Across the world, COVID-19 has affected workers as they struggle against layoffs, delayed payment of wages and attacks on their rights to mobilize.
Major trade unions and workers’ parties across Europe organized May Day events in public and online platforms adhering to safety protocols due to lockdown.
Workers of major corporations such as Amazon, FedEx, Walmart, Instacart and Target stayed off work demanding personal protective equipment, safe and sanitary work environments, extra paid leaves and time-offs
On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, president of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions K. Hemalatha talks about the conditions of Indian workers who are bearing the brunt of the lockdown
Patrick Correa of the CGT Metalworkers’ union of France talks to Peoples Dispatch on the impact of COVID-19 on the workers of the country.
A.R. Sindhu of the All India federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers talks about the joint struggles of Indian trade unions and the fight against the far-right wing government of Narendra Modi.
Peoples Dispatch speaks to Phakamile Hlubi Majola, spokesperson of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ( NUMSA), on the union’s militant struggle over the years and the challenges ahead.
After defeating a coup attempt by the right-wing opposition, the people of Venezuela mobilized in great numbers to commemorate International Workers’ Day, and to demonstrate their support for the government of Nicolás Maduro.
The workers also protested against the death of 15 women farm workers in an accident in the city of Sidi Bouzid condemning the government’s failure to regulate the work and transport conditions of the agricultural laborers.