Labour Herald – Issue No. 59

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

Australia Campaigning unit to re-energise voters [The Australian] 2013-08-17 19 more labour news stories from Australia today

Canada / Ontario Protesters prevent meeting where scabs to have been hired [The Nugget] 2013-08-16 12 more labour news stories fromCanada today

Chile Workers end surprise strike at Escondida copper mine [The Times] 2013-08-161 more labour news stories from Chile today

Colombia Health workers union expects 15,000 to join strike wave [Colombia Reports] 2013-08-16

Cuba / Cuba Activist Ivan Hernandez brutally beaten again For more info[] 2013-08-16

Fiji Stand off between Sugar Union, company and gvt in vital island industry [Fiji Times] 2013-08-17

Finland Emerging part-time work might lead to in-work poverty [Trade Union News from Finland] 2013-08-16

French Polynesia Prolong Tahiti port strike unresolved [Radio New Zealand International] 2013-08-16 1 more labour news stories fromFrench Polynesia today

Ghana Labour Commission averts strike by GCB workers [Ghanaweb] 2013-08-16 1 more labour news stories from Ghana today

Honduras Did Factory Workers Choose To Wear Diapers? [The Latin Times] 2013-08-16 1 more labour news stories from Hondurastoday

India / Uttar Pradesh Labourer electrocuted by high tension wire [Times of India] 2013-08-17 18 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia PT. Fuji Seat Indonesia and PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor: STOP VIOLATING INDONESIAN LAWS! [] 2013-08-17

Ireland / UK Workers at four Marks and Spencer stores that are due to close are to be balloted on strike action [RTÉ] 2013-08-16 8 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Gvt asks High Court to overturn Labor Court decision on port privatisation [Jerusalem Post] 2013-08-16 2 more labour news stories from Israel today

Korea (South) Migrant workers to protest ‘Employment Permit System’… [CINA] 2013-08-17 2 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Mexico Agreement reached to end strike at Frisco mine [Global Post] 2013-08-16

New Zealand ERA ammendment bill threatening [ASMS] 2013-08-16 10 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Health workers may begin strike today[The Guardian] 2013-08-16

Northern Mariana Islands Uncertainty over foreign worker extension hurting CNMI economy [RNZI] 2013-08-16

Palestine / Israel Number of Employed Palestinians in Israel and Israeli settlements about 96,000, says Statistics Bureau [PNN] 2013-08-16

Philippines PAL union asks DOJ to dismiss harassment case filed vs airline workers [The Inquirer] 2013-08-16

Puerto Rico / USA Puerto Rico Telephone Workers Join OPEIU [AFL-CIO] 2013-08-16

South Africa / North West Amcu disappointed at NUM boycott [Business Day] 2013-08-16 23 more labour news stories from South Africatoday

Trinidad and Tobago CWU stands its ground on TSTT [Trinidad Guardian] 2013-08-16 1 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobagotoday

Tunisia UGTT threatens more anti-Islamic gvt protests next week [Reuters] 2013-08-16

Turkey Jewelers looking to end of mint strike to help prices [Hurriyet] 2013-08-16

UK / England Bridgwater Royal Mail strike stronger than ever after eight days [Bridgwater TUC] 2013-08-16 7 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / California Living wages good for business, Good for LA [Labor’s Edge] 2013-08-17 23 more labour news stories from USAtoday