During talks with unions representing security guards in South Africa, the employers’ association offered a 5% hike which would still not bring salaries close to the living wage
Nine South African unions, representing around 150,000 security guards, have termed the employers’ offer of a 1.1% hike an insult. Security guards earn barely enough to afford the basic necessities for a single adult, with hardly any means left to support dependents
The government has recently announced revisions in the minimum wages for 73 categories of scheduled employees. However, garment workers were excluded from this list
The employees of Transpharm, a leading pharmaceutical distributor, are on strike in Pretoria and Cape Town after the company refused their demand of a minimum wage of R12,500 (about USD 855). The strike is being led by the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa
The fast food giant has been accused of misleading franchisees across Australia into underpaying workers. According to unions, over 10,000 employees have been underpaid to the tune of “tens of thousands of dollars”
Workers claimed that the company has been protecting liable executives by either dismissing complaints against them as hearsay or by retaliating against employees by withholding pay, creating a hostile work environment or terminating them.
The mobilization was called by the General Federation of Belgian Labor (ABVV/FGTB) as part of the national day of action for more purchasing power and against inequality.
The movement spans over 300 cities across the world. It is no longer limited to exploited employees in the fast food industry but has expanded to include home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors and even retail employees.
The workers are protesting under the banner of the United Food & Commercial Workers union. The strike began after the company introduced fresh provisions to cut down on workers’ benefits during contract negotiations
Workers went on strike at Amazon warehouses in the cities of Rheinberg, Werne, Bad Hersfeld and Koblenz. They were mobilized by the union, Verdi, which has been in the forefront of organizing workers against Amazon and other retail giants
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
The new law schedules a pay rise which will ensure all workers receive 15 USD per hour by 2026