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Irish Times letter on Rosalba Gaviria Toro - Justice for Columbia (Ireland)

Dear Sir, I strongly disagree with the assertion by the Colombian ambassador to Ireland, Sr. Mauricio Rodrigues Munera (December 8th), that the inordinate delays experienced by trade unionists and... more

Germany in the driving seat - Communist Party of Ireland

The agreement reached at the EU summit meeting is a clear victory for Germany, and a consolidation of their political dominence. The decision to hand over more powers in relation... more

24 hours to save our democracy - Avaaz

In 24 hours, our leaders may wave through a terrifying Merkel/Sarkozy plan that would abolish our right to choose sane economic policies. But, together, we can stop our leaders trashing... more

Sacked, jailed now blackmailed - challenging precarious work at Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé Pakistan attempts to blackmail workers challenging precarious jobs regime into renouncing their rights Management at Nestlé's dairy factory in Kabirwala, Pakistan has not only retaliated against the union... more

REPUDIATE THE DEBT CAMPAIGN: Pre-Budget Debt Protest

Over the next two days the Government will announce its budgetary strategy, which will include more than €3.5 billion in cuts in spending on health, welfare, education and many other... more

Trade unionists in Pakistan and Ecuador need our help today

In Pakistan, six trade union leaders have been jailed on spurious 'terrorism' charges. The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation has launched a global online campaign to demand their... more

Dáil Protest to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Victims of Forced Labour call for laws against Forced Labour Where & When: 1pm on Friday, 2nd, December outside Dáil Éireann, Kildare St., Dublin 2 On International Day... more

Stand With Workers This Thanksgiving

When one retail worker speaks out and takes public action against unfair scheduling practices, it's a media story. When his coworkers stand with him and speak with one voice, they've... more

Trial of Thai activist starts Monday: Take Action for his release

On 21 November, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, well known editor and long time labour rights activist, will stand trial on charges of lèse majesté. He faces 30 years' imprisonment and has been... more

New Zealand: Locked out meat workers need our support

A New Zealand lamb processor has locked out 111 workers at its plant. The employer is trying order to force those workers and their union to sign off on... 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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