Workers Struggles Around the World

Indian state government sacks 500 striking health workers, South Australian cash delivery guards locked out

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16 December 2017

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Health workers strike in India, Cambodian garment workers walkout over wages

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9 December 2017

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Hyundai auto workers end strike, Sri Lankan bankworkers begin national protests

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2 December 2017

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Sri Lankan public health employees strike over pay and conditions; Cambodian garment workers walkout over unpaid wages

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25 November 2017

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Hundreds of LG employees strike for higher pay in South Korea, Bangalore garment workers protest factory closure

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18 November 2017

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Ugandan doctors and medical workers continue “illegal” action

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17 November 2017

Ugandan President Yoweri Museni has ordered district commissioners to take note of workers participating in the strike.

Indian government bans ambulance workers’ walkout, South Korean teachers vote on strike action

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11 November 2017

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24-hour strike by Argentine airline staff

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7 November 2017

Pilots and ground crew are calling for a 26 percent pay increase to keep pace with inflation.

Pakistan: Punjab government field health workers protest

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4 November 2017

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Apple iPhone workers protest in China

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28 October 2017

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South Korean media workers continue strike

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21 October 2017

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Public servants, teachers strike in Pakistan

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14 October 2017

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General strike by Argentine public employees, Colombian pilots defy strikebreaking order, walkouts in Kentucky and Ohio

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10 October 2017

Public sector workers in Argentina launch general strike against austerity measures by President Mauricio Macri while walkouts start at a packaging plant in Louisville, Kentucky and a specialty ceramics maker in Ohio.

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30 September 2017

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23 September 2017

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Protests against passage of anti-working class budget in Haiti

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19 September 2017

Protestors clashed with police in cites across Haiti over government plans to impose new taxes and fees on citizens.

Ontario, Canada aerospace workers occupy factory

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15 August 2017

The occupation began August 10 and shut down production for two days at Northstar Aerospace.

Sri Lankan Tamil leaders back suppression of oil workers’ strike

By S. Jayanth, 5 August 2017

The TNA’s anti-democratic and anti-working class statements demonstrate the reactionary character of Tamil nationalism.

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5 August 2017

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Aisin Automotive workers in India’s Haryana state face a new company-government witchhunt

By Jai Sharma, 28 July 2017

The workers are being subjected to a joint company-government vendetta for fighting slave labor conditions in an attack similar to that faced by Maruti Suzuki workers.

Police disperse big protest in Morocco

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28 July 2017

Protests are rare in the kingdom, which is a key ally of the United States in the Middle East.

Sri Lankan government deploys army to break oil workers’ strike

By Shree Haran and W. A. Sunil, 27 July 2017

The government’s turn to military repression is aimed at intimidating the entire working class.

Peruvian miners launch national strike amid walkouts by doctors and teachers

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25 July 2017

The Peruvian government has responded to the strike of miners against brutal working conditions by declaring the walkout illegal.

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22 July 2017

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Five years since company-provoked incident used to frame up Maruti Suzuki workers

By Shannon Jones, 21 July 2017

Tuesday marked five years since a management-provoked incident that authorities used as a pretext to railroad 13 Indian autoworkers to life in prison.

Support grows for General strike in Uruguay

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18 July 2017

Public service workers have committed to joining the strike, as have mass transit workers and public and private school teachers.

India: Kerala nurses on state-wide strike

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15 July 2017

The nurses rejected a pay offer of 17,500 rupees, including allowances, from the government and the Private Hospitals Association.

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8 July 2017

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1 July 2017

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Greek garbage workers continue strike, South African electricity supply workers in unofficial stoppage

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30 June 2017

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Massachusetts nurses locked out at Baystate Franklin Medical Center

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27 June 2017

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Slovakian autoworkers strike, Kenyan nurses continue nationwide walkout

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23 June 2017

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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and the case for public ownership

By Eric London, 22 June 2017

The expansion of the Amazon corporate behemoth is an expression of the unprecedented concentration of economic power among a handful of corporations that dominate the world capitalist economy.

Los Angeles and Long Beach port truckers strike over misclassification

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20 June 2017

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Ex-Amazon worker: I was fired for picking too slow

By our reporters, 10 June 2017

A former “picker” was given little training and did not meet Amazon’s required time targets, so he was fired.

Amazon ordered employee to work despite heatstroke risk, sought to cover up incident

By Eric London, 30 May 2017

The young Virginia worker told the International Amazon Workers Voice that she has still not received medical attention despite suffering long-term health effects.

Talks stall on third day of Quebec construction strike

By Roger Jordan, 27 May 2017

Quebec’s Liberal government has confirmed that it intends to outlaw a strike by 175,000 construction workers, with the House leader saying a strikebreaking bill will be tabled Monday.

220 MS part five

16 May 2017

Sri Lanka: Jaffna picket demands release of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 1 May 2017

Jaffna workers, youth, fishermen and housewives joined an SEP/IYSSE picket and public meeting to protest the witch-hunt and jailing of Indian autoworkers.

New Zealand fast food workers hold nationwide stoppage

By our reporters, 26 April 2017

Workers voted to strike after Restaurant Brands refused a pay rise of 10 cents an hour above the minimum wage each year, for three years

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Brazilian general strike set for Friday

25 April 2017

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15 April 2017

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8 April 2017

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National strike in Argentina as opposition to austerity grows

By Rafael Azul, 6 April 2017

Argentina’s trade union bureaucracy has collaborated with the government, facilitating the imposition of attacks on wages, jobs and democratic rights.

“This is nothing but class war”

International support grows for petition to free framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By Jerry White, 29 March 2017

Workers and youth from 33 countries on five continents have signed the petition, with many denouncing the frame-up and expressing solidarity with the imprisoned Indian workers.

Sri Lankan workers support campaign to free framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 28 March 2017

Socialist Equality Party campaigners distributed the ICFI statement “Free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers” in Sinhalese and Tamil.

Join the fight to free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 March 2017

Workers in Sri Lanka, India and around the world must unite to defeat the imprisonment of these victimised workers

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25 March 2017

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The key facts of the Maruti Suzuki workers’ case

22 March 2017

There is not a shred of evidence against any of the 13 Maruti Suzuki workers sentenced to life in prison.

Support grows for framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Jerry White, 21 March 2017

Opposition to the brutal life sentences meted out to 13 Maruti Suzuki workers is growing in India and around the world.

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21 March 2017

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India: Framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers sentenced to life imprisonment

By Keith Jones, 18 March 2017

India’s ruling elite has imposed savage sentences on the Maruti Suzuki workers to intimidate the working class and reassure investors that it will ruthlessly enforce sweatshop conditions.

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18 March 2017

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Indian court to hear sentencing arguments against framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By Shannon Jones, 17 March 2017

Thirteen autoworkers could face the death penalty in a case that has seen blatant collusion between company management, police and Indian state officials

Doctors strike highlights catastrophic health care crisis in Kenya

By Eddie Haywood, 7 March 2017

Five thousand doctors employed in public hospitals across Kenya have been on strike since December, citing low pay and dreadful working conditions.

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4 March 2017

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Bangladesh government continues repression against garment workers

By Sarath Kumara, 3 March 2017

Although some detained labour activists have been released, several workers are still in custody and the authorities are continuing to press unsubstantiated charges.

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24 February 2017

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21 February 2017

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A wave of class struggles in Sri Lanka: Workers must fight for a socialist program to defend their rights

By the Socialist Equality Party, 18 February 2017

The series protests of private and public sector workers are a sign of the mass social upheavals to come against the pro-US government and the capitalist class as a whole.

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4 February 2017

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3 February 2017

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31 January 2017

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17 January 2017

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14 January 2017

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13 January 2017

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Government and employers attack striking apparel workers in Bangladesh

By Wimal Perera, 13 January 2017

The repression is aimed at preventing a broader eruption by workers against their appalling living and working conditions.

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10 January 2017

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Protests against gas price hikes spread across Mexico

By Eric London, 5 January 2017

The Mexican government’s decision to cut gas subsidies has provoked widespread demonstrations, road blockades and gas station occupations, sparking fears within the ruling class of a social explosion.

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17 December 2016

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13 December 2016

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6 December 2016

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3 December 2016

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2 December 2016

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29 November 2016

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26 November 2016

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25 November 2016

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22 November 2016

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Barnard College contingent faculty vote on strike authorization

By Sandy English, 19 November 2016

Part-time and temporary faculty at Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York City began voting on a strike authorization this week.

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19 November 2016

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9 November 2016

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California state workers to vote on strike authorization

By Dan Conway, 4 November 2016

The union fears that a strike will cut across its support for the Democratic Brown administration and the Democratic Party.

Sri Lanka: Deeside plantation workers form action committee

By our correspondents, 4 November 2016

The committee’s establishment is an important step toward breaking from the trade unions, which function as industrial police for big business and the government.

Australia: Hazelwood power station closure threatens thousands of jobs

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 November 2016

The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union is seeking to impose an “orderly closure” of the plant.

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18 October 2016

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15 October 2016

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8 October 2016

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4 October 2016

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1 October 2016

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24 September 2016

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17 September 2016

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13 September 2016

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10 September 2016

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9 September 2016

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Tens of millions strike against Indian government’s right-wing economic policies

By Deepal Jayasekera, 3 September 2016

The strike is an expression of mounting opposition in the working class internationally against assaults by governments and corporations on jobs and working conditions.

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3 September 2016

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Indian workers need a socialist strategy to oppose pro-investor “reform,” austerity and war

By Deepal Jayesekera, 1 September 2016

For the unions and Stalinist Communist parties, Friday’s all-India strike is a means of defusing social opposition and diverting it behind the big business political establishment.

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30 August 2016

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19 August 2016

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16 August 2016

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