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Asha workers India Week-long strike compels authorities to increase wages of health workers in Maharashtra, India

Around 67,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and 3,000 block workers will get a pay rise, as per the announcement by the State health department on Wednesday, June 23

Bangladesh garment workers 1 killed, 35 injured in police action against protesting garment workers in Bangladesh

One person died after police resorted to violence to disperse garment workers protesting against unpaid wages in Dhaka’s Ashulia suburb on Sunday, June 13

Greek Protests Greek working class mounts massive resistance to anti-worker labor bill 

The new labor bill proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government in Greece allows employees to work up to 10 hours and an increase in overtime work, permits work on Sunday, and affects union activities including the right to strike

Greek communists organize mobilizations against anti-worker labor law

The Greek government has proposed a bill that introduces several anti-worker measures, including increasing work timings in the country from eight hours to 10 hours per day, making Sunday a working day, restricting union activities and curtailing the right to strike

Workers Protest-Glasgow Working class of Glasgow fights to save jobs at McVitie’s factory

On May 11, the Pladis group announced the closure of a biscuit factory of its subsidiary McVitie’s at Tollcross, Glasgow, putting at risk around 500 jobs

Port workers in Montreal strike over pressure tactics by employers

While workers have been on partial strike since April 13, pressure tactics by employers prompted an indefinite general strike, bringing Canada’s second largest port to a standstill

Belgian workers hit the streets demanding wage hike

After contract negotiations in key sectors failed, major trade unions in Belgium organized a national strike demanding a wage hike for workers. They also sought the right to early retirement, and a pay rise for workers

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

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