Workers strike
South Korean lawmakers pass landmark labor bill, amid rising trade union mobilizations

The “yellow envelope bill” is an outcome of years of labor mobilizations demanding reforms of existing labor laws, in the aftermath of workers suppression in the SsangYong Motors strike of 2009

Seoul Metro workers stage “warning strike” over planned layoffs

The management of Seoul Metro has used losses over the past few years as a reason behind laying off over 2,200 workers, while trade unions argue it will affect safety standards

21-09 Greek protests 1 Thousands of Greek workers take to the streets in national strike against government’s anti-labor bill

Unions organized a country-wide strike against a bill introduced by the conservative New Democracy government in Greece. The bill seeks to increase daily and weekly working hours, among other changes

UNRWA workers strike UN relief workers go on strike in Gaza over pay and working conditions

Workers of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have been staging regular protests, including strike action, over the last year demanding including better wages, permanent contracts, and additional recruitment

3-04 Heathrow Security Strike - UK Security guards at UK’s Heathrow airport continue strike over pay hike

Security guards affiliated to Unite the Union started a 10-day strike action on March 31 after last ditch talks with the airport authorities for a pay rise failed

28-03 Workers' Strike - Germany Strike action by public service employees and transport workers paralyzes Germany

For over a year, trade unions in Germany have been demanding a fair increase in wages to combat inflation and compensate for the continuous fall in real wages

Workers' Strike - Slovakia Slovakian transport workers’ strike forces authorities to the negotiation table

Workers of the Transport Company of the City of Kosice have been demanding refinancing of the company, an increase in wages, fairer contracts, and job security

Kenya health workers strike Doctors in Kenya get ready to strike after six years of broken promises

Doctors in Kenya prepare for possible industrial action as the 2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement remains unfulfilled despite multiple court warnings to the government

Metal workers strike Turkey 2,000 metal workers to go on strike in Turkey 

Unions have questioned the policy of linking wage hikes to inflation, claiming that official inflation rates are unreliable. They also warned against government attempts to impose a “strike ban”

Spain health workers strike For Madrid’s health workers, the strike for better conditions is about the spirit of primary care

Primary health care physicians in the Madrid region have been on strike since November 21, fighting for a higher budget allocation for primary health care and a better health system for all

South Korea truckers strike Despite government’s back-to-work order, South Korean truckers continue strike

The nationwide truck drivers’ strike completed 10 days on December 3, despite back-to-work orders and further strike-busting threats from the conservative Yoon Suk-yeol government

Hospital workers strike - London Contract workers at St. George’s Hospital in London gear up for more strikes

The outsourced workers already went on a three-day strike from May 30 and a week-long strike from June 20 demanding withheld pay and better contract terms from their employer, the Mitie Group