Workers’ protests
Workers of Airbus plants in Germany protest restructuring, demand job security

Under the leadership of the IG Metall union, workers of Airbus and its subsidiary, Premium Aerotec, protested the company’s plans for restructuring, which will likely affect 13,000 jobs in its German plants

Norwegian organizations demand intervention in state-owned firm’s labor dispute in Chile

The workers of the ‘Los Lagos’ hydroelectric power project in Chile undertaken by the Norwegian energy producer, Statkraft, have been protesting the unilateral changes in shifts of working days and lack of COVID-19 safety measures

Luxembourg Protests Working class in Luxembourg protests holiday work and work-hours flexibility

Following a decision by the Match supermarket chain to keep their stores open on all holidays, workers, trade unions and other progressive sections in Luxembourg have intensified their campaign against holiday work and work-hours flexibility

Workers Protest-Greece We will not let the clock of history go back, says Greek union as protests mount against 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

London bus drivers go on strike protesting pay cuts

Bus drivers at the bus service operator RATP in London protested the company’s attempt to implement pay cuts in the garb of the COVID-19 crisis that could see some of the drivers lose up to 2,500 Pounds (3039.57 USD) a year

Bangladesh factory fire Despite eight-year struggle, Tazreen fire victims in Bangladesh yet to get justice 

On November 24, 2012, a short-circuit triggered a massive fire at the nine-story Tazreen garment factory in Ashulia,. Over 110 workers were killed. Eight years on, many of the families of victims and survivors are still in a bad state

Workers Protest-Denmark Workers in Denmark protest restaurant chain’s disregard of collective agreement

Danish steakhouse chain Jensens Bøfhus has unilaterally cancelled its collective agreement with the workers, intending to cut at least 20 krones (USD 3.17) from the hourly pay of its unit employees

Workers Protest-Portugal Workers’ protest sweeps Portugal 

Workers led by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) organized multiple demonstrations across Portugal demanding wage hikes, rise in pensions, job security and fair collective bargaining

Hospitality workers South Africa South Africa’s restaurant sector reels under impact of COVID-19 restrictions

It is estimated that about 70% jobs in the restaurant industry are already lost due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Restaurant and alcohol industry workers staged two countrywide protests last week

Spanish Nissan workers resist company’s plans to shut down Barcelona plants

These closures will affect around 3,000 direct jobs and 25,000 indirect jobs dependent on Nissan’s operations.

WEF and the crumbling blocks of capitalism

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) summit is a gathering of the world’s richest and most powerful elites at a Swiss alpine resort, with the aim to further the tentacles of global capital and protect the interests of the rich.

Pension reforms France French unions reject Macron’s concessions, demand complete rollback of pension reforms

The French government announced it would keep the retirement age at 62, but major unions in the country have called for massive mobilizations on 14, 15 and 16 January, to demand a complete rollback of the controversial pension reforms

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