Workers Struggles Around the World

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By , 24 February 2017

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By , 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.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

By , 4 February 2017

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By , 3 February 2017

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By , 31 January 2017

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By , 14 January 2017

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By , 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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By , 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.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

By , 17 December 2016

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By , 13 December 2016

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By , 6 December 2016

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By , 2 December 2016

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By , 29 November 2016

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By , 26 November 2016

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By , 25 November 2016

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By , 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.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

By , 19 November 2016

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By , 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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By , 18 October 2016

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By , 15 October 2016

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By , 8 October 2016

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By , 4 October 2016

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By , 1 October 2016

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By , 24 September 2016

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By , 17 September 2016

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By , 13 September 2016

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By , 10 September 2016

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By , 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.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

By , 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.

Workers Struggles: the Americas

By , 30 August 2016

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By , 19 August 2016

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By , 16 August 2016

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UK: Weymouth and Bridport bus drivers escalate strike action

By Ajanta Silva, 3 August 2016

The Weymouth bus drivers’ dispute demonstrates that whenever the union bureaucracy are forced to call industrial action, they ensure that it remains isolated.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

By , 30 July 2016

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By , 22 July 2016

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By , 19 July 2016

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By , 16 July 2016

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By , 15 July 2016

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Chinese Walmart workers engage in wildcat strikes

By Linda Tenenbaum, 8 July 2016

The strike has spread rapidly, with Walmart workers determined to reach out to their national and international co-workers.

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By , 8 July 2016

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By , 5 July 2016

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By , 1 July 2016

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By , 28 June 2016

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Taiwanese airline cabin crews strike

By Ben McGrath, 27 June 2016

The walk-out highlights the growing anger more broadly throughout the Taiwanese working class.

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By , 25 June 2016

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By , 18 June 2016

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Mexico’s national teachers strike enters second month

By Don Knowland, 16 June 2016

Efforts by teachers to roll back the regressive federal education reform face increasing government repression.

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By , 14 June 2016

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By , 11 June 2016

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By , 10 June 2016

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By , 7 June 2016

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By , 31 May 2016

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Strike wave against austerity spreads in France, Belgium

By Kumaran Ira, 26 May 2016

Police repression of anti-austerity protests in France and Belgium is enraging workers and driving broader layers of the working class into struggle.

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By , 24 May 2016

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AT&T West strike in San Diego begins to break CWA isolation of Verizon struggle

By Shannon Jones, 23 May 2016

Despite the efforts of the CWA and other unions, telecom workers are striving to carry out national action against the attacks on their jobs and living standards.

AT&T West strike in San Diego begins to break CWA isolation of Verizon struggle

By Shannon Jones, 23 May 2016

Despite the efforts of the CWA and other unions, telecom workers are striving to carry out national action against the attacks on their jobs and living standards.

Growing anger among Verizon strikers as CWA and IBEW prepare sellout

By Nick Barrickman, 20 May 2016

After telling workers they would not accede to Verizon’s demands for a federal mediator, the CWA and the IBEW agreed to mediation as talks restarted Tuesday.

As CWA prepares sellout, Verizon strikers discuss way forward on WSWS online call

By our reporter, 20 May 2016

Verizon strikers from throughout the East Coast of the United States discussed and debated the way forward during a two-hour call hosted by the WSWS Verizon Strike Newsletter.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

By , 20 May 2016

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By , 17 May 2016

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One month on strike: The way forward for Verizon workers

By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate, 16 May 2016

The strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon workers is at a crossroads. Jerry White, the SEP’s candidate for US president, will host a call to discuss the way forward for striking workers.

New picket line assault on Verizon strikers in Massachusetts

By Shannon Jones, 13 May 2016

The silence of the CWA on the recent attack on a Verizon picket in Queens, New York is encouraging more violent assaults on strikers

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

By , 13 May 2016

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By , 6 May 2016

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German public sector union holds “warning strikes”

By Marianne Arens, 29 April 2016

Selective strikes are taking place in the public sector across Germany this week, but the Verdi union is determined to impose attacks on wages and work conditions.

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By , 29 April 2016

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By , 23 April 2016

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Ford announces new small-vehicle plant in Mexico

By Marc Wells, 22 April 2016

Ford Motor Co. unveiled its plan to invest $1.6 billion to build a new small-vehicle plant in Mexico which will employ 2,800 workers.

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By , 22 April 2016

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Verizon workers confront strikebreaking operation

By Jerry White, 20 April 2016

While workers are determined to wage a militant battle, they have been repeatedly undermined by the telecom unions, which offered $200 million in concessions.

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By , 19 April 2016

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Verizon workers speak as strike enters new week

By our reporters, 18 April 2016

The WSWS Verizon Strike Newsletter spoke to workers on the picket lines in Northern Virginia and New York City.

Thirty-nine thousand Verizon workers on strike in US

By Jerry White, 13 April 2016

After working without a contract for more than eight months, tens of thousands of workers struck the telecom giant Wednesday morning to fight stagnating wages and attacks on their benefits and work conditions.

“I am certain the UAW knew about this. They sell us out all the time.”

Facing layoffs, Detroit area Fiat Chrysler workers denounce UAW

By Shannon Jones, 12 April 2016

A WSWS reporting team spoke to workers Monday at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) where 1,300 workers are set to be laid off July 5.

Alpha Natural Resources asks court to shred collective bargaining agreements

By Clement Daly, 12 April 2016

Alpha’s petition to get rid of its union contracts threatens the living standards of 610 coal miners and 4,800 retirees and dependents.

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By , 12 April 2016

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By , 8 April 2016

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By , 2 April 2016

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French workers, youth defy state of emergency to protest austerity policies

By Anthony Torres, 1 April 2016

As many as 1.2 million people participated in demonstrations Thursday across France against the draconian anti-working class policies of the Socialist Party government.

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By , 25 March 2016

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By , 22 March 2016

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By , 18 March 2016

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By , 15 March 2016

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China: Thousands of coal miners protest over unpaid wages

By Peter Symonds, 14 March 2016

The protests are a sign of the acute social tensions building up as the economy slows and the government prepares to axe millions of jobs.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

By , 12 March 2016

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By , 11 March 2016

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Steel workers strike in Mexico

By Rafael Azul, 10 March 2016

Striking steel workers at ArcelorMittal in the port city of Lázaro Cárdenas are demanding the rehiring of laid-off workers.

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By , 5 March 2016

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By , 4 March 2016

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