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Belgian working class fights for fairer contracts and increase in wages

In the attempt to negotiate a new interprofessional agreement (IPA), major trade unions in Belgium organized a national day of action on February 25 demanding a significant increase in wages and an hourly minimum wage of 14 euros (16.91 USD)

Workers Protest-Portugal Workers protest closure of Matosinhos refinery in Portugal

Portuguese energy supplier group Galp Energia has announced the closure of a crude oil refinery owned by its subsidiary Petrogal in Matosinhos, which is likely to affect over a thousand jobs

Plans to liquidate Egyptian Iron and Steel Company draw protest

The decision by the management of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company to liquidate the company has led to protests with unions saying that up to 8,000 employees will lose their jobs

In Luxembourg workers of clothing-retail company H&M protest against reduction in year-end bonus

Swedish clothing-retail brand Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) in Luxembourg decided to reduce the workers’ year-end bonus, equivalent to the two months of partial unemployment caused by the lockdown between March and May

Workers of Leica plant in Portugal protest wage discrimination 

The workers at the Lousado plant of the German company Leica in Portugal organised a protest demanding a salary hike and an end to the harassment faced by workers

Belgian working class protests persecution of trade unionists

On International Human Rights Day, workers across Belgium appealed to revoke the sentences against 17 trade unionists for participating in a roadblock as part of a general strike in 2015

Workers Protest-Bulgaria Workers protest redundancies and lockdown impact in Bulgaria 

Bus conductors and restaurant workers in the Bulgarian city of Varna protested redundancies in the public transport sector and raised other issues emanating from the new restriction imposed in the country due to a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases

26-11 Greek Strikes - 2 Greek working class unites, strikes for health, safety and rights amid COVID-19

Workers, teachers, doctors, students and youth groups in Greece observed a nationwide general strike on November 26, putting forward a set of urgent demands in sectors including health care, education, public transport, and other areas of employment

General Strike -Greece Greece gears up for a massive national strike against government’s handling of COVID-19

Workers, teachers and youth groups in Greece have called for a general strike on November 26 and have put forward a series of demands in sectors such as health care, education and other areas of employment

Right to picket-UK Union lawsuit wins UK workers right to picket during lockdown 

During the proceedings in a lawsuit filed by Unite union against police and health authorities for threatening workers on strike, the UK government confirmed that workers on lawful industrial action have the right to picket their workplace during the COVID-19 lockdown

Workers Protest-Greece Workers mobilize across Greece demanding protection of public health and safer workplaces

The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors’ Associations has presented a series of demands in light of the spike in COVID-19 cases. These include urgent mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors

Alcoa Workers Protest-Spain Workers of Alcoa’s San Ciprian plant in Spain start indefinite strike

US-based aluminium giant Alcoa has decided to close down its San Ciprian smelter. The company’s sale negotiations with the UK-based Liberty group also failed last week

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