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eastern asia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday December 08, 2016 - 00:38 par 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 - 17:33 par 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 - 17:22 par 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 - 17:04 par CIB Unicobas Bari   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 19, 2016 - 22:04)
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 - 17:22 par 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 - 00:21 par Ed Olsen   text 10 comments (last - wednesday march 25, 2015 - 01:27)
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
A Post Office van is set alight in Rosebank on September 2, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Post Office recently announced it planned to fire 473 casual workers who had been on illegal strike. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe)
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Monday November 10, 2014 - 15:26 par Thabiso Bopape   image 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.
... read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday October 30, 2014 - 22:31 par 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 - 15:03 par 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
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southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Friday August 08, 2014 - 20:17 par Persistent Solidarity Forum   image 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 - 02:51 par 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 - 18:39 par Colectivo Marquetalia
Mayo 1° de 2014

Compañeras, compañeros

Trabajadores todos ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 22, 2014 - 16:05 par 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
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argentina/uruguay/paraguay / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Thursday March 27, 2014 - 14:17 par Bloque Sindical de Base   image 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
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argentina / uruguay / paraguay / lotte sindacali / altra stampa libertaria Sunday February 23, 2014 - 14:53 par La Bordo   image 1 image
Durante il mese di gennaio, il governo nazionale ha deciso di far sprofondare la svalutazione che era già aumentata nel corso del 2013. Sul fuoco di un aumento generalizzato dei prezzi registrato nell'ultimo trimestre, il governo ha gettato ulteriore benzina con una brusca svalutazione del 20%. L'obiettivo di qualsiasi svalutazione è quello di abbassare i costi domestici in pesos (tra cui quello della manodopera) ed equilibrare i conti pubblici abbassando la spesa pubblica, cosa che in buon criollo si chiama in un solo modo RISTRUTTURAZIONE. [Castellano] ... read full story / add a comment
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argentina/uruguay/paraguay / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Tuesday February 18, 2014 - 13:25 par La Bordo – Bloque Sindical de Base   image 1 image
Durante el mes de enero, el gobierno nacional decidió profundizar la devaluación que venía realizando gradualmente durante 2013. A la suba generalizada de precios producida en el último trimestre le arrojó un balde de combustible con la brusca devaluación del 20%. El objetivo de cualquier devaluación es bajar los costos locales en pesos (entre ellos el de la mano de obra) y equilibrar las cuentas fiscales abaratando el gasto público, lo que en buen criollo se denomina de una sola manera AJUSTE. [italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday December 15, 2013 - 15:20 par Hernán Camacho
Se agota la paciencia de los campesinos en las mesas de diálogo con el gobierno nacional. ... read full story / add a comment
venezuela / colombia / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday December 15, 2013 - 15:16 par Agencia Prensa Rural
Las propuestas que surgieron en el Encuentro de Productores de Cultivos Declarados Ilícitos de Colombia serán presentadas ante la Mesa de La Habana. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday December 05, 2013 - 19:43 par Jane Regan
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Dec 3 2013 (IPS) - Haiti’s minimum wage will nudge up 12 percent on Jan. 1, from 4.65 to 5.23 dollars (or 200 to 225 gourdes) per day. Calculated hourly, it will go from 58 to 65 cents, before taxes. ... read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday October 29, 2013 - 23:15 par Sarah Lazare
'This calls into question the sustainability and effectiveness of relying on the garment industry to lead Haiti's reconstruction' ... read full story / add a comment

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