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Police interrupt union activities in Bangladesh

Police interrupted union meetings and stopped participants from joining them in Chittagong, where a regional committee of the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) was supposed to be formed

Workers strike in Uruguay against hunger and inequality

Workers mobilized to demand a basic emergency income, increased investment in public sectors, greater employment opportunities, strengthening of the healthcare system, among other measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic

UN calls for investigation into Tigray war citing rights violations and other stories

Today we take a look the UN’s call for an investigation into Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a campaign to boycott Amazon, the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine development efforts in Cuba, and the declaration of an end of absolute poverty in China

Week-long boycott of Amazon planned over union-busting attempts in Alabama

The boycott campaign comes after multiple reports of Amazon trying to thwart organizing attempts by workers in its Bessemer warehouse in Alabama, where a unionization vote is underway

Fight for 15: Workers across the US strike for dignified wages

Pickets and demonstrations, led by workers from major fast food chains and home care workers, were reported in major cities across the US. The strike comes at a time when Democrats are trying to hike the federal minimum wage that has remained unchanged since 2009.

Historic vote on Amazon union kicks off in Alabama

Over 5,800 ballots have been sent out to the employees of Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama. Workers will have seven weeks to mail-in their ballots, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic

Google and Alphabet workers form the first ever union in US

Over 200 workers, largely from Google’s San Francisco Bay Area offices, have come together to form the company’s first ever due-paying union in the US

Brazilian unions reject return to classes without safe conditions

Brazilian educational and healthcare workers took to the streets on July 29 to denounce the decision by the state government to return to in-person classes while the pandemic rages on

Pricol Workers on strike in August Wave of punitive actions on autoworkers in southern India

Transfer orders and summary dismissals have become the standard response by companies to the workers organizing in India’s automobiles manufacturing hub at Tamil Nadu

Midday meal workers in India win pay rise after 39-day strike

The workers who are currently paid around USD 17.85 won a USD 3.5 hike two days after their withdrew their 39-day strike. The workers cool meals for nearly 10 million school children in the State of Bihar

Iran workers strike Iranian steel workers’ strike enters 38th day, 10 more arrested

President Rouhani is considered to be a staunch supporter of privatization and anti-trade union policies.

“Trade unions play a vital role in the struggle towards health for all”

Liberian trade unionist and health activist, Poe, talks about the need for a holistic concept of access to health, beyond the present model of selective healthcare intervention decided by donor organizations

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