The 36th day of the longest continuous transport strikes in France’s modern history is taking place today, January 9, which is also the fourth day of major, cross-sector protests since the strikes began on December 5.
La CGT a reçu de très nombreuses de lettres de soutien au 5 décembre. La quantité et la qualité des messages reçus témoignent d’un internationalisme syndical extrêmement attentif à la situation sociale dans notre pays. La CGT a reçu de très nombreuses de lettres de soutien au 5 décembre la quantité et la qualité des messages reçus témoignent d’un internationalisme syndical extrêmement attentif à la situation sociale dans notre pays. Un niveau encore jamais atteint !
Even France’s parliament, the National Assembly will be disrupted. In a decision announced last week, the assembly will not sit Thursday, though will remain open for committee work.
The strike is expected to start at 10pm local time on Wednesday, 4 December, when SNCF rail workers and Paris’s RATP metro staff officially down tools.
Protesters continue unabated in Chile, as President Piñera claims to be ‚at war‘ amid increasing criticism of heavy handed repression that has lead to 11 deaths so far. Miners and dockers unions have now called for an instensification of the protests by calling for a general strike.
Chile’s Workers‘ United Center (CUT) and over twenty national organizations began on Wednesday a 48-hour general strike to demand President Sebastian Piñera take the military out of the streets.
In Quito, the capital city, streets remained empty only a few hours before dawn, while the Indigenous activists slept at college campuses where „solidarity camps“ were set up to host them.
For seven days in a row, Ecuadoreans are protesting against policies seeking fiscal austerity, labor liberalization, dismissal of workers and income reduction. Unlike what the private media are holding, the fight is not just against fuel price hikes. It never was.
Moreno war 2017 mit dem Versprechen angetreten, die von seinem Vorgänger eingeleitete »Bürgerrevolution« fortzusetzen, hatte dann allerdings eine 180-Grad-Kehrtwende vollzogen. Diese könnte ihm nun zum Verhängnis werden.
Costa Rican health workers started a general strike Monday for 48 hours in demand for strong health services and to defend the Costa Rican Social Security (CCSS).
According to data from the Ministry of Education, the strike, which began on June 3, has since kept some 600,000 students without classes.
Thousands of members of the Chilean Teachers‘ Association today rejected a proposal from the Government in response to their demands and decided to continue with the national strike that is now entering its fifth week.
The Chilean teachers, who have been on strike for three weeks say they want Piñera to respond to their requests they made two years ago. Among these are back wage payments and more resources for public education.
Protests are taking place in the southern city of Arequipa, in Loreto, Huancayo, Ayacucho and Apurimac. Strikers have shut down highways leading into and out of the capital of Lima.
Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions. The strike, the first since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, has affected public transport, schools and banks.
Police used stun grenades on protesters in Rio de Janeiro. In several cities, roads were blocked with burning tyres. Mr Bolsonaro says the controversial reform will restore public finances.
A 48-hour strike that is set to end later today (Friday) has lead to violent protests and widespread disruption in Honduras. People are striking against government plans to privatise education and healthcare.
Trade unions have called a general strike on 29 May 2019 to oppose austerity measures in Argentina. The Macri government has brought the country to the brink of economic collapse, with workers’ purchasing power decreasing due to high inflation, unemployment, recession and a sharp increase in poverty.
This is the fifth national strike to protest against the Argentinian president, called by different social organizations and the General Confederation of Workers (CGT) union, and it is taking place simultaneously throughout the country.
The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) began a 24 hour general strike at midnight to protest the economic policy of President Mauricio Macri.
Public transport was expected to be paralyzed, including trains, buses, metro and national and international aircraft.
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The Bush administration has tried to distance itself from the coup. It immediately endorsed the new government under businessman Pedro Carmona. But the coup was sent dramatically into reverse after 48 hours.
Now officials at the Organisation of American States and other diplomatic sources, talking to The Observer, assert that the US administration was not only aware the coup was about to take place, but had sanctioned it, presuming it to be destined for success.
The Venezuelan coup d’état attempt of 2002 was a failed coup d’état on 11 April 2002 that saw President Hugo Chávez ousted from office for 47 hours before being restored to power. Chávez, who had been elected in 2000, was aided in his return to power by overwhelming popular support and mobilization against the coup and assistance of loyalists in the military.[unreliable source?]
The situation began on 9 April, when a general strike was called by the trade union organization „National Federation of Trade Unions“, Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV). The proposed strike was in response to Chávez’s appointments to prominent posts in Venezuela’s national oil company, PDVSA. Two days later in Caracas, up to one million Venezuelans marched in opposition to Chávez. At one point during the march, opposition leaders redirected the protestors to the presidential palace, Miraflores, where government supporters and Bolivarian Circles were holding their own rally. Upon the opposition’s arrival, the two sides confronted each other. Gunshots rang out, and by that evening 19 people were dead, including both supporters and opponents of the government. Then, the military high command started the coup at Miraflores and demanded that Chávez resign. President Chávez refused to resign, and he subsequently was arrested by the military. Chávez’s request for asylum in Cuba was denied, and he was ordered to be tried in a Venezuelan court.
All unions are coming together on May 1 for a nation-wide shutdown against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies in Argentina.
Argentinian labor unions called for a national strike against President Mauricio Macri’s fiscal austerity programme. Local media reported Tuesday that the protesters are planning a complete shutdown of flights, metro, banks, and schools.
The SPA said it would conduct a general political strike and civil disobedience through the holy month of Ramadan, which starts in early May, and the Eid holidays that follow.
This week’s general strike in India, one of the largest strikes in history, is part of a growing upsurge of the world working class.
In two identical letters directed to the UN Secretary General and UNSC President, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the occupation authorities’ attempts to hold the aforementioned elections on 30/10/2018 in the villages of the occupied Syria Golan contradict UN resolutions and the Geneva agreements on territories under control of occupation.
Argentine workers‘ unions and social movements protest President Macri’s economic policies and reject his government’s agreement with IMF.
Nikol Pashinyan and a large group of his supporters started the procession to the city center of Yerevan on May 2. Speaking in a megaphone, Pashinyan called not to block the roads connecting Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the roads along which the army is supplied. He also reiterated that his supporters should pass ambulances, vehicles of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, and fire trucks.