Austerity
COVID-19 crisis has reminded society of the importance of public services

On Public Service Day, we spoke to Jammu Anand of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union in India. He spoke about the different crises being faced by the public sector right now.

Informal workers bear the brunt of COVID-19 economic slowdown

Across the world, COVID-19 has affected workers as they struggle against layoffs, delayed payment of wages and attacks on their rights to mobilize.

In Italy, the battle against COVID-19 is a social struggle

Giuliano Granato of Potere al Popolo discusses how the devastating COVID-19 outbreak has impacted Italy’s working class

Workers' protest Italy Protests against Eurozone bailout fund reform hit Rome

Adherence to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) by Italy is likely to make way for more austerity measures and policies of structural adjustments, as stipulated by the European Union

Denmark budget act Trade unions in Denmark say no to EU-driven Budget Act

The Budget Act, passed in 2012, imposes strict fiscal regulations, including ceilings on spending at the central, regional and municipal levels

chicago teacher strike Striking Chicago teachers refused to give in, condemn mayor’s austerity budget

The strike by teachers and support staff of Chicago Public Schools entered its second week. While the city administration has made certain concessions, it has been unwilling to accept key demands, especially on hiring more support staff

Migrants from Africa Who’s behind the growing racism against African migrants?

It’s Europe’s greedy lending to Africa that is driving the migration wave which is fueling the European Union’s xenophobic politics

Workers' Party calls for boycott of second round of Tunisian presidential elections Workers’ Party calls for boycott of second round of Tunisian presidential elections

The elections being held on October 13 will see a contest between Kais Saied, a 61-year-old-law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a 56-year-old media mogul and founder of the Nessma TV channel

What is at stake in Tunisia’s presidential elections?

Tunisia is all set to have its second presidential elections since the 2011 revolution on September 15. We take a look at the key issues, the major political forces and the vision of the left

Lebanon veterans protest Protests continue in Lebanon against austerity budget

Prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s coalition government is seeking to frame a budget that will reduce the deficit by cutting wages and benefits of public sector employees

Yellow vests Yellow Vests hit the streets for the 25th consecutive week

In the city of Metz, thousands of yellow vests and environmentalists joined forces to protest at the venue of the meeting of environment ministers of the G7 countries

chicago teachers strike Charter school teachers go on strike in Chicago, demanding fair wages

Chicago Teachers Union leadership said that the recent surge in teachers’ strikes is driven by resistance to more than a decade of austerity and the dire consequences of the push to privatize public education.

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