Around the World in 8 Minutes: Workers mobilize for rights in South Africa, the US and the UK

In this week’s episode, we will look at three strikes organized by essential workers in South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

February 27, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

For the past year at Peoples Dispatch we have been following the actions and organizing of frontline or essential workers who have stood up to demand rights, protections and respect. While it is their labor that maintains the conditions of our survival, many companies have instead taken advantage of the pandemic-imposed lockdown to cut back on workers’ essential rights, wages and hard-fought for victories. These efforts however have been met with resolute resistance and we have seen how from India to Indonesia, Brazil to the United States, workers across sectors have deepened their commitment to organizing and sharpened their demands. In this week’s episode we will take you to three recent examples of such efforts in South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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