Privatization
BPCL workers strike India Thousands of state-owned refinery workers demand pay settlement in India

Employees of state-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) are fighting against a wage settlement meant to fast-track its privatization and are demanding benefits at par with other public sector oil companies

Kerala rejects handing over of airport to Adani Group

August 23 marked the launch of a fresh campaign against the leasing of the Thiruvananthapuram airport in India to the controversial Adani Group for 50 years

India’s Independence Day 2020 – distressed people, indifferent rulers

Never before has India been so besieged by crises – the pandemic, devastated economy, an eroded constitutional system. But the resistance is swelling up

“We paint because we believe in the people”

Collective review of the Anti-Imperialist Poster Exhibition II: Neoliberalism

COVID19 in Central Asia COVID-19 shows the need to rebuild public health systems in Central Asian countries

Most of the countries in central Asia have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions due to the economic fallout. This has led to a massive jump in the total number of new infections and deaths in late June and July

Comair workers in South Africa yet to receive pay while business rescue plan becomes more costly

Serious questions of conflict of interest have been raised as the business rescue practitioners ask the ailing airline to pay R250,000 per month to Redford Capital – a consultancy firm of which they themselves are the directors.

Unions hold coutrywide wide demonstrations against anti-people policies in India

Ten of thousands workers from different trade unions staged a countrywide protest on July 3, which also involved public sector employees, industrial workers, scheme workers and agricultural workers

Nestlé may sell its bottled water brands in the US and Canada – what is behind this maneuver?

Franklin Frederick inspects the motives behind Nestlés move to sell bottled water brands in North America and the company’s track record of environmental violations

Austrian Airlines Austrian communists criticize government bailout to private airline

The Austrian government has issued a financial bailout package worth EUR 450 million (USD 510 million) to Austrian Airlines (AUA), a subsidiary of the Germany-based Lufthansa Group

Pandemic, science and technology: lagging behind and dependence in Latin America

Sociologist Javier Calderón Castillo writes about the impact of the neoliberal onslaught in Latin America on development of science and technology

We don’t need empty praise: Nurses’ unions demand better protection, rights

On International Nurses Day, nurses’ unions call for PPEs, more say in decision-making processes, safe working conditions, and protection from targeted attack and stigmatization

Unions claim victory against South African Airways’ management in labor court

A judge the Labor Court in Johannesburg ordered the withdrawal of retrenchment notices affecting around 4,700 employees of South African Airways

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