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18 October 2014

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16 September 2014

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India: NLC contract workers launch indefinite strike

By Arun Kumar, 6 September 2014

Workers are demanding permanency of jobs, wage hikes and higher bonuses.

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30 August 2014

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29 August 2014

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India: Four workers killed in Tamil Nadu plastic depot blaze

By our correspondents, 28 August 2014

Rajakani Traders has been operating for about eight years despite repeated local complaints about the depot’s location.

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23 August 2014

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22 August 2014

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16 August 2014

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15 August 2014

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Bangladesh’s government mobilises police to attack striking garment workers

By Wimal Perera, 14 August 2014

The government’s response revealed concerns in ruling circles that the Tuba workers’ struggle could become a rallying point for all garment workers.

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8 August 2014

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2 August 2014

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26 July 2014

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Dock workers at Piraeus Port, Greece end strike

By John Vassilopoulos, 23 July 2014

Conditions at the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Pireaus facilities are notorious, with accidents being a common occurrence.

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19 July 2014

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12 July 2014

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11 July 2014

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Greek government outlaws power workers strike

By John Vasssilopoulos, 8 July 2014


The Greek government has again used dictatorial measures to end a strike.

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5 July 2014

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20 June 2014

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14 June 2014

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13 June 2014

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31 May 2014

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28 May 2014

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24 May 2014

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20 May 2014

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10 May 2014

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RMT union sabotages London Underground strike

By Paul Bond, 8 May 2014

Just hours before the second 72-hour walkout was due to begin, the RMT union announced it had “suspended” the action against job losses on the London Underground.

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3 May 2014

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26 April 2014

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18 April 2014

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Baltimore hospital workers go on three-day strike

By Adam Soroka, 17 April 2014

About 2,000 maintenance workers, janitors, technical workers and kitchen staff staged a three-day strike last week at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) to demand higher wages.

Police attack locked-out Toyota workers in India

By Arun Kumar, Moses Rajkumar and Kranti Kumara, 11 April 2014

Toyota India workers engaged in hunger strike were brutally attacked by state police on April 6.

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11 April 2014

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South Africa’s platinum strike in its 10th week

By Thabo Seseane Jr, 10 April 2014

Some 70,000 members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union have been on strike at the three largest platinum producers since January 23.

Nokia India workers protest to defend jobs

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 9 April 2014

Over 4,000 Nokia India workers staged a mass protest on March 31 in Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Nokia India workers speak on job threats and low wages

By Sasi Kumar, Nanda Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 9 April 2014

A WSWS reporting team spoke to Nokia workers at a March 31 demonstration in Chennai, against the Finnish company’s threats to close their plant.

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5 April 2014

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4 April 2014

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German trade union Verdi seeks quick end of public sector strikes

By our correspondent, 2 April 2014

The widespread participation in warning strikes last week confirmed the anger of public sector workers over the conditions they confront.

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28 March 2014

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25 March 2014

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21 March 2014

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15 March 2014

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8 March 2014

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7 March 2014

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China: IBM workers strike against sale of business to Lenovo

By Tom Peters, 7 March 2014

Workers at IBM-owned factory in Shenzhen fear that the new owner will reduce wages and conditions and cut staff.

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4 March 2014

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1 March 2014

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14 February 2014

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Build rank-and-file committees to defend VW workers

Reject UAW-Volkswagen company union

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

11 February 2014

Workers have no interest in voting for recognition of the UAW, which functions as a pro-company police force in the auto plants.

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11 February 2014

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Pseudo-left groups silent on rail unions’ effort to call off strikes

By Michael Barnes, 7 February 2014

Britain’s pseudo-left groups are covering up for the Rail Maritime and Transport union’s role in betraying rail workers.

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7 February 2014

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1 February 2014

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31 January 2014

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25 January 2014

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24 January 2014

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18 January 2014

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17 January 2014

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South Korean rail union sellout paves way for privatization

By Ben McGrath, 15 January 2014

The stoppage was the longest rail strike in country’s history, but the unions channeled the hostility of workers into negotiations with KORAIL and the government.

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11 January 2014

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India’s “judiciary acts on the agenda of the capitalists”

—says lawyer for Maruti Suzuki workers facing frame-up murder charges

By Deepal Jayasekera and Arun Kumar, 8 January 2014

The lawyer leading the legal defence of the 148 Maruti Suzuki India workers facing frame-up charges of murder and other grave crimes recently spoke with the WSWS.

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7 January 2014

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31 December 2013

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28 December 2013

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17 December 2013

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30 November 2013

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29 November 2013

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23 November 2013

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16 November 2013

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15 November 2013

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12 November 2013

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7 November 2013

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1 November 2013

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26 October 2013

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19 October 2013

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UK firefighters demonstrate against pension cuts

By Paul Mitchell, 18 October 2013

Anyone made redundant at 55 because they are no longer considered fit could lose up to half of their pension.

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15 October 2013

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11 October 2013

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8 October 2013

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17 September 2013

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Irish doctors vote for strike action

By Jordan Shilton, 10 September 2013

Facing intolerable working conditions as a result of an 8 percent health budget cut, Irish junior doctors have voted in favour of strikes.

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6 September 2013

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Fast-food workers mount protests across the US

By Marcus Day, 31 August 2013

Demanding an increase in wages to $15 per hour, fast-food workers walked off the job in roughly 60 cities on Thursday.

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30 August 2013

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23 August 2013

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10 August 2013

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3 August 2013

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13 July 2013

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India: NLC strike against privatisation continues

By Arun Kumar, 12 July 2013

The Tamil Nadu government’s offer to buy a stake in the company will only lead to further restructuring as the prelude to further “disinvestment.”

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12 July 2013

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5 July 2013

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