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Malaysia: Minimum wages for all

14 February, 2013Malaysian trade unions and civil society called on the Malaysian government to withdraw the recent cabinet decision that allow the employer to deduct from the migrant workers’ wages of the amount employer paid to the government to employ foreign workers.

South African union slams minimum wage compliance criticism

14 February, 2013Sactwu has taken issue with a report by the Centre for Development Enterprises that claims efforts to establish minimum wage compliance in the clothing sector is destroying the sector and resulting in massive job losses.

US union looking for buyer of a refinery

14 February, 2013The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) union in the US is seeking a buyer for the Hess Oil Refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey, after the owner announced its closure.

General strike brings India to a standstill

21 February, 2013The historic two days general strike called by Indian central trade unions on 20 and 21 February received unprecedented support among workers across India affecting all vital sectors bringing life to a standstill.

Unions strike in Poland against government policy

28 March, 2013Up to 100,000 workers in the industrial Silesia region of Poland went on strike in the morning of 26 March in protest over the government's labour, health and education policies.

IMF a threat to collective bargaining

25 April, 2013The International Monetary Fund labour market remedies pose a real threat to collective bargaining systems. Austerity policies, now more than ever, are being challenged after pro-austerity data proves to be based on flimsy facts.

Unprecedented attack on workers' rights at ILO

16 June, 2012For the first time in the history of the International Labour Organization, the employers' group blocked discussion on June 4 on some of the worst cases of workers' rights violations at the annual ILO conference in Geneva.

Russian think-tank: neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour

16 June, 2012On April 20 the Center for Social and Labour Rights, a Moscow-based think-tank, presented the results of the research on ‘Agency Labour and its Effects on Workers’. Experts found that neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour.

Congress ends, history of IndustriALL begins

20 June, 2012Founding Congress of IndustriALL Global Union concluded on 20 June 2012. A new 50-million strong global federation was created; ‘a global union superpower’, as one Tweet put it.

CAW and CEP on path to create new union

30 August, 2012Nearly 1,000 delegates of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) voted in favour of creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ (CEP) union of Canada at the CAW convention in Toronto on 22 August.