The workers have not been paid for 6 to 13 weeks, and have been demonstrating in different parts of Bangladesh’s industrial belt. The strike entered its fifth day on May 18.
The movement spans over 300 cities across the world. It is no longer limited to exploited employees in the fast food industry but has expanded to include home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors and even retail employees.
The workers are protesting under the banner of the United Food & Commercial Workers union. The strike began after the company introduced fresh provisions to cut down on workers’ benefits during contract negotiations
The protesters demanded that the changes to the ‘Fair Deal’ nursing home scheme that were introduced in 2018 be implemented immediately as well as retrospectively.
Land invasions on indigenous reserves have increased by 150% since Bolsonaro’s election. At least 16 attacks on indigenous communities have been documented thus far, including four homicides, as well as instances of stoning, deforesting, and arson.
Workers went on strike at Amazon warehouses in the cities of Rheinberg, Werne, Bad Hersfeld and Koblenz. They were mobilized by the union, Verdi, which has been in the forefront of organizing workers against Amazon and other retail giants