Greece. April 5, 2020. They are taking advantage of curfew to cut off the power in the factory of VIOME. Armed men in uniform are walking around in the night during curfew and they suppress. What does it remind us?Continue reading #Greece: Immediate restoration of power to #VIOME!
Coronavirus. Bangladesh. The comrades of the syndicalist Bangladesh IWA section, BASF-AIT, are organizing a solidarity fundraising campaign for working women in Bangladesh. The Paris branch of the syndicalist union CNT-AIT has started a crowdfunding campaign to support the initiative.Continue reading #COVID19: Solidarity with working women in #Bangladesh
Greece. March 30. 2020. Statement by the occupied and self-managed Vio.Me factory.Continue reading #Greece: Statement by self-managed factory of Vio.Me about cutting off the power supply
Ireland. March 28, 2020. Statement by the IWW Ireland in times of the coronavirus.Continue reading #IWW #Ireland: Capitalism is the Virus – Class Solidarity is the Cure!
Image above: Entrance of the Airbus Getafe site. Image by CGT.
Spanish territory. March 25, 2020. The CGT union denounces the lack of health conditions in Airbus’ workplaces, where thousands of people attend every day.Continue reading #CGT calls for indefinite strike at Airbus, an industry with over a thousand people affected by #covid19
Italy. March25, 2020. In the middle of the day we recorded an extraordinary participation in the general strike called for by Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) to demand the closure of all non-essential production facilities and thus prevent the spread of the contagion with the coronavirus among workers who are forced not only to move on crowded public transport – in blatant contradiction with government decrees – but also to work under conditions that are totally insecure.Continue reading #Italy, Unione Sindacale di Base: General strike to close down non-essential activities was a great success. Solidary Health care with symbolic stoppage
UK. March 24, 2020. While many on the left waited around and asked the government to tell them what to do, many workers around the globe have taken limited, but real steps towards workers’ control. Spontaneous strikes have spread from car factories in Italy to Canada and the US; a series of call centre strikes erupted in Brazil; Amazon workers in Spain and France and New York walked out; public cleaners and mining workers are on strike in Peru; garment workers in Bangalore refuse to enter the factories without protective gear.Continue reading Working under the #Corona regime: The current struggles are taking first steps towards workers control
Italy. March 21, 2020. The Unione Sindacale di Base trade union, calls for a 24 hour national general strike for all public and private sectors on Wednesday, March 25. What follows is the letter sent to the government.Continue reading #Italy, General strike on March 25, USB to the government: close factories and offices, there is nothing more important than health
UK. Manchester. March 20, 2020. The differences between the various national and governmental responses to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak aside, what they hold is common is a crumbling defence of ultra-neo-liberal policies. By this we mean, as the UK government has shifted from its primary concern to shore up the economy to showing concern about the health of the population, the idea that the state should not intervene in the financial sphere has practically been thrown out of the window.Continue reading #UK, #Manchester SolFed: #Coronavirus and the collapse of neo-liberalism
March 16, 2020. Statement by the International Workers Association (IWA) Secretariat in Response to the Situations Surrounding the COVID-19 PandemicContinue reading Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation IWA: This System is Making Us Sick