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World’s domestic workers win historic victory

The new rules, which must be ratified by at least two countries to come into effect, calls for national governments to ensure that discrimination is ended and that child and forced labor be abolished outright.

50,000 Canadian postal workers locked out

The company cited $100 million in losses the strike has caused and the union's refusal to cooperate in dealing with declining mail volumes.

In South Korea, strike leaders land in court

180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.

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Iranians release bus drivers union leader

The leader of the independent bus drivers union in Tehran, Iran, was released on bond from Iranian prisons.

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Iraqi youth activists released from detention

The four charged that they had been arrested for participating in demonstrations calling for political reform, ending corruption and providing services to the people.

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Labor, rights groups condemn arrests of Iraqi activists

Amnesty International and the International Confederation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions have assailed recent arrests of trade unionists and other Iraqi activists.

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Strike shakes up Bolivian government

President Evo Morales' socialist government is close to warding off a challenge to its staying power.

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World's unions call for ending attack on Bahrain labor

Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.

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Union leaders: World climate meet must include green, decent jobs

International trade union leaders are calling for decisive and ambitious climate action centered on social protections, doubling the number of green and decent jobs and ensuring a just transition to a greener future.

Honduran resistance takes off

Two sets of realities are opposed: a small, wealthy, U.S.-backed minority and popular mobilization, always in the background, but now gathering new strength.

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