Austerity
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.

UN Women: Conservative groups stall progress at this year’s CSW meet

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.

Demanding wage hike, school teachers embark on strike in Poland

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

Tunisian government accepts union demands, hikes wages of employees

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

British govt. workers seek a minimum wage, strike work

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

In their tenth week of protests, Yellow Vests face brutal police crackdown

Reports say that the Disarm collective, a local group that campaigns against police violence, has counted 98 cases of serious injuries till now, including 15 cases of people losing an eye to rubber bullets

Zimbabwe’s civil servants too may launch strike seeking wage hike

The over 300,000 civil servants are also demanding that they be paid in US dollars rather than in the bonds introduced by the Zimbabwe government. Teachers and doctors had gone on strike earlier

Los Angeles education authorities relent, resume talks with striking teachers

Arlene Inouye of the United Teachers of Los Angeles announced that the city’s education authority, Los Angeles Unified School District, had indicated it was ready to return to negotiations

Post decisive Brexit verdict, a vote of confidence that could go either way

Theresa May is banking on the fact that the MPs who voted against the deal will nonetheless support her as they would like to avoid an election

The government must recruit 30,000 teachers on a permanent contract: Greek union

Chrisoula Lampoudi of PAME talks about the ongoing struggle of the teachers against the Greek government’s neoliberal policies in the field of education. The protests have met with brutal repression by the police

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