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Samsung chairman Lee Sang-hoon indicted for anti-union practices

The chairman of Lee Sang-hoon has been indicted on union sabotage charges. Lee is just one of twenty seven other Samsung employees to be charged for similar practices.

Online campaign for expelled trade unionist

An online petition has been launched, protesting about a German trade unionist who has been expelled from Peru. The charge relates to “disrupting public order.”

PepsiCo accused of human rights violations

Global food giant PepsiCo has been accused of continuing human rights violations and anti-trade union practices in relation to factories in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Korean trade unionists 'under threat' as leader is arrested

Seoul - According to the campaign group Labour Start, the administration of President Park, Guen-hye of Korea, since 2013, is seeking to weaken the rights of workers and their unions. For this reason, a petition has been established.

Hundreds of thousands protest in Brussels

Brussels - In the face of government attacks on pensions, wages and public spending, a monster demonstration of trade unionists filled the streets of Belgium capital Brussels yesterday.

Owen Jones to pay tribute to Bob Crow, who died, age 52

The journalist and author Owen Jones has recorded a tribute to Bob Crow, the British trade-union leader who died suddenly earlier this week.

Campaign launched to free jailed Colombian trade unionist

Justice for Colombia, a British organization that campaigns for human rights, is campaigning for the release of jailed trade union leader Huber Ballesteros.

Trade Unions ask FIFA not to host World Cup in Qatar

International trade unions have called on the FIFA international soccer body to prevent Qatar from hosting the 2022 due to that country's corruption, scandals and ill-treatment of migrant workers.

Voters in Manchester still unsure of Labour Party policies Special

Manchester - A radio discussion in Manchester today showed that people are still unsure of what alternative policies the Labour Party has to offer.

London Transport cleaners strike over Olympic bonuses

London - Cleaners on London Underground started a 48-hour strike on August 9 in a dispute over Olympic bonus payments. The workers are concerned that they have been excluded from bonuses made available to other occupations.

Op-Ed: How to avoid an unfair dismissal rap

A business consultancy has just issued a short guide to sacking staff without fear of legal retaliation. Some people have high hopes.

Call to fire Jeremy Clarkson for ‘strikers should be shot’ remark

One of Britain’s biggest trade unions has called for Jeremy Clarkson – outspoken presenter of the BBC’s most popular motoring show – to be fired after he said on television that striking public-sector workers should be shot.

A pop song for pensions

Britain's trade unions have released a pop record to help to put across their views on the public sector pensions dispute with the UK Government. The disagreement is heading towards a major stike on 30th November.

Op-Ed: The acceptable limits of protest in a democratic country

Riots and protests have been disrupting France for three weeks, and strikes have hit everything from air travel to ports, schools to factories. But a look at the math shows that the country is being held to ransom by a tiny proportion of its people.

South African Trade Unions signs the wage deal while others stall

The South African civil servants who were responsible for the three-week long strike that saw hospitals and schools crippled, did not sign the government’s final wage offer by the deadline on Tuesday.

Asbestos cancer sufferers in UK may get government help

People in the UK who have cancer that is asbestos-related may be getting some help from the government. The government has a proposal that needs to be approved by trade unions.

Unions Demand Probe Into South African Illegal Mining Deaths

Trade unions in South Africa have called for an investigation into the deaths of 61 illegal miners in an unused shaft at the Eland mine near Welkom in the Free State province.
 

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Trade unionists demonstrating in Lyon France  October 2010
Trade unionists demonstrating in Lyon France, October 2010
Orhan Akman  a German trade union organiser who has been working for UNI Americas in Peru over the l...
Orhan Akman, a German trade union organiser who has been working for UNI Americas in Peru over the last couple of years, has been expelled from the country.
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