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South Africa: Strike action against retrenchment of workers in Macsteel continues into third day

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) alleges that the company dismissed 99 workers on December 11, the first day of holiday season, to prevent the union from taking action against it.

Workers Protest- Berlin Workers march in Berlin protesting layoffs at major department store chain

The management of the Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof in Germany has decided to close 50 branches of its department stores chain by the end of this year. This may lead to the loss of 5,000 jobs

SAA South Africa Unions win better terms for South African Airways workers

A new agreement between unions and the South African government will see the ailing airline retain 2,000 jobs and offer better terms in the voluntary severance package

RMT - UK P&O Ferries layoffs Unions in UK protest bid by P&O Ferries to lay off 1,100 workers

P&O Ferries, owned by Dubai-based DP World, has announced plans to cut 1,100 jobs in the UK citing the crisis in the ferry industry due to the COVID-19 lockdown

Unions reject liquidation of South African Airways

The crisis facing South African Airways today is due to the failure of the state to fulfill the collective agreements on how to rescue the state company, unions allege

Coronavirus Myanmar workers Workers in Myanmar affected by global Coronavirus outbreak

The lack of raw materials from China has already caused the closure of 16 factories in Myanmar, resulting in at least 7,000 layoffs. Unions in the country fear large-scale job losses if the crisis situation continues

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

Why is the Indian IT sector in crisis?

We look at the nature of the crisis in the Indian IT sector, the duplicity of big corporates, and the advances made in organizing in the industry.

Monaco strike Monaco trade unions denounce job cuts at Lancaster Cosmetic House

A strike was called by the Union of Monaco Trade Unions on November 6, against the restructuring plan announced by the management of the company

Spanish workers up in arms as Alcoa plans to shut down aluminum smelting plants

The closure of the plants will lead to the loss of almost 700 jobs. The US- based Aluminium giant, Alcoa, had a notorious track record all of violating workers’ rights across the world.

Unions in Trinidad and Tobago unite in support of refinery workers

Nearly 3,500 workers are at risk of losing their jobs after the board of directors of the state-owned Petrotrin oil refining company decided to shut down the sole refinery in the country

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