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Germany | Airport strikes across Germany

Staff responsible for checking passengers and cargo have started an 18-hour warning strike at Germany’s biggest airports. An estimated 220,000 passengers are affected.

German airport association ADV warned that the strike action would “paralyze” the German flight network all day Tuesday. Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport canceled half of its 1,200 flights.

USA | Tens of thousands teachers walk off job in Los Angeles

By Daniella Silva

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after negotiations in the nation’s second-largest school district collapsed.

New Wave of Strikes / Protests in Iran Need Solidarity from International Socialists and Progressives

During the past two weeks,  the ongoing wave of protests and strikes in Iran have gained a new intensity.

On the one hand,  the impact of the second and more cruel wave of  the U.S. Trump administration’s  sanctions on Iran is truly breaking the backs of the masses. Although the sanctions which are aimed at stopping Iran’s oil exports,  technically do not include food and medicine imports,  the way in which they prevent banking transactions between Iran and the rest of the world, practically prevents payment for food and medicine.  Thus the majority of Iran’s 82 million people are suffering from the shortage of food, medicine and basic services.  In addition they face the sharp decline in the value of the currency, rial,  astronomical inflation, more lay offs and non-payment of wages,  which are also related to the problems of Iran’s economy prior to the re-imposition of the sanctions.  Given the massive decline in the value of the rial, the  minimum wage is now down to the equivalent of $100 per month  for a family of four, which is lower than  the World Bank’s definition of absolute poverty ($2 per day for each person). 

Pakistan | All Pakistan Trade Union Federation APTUF Protest

Workers demand to increase 10% salary and EOBI pension Rs15,000 for private sector workers

 All Pakistan Trade Union Federation hold protest under the leadership of Rubina Jamil, Anwar Gujjar to increase EOBI from Rest. 5200/-to Rs. 15000/- per month and also announce 10% salary for all workers working in private sector. As you all know that 6, lac 50,000 workers are working in private sector in which women workers in garment sector are 42%, denying all the basic rights.

Amid political recalibrations: Strike wave hits Ethiopia

by Samuel Andreas Admasie

While the political protests that have gripped Ethiopia in recent years and the recalibrations within the ruling front that they have generated have been the subject of extensive attention, another aspect of ongoing social turbulence has been almost entirely neglected: the wave of labor unrest apparent since the autumn of 2017. No less than a dozen strikes have been recorded, in addition to a number of other signs of growing restiveness among wage workers. This commentary seeks to shed light on the ongoing strike wave and the social conditions that underpin it. They include real wages that have dropped to a historical record low, and are reinforced by attempts to further erode labor rights.