Labor
Workers at Cambodian casino win pay rise

In a settlement deal offered within a day of the strike, workers of the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh, clinched an impressive victory

Pension reforms France French unions reject Macron’s concessions, demand complete rollback of pension reforms

The French government announced it would keep the retirement age at 62, but major unions in the country have called for massive mobilizations on 14, 15 and 16 January, to demand a complete rollback of the controversial pension reforms

For the dismissed workers of the 2009 Ssangyong motors strike, the struggle continues

The 2009 Ssangyong strike took place in a post economic recession scenario, where the recession had been used by international capital as a justification for the crackdown on unionization and workers’ rights

Greek OTE strike Braving police crackdown, Greek telecom workers continue strike

The workers of the OTE telecom company have been on strike since the last week of December, demanding a single collective contract for all workers in the OTE Group

Indian workers fight back: 250 million people go on strike

Millions of Indians hit the streets today in support of the general strike and as part of nationwide coalition-building efforts to resist the policies of the right-wing Modi government

French pension protests Rebellion against pension reforms in France continues in the new year

The controversial reforms proposed by the Emmanuel Macron-led French government will introduce a grade point system for ascertaining pension amounts, besides raising the retirement age required to avail pension benefits to 64

Bangladesh factory fire Ten more workers engulfed in Bangladesh’s factory fires

With another incident of factory fire reported in Bangladesh on Monday, the total number of accidental deaths in the country registered in the month of December so far has risen to 27

Lecturers and staff go on strike in universities across the UK

The strike was called after the workers were pushed to a “breaking point” according to the UCU

Walmart workers’ union in Chile denounces mass dismissals

The union says that workers are being dismissed for taking part in the strike and announced that it will file a lawsuit against the company for anti-union dismissals

Colombian transport workers’ strike enters fifth day

The workers are demanding that the government revoke the suspension of driving licenses of thousands of drivers and take measures to ensure the safety of drivers

South African labor court interdicts country-wide strike by bank officials

The strike called by the South African Society of Bank Officials over mass layoffs was interdicted by a judge on the basis of a technicality

California’s labor law regularizing gig economy workers could set a global precedent

The legislation is the first of its kind and will likely force app-based corporates like Uber to reclassify their workers as employees rather than as contractors

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