinidad Guardian] 2013-09-19

Tunisia UGTT issues new ‘roadmap’ suggesting solutions to end current political crisis [Tunisia Live] 2013-09-19 1 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

Uganda A Schoolboy Error – Museveni’s Broken Promise to Ugandan Teachers Provokes Strike Action [allAfrica] 2013-09-19

UK GMB Hail Tower Hamlets On Blacklisting[GMB] 2013-09-19 11 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Washington City, firefighters agree to new labor deal [KONP] 2013-09-19 23 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No.79

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

Australia / Western Australia Parents turn to day care as WA teachers strike [WA Today] 2013-09-18 27 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Burma Myanmar makes labor laws stronger — but workers still struggle [PRI] 2013-09-18 1 more labour news stories from Burma today

Cambodia Workers stay away from schools, factories as protests spread [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-09-17 1 more labour news stories fromCambodia today

Canada / Nova Scotia CUPE and Seaview Manor in conciliation talks today [CUPE] 2013-09-17 24 more labour news stories fromCanada today

Chile Registry Workers Take to the Streets of Santiago to Protest [Prensa Latina] 2013-09-17

China Labour rights groups and workers call for action on China’s employment agencies[China Labour Bulletin] 2013-09-17 5 more labour news stories from China today

Cote Divoire / Africa MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FROM ITUC-AFRICA FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF BROTHER BASILE MAHAN GAHE For more info[Registration required] [www.ituc-africa.org] 2013-09-17

Fiji Unregistered employment agencies warned [Radio Fiji] 2013-09-18 2 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Finland Finnish cruise liner yard to shut, 700 jobs cut [JP] 2013-09-17

Germany Wage gap takes spotlight in German elections [The Times] 2013-09-17

Ghana TEWU meets Technical Committee to resolve grievances leading to strike [GBC] 2013-09-17 1 more labour news stories fromGhana today

Global Media release: PSI denounces Trade in Services agreement [PSI] 2013-09-18 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Greece Solidarity with Greek civil servants[PSI] 2013-09-18 4 more labour news stories from Greece today

India / Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ unions up in arms against DEO [The Hindu] 2013-09-18 7 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Pork supply safe as strike ends at farm [The Straits Times] 2013-09-17 2 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Ireland Prison officer told he was ‘no spring chicken’ gets €80,000 [Irish Independent] 2013-09-17 3 more labour news stories from Irelandtoday

Israel ECI to fire 25% of workforce [Ynet] 2013-09-17 2 more labour news stories from Israeltoday

Italy Banks pull out of contract, prompt strike threats [Reuters] 2013-09-17

Jordan Electricity Workers Union meets Energy Minister over plans to sack 200 workers [Jordan Times] 2013-09-17

Korea (North) One Hundred Days of ‘Masikryeong Speed’ [DailyNK] 2013-09-17 1 more labour news stories from Korea (North)today

Nepal Street Drama on situation of Women Migrant Domestic Workers [GEFONT] 2013-09-17 2 more labour news stories from Nepaltoday

New Zealand NZ Post delivery target not a suprise [EPMU] 2013-09-18 4 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Palestine Ninety-Five Percent of Government Workers Stage Strike [The Tower] 2013-09-17

Papua New Guinea Ghost workers cause of latest PNG budget blow out [RNZI] 2013-09-18

Paraguay Paraguay: against neoliberalism and for social justice [Equal Times] 2013-09-17

Philippines A new labor center formed, vows to strengthen industry and sectoral unionism[APL] 2013-09-17 2 more labour news stories from Philippines today

Solomon Islands / Australia 5,000 expected for Solomons blackbirding anniversary [RNZI] 2013-09-18

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town denies union access to workers to resolve racism greivance [COSATU] 2013-09-1818 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

Sweden Country faces mail service shut-down, as union threatens strike [Post and Parcel] 2013-09-17

Tunisia National Tunisian Journalists syndicate call for a general protest to support Zied El Hani [Tunis Times] 2013-09-17 2 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

Turkey Who Will Take Care of Workers’ Rights? [uidder.org] 2013-09-17

UK / England Firefighters confirm four-hour strike in England and Wales [BBC ] 2013-09-181 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Pennsylvania VW offers UAW union a bit of hope [CNN] 2013-09-18 24 more labour news stories from USA today

Vietnam http://vietnamnews.vn/in-bai/244731/health-insurance-may-be-compulsory.htm [vietnamnews] 2013-09-18 0 more labour news stories from Vietnam today

Labour Herald – Issue No.78

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

Australia / Global Open plan offices attract highest levels of worker dissatisfaction: study[The Conversation] 2013-09-17 25 more labour news stories from Australia today

Burma Labor Laws Strengthened in Myanmar But Not Necessarily Working [The World] 2013-09-17

Cambodia Workers stay away from schools, factories as protests spread [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-09-17 3 more labour news stories fromCambodia today

Canada / New Brunswick Hospital workers protest cuts in Moncton [Global News] 2013-09-17 29 more labour news stories from Canadatoday

China Labour rights groups and workers call for action on China’s employment agencies[China Labour Bulletin] 2013-09-17 5 more labour news stories from China today

Colombia Drummond miners return to work after 53 days [Bloomberg] 2013-09-16

Egypt Minimum wage will not be increased, PM says [Egypt Independent] 2013-09-16

Europe Trade Unions in Western Europe: Hard Times, Hard Choices [GLC] 2013-09-16

Fiji Labour Party wants to lift wages, pensions if it wins Fiji elections [Fiji Times] 2013-09-17

Finland Finnish cruise liner yard to shut, 700 jobs cut [JP] 2013-09-17

Germany Wage gap takes spotlight in German elections [The Times] 2013-09-17

Ghana Workers in Anambra State have suffered-Omar [Spy Ghana] 2013-09-17

Greece New wave of Greek public sector strikes commence [Digital Journal] 2013-09-16 3 more labour news stories from Greece today

India / Andhra Pradesh Implement CAT order for SBC posts: union [The Hindu] 2013-09-17 9 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia SBY irked by loud labour protests[JP] 2013-09-17 2 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Ireland Lack of council staff ‘crippling’ service delivery [Irish Examiner] 2013-09-17 1 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Gvt advances plan to privatise Isreal’s oldest defence firm [Defense News] 2013-09-172 more labour news stories from Israel today

Jordan Electricity Workers Union meets Energy Minister over plans to sack 200 workers [Jordan Times] 2013-09-17

Korea / Global Global nurses day of action begins in Korea [Nurse Uncut] 2013-09-16 3 more labour news stories from Korea today

Korea (North) Kaesong Complex Finally Back Online [DailyNK] 2013-09-16 1 more labour news stories from Korea (North) today

New Caledonia Fiery New Caledonia union leader dies [RNZI] 2013-09-16

New Zealand New Labour leader Cunliffe attacks Key [Fairfax media] 2013-09-16 2 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Labour Set for Showdown With NIMET Over Unpaid Salaries [allAfrica] 2013-09-16 2 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Pakistan ‘PIA privatisation to be resisted’[Labour Watch] 2013-09-16 7 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

Palestine 95% of govt workers on strike [Ma’an News Agency] 2013-09-16 1 more labour news stories from Palestine today

Philippines / Global Health Workers to the UN: Be a true instrument to end social justice, and attain health for all For more info [Sa Ospital ng Bayan] 2013-09-17

Poland Up to 100,000 Unionists hold protest finale in Warsaw [Polskie Radio] 2013-09-16 3 more labour news stories from Poland today

Romania Gold Miners End Underground Protest After PM’s Visit [Carbonated TV] 2013-09-16

Russia / Canada Open letter to Pres Putin on gay rights from Canada’s biggest private sector union [Unifor] 2013-09-16

South Africa Vavi apologises on Twitter for using ‘that term’ [The Mail and Guardian] 2013-09-17 7 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka The People’s bank is in government’s trap [Unions Lanka] 2013-09-16

Swaziland “Now the cat is out the bag on Swaziland” [Equal Times] 2013-09-16

Tunisia National Tunisian Journalists syndicate call for a general protest to support Zied El Hani [Tunis Times] 2013-09-17 5 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

Turkey 147 Killed on the Job in August [Bianet] 2013-09-16

Uganda Teachers go on strike to demand 20 percent pay rise [Reuters] 2013-09-16 1 more labour news stories from Uganda today

UK Usdaw raises the issue of mental health and highlights declining provision of services in the NHS [Usdaw] 2013-09-16 8 more labour news stories from UK today

USA House of Labor Needs Repairs, Not Just New Roommates [Labor Notes] 2013-09-17 28 more labour news stories from USA today

Zimbabwe ZCTU to engage Gvt on pay scales[The Standard] 2013-09-16 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today

Labour Herald – Issue No.77

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

Afghanistan Mine collapse kills 27 [Dawn] 2013-09-15

Australia / Queensland VIDEO: Questions to Glencore and Xstrata from a devastated community, on the future of their town…..[unEarthedFilms] 2013-09-16 11 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Factory survey faces hiccups [The Daily Star] 2013-09-15 1 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Cambodia Forward steps for garment salary raise [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-09-16 1 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada Feds mull appeal to bad faith ruling in diplomat strike [CBC] 2013-09-15 14 more labour news stories from Canada today

Egypt Minimum wage will not be increased, PM says [Egypt Independent] 2013-09-16 1 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Ghana Joint university pensioners’ consultative meeting held [Business Ghana] 2013-09-15

India / Punjab Contract teachers block national highway, demands regularisation of jobs [PTI] 2013-09-16 6 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia View Point: Employers, workers need balancing act in new minimum wages[Jakarta Post] 2013-09-16 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Ireland Tyndall jobs to be evaluated over pay disparity [Irish Examiner] 2013-09-15 5 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Meuhedet sanctions canceled as negotiations intensify [Jerusalem Post] 2013-09-16

Korea Nurses in Korea kick off early for tomorrow’s Global Day of Action [NSW Nurses and Midwives Association ] 2013-09-16 2 more labour news stories from Korea today

Korea (South) Collective Hunger Strike @Daehanmun (#2) [CINA] 2013-09-15

Mongolia CMTU to demonstrate for minimum monthly wage increases [The Post] 2013-09-15

New Caledonia Fiery New Caledonia union leader dies [RNZI] 2013-09-16

New Zealand New Labour leader Cunliffe attacks Key [Fairfax media] 2013-09-16 2 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Pakistan PIA staff warn against privatisation bid [The Nation] 2013-09-16 2 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

Palestine 95% of govt workers on strike [Ma’an News Agency] 2013-09-16 1 more labour news stories from Palestine today

Philippines Workers find ways: The factory worker [Rappler] 2013-09-15

Poland Up to 100,000 Unionists hold protest finale in Warsaw [Polskie Radio] 2013-09-16 5 more labour news stories from Poland today

Russia / Canada Open letter to Pres Putin on gay rights from Canada’s biggest private sector union [Unifor] 2013-09-16

South Africa We will not desert the ANC – FAWU [PoliticsWeb] 2013-09-15

Tunisia UGTT: Next week ‘a last chance to reach to dialogue’ [TAP] 2013-09-16 2 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

UK Drive to establish UK games trade union[develop] 2013-09-16 2 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Pennsylvania Labor Unions Echo National Concerns About Obamacare [Baldwin-Whitehall Patch] 2013-09-16 13 more labour news stories from USA today

Zimbabwe ZCTU to engage Gvt on pay scales[The Standard] 2013-09-16 0 more labour news stories from Zimbabwe today

Labour Herald – Issue No.76

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

Australia AWU leader who became central figure in the party [Fairfax Media] 2013-09-13 20 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Garment workers are being met with violence, threats, bribery, and other forms of retaliation [Thinkprogress] 2013-09-133 more labour news stories from Bangladeshtoday

Canada / Saskatchewan Fast-food sector wages hard to digest [Regina Leader-Post] 2013-09-12 26 more labour news stories fromCanada today

Chile Miners strike at CODELCO in Chile[IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-09-13

Egypt / Australia Strike which left 7 Egyptian sailors stranded in Port Kembla for almost a week has ended [Illawarra Mercury] 2013-09-12 1 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji FTUC critical of hefty pay rises for top Fijian officials [RNZI] 2013-09-12

Finland Worst case scenario avoided in state research institutions [JHL] 2013-09-12

Greece Political row brewing over teachers’ strike [ekathimerini] 2013-09-12

India / Tamil Nadu Trade unions fast for their nine-point demand [The Hindu] 2013-09-13 12 more labour news stories from India today

Ireland Group in bid to break deadlock at Dublin Bus [RTÉ] 2013-09-12

Israel Owners Charged for Violating Foreign Workers’ Rights [Arutz 7] 2013-09-12 2 more labour news stories from Israel today

Kenya Nairobi leaders locked in meeting to end strike [All Africa] 2013-09-12

Korea (South) ‘Collective Hunger Strike’ @Daehanmun (#1) [CINA] 2013-09-12 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

New Zealand Kingmaker Jones stealing the show [Unite Union] 2013-09-13 12 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Asuu strike and question of united struggle [allAfrica] 2013-09-12

Papua New Guinea Junior miner sacks workers [PNG Post-Courier] 2013-09-13 1 more labour news stories from Papua New Guineatoday

Paraguay Paraguayan transport drivers crucify themselves in sacking protest [Equal Times] 2013-09-12

Philippines Workers picket dole, slam p10 NCR wage hike [KMU] 2013-09-13

Singapore ITF acting general secretary meets Singapore workers [ITF] 2013-09-12

South Africa SAMA honours Steve Biko-the revolutionary medic [Cosatu] 2013-09-13 24 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

UK London Fire Brigade to axe 550 jobs and close 10 stations [BBC] 2013-09-12 24 more labour news stories from UK today

Ukraine Leftist Student Union Activist in Ukraine Attacked by Far-Right Again: Second Attack in Just One Month [Direct Action] 2013-09-12

USA / District of Columbia Mayor vetoes Walmart wage bill [Ourfuture.org] 2013-09-13 36 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No.75

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

Australia Rising unemployment shows Abbott needs to put jobs first [ACTU] 2013-09-12 18 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Garment Workers Struggle to Form Unions [WSJ] 2013-09-12

Canada Jerry Dias: The first president of Unifor [CBC] 2013-09-11 23 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile Strike continues at Codelco copper mine; union plans more action [Reuters] 2013-09-11

Colombia Fenoco coal railway workers demand higher pay [Reuters] 2013-09-11

Egypt / Australia Strike which left 7 Egyptian sailors stranded in Port Kembla for almost a week has ended [Illawarra Mercury] 2013-09-12 1 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji FTUC critical of hefty pay rises for top Fijian officials [RNZI] 2013-09-12 2 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Finland Antti Palola on the way to becoming STTK President [Trade Union News from Finland] 2013-09-11

Germany IG Metall’s hilarious election video[The Guardian] 2013-09-11

Global Why are people who cross picket lines called ‘scabs’? [mentalfloss] 2013-09-11

Greece High school teachers to strike over job cuts [The Reporter] 2013-09-11

India / Gujarat Railwaymen move to seek secret strike ballot [Times of India] 2013-09-11 7 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Strike over soybean prices [BBC] 2013-09-11 2 more labour news stories fromIndonesia today

Ireland Group in bid to break deadlock at Dublin Bus [RTÉ] 2013-09-12 4 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Owners Charged for Violating Foreign Workers’ Rights [Arutz 7] 2013-09-12 2 more labour news stories from Israel today

Kenya Nairobi County Workers’ Strike Paralyzes City [The Citizen] 2013-09-11

Korea (North) / Korea (South) Koreas agree to reopen joint factory park next week [Yonhap] 2013-09-11

Korea (South) Collective hunger strike by Ssangyong workers [Hankyoreh] 2013-09-11 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South)today

Kuwait Country ‘lead player’ on Arab labor scene – ALO chairman [KNA] 2013-09-11

Latin America / Central America The right not to migrate and the right to sustainable development [Equal Times] 2013-09-11

Malaysia Government demand for data hinders quality teaching [Education International] 2013-09-11

Mexico Teachers’ Massive Strikes Crescendo to a Showdown [Labor Notes] 2013-09-11

Nepal Commitment for the workers representation while selecting the candidates for the CA election [GEFONT] 2013-09-11

New Zealand Mixed feelings for some public servants about return to central city [PSA] 2013-09-12 7 more labour news stories fromNew Zealand today

Nigeria ASUU strike: Breakaway PDP youths threaten protest [The Defender] 2013-09-11

North America / Global More than a minor issue: child labour during Fashion Week[Equal Times] 2013-09-11

Pakistan Gujranwala: Paramedical staff observes strike against non-payment [The News] 2013-09-11 15 more labour news stories from Pakistan today

Singapore ITF acting general secretary meets Singapore workers [ITF] 2013-09-12 1 more labour news stories from Singapore today

South Africa Business ‘can help end strife’[Business Day] 2013-09-12 15 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka Education to be sold in bulk – SB’s project [Unions Lanka] 2013-09-11 2 more labour news stories from Sri Lanka today

Trinidad and Tobago SUBSIDIES OR INCENTIVES? TAKE YOUR PICK [nwu] 2013-09-11 1 more labour news stories fromTrinidad and Tobago today

UK Video: #Tuc13 responds to Miliband’s speech [UnionNews] 2013-09-12 26 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / USA / California Battle Breaks Out Over Obama Care At 2013 AFL-CIO Convention For more info [LVP] 2013-09-12 23 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour Herald – Issue No.74

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

Australia The campaign to save universal health care goes global! [QNU] 2013-09-11 22 more labour news stories from Australia today

Cambodia Sacked Cambodian Garment Workers Reinstated After Protest‎ [JG] 2013-09-10 2 more labour news stories from Cambodiatoday

Canada / Ontario Statement regarding the inquest touching the death of Jeffrey Baldwin[CUPE] 2013-09-11 18 more labour news stories from Canada today

Egypt Workers: The Egyptian Army’s Next Target? [CounterPunch] 2013-09-10 2 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Europe US intelligence “doesn’t care about EU surveillance laws” [Equal Times] 2013-09-101 more labour news stories from Europe today

Fiji Shocking pay rise for Fiji regime hierarchy days before new Constitution [Coup Four and a Half] 2013-09-11 1 more labour news stories from Fiji today

France Unions march in protests against pension reform [Yahoo News] 2013-09-10

Germany IG Metall’s hilarious election video[The Guardian] 2013-09-11

Global Why are people who cross picket lines called ‘scabs’? [mentalfloss] 2013-09-11 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Greece Greek teachers strike over job cuts[The Independent] 2013-09-10

India / Gujarat Railwaymen move to seek secret strike ballot [Times of India] 2013-09-1110 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Strike over soybean prices [BBC] 2013-09-11 6 more labour news stories fromIndonesia today

Ireland EBS staff could strike tomorrow over loss of ’13th month’ [Irish Independent] 2013-09-11 3 more labour news stories from Irelandtoday

Israel Histadrut declares labor dispute at Clal Insurance [Globes ] 2013-09-10

Korea (North) / Korea (South) Koreas agree to reopen joint factory park next week [Yonhap] 2013-09-11

Korea (South) Collective hunger strike by Ssangyong workers [Hankyoreh] 2013-09-11 5 more labour news stories from Korea (South)today

Malaysia Government demand for data hinders quality teaching [Education International] 2013-09-11

Mexico Fighting To Stay Home [In These Times] 2013-09-10

Northern Mariana Islands / USA Businesses to be surveyed on minimum wage impact [RNZI] 2013-09-10

Russia The Cost of the World Cup [KTR] 2013-09-10

Singapore Couple cleared of maid abuse after payment of $5,000, AGC withdraws charges[ST] 2013-09-10

South Africa Numsa, Cosatu hold off on court battle over Vavi suspension [Business Day] 2013-09-10 21 more labour news stories fromSouth Africa today

Trinidad and Tobago SUBSIDIES OR INCENTIVES? TAKE YOUR PICK [nwu] 2013-09-11 2 more labour news stories fromTrinidad and Tobago today

UK Video: FBU says save people not banks at TUC 2013 [FBU SW] 2013-09-11 37 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Florida At a stalemate, transit union sets strike date [PNJ] 2013-09-11 34 more labour news stories from USA today