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