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Day: April 2, 2018

Outrage after ex-president Lula’s political convoy attacked by gunfire

Eleven global union federations have written to Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, the Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, and to the Minister of Public Security in Brazil, urging authorities to take this matter seriously. “We call on the…

IndustriALL Global Union is looking for a Project Coordinator for the Union Building Project in Thailand

Principal tasks include:• Organizing and preparing national project activities• Facilitating and organizing the logistics of the activities in Thailand• Running seminars and trainings, assisted by local resource people• Assisting training participants after the project events, foreseeing adequate follow-up. Among many…

Tyre workers continue fight in southern India

Over 700 young workers employed by JK Tyres in Kachipuram district, Tamil Nadu, have been on strike since 23 March over a new collective wage agreement. Last year a successful strike by these workers forced the management to recognise their…

Thais demonstrate against continuing dictatorship

Last weekend, up to a 1,000 demonstrators marched in central Bangkok calling on the army to withdraw support to the ruling military Junta. Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also Deputy Junta leader, immediately responded that the military is united in…

Many foreign workers in Thailand killed in bus accident

Last Friday, a double-decker bus carrying nearly 50 registered Myanmar workers was engulfed in flames, trapping the passengers inside and immediately killing 20. The workers had been picked up at the Thai/Myanmar border and was en route to Pathum Thani…

Touch One Touch All: Refugees, Migrants & Workers Crossing Borders

Australia Asia Worker Links is hosting a Public Meeting to discuss the various ways that racism divides the labour movement. Capitalists have many weapons in their arsenal to use against workers’ organising – they import workers that are desperate to…

Israeli Defence Force murders Palestinians in border protest

Israeli troops killed at least 15 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400 during demonstrations along Gaza’s border with Israel and in cities throughout the Palestinian enclave. The demonstrations were scheduled to take place for six weeks along the border of…

5 million Muslim Indians to be displaced

India continues its persecution of Muslims with the most recent attack in the form of a Rohingya crisis in the making.  The state of Assam is updating its citizenship records in an effort to weed out “illegal” citizens, mostly Muslims…