Labour Herald – Issue No.103

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

Australia National Accounts figures a warning to Government that now is not the time to slash and burn [ACTU] 2013-12-04 30 more labour news stories from Australia today

Brazil FIFA must stop sacrificing construction workers’ lives [BWI] 2013-12-03

Canada / Saskatchewan Impact of PotashCorp layoffs felt across central Saskatchewan[Unifor] 2013-12-04 24 more labour news stories from Canada today

Chile New national industrial union takes shape in Chile [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-12-04

Egypt Workers at Egyptian iron and steel plant go on strike [El-Ahram] 2013-12-04 3 more labour news stories from Egypt today

Fiji Minimum wage proposal yet to be submitted [Fiji Live] 2013-12-03

Finland Akava members show signs they are willing to retire later [Trade Union News from Finland] 2013-12-03 1 more labour news stories from Finland today

Global ITF and UITP unite with a vision to promote the development of public transport worldwide in the medium- and long-term [ITF news] 2013-12-03 1 more labour news stories from Global today

Haiti Rampant wage theft at foreign factories in Haiti [IPS] 2013-12-03

India Health advocates call on Indian government to end all use of asbestos[Hazards magazine] 2013-12-03

Iran Labour activist Hosseiny summoned to court again [Radio Zamaneh] 2013-12-03

Ireland ASTI responds to Department statement on supervision and substitution[ASTI] 2013-12-04 6 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Israel Court freezes Hadera-Paper plant dismissals until Dec. 10 [Ynet News] 2013-12-03 2 more labour news stories from Israeltoday

Kenya Kenyan civil service union threatens new year’s strike over wages [African Review] 2013-12-03

Korea (South) Ten years ago: Migrant Workers Sit-in Struggle in Seoul… (#2) [CINA] 2013-12-03 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

Libya Army tells oil workers to end strike – with no conditions [The National ] 2013-12-03

New Zealand Forestry deaths demand an enquiry [Fairfax media] 2013-12-04 10 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Norway Which collective agreement shall apply in Risavika [Industri Energi] 2013-12-04

Qatar Migrant workers are little better than slaves [Digital Journal] 2013-12-04 4 more labour news stories from Qatar today

Solomon Islands Saving Children From Loggers [Inter-Press Service] 2013-12-03

South Africa / Gauteng COSATU press statement on the campaign against e-tolls[Cosatu] 2013-12-03 13 more labour news stories from South Africa today

UK Higher education strike – voices from the picket line [UNISON] 2013-12-03 13 more labour news stories from UK today

Ukraine Ukraine: call for restraint and inclusive democracy [ITUC] 2013-12-04

USA / Illinois House debate begins on pension overhaul [Times Union] 2013-12-04 25 more labour news stories from USA today

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 [Balkans.com] 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

Trinidad and Tobago RECOGNITION BOARD CHAIRMAN RUNS FROM UNION PICKET [NWU] 2013-11-13

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 [novinite.com] 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

Labour Herald – Issue No.99

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

Australia / New South Wales False hope on Electrolux cuts no ice with AWU [Central Western Daily] 2013-10-26 10 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Minimum-Wage Hike Won’t Appease Workers [In These Times] 2013-10-26

Canada / Ontario Rollbacks: How Does It Make You Feel?  ActNOW!  [USW] 2013-10-27 21 more labour news stories from Canada today

Cyprus Some municipal workers to go on strike [The Mail] 2013-10-26

India / Kerala Port, dock workers sign new wage settlement [Business Line] 2013-10-26 5 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia Government braces for nationwide labor protests [The Post] 2013-10-26

Ireland Fears of new strike as Dublin Bus drivers split over cost-cut plan [The Independent] 2013-10-26

Korea (South) Ministry of Labor has become the ‘Ministry of Employers’ [Hankyoreh] 2013-10-27 1 more labour news stories from Korea (South) today

New Zealand Auckland McDonalds blockaded in pay and homophobia dispute [libcom] 2013-10-26

Nigeria Maritime Workers Have Not Been Paid For Eight Months Now [Spy Ghana] 2013-10-261 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Portugal Demonstrators protest crisis cuts[Channel News Asia] 2013-10-27

Qatar / Global Draconian employment laws pose even more problems for FIFA [Yahoo News] 2013-10-26

Sri Lanka Trade Union Front urges President’s intervention [The Island] 2013-10-26

Trinidad and Tobago NWU CONDEMNS MASS FIRING OF NP WORKERS [national workers union] 2013-10-26 3 more labour news stories from Trinidad and Tobago today

UK Trainees are charged hefty fees to work for Ryanair [Observer] 2013-10-27

USA McDonald’s helpline tells employee to apply for food stamps [The Globe and Mail] 2013-10-27 27 more labour news stories fromUSA today

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

Labour Herald – Issue No.87

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

Australia No code of practice for workplace bullying but hope remains [SafetyAtWorkBlog] 2013-10-16 37 more labour news stories fromAustralia today

Bangladesh Garment factory workers detain boss until he pays bonus  ActNOW!  [Chicago Tribune] 2013-10-15 1 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Bulgaria Bulgarian Trade Unions Demand Discussion on Planned Possible Layoffs[novinite.com] 2013-10-15

Cambodia Undercover cop beaten up at Teacher Union protest now identified [Phnom Penh Post] 2013-10-15 1 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

Canada / Ontario CUPE 5088 to meet Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley in mediation [CUPE] 2013-10-15 21 more labour news stories from Canada today

Cuba Workers Advocate a More Active Role of Labor Movement in Country’s Development[Cadena Agramonte] 2013-10-15

Fiji Smaller Fiji businesses expected to struggle with minimum wage [RNZI] 2013-10-16 3 more labour news stories from Fiji today

Finland Air traffic controllers threaten go-slow[YLE News] 2013-10-15

France National strike over pensions [The Connexion] 2013-10-15

French Polynesia Tahiti hospital strike seemingly unresolved [RNZI] 2013-10-16

Global Unions continue to put UN under fire for not respecting workers’ rights [Equal Times] 2013-10-15

India SEBI introduces paternity, child care leave for staff [PTI] 2013-10-15 2 more labour news stories from India today

Israel Eini to Discuss Layoffs with Worker C’tees, Teva Chief [Arutz 7] 2013-10-15 5 more labour news stories from Israel today

Korea (South) Another aerial protest by laborers [Hankyoreh] 2013-10-15

Malta MUBE accuses HSBC [Malta Independent] 2013-10-15

New Zealand Fishing industry under spotlight at major international union meeting on Asia Pacific fishing industry [Voxy] 2013-10-16 3 more labour news stories from New Zealandtoday

Nigeria ASUU strike: Lecturers vow to continue strike, rebuffs govt’s ‘no work, no pay’ rule [The Daily Post] 2013-10-15 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Pakistan Attack on journalist in Pakistan’s Abbottabad City condemned [IFJ] 2013-10-15

Palestine How does Palestine’s economy work? [The Guardian] 2013-10-15 1 more labour news stories from Palestine today

Qatar Trade Union Leaders Urge FIFA To “Put Pressure On Qatar Over Labour-Abuse At Construction Sites [Inside Futbol] 2013-10-15 1 more labour news stories from Qatar today

South Africa Times Media to cut jobs[Business Report] 2013-10-15 16 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Tunisia UGTT says final political talks to happen after this week’s Eid al-Adha holiday[Tunisia Live] 2013-10-15 1 more labour news stories from Tunisia today

UK Zero-hours contracts [GLC] 2013-10-15 7 more labour news stories from UK today

USA Organizing for the long haul: salting To the rescue? [Talking Union] 2013-10-15 10 more labour news stories from USA today

Zambia Shoprite workers strike [The Times] 2013-10-15 0 more labour news stories fromZambia today

Labour herald – Issue No.86

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

Algeria Crackdown on Independent Trade Unions [Human Rights Watch] 2013-10-06

Australia Trade must not ignore the human factor [Working Life] 2013-10-07 6 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bahrain Pact hope as top ILO team planning a visit [Gulf Daily News] 2013-10-06

Canada / Ontario Unions rally for striking Bonfield workers [The Nugget] 2013-10-06 17 more labour news stories from Canada today

Cyprus Funeral of veteran fighter for workers’ rights [The Mail] 2013-10-06

Fiji Fairtrade concerned about worker’s rights in Fiji sugar mills [FairTrade International] 2013-10-06 3 more labour news stories from Fijitoday

Germany Amazon’s workers threaten strike before Christmas [Reuters] 2013-10-06

India / Kerala Bus workers to go on strike [The Hindu] 2013-10-07 4 more labour news stories from India today

Israel Haifa Port slows to crawl as workers protest reform [Haaretz] 2013-10-06

Japan Can Rengo ride favorable winds of Abenomics to achieve pay hikes? [Japan News] 2013-10-06

Philippines Dole assumes control over university’s labor dispute [The Sun-Star] 2013-10-06

Poland Unionists march to demand labor security [WJCL] 2013-10-06

South Africa Cosatu backs striking workers[Business Report] 2013-10-06 1 more labour news stories from South Africa today

USA / California Pyramid Brewery workers accuse Berkeley brewery of union busting[KTVU] 2013-10-06 5 more labour news stories from USA today

Labour herald – Issue No.85

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

American Samoa / USA Civil Servants in American Samoa still at work despite federal shutdown [RNZI] 2013-10-04

Australia / Western Australia Record fines for illegal strike at Woodsides’ LNG project [The Australian] 2013-10-03 1 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Workers press for higher pay [The Times] 2013-10-03

Botswana Nurses strike looming? [The Gazette] 2013-10-03

Canada / Yukon Yukon temporary worker happy Ottawa strike is over [CBC] 2013-10-0331 more labour news stories from Canadatoday

Colombia Trade unionist murdered on 27 September [ITUC] 2013-10-04

Cyprus Hasikos says Kofinou slaughterhouse must close [The Mail] 2013-10-03

Egypt Is Egypt heading for an anti-labour constitution? [Al-Ahram] 2013-10-03

Europe 10th October is the date set aside for a Europe-wide Air Traffic Control Strike [The Leader] 2013-10-03

Fiji Public service unions make claim as test of constitution [Radio New Zealand International] 2013-10-03 5 more labour news stories fromFiji today

Finland Thai berry pickers remain outside agreements and unprotected [Trade Union News from Finland] 2013-10-03

French Polynesia Health fears for workers to be sent to French Polynesia nuke test site[Radio New Zealand International] 2013-10-03

Ghana Local gov’t workers warming up for strike action [Spy Ghana] 2013-10-03

Global PSI delegates bring solidarity message to UN Staff unions  ActNOW!  [PSI] 2013-10-032 more labour news stories from Global today

Hong Kong Workers at Swire Beverages strike over increased workload [The South China Morning Post] 2013-10-03

India / Tamil Nadu 108 Ambulance staff threaten to go on indefinite strike [The Hindu] 2013-10-03 3 more labour news stories fromIndia today

Ireland Realignment of unions must defeat ‘silo mentality’ [Registration required] [IRN] 2013-10-04 7 more labour news stories fromIreland today

Israel Kamada workers walk off production lines [Haaretz] 2013-10-03 5 more labour news stories from Israel today

Korea 진주의료원 강제퇴원환자 ‘고통 극심’ [보건의료노조] 2013-10-03

Mexico Labor Shorts: Tri-National Solidarity Alliance Plans Actions for the Coming Year[mexican labor news and analysis vol 18 no 7] 2013-10-03 6 more labour news stories fromMexico today

Namibia RA employees down tools [The New Era] 2013-10-03 1 more labour news stories from Namibia today

New Zealand CTU president stands by call for ACC minister to resign [Radio New Zealand] 2013-10-03 10 more labour news stories fromNew Zealand today

Nigeria Postal Workers Protest Non-payment of Special Allowances [This Day] 2013-10-03 2 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Norway Norvège: les syndicats font «de la surveillance» [La Presse] 2013-10-03

Panama Strike continues , health workers deny political agenda [Newsroom Panama] 2013-10-03

Qatar Will FIFA blow the whistle on Qatar?[Equal Times] 2013-10-03 1 more labour news stories from Qatar today

South Africa End in sight to motor industry strike [SABC] 2013-10-03 2 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Spain Jobless rate rises again after six months of falls [Times Union] 2013-10-03

UK NUJ welcomes committee recommendations on copyright [NUJ] 2013-10-04 9 more labour news stories from UK today

USA The Lost Decades[www.thenewcrossroads.com] 2013-10-04 28 more labour news stories from USA today

Venezuela Strikes Continue at Sidor[Venezuelanalysis] 2013-10-03

Zambia ZULAWU vows to continue with strike over salary arrears [The Post] 2013-10-03 0 more labour news stories from Zambia today

Labour Herald – Issue No.84

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

Australia / Australian Capital TerritoryCanberra worksite safety in for big overhaul[Fairfax Media] 2013-09-27 9 more labour news stories from Australia today

Bangladesh Reparation after the garment factory disaster [rabble] 2013-09-27 2 more labour news stories from Bangladesh today

Barbados Domestic Workers not keen on forming a union [The Advocate] 2013-09-27

Brazil Brazil Post to cut wages of striking workers [Post and Parcel] 2013-09-27

Canada / UK Royal Mail could be valued at $5.3B US in October IPO [CBC] 2013-09-28 39 more labour news stories from Canada today

Cuba Arrested and beaten once again Cuban labor activist Ivan Hernandez For more info[Sindical Press] 2013-09-27

Europe Possible flight disruptions on October 10 [The Mail] 2013-09-27

Finland Forecast: Finnish exports will recover, but slowly [Trade Union News from Finland] 2013-09-27 2 more labour news stories fromFinland today

Ghana No pay for illegal strikers – Employment Minister [Ghanaweb] 2013-09-27

Global / Qatar Players’ union ‘deeply alarmed’ by Qatar labor allegations [Yahoo News] 2013-09-27

India SBI clamps down on trade union activity[Livemint] 2013-09-27 2 more labour news stories from India today

Indonesia / Malaysia Indonesian Manpower Ministry Gets Behind Push to Free Maid in Malaysia [The Jakarta Globe] 2013-09-27 1 more labour news stories from Indonesia today

Ireland Boots talks go to Labour Court, Penneys likely to follow [Registration required] [IRN] 2013-09-27 8 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Maldives Tourism workers threaten strike after election is halted [The Guardian] 2013-09-27

Namibia Service Station Workers Ready to Strike [allAfrica] 2013-09-27 1 more labour news stories from Namibia today

New Zealand More cash needed for charter schools money pit [NZEI] 2013-09-28 8 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

Nigeria Suswam, Benue varsity feud over ongoing strike [The Guardian] 2013-09-27 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

North America Prospects for a Continental Workers’ Movement: A Friendly Debate [The Bullet] 2013-09-27

Peru Mine Workers Start 48-Hour National Strike – Union [The Wall Street Journal] 2013-09-27

Philippines Anakpawis, government employees seek increase in minimum pay[Bulatlat] 2013-09-27

Qatar Report: 4,000 Migrant Workers Will Die On The Job Before World Cup Begins In 2022[Think Progress] 2013-09-27 2 more labour news stories from Qatar today

South Africa Amcu maintains strike against job cuts [Business Report] 2013-09-27 21 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Trinidad and Tobago TCL fined in strike dispute [The Express] 2013-09-27

UK Royal Mail sell-off – Before postal workers even have a chance to strike over the plan[New Statesman] 2013-09-27 1 more labour news stories from UK today

USA / Illinois Funeral Industry Giant SCI Committed Unfair Labor Practices, Says NLRB[Teamsters Local 727] 2013-09-28 40 more labour news stories from USA today

Uzbekistan Dispatches: death at cotton harvest[HRW] 2013-09-27 0 more labour news stories from Uzbekistan today