Privatization
West Bengal workers Indian state of West Bengal gears up for workers’ long march

The 283-km long march has been called by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) with the slogan “Save Public Sector”, against the government’s ongoing spree of selling and privatizing public sector undertakings

Telangana transport workers Telangana transport workers Telangana government attempts to repress transport workers’ protest

On November 9, protesting workers were denied permission to assemble in Telangana state capital Hyderabad. Heavy police force and tear gas canisters were used to curb the protest, injuring several workers

Around the World Ep 63: Chicago teachers’ victory, refugees evicted in South Africa, and more…

We look at the victory of Chicago’s teachers, the violence faced by refugees in South Africa, and the ambulance workers striking in Meghalaya, India.

Eskom South Africa South African unions warn against government’s “rescue plan” for state company Eskom

The “rescue plan” for Eskom unveiled by the South African minister for public enterprises proposes the unbundling of the state-owned company and increases reliance on private Independent Power Producers, which the unions claim, is the root cause of Eskom’s financial troubles.

Pakistan WAPDA Privatization of state water and power authority triggers protests in Pakistan

Unions are opposing the federal government’s decision to privatize the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan, claiming that it will result in an increase in power tariffs

Peruvians protest against water privatization

Protesters are demanding the abolition of a decree that seeks to privatize water services in Lima and Callao

HEPCO Iran 28 arrested, 16 injured at HEPCO workers’ protest in Iran

Workers of the Heavy Equipment Production Company were protesting in Arak, Iran, when security forces unleashed brutal force on them. The main demand of workers was the release of their pending wages, along with ending the privatization of state-owned companies.

Coal workers strike in India Half a million coal workers in India ready for total strike on Sept 24

They are opposing Indian government’s decision to allow foreign companies’ entry into the sector

Energy sector workers in France protest bifurcation of state-owned electric company EDF

Trade unions claim that the French government’s “Project Hercules” will endanger job security and strip them of their status as electric gas industry workers, which ensures the protection of their social benefits and provides collective guarantees from the employers

“Privatising Railway Production Units Is Against Nation’s Interest”

The Modi government 2.0 is speeding up the process of privatising the Indian Railways with its ‘100 days action plan’.

Unions give board of South African Airlines one week to address demands

South African unions have resolved to take a strike action should the board of the airline not comply with their demands

French trade union protests French trade unions mobilize against new public service law

The new bill by the Emmanuel Macron government is a profound cost-cutting reform that would result in the loss of 120,000 jobs over the next three years.

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