Portugal: The dockers’ struggle

Pedro Friere takes a deep dive into the background of dockworker strikes in Portugal, which kicked off spectacularly in November with casualised workers taking action in Setúbal and overtime bans linked to proposed pay cuts holding across most of the country’s major ports. In Portugal, this past year has been a year of intermittent dockworker strikes,

Wigan’s Royal Mail staff stage wildcat strike action in solidarity with sacked colleague

Workers from the Royal Mail delivery office in Wigan in Greater Manchester today morning have staged a spontaneous industrial action in support of a sacked colleague. The name and the  reason for dismissal of the worker are yet unknown. Employees at the depot in Hallgate abandoned their workplace today morning, after learning that a colleague

40 days of struggle towards dignity

For 40 days, a sit-in strike in the Polish parliament building by a group of disabled children, young people and their parents, occupied the national media headlines, but barely made it to the international news. The protesters were demanding higher disability benefits and better access to health care. The uncaring and disrespectful way the government