Workers of the world
In an increasingly interconnected world, the struggles of working people don’t stop at national borders. Supply chains and capital flows certainly do not. Why should solidarity?
Our reporting on the international dimensions of working people’s fight for a better world is supported by Bertha Foundation.
The Akbelen Forest Resistance’s mission to save a centuries old-forest from the Limak Holding coal conglomerate has brought them face-to-face with Turkish security forces.
The far right has hijacked Chile’s new constitutional process. Women and LGBTQ activists are fighting back.
Chile’s 2019 Social Explosion demanded a new constitution to replace the current Pinochet-era document. But the right has now gained control of the process.
30 years after Yugoslavian socialism, Slovenian unions fight for the workers capitalism has forgotten
When Yugoslavian socialism collapsed three decades ago, Slovenian workers faced a new reality of capitalist exploitation, but they got McDonald’s in return. We talk to trade union leader Ana Jakopič about the class struggle in Slovenia today.
A spiraling debt crisis triggered by former President Macri’s IMF loans has sent the value of Argentina’s currency plummeting, and with it the real wages of the working class.
Shoprite workers in Namibia have hit the picket line after one woman’s suicide due to grueling conditions, including bullying and sexism in the workplace.
President Jokowi Widodo’s 2020 Omnibus Bill slashed a range of protections for workers in the name of attracting foreign investment. Trade unions say they won’t abide it.
“The president forced our comrade to die”—South Korea’s workers confront Yoon Seok Yeol’s labor crackdown
After the self-immolation protest death of a union leader, South Korean construction workers have held daily candlelight vigils and mobilized in the tens of thousands against President Yoon’s war on labor.
“They built the wall after taking our land and properties, and now we work for them. Is there anyone in the world who commutes to work at 3:30 AM?”
A devastating combo of austerity and inflation under Tory leadership has led to a 20 percent cut in real wages over the past decade for UK healthcare workers.
In stark contrast to previous years of anti-government protests, Colombians are now rallying to support their new president—and push his administration to go further.
As popular dissatisfaction builds, trade unions are pushing to remove President Erdoğan in the upcoming election.
Workers at Darjeeling-area tea estates like Happy Valley in West Bengal, India, make under $3 a day.
The Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) crucially stepped up production in their occupations and settlements to meet the needs of Brazil’s urban poor after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
UK teachers have voted to step up their existential fight against funding cuts and toxic surveillance, showing how dire the conditions in schools have become.
Organizers in the Philippines explain how their fight for labor rights is linked to the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, spurred by the New Cold War on China.
As demonstrators lay the blame on the Greek government, years of austerity, privatization, and anti-worker crackdowns tied to EU, IMF, and ECB structural adjustment are back in the spotlight.
Educators, students, migrant domestic workers, LGBTQ groups, and other workers united for a one-day general strike against gender-based pay disparities, discrimination, and immigration restrictions.
Facing burnout from overwork, mistreatment from managers, and a cost of living crisis that is pummeling working people, Amazon workers at a warehouse in Coventry are making history and striking for higher wages.
After weeks of targeted strikes, French President Emmanuel Macron refuses to change course on his plans to reform the country’s beloved pension system. Last week, unions across France upped the ante and launched an indefinite strike to force his hand.
Currency devaluations on the Egyptian pound, most recently spurred by an IMF deal, are only making the situation worse as inflation spikes.
“Our message to the worldwide proletariat is clear. We are shouting, ‘Workers, you can do without bosses.’”
Britain’s higher education union, the UCU, has called multiple days of strike action for fair wages and work conditions, joining millions of workers picketing across the UK.
Britain’s largest strike in a decade swelled to half a million workers on Feb. 1, 2023, after educators and civil servants joined transport workers to demand better pay.
Railroad workers and union reps from the US, UK, and France discuss the class struggle in their respective countries and how these struggles are connected internationally in this special episode of the ‘Working People’ podcast.
French unions have already called the sixth strike of the year for March 7 as the struggle to preserve France’s retirement age and pension system continues.
70,000 UK higher education staff will walk off their jobs in February and March in protest of precarious contracts, decades of austerity, and the cost-of-living crisis.
Stagnating wages and years of austerity-driven privatization of the healthcare sector have pushed Britain’s nursing union to call the first national strike in its 100-year history.
Over 50 people have been killed by military and police in more than two months of demonstrations for new elections and a new constitution following the ouster of democratically-elected President Pedro Castillo.
Madrid’s physicians have staged weekly walkouts since November, saying they are unable to provide adequate healthcare under current expectations to see 60-70 patients a day.
Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age to 64 have provoked weeks of unrest as workers fight back.
Sharpening inflation spurred by the Ukraine War is driving the UK’s ‘posties’ to strike, but this latest showdown has its roots in the privatization of the mail service from a decade prior.
Greece ranks 19th out of 26 EU nations in terms of wages, yet has the highest energy prices in the union.
As the costs of fuel, rent, and everyday necessities mount under Rishi Sunak’s government, ambulance drivers prepare to strike in February alongside nurses and workers from other sectors.
France’s eight major trade unions united for the first time in 12 years to combat government proposals to raise the retirement age to 64.
After a two-day work stoppage last week by Britain’s rail workers, Parliament is threatening new legislation that would require striking workers to cross their own picket lines and continue providing a “minimum service.”
Organizers demanded a cap on energy prices and a wage hike to combat the cost of living crisis.
Half of Brazilian workers are employed in the informal sector, and they’ll need to keep fighting for their interests under a Lula government as well.
Inspired by India’s recent farmer protests, immigrant truckers and students are bringing fresh militant tactics to their struggle for worker justice in the greater Toronto area. The results speak for themselves.
The women-led struggle at Cambodia’s largest hotel and casino is now a major front in the country’s labor movement, and offers lessons to people combating capitalism and patriarchy around the world.
After their bosses responded to last month’s 40,000-strong rail workers’ strike with a “paltry” contract offer, the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers are gearing up for another day of strike action on Wednesday, July 27.
In an increasingly interconnected world, the struggles of working people don’t stop at national borders. Why should solidarity?