Tag Archives: working class

Ukraine | Fascistic Ukraine government attacks communists, squashes May Day preps

by John Wojcik

April 25, 2018

In an attempt to thwart pro-worker demonstrations planned for May Day in Ukraine, government “security services” broke into Communist Party buildings in that country yesterday, according to press releases sent out of the country by the party. The party statement said the government security forces acted on information provided by Svoboda (Freedom).

Five years on, no headway in Rana Plaza case as testimonies stall

by Prakash Biswas

European Workers Betrayed

by Andrew Spannaus

Railway workers are striking across France, bringing up to 80 percent of high-speed trains to a halt in recent days. In a major European country dependent on rail for a significant portion of its transportation, the protests are predictably causing chaos, as organized labor flexes its muscles to show that it is still a force to be reckoned with.

FROM A SUGAR FACTORY TO A BITCOIN MINE – NO COUNTRY FOR A WORKER

This is the tragedy of our economic development in Georgia. Through free trade agreements, FDI, and idiotic like embracement of every new technological innovation by the government, the actual people in Georgia are unemployed or working poor, in debt and trying to leave the country as soon as they can. In Agara, the employees are staying to fight for a chance to work.

Italy | Amazon worker bracelets never in Italy?

February 2 – Industry Minister Carlo Calenda on Friday ruled out the prospect of worker bracelets being used in Italy after reports Amazon was planning to bring them in to keep tabs on warehouse staff and optimise their performance, sparking a huge furore. “I told them that the only bracelets we made in this country are the ones our jewellers produce,” Calenda said after meeting a delegation from the online retail giant. “I explained to them, and they understood, that a thing like this, which has been patented in Italy, will never happen”. Premier Paolo Gentiloni and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani are among those to have expressed concern about the worker-bracelet hypothesis. Amazon’s Italian workers are already up in arms about conditions and struck on Black Friday.