Labour News Updates: 13 April 2018


PSAC members protest outside the Jim Flaherty building in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood








13 April 2018

This week’s top stories

Ireland Eir to cut 750 jobs as part of cost-reduction plan [RTÉ] 12-04-2018  

Germany Millions affected as massive nationwide strikes continue into second day [The Local] 11-04-2018  

Palestine / Israel IFJ demands justice following the killing of a journalist in Gaza[IFJ] 11-04-2018  

Israel / Palestine Israeli journalists union demands inquiry into Gaza photographer killing [Jerusalem Post] 11-04-2018  

Brazil Decision to Jail Lula is a Travesty of Justice [ITUC] 09-04-2018  

Bangladesh Clean Clothes Campaign calls for release of Bangladeshi trade union leaders [The Tribune] 09-04-2018  

USA What if the absence of strong unions is at the heart of much of what has gone wrong? [Wash Post] 09-04-2018  

France Train chaos strikes again as standoff with Macron deepens [Reuters] 08-04-2018  

Bangladesh Court sentences man to death for murder of union leader [The Daily Star] 08-04-2018  

USA Massive Minimum Wage Study Finds Significant Gains for Low-Income Workers and Few Downsides [Alternet] 08-04-2018 


Today’s news

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

 ACTU calls for radical reforms to industrial relations laws [The New Daily] 12-04-2018   3 more labour news stories from Australia today

 Education unions mobilise to reinforce Brazilian democracy [Education International] 12-04-2018   1 more labour news stories from Brazil today

 / Ontario Local hospital unions forge coalition ahead of labour talks [Global] 12-04-2018   15 more labour news stories from Canada today

 Lockout looms with no agreement between Danish unions, authorities [The Local] 12-04-2018  

 Air France workers hold firm on pay demands amid new strikes [The Post] 12-04-2018   1 more labour news stories from France today

 Nationwide strikes continue into third day, paralyzing public services [The Local] 12-04-2018   2 more labour news stories from Germany today

 Union action for more and better jobs for women on banana plantations [IUF] 12-04-2018  

 Workers come out worst in Responsible Mining Index [IndustriALL] 12-04-2018   3 more labour news stories from Global today

 / Tamil Nadu JK Tyres workers end strike [tnlabour] 13-04-2018   4 more labour news stories from India today

 Lecturers and their employers trade blame over strike [The Nation] 12-04-2018   1 more labour news stories from Kenyatoday

Korea (South)
 Prosecutors raid two Samsung offices in anti-labor union probe [Korea Herald] 12-04-2018  

 Chancellor College faces closure amid rooming strike; demand 25 percent salary hike [The Post] 12-04-2018  

 Labour conflict at Torex mine in Mexico cools off [Mining] 12-04-2018   1 more labour news stories from Mexico today

 Province ministers request for foreign labour offices [The kathmandu post] 12-04-2018 

New Zealand
 Harvest supermarket workers call off strike after living wage offered [The Spinoff] 12-04-2018   2 more labour news stories from New Zealand today

 / Israel IFJ accuses Israeli authorities of lies and cover-up [IFJ] 12-04-2018  

Puerto Rico
 Teachers Demand an End to School Closures and Privatization [Truth Out] 12-04-2018  

South Africa
 Saftu and other unions protest new strike laws in march to Parliament[Business Day] 12-04-2018   12 more labour news stories from South Africa today

 / Scotland UberEats and Deliveroo couriers form the Couriers Network Scotland[] 12-04-2018   9 more labour news stories from UK today

 / USA / Illinois  VIDEO  Democracy Depends On Journalism, Journalism Depends On The Union-Digital Media Workers Speak Out For more info [LVP] 12-04-2018   23 more labour news stories from USA today

 Yemen: DNO fails to respect Supreme Court ruling [IndustriALL] 12-04-2018   0 more labour news stories from Yemen today


ICR Staff Reporter

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