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.
Israel’s West Bank checkpoints, from the eyes of Palestinian workers
“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 war-like situation’: Britain’s NHS workers strike continues
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.
On May Day, Colombians mobilize to defend the Petro government
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.
May Day protests in Türkiye face repression as elections loom
As popular dissatisfaction builds, trade unions are pushing to remove President Erdoğan in the upcoming election.
The deplorable work conditions behind Harrods’ $7,000 ‘Ambootia Snow Mist’ Darjeeling tea
Workers at Darjeeling-area tea estates like Happy Valley in West Bengal, India, make under $3 a day.
When Bolsonaro abandoned Brazil’s poorest, the MST stepped up
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 aren’t backing down
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.
For workers in the Philippines, repression and US trade policy go hand-in-hand
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.
Massive anti-government protests sweep Greece after train crash kills 57 people
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.
60,000 strike in Barcelona for International Women’s Day
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.
Inside the UK’s first Amazon strike
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.
‘We must make Macron back down’: French workers launch indefinite strike against pension reforms
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.
Amazon promised good jobs in Egypt—for many, low pay and long hours are the reality
Currency devaluations on the Egyptian pound, most recently spurred by an IMF deal, are only making the situation worse as inflation spikes.
Inside Vio.Me, Greece’s only worker-managed factory that’s operated for over 10 years
“Our message to the worldwide proletariat is clear. We are shouting, ‘Workers, you can do without bosses.’”
‘Things are not looking so great in Great Britain’: UK university faculty hit the picket lines
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.
‘It’s amazing how many people are united at the moment’: UK teachers join strike wave
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.
Rail workers of the world, unite!
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.
The people vs. capital: French strikes against Macron’s pension reforms continue
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.
Professors join the picket: Workers at 150 UK universities pledge 18 days of strike action
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.
UK nurses join Britain’s cost of living strike wave to save NHS
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.
‘We will die for our motherland’ Peruvians take the streets against Boluarte coup government
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.
Striking Spanish doctors suspect a plot to privatize healthcare
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.
French national strikes against pension reforms continue despite police repression
Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age to 64 have provoked weeks of unrest as workers fight back.
UK postal workers strike against Tory government’s handling of cost of living crisis
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.
Greek workers resist soaring energy prices from EU-imposed privatization and Ukraine War
Greece ranks 19th out of 26 EU nations in terms of wages, yet has the highest energy prices in the union.
UK ambulance drivers join cost of living strike wave sweeping Britain
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 strikes against Macron’s neoliberal pension reform plans
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.
New anti-union law in UK takes aim at strike wave
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.”
Belgian trade unions march against energy costs and inflation
Organizers demanded a cap on energy prices and a wage hike to combat the cost of living crisis.
Brazil’s informal workers were key to Bolsonaro’s defeat
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.
Punjabi workers in Toronto are fighting wage theft—and they’re winning
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.
Casino workers at Cambodia’s NagaWorld face brutality, jail time for striking
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.
UK rail workers prepare for second round of strikes
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.
Announcing our new international labor vertical
In an increasingly interconnected world, the struggles of working people don’t stop at national borders. Why should solidarity?