strikes

Wildcat at Orion

An in-depth report from the recent wildcat strike at the Orion recycling plant in East London. This report first appeared on Notes from Below.

Mass wildcat strike by Kentucky teachers

Picket line at Kentucky middle school

Teachers in Kentucky are on wildcat strike today with at least eight school districts closing schools due to lack of teaching staff.

Workers wildcat at East London recycling plant

Orion recycling plant workers, March 2018. Photo by Gordon Roland Peden.

United Voices union members at the Orion recycling plant in east London walked off the job this morning in a historic and inspiring wildcat strike to protest against inhuman working conditions.

Two-day strike at biggest Amazon warehouse in Spain

A 48-hour strike in the Amazon warehouse in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, concluded successfully, according to unions, with workers bringing the company's biggest logistics centre in the country to a standstill.

Police massacre of striking Dunlop rubber plantation workers in Malaya

In December 1940 colonial police forces in Malaya arrested two strike leaders on suspicion of being communists. Police shot at 500 striking workers who were marching on the police station to protest the arrest, killing three workers and injuring more.

Migrant cleaners in Living Wage victory against the Daily Mail

A group of migrant cleaners - who are members of the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW) - have just won a historic victory at the Daily Mail.

Lecturers and support staff rebel as union pushes poor pension offer

University lecturers and support staff are rebelling against their union leadership after conciliation talks between the University and Colleges Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK) ended with a derisory potential deal.

No Promises: Insurgent Teachers Strike in West Virginia

An analysis of the teachers’ strike in West Virginia from Whither Appalachia?, a new project based in the area.

Feminist strike? - Nuevo Curso

An article on the idea of the "women's strike", by Spanish communist collective Nuevo Curso, translated by the Communist Workers' Organisation. libcom.org do not agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference and discussion.

Gig economy strike and the Bologna Riders Union

Riders for a range of food delivery apps in Bologna have taken strike action over poor wages and working conditions, setting up the Bologna Riders' Union.