Workers’ rights
Google walkout Employees involved in organizing Google Walkout fired

Four employees were fired by Google in what is being perceived as a clampdown against the workers for organizing the Google Walkout for Real Change campaign to protest the company’s handling of sexual abuse cases

Finland postal workers Postal workers’ strike ends in Finland

The workers were protesting the management’s bid to force some of their colleagues into a new collective bargaining agreement which is likely to be followed by pay cuts

Ireland Campaign to abolish Ireland’s anti-worker Industrial Relations Act

In order for the workers to defend themselves under the current neo-liberal climate, there is an urgent need to repeal the restrictive 1990 act

minimum wage Portugal Portuguese working class calls for an immediate hike in national minimum wage

The communist party and trade unions in Portugal have called for increasing the minimum wages to EUR 850

Ravi Srivastava on history of labour rights in India

Ravi Srivastava introduces labour rights in India in order to understand the current conversation on the proposed changes to the existing labour laws.

Lufthansa flight attendants on 48-hour strike after favorable court ruling

The strike is an outcome of a long-standing dispute with the airlines management, which has yet to heed the employees’ calls for better timetables and work hours

Kenya informal labor A milestone in Kenya’s trade union history

Informal workers will be brought under the protection of labor laws in the country, through an MoU signed between three trade unions representing formal workers and five informal sector associations

Kazakh leader International campaign seeks release of Kazakh trade union leader Erlan Baltabay

In mid-October, Erlan Baltabay was sentenced to five months and eight days in prison for refusing to pay a fine. He also faces a seven-year term for his involvement in the banned Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan

Portugal dockers Portuguese dock workers protest violation of collective bargaining agreement

The union of dock workers has given an ultimatum to the Setúbal port authorities to review the recent hiring of an external worker, in violation of the collective labor contract signed with the dockers

Workers’ epic strike has GM reeling

Nearly 50,000 General Motors’ employees have been on strike since over a month now, demanding their rights as workers.

As workers's strike enters fourth week, will General Motors yield? As workers’ strike enters fifth week, will General Motors yield?

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

Walmart workers’ union in Chile denounces mass dismissals

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

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