Labour Herald – Issue No.89

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

Asia / Pacific Trade agreements and the impact on public services [PSI] 2013-10-23 2 more labour news stories from Asia today

Australia / South Australia Work stops (again) at Crusta [Murray-Pioneer] 2013-10-23 36 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh / Canada Winnipegger Brad Loewen new chief inspector of 1,600 Bangladeshi factories [The Star] 2013-10-22 2 more labour news stories from Bangladeshtoday

Brazil Clashes as oil licenses auctioned [GMA] 2013-10-22

Canada CUPE 50th anniversary convention – live! [PSI] 2013-10-23 20 more labour news stories from Canada today

Colombia / UK Colombian trade unionist Huber Ballesteros delivers defiant message from prison cell For more info Image ActNOW!  [Morning Star] 2013-10-23 1 more labour news stories from Colombia today

Fiji New workers union gets support from employers [Fiji Village] 2013-10-23

Ghana TEWU Halts Its 2-weeks Strike Action[Spy Ghana] 2013-10-22 4 more labour news stories from Ghana today

Global Risks of the Trade in Services Agreement [PSI] 2013-10-23 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Guatemala Tortured, killed and branded a ‘terrorist’ – for being a trade unionist in Guatemala [Equal Times] 2013-10-22 1 more labour news stories from Guatemala today

India AAI employees step up stir with hunger strike [The Hindu] 2013-10-23 9 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Freeport Strikes Grasberg Mine Wage Deal [Jakarta Globe] 2013-10-23 5 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Iran Independent sugar union leaders call for reinstatement and back pay [IUF] 2013-10-22 3 more labour news stories from Iran today

Ireland GRA calls for European-style Garda uniform [irishexaminer.com] 2013-10-23 8 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Flour Mill Workers in Israel win significant wage increase [IUF] 2013-10-22 4 more labour news stories from Israel today

Italy Unions to strike over coalition budget compromise [Reuters] 2013-10-22

Kenya Migori Staff May Strike Over Pay[allAfrica] 2013-10-22

Korea (South) Int’l solidarity with KTU (#2)[CINA] 2013-10-23 5 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Mauritania Precarious Work: Our Concern[PSI] 2013-10-23

Namibia Game Oshakati Workers Down Tools[allAfrica] 2013-10-22 1 more labour news stories from Namibia today

New Zealand Government opens the door to massive cuts at New Zealand Post [EPMU] 2013-10-23 12 more labour news stories fromNew Zealand today

Nigeria ASUU protests hit Ile-Ife, Calabar, Osogbo, Ibadan [The Defender] 2013-10-22

Palestine Journalists rally in Ramallah to reopen Gaza media offices [Ma’an News Agency] 2013-10-22

Philippines Philippines union works with municipality to improve public services and workers’ benefits [PSI] 2013-10-23 4 more labour news stories from Philippines today

Poland Solidarity eyes challenge to Poland’s leadership [The Financial Times] 2013-10-22

Qatar Migrant labour puts doubt over Qatar once again [The Palatinate] 2013-10-22

Russia Autoworkers celebrate victory at Antolin [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-10-22

South Africa NUM calls for women miner safety [The Independent] 2013-10-22 21 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Sri Lanka Estate employees rally for the 6th convention [Unions Lanka] 2013-10-22

Syria IFJ Appeals for Safe Return of Sky News Arabia Journalists Missing in Syria [IFJ] 2013-10-22

Tibet Machine guns fired on mine protesters[Truthloader] 2013-10-22

Turkey / Canada Turkish and Canadian workers together call on Crown to stop busting [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-10-22

UK Blacklist revelation ‘dynamite’ [Oldham Evening Chronicle] 2013-10-22 3 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / California Bart contract settlement[SFGate] 2013-10-23 12 more labour news stories from USA today

Zambia Shoprite backtracks on sackings after government threat [Fresh Plaza] 2013-10-22 0 more labour news stories from Zambia today