• Parliament offers platitudes as people face Covid-19 devastation

    As people demand robust measures to tackle the biggest crisis to face Europe for decades, a resolution that will be voted on today in the European Parliament avoids the core issues and overlooks the strong EU action needed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Left participated in negotiations on the text seeking vigorous measures to address the many challenges but refused to sign up to the final joint text when it became clear the measures proposed were not up to scratch given the ongoing crisis people are facing. The GUE/NGL group will again seek to strengthen the text today.

  • Venezuela has the highest percentage of recovered patients of Covid-19 in Latin America

    When reaching a recovery rate of 57.5 percent in cases of Covid-19, Venezuela registers the most encouraging percentage in Latin America thanks to the effectiveness of the sanitary protocols applied in the nation.

    The balance was offered by the Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, who explained that out of 193 reported cases, 111 patients are fully recovered.

  • International media continues to use lies to attack Venezuela

    International media warfare continues to use lies and misrepresentation to attack Venezuela, denounced on Tuesday the Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, from the Miraflores Palace.

    During the balance of the strategies implemented by the National Executive to combat Covid-19, Rodríguez condemned the publication of a survey, carried out by the firm “Ipsos” and published in various international media, which refers to the measures applied by countries like Colombia and Chile as the most successful for the containment of respiratory infection and discredits the effort that the Bolivarian Government, together with the Venezuelan people, have been making to contain the proliferation of the virus in the country.

  • May Day challenge

    International Workers Day was first celebrated in 1904, to honor the martyrs of the Haymarket uprising with mass demonstrations for the eight-hour day, workers’ rights, and world peace.

    This year, we celebrate the courage and selflessness of those workers on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: health care workers, transit workers, mechanics, delivery drivers, sanitation, warehouse, retail, and fast-food workers, and all those who provide essential services but are too often paid and treated as if they were expendable. This includes the record number of unemployed workers.

  • Italian USB: Support to National Action Day of Workers in Commerce-Supermarkets Greece-April 15

    USB ItaliaWe support workers of commerce in Greece, they have to go on strike to ask health and safe work place.

    Workers in the super markets are working with self-sacrifice, to serve consumers and so that nothing is missing from people’s homes. But these workers also have lives, they have families, they have the same fears, the same problems and the same needs that we all have.

    They need protections: with masks, gloves and even special glasses, distance among them and distance from clients.

  • April 15 Call for National Action Day of Workers in Commerce-Supermarkets

    200415pame enFrom the very beginning and with the start of the measures for the pandemic, dozens of trade unions across Greece highlighted the wild situation that was developing in the areas of supermarkets, shops, offices, warehouses, bringing to the fore demands for immediate protection of workers against the coronavirus. Collective demands rather than individual responsibility were what pressured and brought some minimal protection measures in the workplaces.

    All this time our colleagues in the super markets are working with self-sacrifice, to serve consumers and so that nothing is missing from people’s homes. But these workers also have lives, they have families, they have the same fears, the same problems and the same needs that we all have.

  • Venezuela registers 181 COVID-19 cases

    President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro informed on Sunday, March 12, six new COVID-19 cases were confirmed.

    These new cases were detected in the states of Nueva Esparta (3), Aragua (2) and Miranda (1), for a total of 181 cases nationwide.

  • MK Odeh Demands Gov’t Provide the Public with Free Face Masks

    Joint List IsraelThe public in Israel must wear face masks out of doors beginning today, Sunday, April 12, under new Health Ministry directives approved by the government last Tuesday. Drastic shortages in laboratory materials necessary for testing for COVID-19 led the far-right government to require citizens to wear face masks when leaving home, even though the World Health Organization has questioned the efficacy of such a policy.

  • Number of COVID-19 recovered patients rise to 93 in Venezuela

    “The number of COVID-19 recovered patients in Venezuela rose to 93, which represents 53.1% of people who have overcome the infection,” informed Sectorial Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodríguez on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    At the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, he highlighted that no new cases have been reported and the number of COVID-19 cases remains at 175 in Venezuela.

  • Bolivarian Government returns 133 Venezuelans from Mexico

    On Friday, March 10, a total of 13 Venezuelans arrived in their country from Toluca, Mexico, on a humanitarian flight set up by Conviasa airline coordinated by Venezuelan and Mexican authorities.

    This responded to demands from passengers requesting the return to their country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Four new COVID-19 cases registered in Venezuela

    Four new COVID-19 cases were registered on Friday, April 10, in Venezuela. These new cases are located in the states of Aragua (2), Caracas (1) and Táchira (1) for a total of 175 cases in the country, informed Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, who explained no new COVID-19 deaths have been reported.

    Of the 175 cases, 89 are men and 86 are women in the 20-25 age range. A total of 84 patients have recovered, 27 remain in public hospitals, 12 in private clinics, 27 in Comprehensive Diagnosis Centers (CDIs), 10 have been put in home isolation and 6 in hotels.

  • Global Corona Pandemic: Call of the Bangladeshi Garment Workers

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    to Save the Lives of the WorkersGarment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, representing the interests of more than five million garment workers in Bangladesh, a leading supplier of garments in the whole world, has called on all parties involved in the industry to take a responsible role in tackling the global Corona pandemic. The statement also demanded that during this crisis local owners, international retailer brands and other supply chain beneficiaries move forward in a sensitive, humane role in order to save the lives of workers whose blood-soaked labor is running the apparel industry. At the same time, consumers have been urged to stay by the workers in solidarity during this time of biggest disaster in recent history.

  • 59 Communist Youth Organizations on COVID-19 pandemic

    Young people of the world,

    While thousands of people around the globe are getting the disease and unfortunately also die of COVID-19, the reality for the peoples, workers and youth is ruthless:

  • Strike in TAXI BEAT Company Against Layoffs

    We denounce the IT multinational company “Beat” (formerly “Taxi-beat”), which proceeded with layoffs, wage cuts and imposition of casual work in the middle of a pandemic. The company “Beat”, taking advantage of the anti-workers´measures voted by the government in the name of tackling the pandemic, but also the entire anti-workers legal arsenal voted by the previous governments, is taking measures from now on to boost its profitability the next day and throw all the burdens on the backs of the workers.

  • WFTU Secretariat Meeting Announcement

    During its Session on07.04.2020, which took place through video conference, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the WFTU Secretariat among others decided the following:

  • Town Hall: Taking care of our working class

    “Taking Care of Our Working Class” was the theme of a Town Hall meeting held on April 5 and attended by over 400 people. The People’s World and CPUSA sponsored the online meeting, which focused on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and how people and organizations are responding. A list of resources (at the end of this article) was provided to people who need assistance. Speakers talked about the effects on hospitality workers and renters, mutual aid, the CARES Act, and a call to action, while Cameron Orr and Audrey Starr gave musical performances to inspire during this difficult time.

  • What will happened after coronavirus

    While giving comments on suggested amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation Sergey Obukhov, CPRF CC Secretary, Doctor of Politics Sciences in his recent interview stressed the high level of division in Russian society in respect to this issue.

    Today almost 48% of respondents stand for and 47% are in opposition to zeroing out presidential term limits which will give Vladimir Putin an opportunity of reelection for two more terms after 2024.

  • Solidarity with the Strike of CGT commerce and services on April 8

    The HOTOUR Europe organization of tourism sector, member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the French workers and our support to CGT commerce and services for their strike on April 8.

    The people who are working during the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly endangering their lives and the lives of the people they meet while exercising their work, since no real safety measures have been taken.

  • Venezuela confirms one new COVID-19 case

    Venezuela confirmed one new COVID-19 case in the state of Miranda for a total of 166 cases, confirmed Vice President Delcy Rodriguez Tuesday afternoon.

    Rodríguez explained that a 32-year-old woman from Baruta municipality, Miranda state, was infected by his brother, who tested positive for COVID-19 after a quick diagnosis.

  • ICS and ITF call on G20 to support the “unsung heroes of global trade”

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport WorkersFederation (ITF) have issued a joint callon behalf of seafarers to governments to facilitate the essential movement of seafarers and marine personnel.

    Theletterfromthe shipownersorganisation and seafarers’ union to governments follows up on their dialogue with the G20, and the positive outcomes built on in the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers virtual meeting which took place on Monday, 30 March.