Workers’ rights
10 injured as police repress garment workers’ protest in Gazipur, Bangladesh

The workers were protesting the failure of their company’s management to pay wages for between three and five months

Food industry workers Zimbabwe Workers in Zimbabwe’s food industry mobilize against repression, unpaid wages

The United Food and Allied Workers Union has been organizing workers at Ingwebu Breweries in a months-long struggle over wages. A major strike is also looming in the sugar industry as workers demand wages in US dollars amid difficult economic conditions

Rishi Sunak UK Under Rishi Sunak, Britishers are set to face more austerity, fewer rights

The former chancellor from the ruling Conservative Party is the UK’s third prime minister this year. Sunak’s policy history and present cabinet appointments have raised fears of even more austerity and a drastic curtailing of basic rights

NUMSA strike South Africa South Africa Labor Court interdicts NUMSA strike at Macsteel 

The union had announced a strike at the steel company on October 11, citing a unilateral withdrawal of employment benefits including medical aid

Daily Round-up | Protests staged across Austria over rising inflation, cost of living & other stories

In this episode, we take a look at protests in Europe over cost of living, workers in Canada demanding rights, and attack on a US base in Syria

Baldia factory fire Pakistan On 10th anniversary of Baldia factory fire in Pakistan, activists demand social security for all workers

Labor activists complain that even after 10 years of the tragedy, factories and workplaces in Pakistan still lack adequate health and safety measures

France transport workers protest Transport workers across France gear up for strikes

Workers of public transport providers in French cities have decided to intensify their protest against low wages, poor working conditions and chronic understaffing

Postal Workers Strike - UK Postal workers in the UK to escalate struggle for pay rise

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has demanded the Royal Mail Group to increase workers’ wages in order to help them cope with the ongoing cost of living crisis

Strikes spread across Amazon UK warehouses as workers reject “pathetic” pay offer

Workers across at least 4 Amazon warehouses in the UK have staged walkouts to protest pay offers that would raise wages by only 0.35-0.50 per hour. This will amount to a real-terms pay cut as the UK’s inflation is on track to hit 13%.

Labor subcontracting - Belgium Workers Party of Belgium slams exploitative labor subcontracting 

Authorities have found out that 55 potential victims of human trafficking were employed at a construction site in Antwerp at extremely low wages

Migrant workers Italy Migrants in Italy live and work in increasingly precarious conditions 

A joint report by the Italian Labor Ministry and the National Association of Italian Municipalities found that at least 10,000 migrant farm workers in Italy are living in extremely precarious housing. The study has revealed just one aspect of the broader conditions of exploitation and uncertainty faced by migrant workers in the country

Ghana IMF bailout Ghana’s unions and left reject bailout talks with the IMF as economic crisis spirals 

Ghana has initiated talks with the International Monetary Fund to seek a potential bailout amid a major economic crisis. This has been rejected by the Socialist Movement of Ghana and trade unions who argue that this will do nothing to alleviate the structural problems in the economy