Eastern Europe

Romania after the transition - restructuring and struggle, 2004

Energy workers strike, Romania 2007

Article looking at capitalist restructuring and economic changes in Romania, and the growing militancy of the working class.

Strike at Michelin in Zalau, Romania, 2005

Romanian Michelin HQ

Summary of an article about a strike for a 30% wage hike at Michelin in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentul Zilei, February 2005. The English is a little ropey but it is interesting nonetheless.

Interview with an electronics worker in Romania, 2005

Romanian Selectron plant

Summary of a chat with a young guy who works for Solectron electronics in Timisoara, Romania, Summer 2004

Halemba mine tragedy: the high costs of greed and outsourcing

No worker should not have gone into the mine that day. But Halemba sent in some unqualified contractors. Laure Akai reports.

Poland postal strike: new developments

An update on the postal workers strike in Poland. As it has spread bosses have offered a pay increase, but way below workers' demands.

Student protests in Italy and Slovakia, 2005

Two short articles about school and university student demonstrations, March 2005.

First strike for thirteen years at Skoda, Czech Republic, 2005

Polish miners killed, trapped in massive blast

8 miners have been killed and 15 more remain trapped following an explosion in a deep coal mine yesterday in Ruda Slaska, Southern Poland. Reports suggest the miners were knowingly put at risk to recover company property.

Poland: Postal workers strike

Mail carriers across Poland are strike for better pay and working conditions. Polish anarchists report on the stoppage and actions they have taken to support it.

Update: European car-industry, 2005