France at a Crossroads 06:59 Jan 16 0 comments
Apoyo a los y las Trabajadoras de los Servicios Públicos en Rosario (Argentina) 01:37 Dec 31 0 comments
Labor in the age of Duterte: The Pacific Plaza strike 00:20 Mar 14 0 comments
The Google Walkout: An International Working-Class Movement 18:55 Nov 05 0 comments
[South Africa] Stop the repression of casualised/contract workers in Ekurhuleni! 07:27 Sep 29 0 commentsmore >>
france / belgium / luxemburg / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday January 16, 2020 - 06:59 by Richard Greeman
The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed neoliberal “reform” of France’s retirement system, established at the end of World War II and considered one of the best in the world. At bottom, what is at stake is a whole vision of what kind of society people want to live in – one based on cold market calculation or one based on human solidarity – and neither side shows any sign of willingness to compromise. ... read full story / add a comment
argentina/uruguay/paraguay / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Tuesday December 31, 2019 - 01:37 by Confederación General del Trabajo
Desde la CGT defendemos los Servicios Públicos de calidad para todas las personas, así como el empleo estable, digno y compatible con la vida personal. Es por ello que apoyamos las movilizaciones de las trabajadoras y trabajadores que desempeñan sus funciones en los Servicios Públicos Municipales en Rosario (Argentina) hasta que no sean recibidos por la municipalidad con soluciones concretas. ... read full story / add a comment
indonesia / philippines / australia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday March 14, 2019 - 00:20 by Ia Maranon & Walden Bello
Whatever may be the conclusion of the strike, there is little doubt that the practice of contractualization, which has done so much damage to labor in this country, is facing a mortal challenge from its victims. ... read full story / add a comment
international / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Monday November 05, 2018 - 18:55 by Dan La Botz
Thousands of Google employees throughout the United States and around the world walked off their jobs yesterday, Nov. 1, “to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace that doesn’t work for everyone.” Beginning in Singapore and working its way around the globe the movement closed Google offices from Mountain View, California, in Boulder and New York, as well as in London, Dublin, Zurich and Berlin. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday September 29, 2018 - 07:27 by International Labour, Research & Information Group
The International Labour, Research & Information Group (ILRIG) along with the forty-one (41) community, labour and other civil society organisations, gathered in Johannesburg for the 16th Annual Globalisation School, condemn in the strongest possible terms the violent repression of the legitimate protest engaged in today by casualised/contract workers at the Ekurhuleni Municipality. The protest was organised by the Simunye Workers Forum (SWF), who are part of the School. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 07:57 by Juntándonos para Luchar
Desde diversos procesos que hoy nos organizamos en la ciudad de Bogotá alrededor de las luchas estudiantiles, feministas y de género, comunicativas, barriales, educativas populares y comunitarias, impulsamos este evento como una apuesta colectiva clave para impulsar y fortalecer los procesos populares que hoy se piensan desde un caminar autónomo por la construcción de sujetos, comunidades y territorios libres de todo tipo de dominación social.
En este caminar en el que decidimos juntarnos para luchar, creemos que es hora de dar un nuevo paso que nos permita seguir avanzando en la construcción de un referente común que fortalezca tanto nuestros procesos como las luchas del pueblo en general. No obstante, creemos que esta también es una oportunidad para encontrarnos con otras organizaciones que están luchando en otros sectores, comunidades y territorios, y de las que consideramos podemos tener afinidades tanto en las apuestas políticas como en las formas de organizarnos y de luchar.
Desde la sabana de Bogotá les enviamos un fuerte abrazo y agradecemos su atención.
¡Arriba las que luchan!
Bogotá, Colombia. Julio, 2017
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eastern asia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday December 08, 2016 - 01:38 by SooKyung Nam
For the sixth straight weekend, hundreds of thousands of Koreans came out in Seoul (and with other Korean cities estimates approaching 2 million people on the streets) to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. This Saturday December 3, the protests marched on the Presidential Blue House. The three opposition parties introduced a bill last week to impeach the President, supported by a majority of the parliament (171 of 300 members), for abuse of power in an influence-peddling scandal. But the vote needs a 2/3 majority and requires a rump of Park's Saenuri party to break and support the opposition to pass the bill.
These are the largest demonstrations in South Korea since the pro-democracy movement of the 1980s. But the street protests are also against the neoliberal reforms Park has pursued and the attacks on the KCTU (Korean Confederation of Trade Unions), and an emphatic statement that all politics is not forming in a populist hard right. The below essays were written just after the fourth demonstration weekend. ... read full story / add a comment
internacional / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Saturday November 12, 2016 - 18:33 by CIB Unicobas Bari
A la luz de la convocación de un “Congreso de refundación de la A.I.T.” propuesta por la C.N.T.-E., la F.A.U.-Alemania y la U.S.I.-Prato Carnico (hizo la escisión de la U.S.I.), nos hemos sentidos obligados a expresar algunas consideraciones sobre eso y de volver a proponer nuestro testimonio en el 20° Congreso de la A.I.T. de diciembre 1996 en Madrid.
Las razones por las que expresamos y volvemos a proponer este testimonio se relacionan a las consideraciones hechas con las cuales las tres siglas sindicales proponen este congreso. ... read full story / add a comment
international / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Saturday November 12, 2016 - 18:22 by CIB Unicobas Bari
In the light of the convocation of a “congress to refound the I.W.A.” made by the C.N.T.-E., by F.A.U.-Germany and by U.S.I.-Prato Carnico (secessionist), we decided to make some considerations about it along with reproposing our testimony from the 20th I.W.A. Congress of Madrid from December 1996.
The reasons we express ourselves and repropose this documents are closely linked to the motivations with which the three unions propose this congress. ... read full story / add a comment
internazionale / lotte sindacali / altra stampa libertaria Saturday November 12, 2016 - 18:04 by CIB Unicobas Bari 1 comment (last - saturday november 19, 2016 - 23:04)
Alla luce della convocazione di un “congresso di rifondazione della A.I.T.” proposta dalla C.N.T.-E, dalla F.A.U.-Germania e dell'U.S.I.-Prato Carnico-Italia (scissionista), ci siamo sentiti in dovere di esprimere alcune considerazioni in merito e di riproporre la nostra testimonianza risalente al 20° Congresso dell'A.I.T. tenutosi a Madrid nel Dicembre 1996.
Le ragioni per cui ci esprimiamo e riproponiamo questo documento si riallacciano alle motivazioni con le quali le tre sigle sindacali propongono questo congresso. ... read full story / add a comment
southern asia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday September 06, 2016 - 18:22 by Number 13
Since India embraced what trade unions call the LPG route to growth (that is liberalization, privatization and globalization) in 1991, the country has seen 16 general strikes. And the 17th all India workers’ strike falls on September 2nd. The last general strike, observed on 2 September 2015, saw participation from nearly 150 million workers – that's half the population of the entire U.S., or more than the combined population of the UK, Canada and Australia. This year, the unions expect a better turnout given the controversial labour policies pursued by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. ... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday March 07, 2015 - 01:21 by Ed Olsen 10 comments (last - wednesday march 25, 2015 - 02:27)
I personally make just over $17 an hour, while the average wage of a plow driver is $38,000 a year. And yet you have made it clear that you will not tax the wealthy (like yourself) who can afford it to cover the budget gap which you created. But I do not expect you to necessarily understand the hardships you are asking us to suffer, as I am told you are personally worth ten million dollars. Maybe you don’t understand that taking $36 a paycheck out of my wages (which on average you are proposing for all plow drivers) is the difference between making or missing a mortgage payment, a utility bill, or buying a pair of shoes for the kids. Maybe you cannot understand. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Monday November 10, 2014 - 16:26 by Thabiso Bopape 1 image
Thabiso Bopape from a workers' committee that has been involved in ongoing strikes in the Post Office and that founded the Democratic Postal and Communications Union (Depacu) talks about the struggle of casual workers to ban labour brokers and to be directly and permanently employed by the South African Post Office (Sapo).
This discussion took place on 10 October, 2014, and so there have been some developments since then. The strike referred to by Thobiso was called off shortly after the interview, after the Minister intervened to address their demands, but a group of workers organised under the Communication Workers Union (CWU) remains out on strike at the time of publication.
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north america / mexico / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday October 30, 2014 - 23:31 by Joe Maniscalco
Workers at Blick Arts Supplies in New York City enlist the support of art professors in order to secure a first contract from their employer ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Monday September 15, 2014 - 16:03 by David Cartwright, Komnas Poriazis
A summary of the August 2014 amendments to the Labour Relations Act and their meaning and implications for workers. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Friday August 08, 2014 - 21:17 by Persistent Solidarity Forum 1 image
For workers at universities, transformation must improve working conditions, raise wages, defend dignity and allow their full participation in governance of these institutions. Outsourcing and the privatisation of services such as cleaning at universities is against transformation because these measures lower labour standards and create a highly unjust system for workers at these institutions. This perpetuates the legacy of colonialism and apartheid.
Like cleaners in other universities, cleaners at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) – organised under the Persistent Solidarity Forum (PSF) – are in a protracted struggle to secure the rights promised in the Constitution, shape the transformation agenda of the institution and reverse outsourcing of cleaning services and other so-called non-core services. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday August 07, 2014 - 03:51 by Hernán Durango
Hasta las seis de la tarde habían ingresado en el centro de salud de Currulao 18 heridos. Entre los cuales 14 con heridas de bala y un joven de 27 años muerto por impacto en el tórax. Según denuncian los heridos, los agredió la Policía que desde el segundo piso del comando estaba disparando. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday May 01, 2014 - 19:39 by Colectivo Marquetalia
Mayo 1° de 2014
Trabajadores todos ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 22, 2014 - 17:05 by Mehmet Erman Erol
Autonomy, occupation, self-management... these long-forgotten terms are back in Turkey since late 2012-early 2013. There have been several factory occupations since last year. The most prominent ones are, among others, Kazova, Greif, Zentiva, Feniş, Moda Socks Factory, Renault, and Şişecam Topkapı workplace occupations. Although both mainstream media and the trade union bureaucracy try to undermine their significance, recent struggles of the workers necessitate greater scrutiny in the wider political-economic context of Turkey; so the meaning of the occupation as well. ... read full story / add a comment
argentina/uruguay/paraguay / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Thursday March 27, 2014 - 15:17 by Bloque Sindical de Base 1 image
1. El derecho de huelga es un derecho inalienable de los trabajadores al que no hemos renunciado ni ante las más feroces dictaduras ni ante gobiernos autoritarios seudodemocráticos. Como tal no puede ser “interpretado”, suspendido, recortado, suprimido ni anulado por ningún juez, legislador, ni miembro del poder ejecutivo nacional ni provincial. ... read full story / add a comment