Thursday, June 7

New report reveals 76 trade unionists were murdered last year
The situation faced by trade unionists across the world grew steadily worse in 2011, according to the annual survey of trade union rights violations published today by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

This year’s survey, which examines 143 countries, found that 76 trade unionists murdered in 2011, with thousands more dismissed and arrested. The Americas is still the most deadly region for trade unionists, while Arab Spring workers paid dearly as they marched towards democracy.
Read more: by Tim Lezard - Union News, 6th June 2012

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