Category: Europe

Refinery Workers Go On Strike Across France to Protect Jobs

On Wednesday, January 3, Total refineries throughout France went on strike in response to the call of union confederations and the strikers at the Grandpuits site, in solidarity with their struggle and in defense of jobs across the country.

Protests in Russia

Widespread Protests Rock Putin’s Regime in Russia

On Saturday, thousands of people protested in almost 200 cities throughout Russia in response to the arrest of populist anti-corruption figurehead, Alexei Navalny. Will this protest wave become a sustained movement?

Three workers in orange safety wear wearing hard hats in front of a crowd of similarly dressed workers.

Demonstrators in Paris Lay the Foundation for a Comprehensive Fight Against Layoffs

On Saturday in Paris, several thousand demonstrators answered the call of various political and trade union organizations to demonstrate against layoffs. Grandpuits refinery workers were there, along with workers from the travel giant TUI, industrial machinery maker SKF, the agribusiness giant Cargill, and General Electric. It was the first such coordinated action by different sectors all confronted with layoffs, with more to come.

Grandpuits Refinery Workers in France Vote to Extend Strike

At the Total refinery in Grandpuits, France, workers renewed their militant action in a general assembly earlier this week. With numerous supporters present from throughout France, the meeting was a reminder of the “Grandpuits method”: self-organization, the strike, and a refusal to give in on jobs.

Refinery Workers Go On Strike Across France to Protect Jobs

On Wednesday, January 3, Total refineries throughout France went on strike in response to the call of union confederations and the strikers at the Grandpuits site, in solidarity with their struggle and in defense of jobs across the country.

Protests in Russia

Widespread Protests Rock Putin’s Regime in Russia

On Saturday, thousands of people protested in almost 200 cities throughout Russia in response to the arrest of populist anti-corruption figurehead, Alexei Navalny. Will this protest wave become a sustained movement?

Three workers in orange safety wear wearing hard hats in front of a crowd of similarly dressed workers.

Demonstrators in Paris Lay the Foundation for a Comprehensive Fight Against Layoffs

On Saturday in Paris, several thousand demonstrators answered the call of various political and trade union organizations to demonstrate against layoffs. Grandpuits refinery workers were there, along with workers from the travel giant TUI, industrial machinery maker SKF, the agribusiness giant Cargill, and General Electric. It was the first such coordinated action by different sectors all confronted with layoffs, with more to come.

Grandpuits Refinery Workers in France Vote to Extend Strike

At the Total refinery in Grandpuits, France, workers renewed their militant action in a general assembly earlier this week. With numerous supporters present from throughout France, the meeting was a reminder of the “Grandpuits method”: self-organization, the strike, and a refusal to give in on jobs.