Right to unionize
Amazon workers protest - Germany Amazon workers in Germany go on 3-day strike, demand higher wages

Workers at six major Amazon centers across Germany went on strike demanding higher wages and better work conditions. The workers chose this year’s Amazon ‘prime day’ to launch their strike

UCU Cambridge Cambridge staff union fights for rights and recognition

The University and College Union (UCU) has initiated a campaign demanding union recognition for all staff categories at the University of Cambridge

US House of Representatives passes bill to protect labor union rights

The law seeks to penalize companies for violating federal labor board guidelines and if enacted will override state-level anti-union laws called “right-to-work” legislation

Socialist party of Zambia manifesto Socialist Party’s manifesto promises revolutionary change in Zambia

The Socialist Party of Zambia released its election manifesto on June 18, Wednesday, promising universal education and healthcare, as well as the expansion of housing and sanitation facilities for the masses

Petro oil Kenya Petro Oil Kenya fires workers for joining union

Despite a court order in December directing the company to recognize the Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers Union (KPOWU), the company has dismissed over 30 workers immediately after they joined the union. The company has also outsourced the fuel pumps where the KPOWU represents the majority of the workers

Samsung Samsung executives sentenced in South Korea for union-busting

26 senior executives and former employees of the Samsung Group have been sentenced to jail, while the company has been charged a minor fine for violating the country’s labor laws

Ireland Campaign to abolish Ireland’s anti-worker Industrial Relations Act

In order for the workers to defend themselves under the current neo-liberal climate, there is an urgent need to repeal the restrictive 1990 act

Kazakhstan protest Kazakh unions continue to face official repression

Activists have asked the International Labor Organization to review the ongoing repression of workers in the country.

Himachal Pradesh Torrent Workers Torrent Pharmaceutical workers face repression for unionizing in Himachal Pradesh

The management forced workers to resign from the union, and victimized union office bearers and workers through unilateral transfers and suspensions.

McDonald's sexual harrasment protests McDonald’s employees protest sexual harassment and low minimum wage ahead of shareholders’ meeting

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.

Political Prisoners Political freedom in 2018: How governments responded to dissent this year

From terror plots to national security threats, political dissenters faced several charges and labels for raising their voice and questioning excessive power

Tesla workers in Buffalo United States: Workers in Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 push for unionization

This demand for unionization is bringing renewed attention to Tesla’s history of undermining workers’ rights and safety

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