London and Brighton: Just Two Pieces of a Growing National Resistance

Since a wildcat strike in London last summer, food delivery company Deliveroo have been facing a growing national resistance amongst riders who are deliberately misclassified as ‘independent contractors’ in an act of legal contortionism that typifies work in the so called ‘gig economy.’ In February, Brighton Deliveroo riders followed...

A summer of struggles and strikes in the Italian “sky”

From Alitalia to the fight against opening of cooperatives, the fight in air transport extends. By Matteo Bavassano. The story of bankruptcy and the planned sale of Alitalia by the government-appointed commissioners, with the active involvement of the Italian government, has strengthened the struggles in the sector of air transport that...

May 1st: For a Labor Day of Struggle!

132 years ago, the US bourgeoisie sentenced to death workers that were struggling to reduce their work-shift. The workers’ movement made a reference out of May 1st: an international day of struggle against the bourgeoisie. IWL-FI Statement.   The labor-union bureaucracies and reformist parties seek to turn this day into its opposite,...

Pay Rise Now!

Half of the UK’s population are financially vulnerable, more than 8 million are over-indebted with 4.1 million already facing serious financial difficulties (source: Financial Conduct Authority). At the same time, we are seeing a rise in trade union militancy. By Matt Prittlewell.   Civil service union PCS have recently conducted a consultative...

Workers do not join to the bosses’ strike!

The situation in Venezuela is increasingly tense. The political crisis deepens and the economy continues in free fall, with a tendency to aggravate, which acts like fuel to the intensification of the political crisis as well: the political regime is falling apart and the government keeps losing popular support. It...

Strike in pineapple plantation in Santa Fe ends on a triumphant note!

 Agroservicios Santa Fe and Tropical Fruits recognize SITRASEP and accept its terms.  At 4:00 am this morning, an assembly composed by workers on strike approved the agreement negotiated amongst SITRASEP (Private Sector’s Workers’ Union) and the companies Tropical Fruits Exportin and Agroservicios Santa Fe, puting an end to the strike....

Let’s fight to stop the layoffs at Unilever, Vinhedo. Now it’s strike!

The multinational announced that it will lay off up to 130 workers in the coming days. PSTU - Campinas.   To stop layoffs in the company, there is no other way out: workers must unite and stop the work in the factory to halt the absurd dismissals that the company wants to...

UCU strike for pensions on March 8

USS is the tip of the iceberg - Our pensions system is a hot mess This week, university staff have been on strike against devastating changes to their pensions, braving the freezing weather to stand on picket lines waving placards with brilliantly dweeby slogans (personal faves: “Geertz ya dirty hands...

Despite the betrayal of the Federations, heavy weights of the working class stopped on June 30

On June 30, the heavy weights of the Brazilian working class stopped and demonstrated from South to North of the country, despite the betrayal by the heads of the main federations. On the 29, the eve of the General Strike, the leaders of the UGT, Força Sindical, and the CUT...

The Immigrant Rights Struggle Is A Working Class Struggle

This year’s May First has a historical importance, and many are expecting the strongest mass mobilizations since 2006. The political crisis of the bipartisan system was deepened by the past electoral campaign and the election of Donald Trump has put an unprecedented number of workers, immigrants and youth in...

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