strikes

Sacked workers barricade bosses inside Myanmar factory

Over 200 workers in Myanmar have escalated their strike against the unfair dismissal of a union activist, setting up barricades around the factory with bosses trapped inside.

‘It’s only the beginning’: UK McDonald’s staff take historic strike action

Workers at McDonald’s stores in Cambridge (East England) and Crayford (Southern England) are mounting historic strikes on Monday morning. Organised by the BFAWU (Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union), they will be the first ever unionised strikes at a UK McDonald’s.

Behind the Christiansburg Target strike: an interview from the shopfloor

Target strike

New River Workers Power organised a five day strike at Target in Christiansburg, Virginia. Though the action itself was participated in by few workers, the strike successfully forced Target to starting an investigation into abusive manager Daniel Butler and so far has not resulted in repercussions for strikers.

All out! Birmingham bin strike back on

Bin workers in Birmingham are back on the picket line after the council went back on the agreement they reached with the union only two weeks ago.

Picturehouse workers vote more than 90% for more strike action

Picturehouse workers have voted over 90% for further strike action in their dispute over pay, conditions, and union recognition.

London women tram workers: equal pay strike 1918

Photos of the strike

Interesting additional information about the 1918 strike of women workers on London transport.

London mass strike, 1889

Dockers on strike, London 1889

A short account of the mass strike in London which spread from the great docks strike in the East End and peaked on 1 September with up to 300,000 strikers.

1912: a year of strikes in the East End of London

Striking transport workers meet in Trafalgar Square, 1912

An account by John Rennie of the strikes which swept East London in 1912: particularly on the docks and amongst Jewish tailors.

Uber drivers strike in Indonesia

Mass meeting of striking Uber drivers in Jakarta (image via PPAS Jakarta)

Hundreds of Uber drivers have been on strike in Indonesia in a dispute over what they describe as “modern slavery” practices by the firm.

Christiansburg, VA Target workers on wildcat strike against sexual harassment and racial discrimination

Daniel Butler, General Manager at Target Christiansburg, VA

Workers at a Target store Christiansburg, VA are striking to demand the firing of General Manager Daniel Butler after multiple testimonies alleging abuse including sexual harassment and racial discrimination. There will be a picket outside the store on August 23rd.