European Workers Issues http://www.wsws.org/topics/workersCategory/wrk-europe/ Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/wkrs-s19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b340935e-998c-4b73-873e-3fce10e594eA/wkrs-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/wkrs-s12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/447c56bb-9269-4a2e-8ce5-6fc558e55e9H/wkrs-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Germany: Union leader condemns train drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/dgbe-s11.html The new chairman of the German Trade Union Federation, Reiner Hoffmann, has sided with corporate management against the strikers. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b378403-b823-49dd-ae70-deefc3f5385J/dgbe-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z German train drivers union to hold warning strike Tuesday http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/germ-s08.html The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) and the government have announced measures to prevent strikes by pilots, train drivers and many other workers. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/151a131f-a129-4b0e-8187-e16cb392519A/germ-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp announces more job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/krup-s02.html The company official who announced the layoffs was Oliver Burkard, who recently quit his post as local boss of the IG Metall union. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c032c6f-8ab3-403f-8957-946cffe6a9eE/krup-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z EU advisors advocate use of military against strikes and protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/eumi-a19.html An EU think tank has advised governments to protect the rich from the poor by suppressing social protests. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/074a5144-b082-42d3-b70d-9ed0f4a7dbdM/eumi-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z UK rail union’s “Listen to London” conference a fiasco http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/conf-a12.html Workers stayed away from the RMT’s conference called to justify the sellout of rail strikes. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c67c2f6-52d5-4132-a17d-02546b79636D/conf-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z London mayor threatens to dock pay of striking firefighters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/fire-a08.html Mayor Boris Johnson has previously imposed cuts to fire services, including the closure of fire stations. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49b17e61-0ba5-4fff-80fd-1d4ad89b59dC/fire-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/wkrs-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d530128d-0262-4feb-b2fc-bc5b9ddf553P/wkrs-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z German firm WMF plans elimination of 700 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wmf-j29.html The main shareholder in the WMF group is the New York-based investment firm KKR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a0638e9-5b3c-41fe-a742-b07688fc6f7B/wmf-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Executive pay at German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp swells amid mass layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/krup-j26.html The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13fe2057-c4b6-4cf0-9baf-4d4b51a7124L/krup-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wkrs-j25.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beb42b1a-2b6e-478a-9aa0-e27cfc7083eB/wkrs-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Keolis to operate London’s Docklands Light Railway for seven years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/keol-j17.html The Docklands Light Railway, established to serve London’s financial district, has long been the testing ground for a more generalised assault on workers’ conditions. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52328ec1-bbc7-42bd-8b7c-f98531706eeA/keol-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Pakistani migrant fruit pickers in Greece strike over inhuman conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/gree-j15.html Local police are playing a central role in silencing opposition to the inhuman conditions the workers face, including the non-payment of wages. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/851bbb3b-a77f-468e-a40c-be3f1cdfe02C/gree-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Hundreds demonstrate in Dublin in support of locked-out waste collection workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/irel-j15.html Workers in Dublin are protesting a lockout imposed by Greyhound Recycling. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0570ce0e-5333-4292-aa5f-8adee74120dG/irel-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Dozens of refugees suffocate in boat off the coast of Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/refu-j07.html On June 30, the Italian Coast Guard discovered the bodies of 45 refugees in an overcrowded fishing boat. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b1cb82c-f048-4d4d-8131-e7316894d4eB/refu-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Greek power workers threatened with state strikebreaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/priv-j05.html Workers at the Public Power Corporation in Greece began a 48-hour strike from midnight on Wednesday. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b2a6088-04dd-4245-9cf6-db3e5e270f1N/priv-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z UK unions propose one-day protest strike over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/stri-j02.html Since coming to power in May 2010, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has been able to mount a one-sided assault on the working class thanks to the unions. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecb0fc10-4290-41b7-8417-47a6d59be4cO/stri-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z German automaker BMW reports record sales, prepares attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/germ-j30.html In close collaboration with the trade unions, Germany’s third largest automaker is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ba313ae-f1ba-4ab4-a3bc-57fef030a44N/germ-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Jobs losses at Kellogg’s UK part of global profit drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/kell-j25.html Job cuts form part of the firm’s Global Business Services (GBS) restructuring plans. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dd52c76-8f12-421f-a0da-d74dd1d32f0H/kell-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/eurb-j20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba79ace0-bfec-4af5-9bb6-51743aad4a1J/eurb-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against privatization of French railways http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/rail-j19.html Approximately 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Paris on June 17 to protest the Socialist Party government’s planned privatization of the French railways. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431bf128-776e-4e27-8f0e-bf273aa8204A/rail-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z French rail workers, artists protest social cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/fran-j16.html Nationwide strikes involving rail and cultural workers reflect rising social opposition to the Socialist Party government. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d15623a-0f8f-4dd0-9afd-d285c8a1c6dA/fran-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Closure of UK colliery exposes role of miners’ union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/kell-j09.html The NUM is promoting a buyout of the pit in which the workforce will have to invest their own money in a venture that has no guarantee of success. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20d77e52-d3a3-4167-b953-2c7d2778cfdB/kell-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z German firm Siemens to eliminate a further 11,600 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/siem-j03.html IG Metall and the works council defend the company’s competitiveness and profits, not the interests of the workers. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67fb3d96-f6d5-473e-b6f2-de5325f5f77J/siem-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/wkrs-m30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97fe3d8e-579c-4544-a981-7d2dabfb98dI/wkrs-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/wkrs-m23.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e5bda0-9863-4a60-b0f5-3810e1fb1deN/wkrs-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z UK rail workers vote down union-backed productivity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/19/rail-m19.html Senior conductors at London Midland depots voted down a productivity package that would have overturned employee protections secured in past struggles. Mon, 19 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/484e195f-3e31-468b-989b-68919efe7f9H/rail-m19.html 2014-05-19T05:00:00Z Lorry drivers protest across Europe against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/17/lorr-m17.html Several hundred lorry drivers demonstrated in Berlin on the first Saturday in May against low wages, part of protests in a number of European cities. Sat, 17 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0f2e46e-bf8a-49ce-b72d-aee68439a1eK/lorr-m17.html 2014-05-17T05:00:00Z Change in leadership of German trade union confederation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/17/germ-m17.html The main focus of the 20th Congress of the German Trade Union Confederation was the change in leadership, with Reiner Hoffmann taking over from Michael Sommer. Sat, 17 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04e0bff9-1393-4ef5-824d-4eab681d1e1B/germ-m17.html 2014-05-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/16/wkrs-m16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae48b08-1096-4888-b4c5-1bc084d4df3H/wkrs-m16.html 2014-05-16T05:00:00Z Protests erupt across Turkey as death toll in Soma mine disaster tops 274 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/15/tur1-m15.html Anger exploded as the government defended the lack of safety precautions at the mine and proclaimed the catastrophe to be inevitable. Thu, 15 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2113d3a0-b666-4619-a622-b4c9abf4e9cL/tur1-m15.html 2014-05-15T05:00:00Z RMT union sabotages London Underground strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/tube-m08.html 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. Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdbbb2cc-d5d7-42de-bc9a-359dbcd8352E/tube-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z London Underground workers in 48-hour walkout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/30/tube-a30.html The second 48-hour strike by workers on the London Underground over ticket office closures and job losses has severely disrupted transport in the capital. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd46bf13-99f8-4bcc-ac88-6694af84d72B/tube-a30.html 2014-04-30T05:00:00Z On eve of Merkel visit, massive anti-austerity strike in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/gree-a10.html The strike call was widely observed, but few workers attended rallies called by the two main union confederations, which have helped implement deep social cuts. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44dc8c3a-e15a-421c-9ed8-979e354b029B/gree-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z UK National Union of Teachers stage one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/teac-m29.html The strike forced 3,000 schools—12 percent of the total number of schools—to shut their doors completely. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/581b16c5-3edd-4909-a335-917674e9de4K/teac-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/wkrs-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ba6a68-cc79-4162-8a75-8cace34817eB/wkrs-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Spain: One million march in Madrid against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/madr-m24.html A mass demonstration on Saturday in the Spanish capital Madrid protested growing austerity, evictions, unemployment and poverty. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e78941da-8887-4c1c-b394-08c8405fe30A/madr-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Germany: 24-hour warning strikes in public sector http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/germ-a24.html A 24-hour strike on Wednesday saw public sector workers down tools throughout large parts of the state of Hesse. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beca8d44-139e-4b0c-9bf6-32bf6aa4094D/germ-a24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/wkrs-m14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/795ed82a-3c8b-4866-88cb-7ed76964d90K/wkrs-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z French unions sign Socialist Party’s “Responsibility Pact” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/fran-m12.html France’s unions are collaborating with President Hollande on the implementation of an austerity program that intensifies attacks on workers’ living standards. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86cd02e3-90b7-4a73-a675-d21fa71e891K/fran-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z German trade union advises workers to invest redundancy money with Thyssen Krupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/unio-m12.html IG Metall and the works council at Thyssen Krupp have suggested unemployed rail manufacturing workers hand their redundancy payments to the company to obtain another job. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b34f3db8-305f-48e5-af2c-df843514abeM/unio-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Irish government preparing army to break strike by airport workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/irel-m05.html The plan to involve the military marks an intensification of the assault on any section of Irish workers seeking to defend their jobs and living conditions. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29d4e6a0-9ff6-4e44-a4b9-b365d0d9a06J/irel-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/wkrs-f28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3f6b355-6f86-4d03-9fb6-0744954ae8dK/wkrs-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Communication Workers Union becomes official tool of management at Royal Mail in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/post-f26.html In return for seats at the top table the CWU are seeking to impose the terms of the agreement made as part of privatisation. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08065dff-5799-4795-9792-b707e2d30a4M/post-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z UK teachers union refuses to back one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/teac-f21.html The aim of the NUT in calling for a day’s strike is not to fight for the interests of its members but to secure a place at the negotiating table. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66a62e4b-d992-4166-95e7-fc5dd3f3c00H/teac-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Irish airport workers latest to strike over pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/irel-f21.html The Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme is in deficit by around €780 million, and trustees are seeking to offload the funding crisis onto the workers. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46479284-8be3-41e1-b789-12597b6e9e8G/irel-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/wkrs-f21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fa380a1-2490-4b23-af55-5d385d6d4e4J/wkrs-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands evicted in Spain since 2008 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/evic-f19.html Evictions have provoked widespread protests in defence of those unable to pay their rents or caught in the mortgage trap. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88b57c93-b020-43ff-a7e4-0d2891ec6e6I/evic-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Gautier-Sauvagnac affair reveals employer payoffs to French unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/gaut-f19.html French employers’ leader Denis Gautier-Sauvagnac was sentenced to a year in prison for illegally funding the unions. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c2ea65f-cd5c-4235-a633-28d52e47174F/gaut-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/wkrs-f14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7854d994-28a2-4ba9-ae03-ff717e906cdF/wkrs-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z French automaker PSA plans to slash jobs at Poissy, shift production to Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/psap-f11.html PSA is intensifying the exploitation of its work force, relying on speedup and job cuts in Europe while preparing a major production shift towards Asia. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fec9de84-1d4c-493d-80bc-c755be0869cB/psap-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Workers ignore token union protest against French Socialist Party’s cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/cgtp-f11.html The unions denounce opposition to social cuts from the left as aiding fascism, even as they negotiate austerity measures with the Socialist Party government. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d01d066-94b6-4b91-8c5b-7a30eb98f2bJ/cgtp-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Support the London Underground strikers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/tube-f11.html All those workers who have seen their jobs and living standards decimated must come to the defence of the London Underground workers. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e31a1646-a645-46dc-8d1c-5c26a6e8918D/tube-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z London Underground strike shuts down capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/06/lond-f06.html A two-day strike beginning Tuesday evening by London Underground workers brought the capital to a standstill. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b11dba55-85d3-4232-9ec9-7c916088ed1E/lond-f06.html 2014-02-06T05:00:00Z The Irish trade unions, the pseudo-left and the Dublin lockout centenary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/05/dubl-f05.html A series of events has been staged over the last months to mark a century since the great Dublin lockout, which began August 26, 1913, and ended January 18, 1914. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ea22dbb-963a-4bca-a804-8e7dca0ae08M/dubl-f05.html 2014-02-05T05:00:00Z Attacks on wages and jobs at Electrolux in Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/04/elec-f04.html Electrolux intends to close its northern Italian plants unless workers’ wages are drastically reduced. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7813a6b-60e8-44e1-abd8-a04c10f116aK/elec-f04.html 2014-02-04T05:00:00Z RMT rail union calls off London Docklands Light Railway strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/30/dock-j30.html Providing no details, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said planned industrial action was suspended “following the receipt of improved offers on pay and across a range of other issues.” Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0708369b-a06c-42fd-879a-6fcead411e3I/dock-j30.html 2014-01-30T05:00:00Z German union calls off strike by European air traffic controllers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/27/airt-j27.html Through a coordinated strike throughout Europe, air traffic controllers wanted to protest EU plans to restructure European airspace. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2192c38-bf10-49a2-ab97-36accacba3bE/airt-j27.html 2014-01-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/24/wkrs-j24.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/808b8c2c-258d-4791-bc40-cc747e2c12cF/wkrs-j24.html 2014-01-24T05:00:00Z Care workers strike against Glasgow, Scotland City Council http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/22/care-j22.html The council’s introduction of a new 12.5-hour shift pattern will result in a pay cut of around 7 percent for 182 workers. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35ade138-a6e6-486a-9835-e971d6a94c7G/care-j22.html 2014-01-22T05:00:00Z London Underground workers to strike against ticket office closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/18/lul-j18-j18.html Budget cuts of 12.5 percent have been imposed on Transport for London (TfL) by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4b1dd88-1742-431e-b866-05ce33ed9a0L/lul-j18-j18.html 2014-01-18T05:00:00Z Thatcher planned to use army against 1984-1985 British miners’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/11/mine-j11.html The documents reveal that the government, in alliance with the National Coal Board, had a secret “hit list” to close many more coal mines than the 20 originally announced. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49361c7e-b1a9-400b-b943-fbf391f3175A/mine-j11.html 2014-01-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/10/wkrs-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95bf4cb8-af81-4f3d-a691-bb9c9a20d65F/wkrs-j10.html 2014-01-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/03/euro-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/815d4d41-1724-49ac-8e71-f8acc1e57b2A/euro-j03.html 2014-01-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/20/wkrs-d20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4a9a79f-c4a9-4c59-ab58-20d5c98332cK/wkrs-d20.html 2013-12-20T05:00:00Z Germany: Thyssen Krupp launches further attacks on workforce http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/16/thys-d16.html Chief Executive Hiesinger has announced further restructuring measures, including job cuts and wage reductions. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48357e34-ebde-46d8-a825-6490a9bbf74L/thys-d16.html 2013-12-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/13/wkrs-d13.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41dc3fad-141f-4521-bea4-805fc028393H/wkrs-d13.html 2013-12-13T05:00:00Z Greece’s 2014 budget lays out more social attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/11/gree-d11.html On Saturday the Greek parliament passed a budget for 2014 that includes further spending cuts and layoffs. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54b64540-852b-4673-a801-88df0fdfa3dH/gree-d11.html 2013-12-11T06:00:00Z Renewed strikes at Amazon sites in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/07/germ-d07.html The miserable working conditions at Amazon have been ignored by German trade unions for years. Now, the Verdi union is utilising the conflicts at the online retailer to further its own interests. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e6439d5-2f07-4554-9e6d-78755c52f04P/germ-d07.html 2013-12-07T05:00:00Z German IG Metall union supports grand coalition government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/05/igme-d05.html The IG Metall union has given its clear support to the formation of a grand coalition between the Social Democrats and the conservative parties. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a25cd6a-cfa3-45d5-85a9-0a2600bb0abD/igme-d05.html 2013-12-05T05:00:00Z Scotland: Unions call off strike at Stirling City Council http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/05/stir-d05.html After months of negotiations, the unions have conceded to all of the councils’ demands and are advising workers to accept the deal in separate ballots. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8516d26a-7ef7-4d80-a315-bfa1d3d18eaA/stir-d05.html 2013-12-05T05:00:00Z Workers protest closure of Spanish cooperative Fagor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/26/span-n26.html The collapse of the Fagor cooperative demonstrates that such organisations are not an alternative to capitalism, as their promoters proclaim. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82a92d88-3bca-44de-b9ea-2d8c3e8e805L/span-n26.html 2013-11-26T06:00:00Z France: The fraud of Mélenchon’s “Fiscal Revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/26/fisc-n26.html Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the French Left Party, has called for a “Fiscal Revolution” in response to mass opposition to the Socialist Party government. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd1e59a3-b6ad-4556-af7d-ef7d23bce20L/fisc-n26.html 2013-11-26T06:00:00Z UK Socialist Party mounts its defence of the union bureaucracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/25/uksp-n25.html The Socialist Party’s Socialism 2013 conference was a desperate exercise in covering the exposed rear of the trade union bureaucracy. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61ab7be2-b019-457a-876d-59c729d0e0cN/uksp-n25.html 2013-11-25T05:00:00Z German union seals shutdown of GM-Opel’s Bochum plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/22/opel-n22.html IG Metall has reached a deal with GM-Opel management confirming the shutdown of the Bochum plant by the end of 2014. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0625ecb0-2c21-4a7e-be14-ec0b9f83e4dL/opel-n22.html 2013-11-22T05:00:00Z Unions spearhead assault on Scottish teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/22/teac-n22-n22.html Scottish teachers vote to reject latest pay offer, as trade unions continue to sabotage widespread opposition. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/819865ff-1e31-4926-8ad7-ef660231cfdI/teac-n22-n22.html 2013-11-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/22/wkrs-n22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5814a70-85d0-4d97-857b-91c758f4e21L/wkrs-n22.html 2013-11-22T05:00:00Z Pupil support assistants strike against Glasgow City Council http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/21/glas-n21.html The Unison trade union is seeking to restrict the struggle of pupil support assistants against Glasgow City Council to an innocuous localised protest. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac5aeb73-9a5c-4bd7-a9be-22620aef6feI/glas-n21.html 2013-11-21T05:00:00Z Greek government threatens university employees with martial law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/20/gree-n20.html Four decades since the Greek junta attacked the Polytechnio in Athens, the Greek government is again threatening to attack protesting university staff and students. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85e3d198-418f-4a2c-aa1c-92316cd1cc1F/gree-n20.html 2013-11-20T06:00:00Z Unions end Madrid cleaners’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/20/madr-n20.html The unions have ended a bitter strike by refuse workers in Madrid, signing a concessions agreement. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/767bc3c8-68a2-4e5b-8790-a0b4ddc91e0D/madr-n20.html 2013-11-20T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/15/wkrs-n15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d5c268c-8e8b-413a-9c57-dda722ffb0dG/wkrs-n15.html 2013-11-15T06:00:00Z Madrid garbage collectors strike against lay-offs and wage cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/14/spai-n14.html Thousands of garbage collectors and gardeners have been on indefinite strike in Spain's capital Madrid since November 5. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b9eac1d-5410-408d-85b0-7552d83a637O/spai-n14.html 2013-11-14T05:00:00Z Portuguese public sector workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/14/port-n14.html A strike of Portuguese public sector workers, in opposition to further austerity cuts of €3.9 billion, including wage cuts of up to 12 percent, received the support of 70 percent of the workforce. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31cf5eed-61ee-43b6-8b69-9e26a3fdeedO/port-n14.html 2013-11-14T05:00:00Z BAE Systems shipyard closures in UK threaten nearly 2,000 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/13/ship-n13-n13.html Nearly 2,000 jobs are to go at shipyards in the UK, with no opposition from the trade unions. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18c61249-525d-490b-82af-66fad6c8afeA/ship-n13-n13.html 2013-11-13T05:00:00Z UK: Campaign for “living wage” conceals falling pay rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/12/wage-n12.html The “living wage” pay rate, set up by the Living Wage Foundation, is set at just £1.34 above the official UK minimum wage and has no statutory basis. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff57a0c0-a19b-4281-8d7e-2b9e0354965J/wage-n12.html 2013-11-12T06:00:00Z British unions deepen collaboration with glassmaker Pilkington over job losses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/12/pilk-n12.html The 140 jobs to be lost with the closure of Pilkington’s Float Glass Line at Cowley Hill, St Helens, comes on top of 150 job losses at the company earlier this year in the same town. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13709e37-b842-4305-94ae-e9258866d93P/pilk-n12.html 2013-11-12T06:00:00Z Romanian teachers protest austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/12/roma-n12.html WSWS reporters spoke to education workers at a November 6 protest against austerity in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78d02226-f6ad-4bef-9773-bf339526731J/roma-n12.html 2013-11-12T06:00:00Z Pseudo-left groups cover for a rout engineered by Britain’s unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/11/gran-n11.html The most grotesque of the recent capitulations by the unions took place on October 24, when the Unite union ended the Grangemouth dispute. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d082bd8b-30ab-4f88-bca0-b5e40fcb760E/gran-n11.html 2013-11-11T05:00:00Z Irish unions complete sellout of Dublin Bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/09/dubl-n09.html Drivers at Dublin Bus face pay cuts and changes to working conditions in a multi-million euro savings programme, as a result of the trade unions blocking any opposition. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f39913a1-5a0e-4a70-8c0a-baef51cbef9A/dubl-n09.html 2013-11-09T05:00:00Z Upsurge of strikes and popular anger in France at mass sackings, tax hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/08/fran-n08.html Workers led protest marches and occupied factories across France yesterday, amid explosive anger at the policies of French President François Hollande. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9471ca2-86b7-493e-baf6-58c5a4a5072B/fran-n08.html 2013-11-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe and Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/08/wkrs-n08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abebe75b-9253-4ae8-9216-cb54fd44883K/wkrs-n08.html 2013-11-08T05:00:00Z UK teaching unions call off strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/05/teac-n05.html The calling off of a national teachers’ strike exposes the role of Britain’s pseudo-left groups, who have provided a crucial cover for the trade union bureaucracy. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9d3afa7-413b-48e9-8c84-2f0781daa0aF/teac-n05.html 2013-11-05T06:00:00Z UK probation officers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/05/prob-n05.html Probation officers in the UK to strike against privatisation as their trade union, Napo, negotiates terms of a private sector service. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0e2c801-c0ba-4323-9992-d44875e0af1L/prob-n05.html 2013-11-05T06:00:00Z UK lecturers and academic staff stage one-day national strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/02/univ-n02.html Rallies were held in major cities throughout England and Scotland. Sat, 02 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d3b190b-a462-4da2-84af-2cf75a98c29F/univ-n02.html 2013-11-02T05:00:00Z Protest strikes at German department store chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/31/kars-o31.html The Verdi trade union organised isolated protest strikes at Karstadt last Friday and Saturday aimed at concealing the union’s role in wage and job cuts. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3f7ef26-8537-4c9d-acec-70f3cf90264O/kars-o31.html 2013-10-31T05:00:00Z Unite union hands victory to INEOS in Scotland’s Grangemouth refinery lockout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/28/gran-o28.html The Unite trade union has agreed to massive attacks on workers’ pay, pensions and conditions, as well as a three-year strike ban. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4223c6a4-6323-496c-9d1f-4cdfdcf7245G/gran-o28.html 2013-10-28T05:00:00Z UK postal workers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/23/mail-o23.html The floatation of Royal Mail is the last in a series of privatisations stretching back over 30 years. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/498315f1-98c5-4fe5-80f6-457f3ec51d7G/mail-o23.html 2013-10-23T05:00:00Z Britain: INEOS launches assault on Grangemouth refinery workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/21/gran-o21.html Transnational INEOS has utilised the Unite union’s sabotage of a planned strike at the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland to escalate plans to impose attacks on workers’ jobs and livelihoods. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdfc642e-564e-40c0-8928-02a367b0f11N/gran-o21.html 2013-10-21T05:00:00Z German technology manufacturer Loewe declares bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/12/loew-o12.html With the support of the trade unions, Loewe has laid off around 35 percent of its workforce in less than six months. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3020f7d3-cad7-47ac-95b0-75f0003a02cC/loew-o12.html 2013-10-12T05:00:00Z