workers’ rights

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With the Tuscan massacre, slavery returns home

By Giorgio Cremaschi Stories of people burning alive in textile factories punctuates the history of industrial development and working conditions. March 8 commemorates the massacre of workers in a factory fire more than a century ago in the United States. After travelling the world leaving devastation and massacres of workers in its wake, now, thanks to the … Continue reading

A salute to Portugal’s striking workers

The Troika did not come to pay salaries, it came to rescue banks, every penny taken from workers will profit the financial markets. So here’s to  all the workers who have been on strike. They are the voice of the country that is not enslaved. The last few weeks have been marked by a series … Continue reading

Italy’s quake and a massacre of workers: We accuse!

Seven people were killed in Italy’s May 20 earthquake. 16 are thought to have died in the second quake in the same place in the northern Emilia region of the country Tuesday. The dead were largely and disproportionately workers killed by collapsing factories and warehouses.  Giorgio Cremaschi, a senior figure in the metalworkers union FIOM, and … Continue reading

Austerity is not working and will not work, say Europe’s trade unions

The European Trade Union Confederation sets out  the alternatives to the Troika’s diktat as the latest figures confirm the Eurozone has entered recession More

Right wing power violates the Constitution

FROM THE RADICAL PRESS – HUMANITE (FRANCE ) 23 12 2011 Patrick Le Hyaric Right-wing power violates the Constitution Mr Sarkozy and the right wing government have once again taken sides – that of the bosses against the workers. The workers, responsible for security in the airports only earn Euros 1,300 a month net and … Continue reading

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