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3rd UNI Europa Conference - Toulouse, 3 - 5 Oct 2011

UNION VISION ACTION The 3rd UNI Europa conference will take place in Toulouse on the 3-5 October, 2011. The conference comes at a very important moment: the interests... more

Join Global campaign to end Government harassment of Fijian trade union officials

On September 2, Daniel Urai, General Secretary of the IUF-affiliated Fijian National Union of Hospitality Catering and Tourism Industries Employees (NUHCTIE) and union organiser Nitin Goundra will go... more

Sign up to support Palestinian Independence

Dear friends, In 48 hours, the UN Security Council will meet again to discuss Palestine's bid to become the 194th country. Already 700,000 of us have joined the campaign. But we need... more

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Sponsored Walk, 3 September

This year the IPSC Sponsored Hill Walk will take place on Saturday 3rd September 2011. We will be setting off from Laughanstown, Co. Dublin at 11.30am and finishing up with... more

New York: Boathouse Restaurant workers strike against unfair labour practices

60 employees of the Boathouse Restaurant in New York’s Central Park have walked off their jobs and were joined on the picket line by 37 of their co-workers who were... more

Workers at Six HM New York Clothing Stores Join a Union

Workers at six New York City-area H&M stores, owned by a Sweden-based clothing retailer, won a two-month union-organizing campaign after their employer didn’t demand a secret-ballot election.more

Wisconsin’s Warning to Union-Busters - New York Times

New York Times Article Five months after Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin pushed through a law stripping public unions of their bargaining rights, the Republican Party has paid a price.... more

18 Trade Unionists killed in Colombia in 2011 - Justice for Colombia

Latest killings bring the total number of trade unionists killed in Colombia so far in 2011 to 18. Over the last days two more leading FENSUAGRO activists have been arrested,adding... more

Swedwood Workers Vote Union YES!

In a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, an agency of the United States Federal Government, workers at Swedwood’s operation in Danville Virginia voted to be... more

Setback for Bruton wage reform plan - Examiner Article

By Shaun Connolly and Juno McEnroe THE bitter Coalition wrangle over Fine Gael’s bid to overhaul wage safeguards for the low paid appeared to end in a setback for... more
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Iran: Free Ailing Labor Activist Reza Shahabi
LabourStart headline - Source: Human Rights Watch
Australia: Global turmoil spreads to ICTSI flagship terminal in Australia
LabourStart headline - Source: Justice for Dock Workers
Ireland: Ryanair agrees to recognise pilot unions to avert strike
LabourStart headline - Source: RTÉ
Egypt: New trade union law undermines freedom of association
LabourStart headline - Source: AI Monitor
Greece: Unions Strike as Bailouts to End With Austerity Blitz
LabourStart headline - Source: US News and World Report
Kenya: Union members banned from holding elected office, confrontation coming with government
LabourStart headline - Source: The Nation
Kazakhstan: Coal Miners' Strike Spreads In Kazakhstan As Workers Stay Underground
LabourStart headline - Source: RFE/RL
South Africa: Why changes to labour laws are an assault on workers' rights
LabourStart headline - Source: The Mail and Guardian
USA: Working People Propel Doug Jones to Historic Alabama Senate Victory
LabourStart headline - Source: AFL-CIO
Global: Migrant workers expose recruitment practices
LabourStart headline - Source: Global Cause
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