May Day
Informal workers bear the brunt of COVID-19 economic slowdown

Across the world, COVID-19 has affected workers as they struggle against layoffs, delayed payment of wages and attacks on their rights to mobilize.

On May Day, the working class in Europe resolved to defeat both COVID-19 and capitalism

Major trade unions and workers’ parties across Europe organized May Day events in public and online platforms adhering to safety protocols due to lockdown.

Delivery workers strike on May Day in the US

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

In India, lockdown is being used to attack workers’ rights

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

Our health over their profits: France’s CGT in the thick of struggle

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.

It’s going to be Amazon vs the People: Chris Smalls

Chris Smalls was fired from his job at Amazon’s Staten Island facility in the US shortly after he raised issues regarding the lack of safety measures for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

[Photoessay] Glimpses of an Indian May Day

Hundreds of people took to the streets of New Delhi on International Workers’ Day honouring the Chicago martyrs and commemorating the struggles of the past.

may day hungary Hungarian trade unions continue mobilization against ‘slave law’

In its May Day rally, the Hungarian Workers’ Party also denounced the United States’ coup attempt in Venezuela and extended solidarity to president Nicolas Maduro

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.

Sindhu Issue-based struggles have converged into a battle against Indian Prime Minister Modi’s policies

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.

PHAKS NUMSA ‘South Africa has never really dealt with the racist structure of its economy’

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.

may day - ireland Communist youth in Ireland seek structural solution to homelessness

The Connolly Youth Movement interrupted an event attended by the prime minister, claiming that the policies of Fine Gael government, especially in the housing sector, have been destroying the country.

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