Four hundred fast food workers in New York struck and demonstrated on 4 April to demand a $15/hour minimum wage.
Strikes and lock-outs
Civil servants continued their industrial action on pay cuts, pension reform, and job losses with two half-day strikes in April.
All three trade union activists at London Metropolitan University suspended by management have now been reinstated.
“I’m really glad we’re doing it, I just wish we had more people along. There are a lot of different strands of action. It would help if we had one or two clear demands. Some members are disheartened because it isn’t coordinated with other unions but I think we’re the catalyst for other unions to take action. The teachers plan to take action soon.”
Cleaning workers employed by the contractor Mitie at the Barbican Centre in London struck on Thursday 21 March.
Cleaners at the Barbican in the City of London will strike on Thursday 21 March, the day the antiquated body which runs the City of London Corporation (which owns the Barbican) elects its “Court of Common Council”.
A strike at the Citroen car plant in Aulnay, to the north-east of Paris, started on 16 January and is now in its seventh week.
Stan Weir (1921-2001) was a Third Camp socialist, trade union militant and intellectual at the forefront of the post-Second World War US labour movement.
Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) at BBC workplaces across the country struck on Monday 18 February.
On 17 January Athens subway workers began a nine-day strike. They were eventually forced back to work when the government used emergency laws to intimidate strikers and sent the riot police into an occupied subway depot.