The workers have not been paid for 6 to 13 weeks, and have been demonstrating in different parts of Bangladesh’s industrial belt. The strike entered its fifth day on May 18.
On May 8, two days before Uber’s initial public offering at the share market, Uber and other rideshare app drivers across the world went on a strike to protest the precarious work conditions of their jobs.
A.R. Sindhu of the All India federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers talks about the joint struggles of Indian trade unions and the fight against the far-right wing government of Narendra Modi.
Peoples Dispatch speaks to Phakamile Hlubi Majola, spokesperson of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ( NUMSA), on the union’s militant struggle over the years and the challenges ahead.
The movement spans over 300 cities across the world. It is no longer limited to exploited employees in the fast food industry but has expanded to include home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors and even retail employees.
The rallies have been organized in the wake of simmering discontent in the country against Vladimir Putin’s anti-dissent legislations and controversial pension reforms.