• The member organisations of the Network Rail Without Borders support this appeal from our comrades in Japan

    Let’s establish a nationwide network of militant labor unions ! / Break through the brutal oppression against Kan-Nama ! / Withdraw dismissal of 1,047 National Railway Workers ! / Stand against the Corona massive unemployment !

  • Venezuela, China strengthen fight against COVID-19

    On Thursday, September 4, Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza and his counterpart from the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi held a virtual meeting to keep up working together to fight COVID-19, strengthen the comprehensive strategic alliance between their countries and reiterate their governments’ confidence in multilateralism.

  • United Nations Warns of Fuel Ban-Related COVID-19 Spike in Gaza

    unoFive Israeli human rights groups have petitioned the High Court of Justice (HCJ) to force Israel to rescind its Gaza fuel ban, as the United Nations warns that its absence has exacerbated the COVID-19 crisis. The petition to the HCJ, was filed by Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, HaMoked, ACRI, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights. They charged that Israel has an obligation under international law and its own administrative rules of the territory to provide the fuel.

  • The Pandemic Hasn’t Gone Away – Neither Should Hazard Pay

    Without the courage of these essential workers who continue to put themselves in harm’s way, our families would not have the food or medicine we need during this crisis. Given the growing risks as COVID-19 cases continue to spread, it is time for the CEOs of every grocery, retail and health care facility in the county to step up and guarantee an extra $2 an hour hazard pay, for all of these frontline workers.

  • Announcement of the Central Council of KNE on the adaptation of the events of the 46th Festival of KNE-Odigitis

    The Central Council of KNE announces the adaptation of the events of the 46th Festival of KNE-Odigitis, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This year, the Festival of KNE-Odigitis will be…different!

    Demonstrating a sense of responsibility, the KKE and KNE took, from the very first moment of the pandemic outbreak in our country, all the necessary measures, by adapting our operation and action to protect the health of the members and friends of the Party and KNE in these special conditions. That is what we are going to do also with the Festival.

  • G4S workers in Peru are going without pay

    Workers who returned to their jobs after being suspended from work have not received their salary

    Several G4S workers, many represented by the G4S National Workers Union of Peru, came back to the job for 16 days without being paid for the work done. The company stated in a letter to the union that “wage payment corresponding to the aforementioned period was included in the June 2020 pay, due to an involuntary error in the payment system that erroneously made the disbursement”. But it is the workers are paying the price for the company's administrative error, and are going home without their wages.

  • PAME Statement for the Return of the Pandemic

    People’s Health Will Not beGambled for the Profits of the Capitalists

    We Take Our LivesIn Our Hands

      The return of the pandemic in Greece came as a tragic confirmation of the predictions that the undermining of the health protocols for the profits of the business groups would create huge risks for the life and health of the people.

  • Covid kills more among workers that depend on public transport

    The majority of people who have died of covid-19 in the city of São Paulo live in areas where the population depends on public transportation. Research done by the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), cross referenced data on covid-19 fatalities and the most recent study on subway departures and destinations, undertaken in 2017. The preliminary results indicate that those living in poorer districts, who have not been able to isolate and still take public transport, are the most common victims of the disease.

  • Venezuela ratifies free offer to repatriate nationals in the US and transfer US nationals to their country

    The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ratified this Wednesday the free offer to repatriate Venezuelan citizens who remain in the United States and transfer US citizens to their country, whose returns have not been possible due to the contingency of global mobility generated for the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • In Poznan and elsewhere, workers must not pay for the Covid-19 health crisis!

    At the beginning of the year 2020, several trade union organisations in the city of Poznan signed an agreement with the city providing for wage increases during this year, for the staff of factories, services, institutions dependent on the city budget.

  • Venezuelan Government honors Cuban doctors for their fight against COVID-19

    The Bolivarian Government on Tuesday decorated the delegation of doctors from the Republic of Cuba, present in the country, for the valuable support they have given the Venezuelan people in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, which has affected all the national territory.

  • Nakliyat-İş protested the greediness of the employers at the cost of workers’ lives

    Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a great negative impact on the people, especially the poor in all over the world. As it has been proved during the pandemic, capitalist class tries to put the burden of the pandemic on the shoulders of the workers.

    The same situation can be seen in Turkey. The employers are so far away from taking necessary precautions that the number of the workers dying of Covid-19 has been increasing day by day. The situation in the companies Vestel and Dardanel is a very dramatic example for this fact.

  • Amid COVID19 Crisis, Lab Workers to Launch Strike Starting Aug. 30

    redglobeMedical lab workers announced on Sunday, August 16, that they will begin an open-ended strike in two weeks after negotiations between the workers and the Finance Ministry “blew up.” “Sadly the government ministries disparage us and drag their feet. No one in Israel’s government is in a hurry to regulate the activities of public laboratories and the conditions of our employment,” said Esther Admon, Chairwoman of the Biochemical Microbiologists’ and Lab Workers Union. “In this situation, we have no choice but to launch a general strike.”

  • New Cuban doctors arrives to fight COVID-19

    As part of the work done by the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19), a technical delegation of 230 Cuban doctors arrived on Sunday in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to strengthen Misión Barrio Adentro (Venezuela’s healthcare program) and support the strategy to prevent and contain the pandemic in the country within the framework of the Cuba-Venezuela Agreement.

  • Two years and a pandemic for continued looting, surrender and repression

    pcparaguayoTwo years after the assumption of Mario Abdo as fraudulent President of the Republic, after the internationally scandalous electoral robbery, social tensions between the exploiting employer class and the exploited working class are on the rise, because of the powerful crisis of the production system capitalist on a world scale.The pandemic that began in March of this year, further evidenced the miserable expression of the mercantile culture, where rights such as food, health, education, have a price and those who have no way to pay must resign to luck, political favors, or to the hypocritical charity of some millionaires and the solidarity of the working majority.

  • Trump Admin. Meat Industry Deal Threatens Safety of Thousands of American Workers on Frontlines of COVID-19

    Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents 1.3 million workers in meatpacking plants across North America, condemned a new agreement just announced by the U.S. Department of Labor and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), the lobbying arm of the meat and poultry industry. UFCW called the pact a shameless corporate giveaway giving the industry even more power to police itself and ignore safety measures essential to protecting meatpacking workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The WFTU on the situation of domestic workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic worldwide

    The World Federation of Trade Unions follows with concern the developments in the life and work of domestic workers around the world. Domestic workers face extremely negative and difficult working conditions that worsened during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    According to the ILO, there are 67 million domestic workers worldwide and 80% of them are women. They often work without a contract, which means that they lose necessary working rights and have no legal protection. They are vulnerable to non-payment of wages and layoffs that were widespread during the Pandemic.

  • UNI Apro supports call for private sector businesses to exercise responsibility toward migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic

    UNI Apro supports the call for Urgent Justice from Wage Theft, a coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions, urging businesses to fulfil their legal obligation toward protecting the labour and human rights of their workers.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on immense difficulties for businesses and workers. As the pandemic continue to unfold, it will become increasingly difficult to predict what the final impact will be. However, migrant workers are without a doubt are one of the most affected groups during this period.

  • UFCW welcomed Biden's Call for National Mask

    Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents 1.3 million workers in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and other essential businesses, welcomed Vice President Joe Biden’s call for a national mask mandate for the next three months to protect workers and combat the spread of COVID-19. Biden cited health expert estimates that a national mask mandate would save over 40,000 lives. UFCW has made public mask mandates a priority since the beginning of the pandemic.

  • National executive regrets the death of Darío Vivas

    The Venezuelan revolutionary leader and head of Government of the Capital District, Darío Vivas, died this Thursday due to COVID-19, whose contagion he communicated on July 19.

    After confirming the death, President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials of the National Executive regretted his physical departure.