Labour Movement

A visit to the Soziales Zenbrum, Bochum

On October 12, A Chinese delegation visited the Soziales Zenbrum in Bochum, which is run by left wing activists to help unemployed workers. This article is only available in Chinese.

The Tokyo Labor Rights Bus

Au Loong Yu

Trade unions plan student coalition to fight public spending cuts

Big turnout at student anti-fees protest emboldens TUC leadership to plan wider campaign against government cuts By Matthew Taylor and Adam GabbattSource:, Friday 12 November 2010 19.03 GMT

Austerity on steroids

Source:  24 Novermber 2010 The economic unraveling of Ireland highlights the severity of the financial crisis--and the increasingly severe government cutbacks that will be used to pay for it.

GM workers protest low-wage small-car plant

Source: Reuters By Kevin Krolicki  DETROIT | Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:27am IST About 100 General Motors Co workers and retirees picketed outside the United Auto Workers union's headquarters on Saturday to protest plans to build a new small car with low-wage workers.

Solidarity Letter to CCAWDU and the garment workers in strike in Cambodia

We, the ATNC Monitoring Network and the undersigned organizations and trade unions from Hong Kong and from other Asian countries, are deeply moved by the brave actions taken by the garment workers and CCAWDU since September. We are impressed to see more than 200,000 garment workers taking part in the strikes in September to protest against the shameful rise of USD5 in the minimum wage negotiation reviewed since 4 years ago. The strike is probably the biggest in the industrial history of Cambodia.

Statement of solidarity with Cambodian garment workers; condemnation of UN-fair Labor Association and UN-fair employers

Statement On September 13-17, 2010, over 200,000 garment workers in Cambodia bravely exercised their fundamental and constitutional right to strike in defense of their working conditions. The steps taken by the workers were peaceful and in accordance with correct legal procedure.

Action in support of Cambodian garment workers' strike at Hong Kong owned factories

Background: Over 200,000 garment workers in Cambodia went on strike from 13th to 16th of September, demanding an increase in the minimum wage to US$93 per month. Yet employers and the manufacturers association opposed their demand, and accused the unions of launching an illegal strike.

March against the Tory cuts in Osborne's Spending Review

Source: SWP Online People around the country have been protesting against the savage Tory cuts in George Osborne's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). LondonAround 3,000 people gathered at the entrance to Downing Street tonight to protest against George Osborne's cuts package. Some 2,500 people had marched from Lincoln's Inn Fields to join several hundred already at Downing Street for a rally. People joined the march as it went along.

Tens of thousands rally against Italian government

Source: AFP  Saturday, October 16 08:22 pm Tens of thousands of people marched in Rome on Saturday at a trade union rally in defence of labour contracts and against the government, as the main protest leader called for a general strike.
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