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Show support for the workers of the US, battling to protect their collective bargaining rights

Today is a national day of protest across the United States as unions face an unprecedented assault on their rights. Tens of thousands of people will march and... more

Thousands beheaded, poisoned and hanged in 2010 says Amnesty International

Last year 23 countries shot, hanged, poisoned, electrocuted or beheaded some of their own citizens. Amnesty International today, 28 March, published its annual report on the death penalty... more

Congress to Lobby EU Trade Unions on 'New Deal for Ireland'

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is to meet key trade union leaders across the European Union as part of an initiative designed to secure a 'new deal' for... more

Don't forget today's Daffodil Day

Cancer is a problem that will affect 1 in 3 Irish families but you can help the Irish Cancer Society continue to provide its free nationwide cancer information... more

Mandate Conference 2012 for Wexford

SIPTU has confirmed that White’s Hotel Wexford town has joined the growing ranks of Fair Hotels in Ireland. Fair Hotels ( are hotels committed to treating their... more

Amnesty International urges US states not to attack workers rights

Amnesty International has urged several US states to abandon planned legislation that would drastically restrict workers' rights. States including Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and... more

Japan: What unions are doing how you can help

The international trade union movement has mobilised to provide funds and messages of solidarity to its brothers and sisters in Japan. Here are some of the web pages... more

Workers call for justice outside Supermacs O'Connell St. branch

Fast Food Workers today staged a protest outside the O'Connell St. branches of several major fast food outlets. Workers from the Restaurant and Catering Workers Forum, established by... more

MRCI Applauds Victory of Workers at the Davenport

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland welcomes the unequivocal decision made by the Labour Court today which recommended that the operators of O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel reinstate the five women on strike... more

‘Workers Roll of Honour’ announced - candidates who have pledged to protect the lowest paid

The Coalition to Protect the Lowest Paid has released a list of candidates who, if elected, have made a pledge to protect the lowest paid workers in Ireland.  The Workers’... 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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