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October 2009 (4)
Oct 16 2009 10:07PM
More trade union deaths in Colombia

The murder of Alberto Luis Pastrana and the attempted murder of teachers union leader Mario Montes de Oca Anaya outside the San Jeroimo hospital in Monteria, Cordoba province, Colombia on 1 October, following closely on the killings of...

Oct 11 2009 4:42PM
Teachers arrested in Iran for celebrating World Teachers' Day

Anyone who still thinks that Iran is a progressive country whose only crime is to oppose western imperialism should look at the way it treats its workers. On 5 October, teachers all over the world celebrated World Teachers' Day, and...

Oct 8 2009 3:15PM
Bloody brutality in Guinea

The General Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) heard this afternoon from an incredibly brave trade unionist from Guinea, where last week the army brutally broke up a peaceful demonstration for democracy which...

Oct 3 2009 1:45AM
Trade unionists shot in Zimbabwe

Striking miners at Shabanie Mines near Bulawayo have been demonstrating since 7 September to get back pay dating as far back as January. On Friday 25 September, police opened fire on the strikers and hit several people. Three were...