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General strike in Portugal protests austerity measures

A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.

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World AIDS Day: Post offices deliver HIV prevention advice

Workplaces can play a key role in the HIV response, according to the International Labor Organization.

World unions say jobs first

The leaders of the world's unions are demanding that national leaders put jobs first as the way to get the globe out of its continuing deep recession.

Millions protest pension "reform" in France

More than 3.5 million took to the streets throughout France on Tuesday protesting moves to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.

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Bangladesh labor leader rotting in jail

Ghosh, a well-respected labor leader, lawyer and member of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, has now been in jail for over 70 days.

Workers of the world protest: Coming soon to Washington D.C.

Just three days before thousands will converge on Washington DC demanding jobs and justice on Oct. 2nd, over a 100,000 angry trade unionist from across Europe marched in Brussels, Belgium.

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S. Africa gov’t urged to talk with unions

South Africa's communists called on the government and unions to "sit down and engage frankly" in order to resolve a three-week public sector strike.

Mexican electrical workers continue hunger strike

A long running hunger strike by laid-off electrical workers in Mexico City has reached a point of high drama.

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Epic student strike continues in Puerto Rico

Forty six days into their strike against the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), students were occupying 11 of 12 UPR campuses despite heavy police monitoring and the UPR President's ultimatum to vacate the campuses by June 7.

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Urgent appeal for solidarity with Iraqi workers

The Executive Bureau of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers has issued an "urgent appeal to Arab and international trade unions" for solidarity.

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