Labour - Unions

02/01/20
Author: 
Justine Coleman
Google

12/31/19

Approximately 2,300 Google cafeteria workers who serve meals to employees in the San Francisco Bay area have unionized, claiming they are overworked and underpaid, Vox Recode reported Tuesday.

31/12/19
Author: 
Ryan Pollock
Construction workers are seen as they work with steel rebar during the construction of a building on May 17, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty

12.30.2019

Editor: This article is about how to get building trade unions in California and Texas to back a resolution supporting a Green New Deal or similar policy package.  Be sure to check out other articles linked within to read about what other strategies union organizers have pursued to this end. This will be of interest for how such tactics or strategies could be adapted in Canada.

24/12/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
A procession of demonstrators marched in front of the statue of the Republic with trade union flags and banners calling for struggle on December 19, 2019, the fifteenth day of a national strike. (Photo: Samuel Boivin/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The French president's approach has generated a resistance movement with protesters blockading streets and engaging in a general strike. 

December 23, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday attempted to quell protests over his scheme to curtail the scope of France's pension system by announcing he would forego his own presidential pension—but the demonstrations, which shut down the country for the week leading up to Christmas, were nonetheless expected to continue through the holiday.

11/12/19
Author: 
Léon Crémieux
Demonstration against the French government’s pensions counter-reform plans in Marseille, France, December 10, 2019. The slogan reads “work, shop and shut up,” referring to the government’s attitude toward workers. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

December 10, 2019

France has once again entered a phase of large-scale social confrontation.

11/12/19
Author: 
labour.org.uk
 

Economy and Energy

This election is about the crisis of living standards and the climate and environmental emergency. Whether we are ready or not, we stand on the brink of unstoppable change.

11/12/19
Author: 
Alex May
Extinction Rebellion - Bee Bus

Earlier this week, Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists protested against the Labour party by blocking the party’s battle bus. This latest action follows the protests – including hunger strikes – which have been taking place at Labour’s headquarters.

05/12/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A protester holds a flare as public and private workers demonstrate and shout slogans during a mass strike against pension reforms on December 05, 2019 in Marseille, France. France has drawn up emergency plans for a major strike against pension reforms, which is one of the biggest challenges in President Macron's far-reaching reform. (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

"We have one of the best pension systems in the world, if not the best. Yet the president has decided, purely out of ideology, to wipe it out."

December 05, 2019

In the nation's largest public-sector strike in decades, hundreds of thousands of workers—from teachers to air traffic controllers to rail workers—took to the streets across France and effectively brought large swaths of the country to a stand-still Thursday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul the pension system.

30/11/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook

November 28, 2019

The 2019 federal election has given Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, a golden opportunity. To be sure, the party's caucus was reduced to a band of 24, but a strong campaign by Singh staved off an even harsher fate that had loomed in the earlier polls. And in a minority government situation, Singh is in a pivotal position to influence the direction of the next Liberal government.

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