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Workers Protest - Belgium (1) Belgian workers demand scrapping of Wage Margin Act of 1996

Belgian trade unions view the 1996 Wage Margin Act – which establishes a strict procedure to negotiate a maximum average wage increase – as a major impediment to raising salaries

Workers Protest - Belgium Belgian working class protests cost of living crisis, demands rise in wages

Like many other countries in Europe, Belgium is also experiencing a worsening cost of living crisis with higher energy and food prices triggered by the ongoing war in Ukraine and profiteering by monopolists

Workers Protest - Spain Working class sections across Spain protest cost of living crisis

The ongoing war in Ukraine has resulted in skyrocketing oil prices across Europe, including in Spain which was already witnessing high inflation, reportedly the highest in the last three decades

Canada rail workers strike Canada’s second-largest rail operator shuts down services over workers’ strike

In one of the biggest railway lockouts in the country, the Canadian Pacific Railway shut down its Canadian services on Sunday in response to a workers’ strike 

Pakistan political crisis Pakistan’s Imran Khan govt. struggles with political crisis and IMF negotiations amid mass discontent

The Pakistani government’s discussions with the IMF have hit a roadblock after it reduced fuel prices and announced a tax amnesty. Meanwhile, opposition parties have called for a no-confidence motion

General Strike - Italy Italian working class mobilizes for worker-friendly budget, pension reforms and job security

National trade unions in Italy organized a general strike protesting the 2022 budget plan of the Mario Draghi government for not meeting the expectations of the working class, particularly on tax cuts, pension reforms and preventing the relocation of industries

Australia healthcare workers protest Essential healthcare workers walkout in South Australia, demand workplace safety

Over a 100 workers staged a walkout in a one-day strike action on December 14, the second to hit major hospitals in South Australia this month. Workers have complained of serious understaffing in State hospitals and unsafe work practices

Amazon workers reject unsafe conditions after storm-hit site collapse and other stories

Today we look at the death of 6 workers after an Amazon site collapsed in the US, reports of civilians killed during a U.S.-SDF raid in Syria, and more

Workers Rally - Turkey 1 Massive workers’ mobilization in Turkey demands fair minimum wage

In a massive rally in Istanbul called by the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DiSK), workers demanded an increase in the minimum wage in the country to at least 5,200 Turkish Lira (USD 358.80) in order to meet their basic needs

Workers March - Portugal Working class sections in Portugal hit the streets demanding better wages and job security

The workers’ mobilization was called by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) to reiterate their demand for increasing the national minimum wage to 850 euros (USD 954.97) per month

LARCO Workers Protest- Greece In Greece, LARCO workers intensify protest against government’s privatization bid

Workers of the state-owned General Mining and Metallurgical Company SA (LARCO) in Greece have been resisting the government’s bid to privatize the company for the past 22 months 

Taxi drivers win US New York’s yellow cab drivers win struggle for debt relief

After two months of non-stop protests and two weeks of hunger strikes, drivers under the banner of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance reached an agreement with city authorities and the largest medallion loan holder

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