In Somerville, Massachusetts, a city just North of Boston, 115 low-wage paraprofessionals, teacher’s assistants, organized in the Somerville Teachers Association are fighting for a livable wage and job security. Boston Socialist Alternative member Margaret is a building rep at her school and chair of the Contract Action Team. In an interview for Socialist Alternative, paper of the US organization ...Read More »
Militant Côte d’Ivoire (CWI group in CI) Militant Côte d’Ivoire is calling for solidarity with workers at the SCCI (Société pour le Compoundage en Côte d’Ivoire), a chemical factory in Vridi industrial zone (in Abidjan, the country’s capital) in their struggle over a bonus that was owed by their boss but never got paid – and against the reprisals they ...Read More »
Greece. Xekinima youth members arrested and charged with fake charges in a police intimidation operation.
Solidarity campaign must be stepped up! Nikos Anastasiadis & Eleni Mitsou from Xekinima – “Internationalist Socialist Organization”- CWI Majority’s Greek section Two young members of Xekinima were arrested on Sunday night and are being accused of serious crimes. In November 1973, Greek students occupied the Athens polytechnic in protest at the continued rule of the Greek military Junta. Although broken ...Read More »
Urgent appeal for financial solidarity chinaworker.info reporters Socialist Action, the supporters of the CWI in Hong Kong, suffered a burglary at their Hong Kong office in the early hours of 17 October. Six computers, mobile phones, three credit cards and personal artifacts belonging to staff members were stolen. Totally over 20,000 Hong Kong dollars in cash and credit card theft ...Read More »
International Day of Solidarity – Monday 21 st October Katia Hancke Socialist Party Ireland Ambulance workers in the South of Ireland have been organising in NASRA, a branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA), for the last ten years. The grassroots union branch is democratic with a lay leadership and a fighting approach to defending workers’ rights. Over the last ...Read More »
On Wednesday, 2 October, protest actions took place across the world to demand the reinstatement of CWI member Nathan Leung, sacked by the banking giant HSBC in Hong Kong for his support for the pro-democracy movement and his call for bank workers to organise in a new, genuine trade union. These protests also exposed the repression carried out by the ...Read More »
Shame on HSBC union-busters! Nathan Leung Lai Pong, a member of Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) was employed as an outsourced worker for HSBC, one of the largest banks in the world. He was sacked following his participation in a general strike on 3 September, and his calls to organise a genuine and democratic trade union in the banking ...Read More »
Sacked after participating in September general strike Socialist Action reporters in Hong Kong Hong Kong is facing wave of corporate ‘white terror’ – dismissals, spying and intimidation – against workers and trade unionists that voice support for the mass protest movement. Nathan Leung Lai Pong, a member of Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) and an outsourced worker at HSBC, was dismissed ...Read More »
HKCTU needs to call strike action by airline and airport workers who are facing the brunt of government ‘white terror’ Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) reporters The trade union chairperson for 2,000 flight attendants at Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon airline, Rebecca Sy On-na, has been sacked. This is the latest and most serious attack on employees at Hong Kong’s ...Read More »
Northern Ireland. Workers occupy Harland & Wolff – Nationalise the shipyard to save jobs and skills!
By Socialist Party (Northern Ireland) With Harland & Wolff just days from going into administration, placing 130 skilled jobs at risk, workers at the shipyard in Belfast – members of Unite and GMB trade unions – have begun an occupation, demanding that the government nationalise the yard to safeguard its future. It is imperative that the wider trade union movement ...Read More »