Tag: General Strike

Italy: Going Out on Strike Against Dying

More than 7,500 people are dead in Italy as of March 25 — but workers are told they must continue to work, even in jobs that are absolutely not essential to the fight against COVID-19. Amid great social anger and the maneuvers of trade union leaders, Italy’s workers went out on strike March 25 to say that their health and the fight against the coronavirus come before profits.

The Robin Hoods of France: Electrical Workers Cut Electricity to Sell-Out Union, Reconnect for Country’s Poor

In the past few months the electrical workers of France have taken up the mantle of Robin Hood by cutting power to the rich and reconnecting the poor. Most recently, on January 20, the power was disconnected to the headquarters of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) union, which has refused to call a strike and is working with French President Emmanuel Macron to legitimize his incredibly unpopular pension reform.

Eiffel Tower Shut Down as 1.3 Million People Mobilize Across France

Workers across France came out to protest the pension reform in numbers not seen since Dec. 17. As French President Emmanuel Macron officially announced the reform bill to the Council of Ministers, workers coordinated actions across the country, including shutting down the Eiffel Tower and cutting power to wide sections of France’s cities.

Five Things You Should Know About the Ongoing General Strike in France

France’s major unions have agreed to extend the general strike through Thursday, in defiance of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Students and activists are joining striking workers in mobilizations against the government. As it enters its sixth day, here’s what you need to know about the general strike currently rocking France’s major industries.

France Paralyzed by Largest General Strike in Decades

A general strike began in France today against President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping pension reform. The strike has been called by unions representing railway and transport workers, hospital workers, teachers, firefighters, and students. The biggest of its kind in decades, the strike currently paralyzing France is expected to continue through the week.

Colombian Workers, Students and Indigenous Groups Begin General Strike

Trade union centers, social movements, students, peasants, and indigenous people, among others, have called for a national strike on November 21. This is a part of a larger national mobilization against what the organizers have called the “Paquetazo de Duque.”

Italy: Going Out on Strike Against Dying

More than 7,500 people are dead in Italy as of March 25 — but workers are told they must continue to work, even in jobs that are absolutely not essential to the fight against COVID-19. Amid great social anger and the maneuvers of trade union leaders, Italy’s workers went out on strike March 25 to say that their health and the fight against the coronavirus come before profits.

The Robin Hoods of France: Electrical Workers Cut Electricity to Sell-Out Union, Reconnect for Country’s Poor

In the past few months the electrical workers of France have taken up the mantle of Robin Hood by cutting power to the rich and reconnecting the poor. Most recently, on January 20, the power was disconnected to the headquarters of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) union, which has refused to call a strike and is working with French President Emmanuel Macron to legitimize his incredibly unpopular pension reform.

Eiffel Tower Shut Down as 1.3 Million People Mobilize Across France

Workers across France came out to protest the pension reform in numbers not seen since Dec. 17. As French President Emmanuel Macron officially announced the reform bill to the Council of Ministers, workers coordinated actions across the country, including shutting down the Eiffel Tower and cutting power to wide sections of France’s cities.

Five Things You Should Know About the Ongoing General Strike in France

France’s major unions have agreed to extend the general strike through Thursday, in defiance of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul the pension system. Students and activists are joining striking workers in mobilizations against the government. As it enters its sixth day, here’s what you need to know about the general strike currently rocking France’s major industries.

France Paralyzed by Largest General Strike in Decades

A general strike began in France today against President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping pension reform. The strike has been called by unions representing railway and transport workers, hospital workers, teachers, firefighters, and students. The biggest of its kind in decades, the strike currently paralyzing France is expected to continue through the week.

Colombian Workers, Students and Indigenous Groups Begin General Strike

Trade union centers, social movements, students, peasants, and indigenous people, among others, have called for a national strike on November 21. This is a part of a larger national mobilization against what the organizers have called the “Paquetazo de Duque.”