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Labour Last Updated: Jan 20, 2018 - 10:18:56 AM


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Turkey: 130,000 metalworkers determined to strike
After unions rejected the employers’ final offer, Turkish metalworkers are preparing to strike in around 180 workplaces, including major multinational companies such as Renault, Bosch, Fiat.

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:17:42 AM

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Florida Prisoners Prepare to Strike, Demanding an End to Unpaid Labor and Brutal Conditions
Florida prisoners are calling for a general strike to start this week — marking the third mass action over the course of a year in protest of inhumane conditions in the state’s detention facilities. Detainees in at least eight prisons have declared their intention to stop all work on Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — to demand an end to unpaid labor and price gouging in prison commissaries, as well as the restoration of parole, among other requests.

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:20:40 AM

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What I didn't write about Zhanaozen
In 2011, a seven-month-long strike in a Kazakh oil town came to tragic end. Six months after I reported on the Zhanaozen massacre, I returned to a city where silence had won.

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:32:04 AM

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Russian Workers an Invisible Class Since Collapse of Soviet Union, New Study Concludes

Russians employed in factories have become "an invisible group" in society since 1991; and as a result, the identity even now is based largely on memories of the Soviet past as exacerbated by their sense of growing social inequality, according to a new study by the Higher School of Economics of workers at the Uralmash plant.


Jan 16, 2018 - 11:06:01 AM

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Union-busting, Russian style
The Russian authorities are using "foreign agent" legislation against MPRA, the closest thing Russia has to an independent trade union.

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:49:26 AM

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