Selective strikes

Rather than an all-out strike, rapid random stoppages can be highly effective. Here is some information about organising such selective, or lightning, strikes.

Sitdown strike or occupation guide

Sitting down prevents replacement scab labour

A guide to taking sit-down strike action or occupations, in which by suddenly refusing to work gains can be won rapidly.

Making the most of spontaneous rebellions at work

Advice on how to react when a big issue immediately angers a large number of people at your workplace, in order to try to organise effective action and build collective confidence for further disputes.

Guide to taking strike action

Direct action gets the goods! No workers? No profits

Tips and advice on how to effectively organise and carry out strike action at your workplace.

Major rail strike affects France

Job losses, worksened working conditions and fear of privatisation led to strikes across France on Wednesday.

1927: Colorado miners strike and Columbine mine massacre

Short history of a strike by miners in Colorado in 1927 and the massacre of strikers at the Columbine mine by the state militia. The strike lead to an almost complete shut down of the mining industry in the state.

Update on Iranian workers' struggles

Scenes from recent glass workers demonstration in Iran

A round-up of recent struggles going on in Iran, including textile and petrochemical workers' strikes and opposition to new changes in labour law.