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
The call for the demonstration was given by OZ KOVO labor union, a Slovakian affiliate of IndustriAll. The union and the Communist Party of Slovakia said that while productivity levels matched that of Europe, workers’ wages lagged far behind
Over 100 workers who earn between USD 111-194 a month have been staging protests, demanding the clearance of unpaid dues. The statue, billed as the tallest in the world, has been criticized for various irregularities, as well as by residents of the region
Unions in Bangladesh have asked the government to intervene in false cases against thousands of workers arrested and fired from their jobs for participating in the December protests.
Experts and teachers have repeatedly said that the salary of the teachers in Indiana is comparatively lower than the salary of teachers in the neighboring states.