Austerity

Yellow vests

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

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.

Sanam Amin from the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development (APWLD) talked to Peoples Dispatch about the discussions that took place at this year’s session of United Nations Commission on Status of Women.

The Polish Teachers’ Union said that educators in 15,179 of the 20,403 (74.29%) schools and kindergartens in the country are participating in the strike. Students also staged a solidarity demonstration

The wage hike of around $55 comes after months of rallies, protests and a one-day general strike last month which brought air transport, bus services and railways to a halt. The government, following an agreement with the IMF, had frozen the salary of public servants

The workers were employed in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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