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25 Nov 14 Qatar migrant workers get global union support -- The plight of the migrants workers in Qatar has made the global union Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) take action. During its board meeting in Geneva last week the organisation made a policy decision to work out a proposal for how people working in countries where unions are banned could be offered membership in the BWI. ( Laborstart )
25 Nov 14 Israel, unions to start minimum wage talks as national strike looms -- JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Finance Minister will start negotiations with the country's main labour union on Monday in a bid to avert a national strike over demands to sharply raise the minimum wage, the ministry said. ( Laborstart )
12 Nov 14 Workers on hunger strike detained by police in Babruisk -- BelaPAN learnt it from Mikhail Kavalkou, the chairman of the branch of the Belarusian Free Trade Union at the plant of tractor parts and units in Babruisk. ( Laborstart )
12 Nov 14 THE OTHER SUMMIT IN BRISBANE THIS WEEK -- BRISBANE is readying itself for the largest gathering of international leaders to ever visit Australian shores. ( Laborstart )
15 Sep 14 Talks resume in teachers’ strike, but no one is saying much Read more: -- All eyes were on a Richmond hotel Saturday as both sides in the teachers’ strike resumed talks for the weekend. ( Laborstart )
15 Sep 14 No mooncakes, no iPhone 6: Chinese iPhone factory workers go on strike after being denied free cakes -- mployer-employee relationship is very subtle. As an employee you do your job, and hope that your boss will provide you the incentives you were promised. When either of the parties fail on their part, things go haywire. That’s what happened at a Chinese plant which makes screens for the new iPhones. Workers were promised mooncakes and a $98 bonus for working on a public holiday, but the eatables they were promised were never given to them, and as a result, the angry workers went on a strike, ( Laborstart )
10 Sep 14 Workers demand reappointment of sacked colleagues -- Over a hundred workers of a garment factory in Beron of Ashulia formed a human chain at Zamgora of Ashulia demanding reappointment of terminated workers, withdrawal of a case filed by the factory management against the workers, and permission to form a labour union. ( Laborstart )
10 Sep 14 Sub Categories: » HOMEPAGE / TURKEY/ LOCAL Wednesday,September 10 2014, Your time is 10:43:59 Workers at Istanbul construction site block road denouncing ‘poor labor conditions’ -- A group of construction workers have launched a protest over poor labor conditions in Istanbul’s Halkalı neighborhood, halting their work and blocking a busy highway. ( Laborstart )
08 Sep 14 Andy Hall: Thailand trial for UK labour activist -- A British activist who campaigns for better working conditions has gone on trial in Thailand for defamation. ( Laborstart )
18 Aug 14 SHOCKING: Jonathan sacks 16,000 resident doctors in Nigeria - See more at: -- The President, Goodluck Jonathan, has ordered the sack of all resident doctors in Nigerian hospitals. The sack was contained in a directive by Mr. Jonathan to the Federal Ministry of Health to suspend all residency training programme for Nigerian doctors. - See more at: ( Laborstart )
15 Aug 14 Taxi unions call off strike, dispute continues in Kolkata -- Though the Taxi unions have called off their strike, a meeting between State Transport Minister Madan Mitra and taxi unions ended here on Wednesday without any solution to the ongoing discord between the Unions and the government. ( Laborstart )
15 Aug 14 Renault Samsung's worker relocation backfires -- The Regional Labor Relations Commission in Busan ruled that the job relocation of 24 Renault Samsung Motors workers was unlawful, and called on the company to reverse the plan, officials said Thursday. ( )
13 Aug 14 Akzo Nobel Korea refuses to recognize IndustriALL affiliate KCTF -- The Korean Chemical & Textiles Workers’ Federation (KCTF) organized 62 of the 115 employees at Akzo Nobel Korea, with the new local officially forming on 10 May 2014. Two days later the local sent their written demand to management as to begin collective bargaining towards establishing a collective agreement. ( Laborstart )
13 Aug 14 Five thousand more Norwegian teachers to join month-long strike -- Striking Norwegian teachers are set to receive a wave of professional support as thousands of colleagues around the country prepare to take their place on the picket lines. ( Laborstart )
07 Aug 14 BWI participates in ASEAN Unions Assembly -- In his inaugural address to the first ever ASEAN Services Employees Trade Union Council (ASETUC) General Assembly held on 4th August 2014 in Bali, Denpasar, Ambet Yuson, BWI General Secretary, underscored the need for trade unions to direct the planned ASEAN Economic Integration along decent work agenda framework. ( Laborstart )
07 Aug 14 Zarfaty workers stand firm. Morale boosted by 7000 emails from unionists across globe -- Palestinian workers in the West Bank settlement Mishor Edomim have voted to continue their struggle to end the harassment of independent workers union workplace reps and to stand firm against union-busting.The 35 Zarfaty Garage workers, at a meeting called yesterday (Monday, August 4) by the independent union WAC MAAN, committed themselves to the ongoing struggle to achieve decent working conditions and the right to have their union voice respected by their boss in the Occupied Territories settlement of Mishor Adumim. Independent trade union WAC MAAN national director, Assaf Adiv, reported to the workers about the global support campaign which has sent 7000 protest emails – via LabourStart. ( Laborstart )
13 Jan 14 Gap to source garments from Myanmar -- High street giant Gap is to become the first American retailer to source garments made in Myanmar, the US embassy in Yangon said, over a decade after sanctions against the former junta slashed the country's textile industry. ( The Nation )
13 Jun 14 Fiat agrees to return of 19 Pomigliano workers - union -- Rome, June 11 - Fiat has agreed to the return of 19 FIOM union members to its Pomigliano d'Arco factory, the trade union's Secretary-General Maurizio Landini said Wednesday. The group of workers was at the centre of a lengthy battle between Fiat and FIOM, the metalworkers' arm of CGIL, Italy's biggest trade-union confederation. The group will return to work over the coming weeks, said the union. "As far as we are concerned, we want to open a new chapter of industrial relations in all of the Fiat Group," said Landini. He added that various unions representing Fiat workers ( Laborstart )
13 Jun 14 Workers at Box Factory March for Wage Raise -- About 20 workers at a factory that makes cardboard boxes marched to the Japanese Embassy on Wednesday to ask for support in their efforts to secure seniority wages. ( Laborstart )
13 Jun 14 Philippines: Stop union-busting at NXP Semiconductors -- Join the fight back against the union-busting aggression of the market leading NXP Semiconductors. The company’s illegal retaliation to their Philippine employees organizing and peacefully supporting the collective bargaining process was to sack all 24 union officers on 5 May. Among the dismissed by NXP Semiconductors in Cabuyao, Laguna is the president of the national metalworkers union MWAP, Brother Reden Alcantara. Management and government are colluding to bust the union, one of the few that successfully organizes workers in the country’s Free Trade Zones. The MWAP, IndustriALL Global Union and LabourStart jointly call on supporters to write to the NXP management and Philippine government authorities and urge NXP to: Reinstate the 24 union officials; Immediately resume CBA negotiations; Regularize contractual employees; and Respect workers’ rights. ( Laborstart )
12 Jun 14 Rio airport workers strike ahead of World Cup -- Ground staff at Rio de Janeiro's airports plan to stage a 24-hour partial strike on Thursday, the day Brazil hosts the opening match of the football World Cup. ( )
12 Jun 14 Subway workers plan strike if safety complaints go unheard -- Buenos Aires Subway workers have announced their intention to strike this Thursday for two hours, closing ticket offices all day, if the City government does not respond tomorrow to their complaints over safety. ( Laborstart )
12 Jun 14 Dismissed workers protest against Adidas ahead of World Cup -- As international sporting goods brand Adidas sponsors the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, hundreds of workers formerly employed by the company in Jakarta staged a demonstration on Wednesday demanding Adidas and its local contractor pay them severance owed since 2012. ( Laborstart )
11 Jun 14 Strike continues as T&K rejects lunch allowance -- Union representatives stormed out of negotiations and continued a strike yesterday when managers at T&K Garment factory said workers would never receive the 2,000 riel ($0.50) daily lunch allowance allegedly promised to them. ( )
11 Jun 14 Employers Attack on ILO System and the Rule of Law -- Employer representatives at the International Labour Organisation have continued their attack on more than 50 years of legal jurisprudence, claiming that the right to strike does not exist in international law. ( Laborstart )
22 May 14 KFC, stop harassing union members! -- Only few days after her return from the 1st IUF International Fast Food Workers' meeting in New York (click here for more) a union representative has been summoned and threatened with legal action from YUM! BRANDS' managers, which owns famous fast food brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, for simply having attended that meeting. ( )
26 Mar 14 Sugar Plantation Under Investigation for Using Child Labor -- Police and human rights workers are investigating claims that a Chinese-owned sugarcane plantation in Preah Vihear province has been employing child workers since December. ( )
26 Mar 14 Public sector strikes to sweep Germany -- A second round of strikes by rubbish collectors, bus drivers, teachers and nurses will continue across the country this week, service workers' union Verdi announced. ( Laborstart )
26 Mar 14 Teachers’ unions: strike will continue -- Teachers in Buenos Aires province are unlikely to heed a ruling by the Administrative Court in La Plata City that ordered the suspension of their two-week-long strike action after workers failed to reach an agreement with the Daniel Scioli provincial administration. ( Laborstart )
20 Mar 14 Hyundai Heavy union plans to join militant federation -- Unionized workers at Hyundai Heavy Industries are moving to switch to a militant umbrella federation, the company and its union said Wednesday. ( Laborstart )