Nearly 50,000 General Motors’ employees have been on strike since over a month now, demanding their rights as workers.
The strike by over 48,000 employees led by the United Auto Workers entered its 28th day on October 13. While the company has made offers regarding pay hikes and permanent jobs, the closure of four plants remains a sticking point
The union says that workers are being dismissed for taking part in the strike and announced that it will file a lawsuit against the company for anti-union dismissals
Nine South African unions, representing around 150,000 security guards, have termed the employers’ offer of a 1.1% hike an insult. Security guards earn barely enough to afford the basic necessities for a single adult, with hardly any means left to support dependents
The workers are demanding that the government revoke the suspension of driving licenses of thousands of drivers and take measures to ensure the safety of drivers
The call for the strike was given by the communist trade union, the All Workers Militant Front (PAME).
They are opposing Indian government’s decision to allow foreign companies’ entry into the sector
Trade unions denounced the anti-worker, anti-trade union reforms proposed in the New Development Bill proposed by the New Democracy (ND) government
The legislation is the first of its kind and will likely force app-based corporates like Uber to reclassify their workers as employees rather than as contractors
The new Collective Labor Agreement, reached after several months of intense bargaining between trade unions and employers, proposes a phased salary hike of nearly 8%
The workers suspended their strike this week in order to facilitate a dialogue with the authorities on their demands
The mine workers are demanding a dignified collective negotiation agreement and abolition of an anti-labor reform, approved by the president in July