pension reforms
“Funds for votes”: Brazil’s lower house passes pension overhaul in first-round vote

Federal representatives deliberate on controversial bill amid protests and political instability

Dutch trade union protests Transport strike by Dutch trade unions brings country to a standstill

The unions, including the FNV, the CNV and the VCP, demanded that the government freeze its plan to increase the current retirement age of 65 to 67 by 2021

Protest in defense of education in Brazil All Brazilian states hold demonstrations in defense of education, against Bolsonaro

More than one million people took part in protests against education budget cuts and the pension reform

Belgium workers strike Belgian workers hit the streets, demanding rise in minimum wages

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.

Danish workers demand fair pension reform with concrete proposal on retirement age

The current retirement age of 65 years will be increased to 67 by 2022, and it is sought to be increased by a maximum of one year every five years 2030 onward, depending on increases in average lifespan.

The first 100 days of Bolsonaro’s misgovernment in Brazil

Crises, scandals, and plunging approval ratings marked the first three months of the far-right retired captain in office

Russian protests Thousands protest in Russia in defense of workers’ rights

The rallies have been organized in the wake of simmering discontent in the country against Vladimir Putin’s anti-dissent legislations and controversial pension reforms.

France protest Working class protests continue in France against pro-rich policies of Macron

Organized working class movements are aiming to channelize the anger of the Yellow Vests agitation against the government in a coordinated way to obtain real social progress

Valentin Konovalov becomes third Russian opposition candidate to win provincial polls this year

Konovalov’s victory in the Khakassian Republic, and the likelihood of another communist candidate, Andrey Ischenko, winning in the province of Primorsky krai in December, indicate a rising discontent with president Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party

Controversial pension reforms triggers protests across Russia

Railway and mine workers in Siberia were among those who expressed their unhappiness and called themselves “prisoners of the Putin’s reforms”

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