Quebec oil terminal, airline catering workers fight lockouts

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Members of Unifor union picket at Shell oil terminal in Montreal Dec. 10. The workers, fighting Shell bosses’ union-busting lockout, held joint action with locked out Gate Gourmet workers.

MONTREAL — Locked-out Shell Canada oil terminal workers in Montreal-East and Gate Gourmet airline caterers in the Dorval suburb here, all members of the Unifor union, are joining together to fight moves by their bosses to roll back decades of…


Liverpool DHL workers strike against low wages, harassment

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

LIVERPOOL, England — With four days of effective strike action in December, 120 DHL warehouse distribution workers and drivers here are having an impact. They are determined to win a pay raise and push back company harassment and victimizations. On…


New Zealand home-care workers strike for a union contract

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Fifty home-care workers and their supporters mounted a picket line here Dec. 18 outside the office of Lifewise social services. They are fighting for a union contract. The workers travel to provide care and assistance to…


Quebec workers fight Gate Gourmet’s union-busting lockout

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Airline catering workers organized by Unifor Local 698 protest eight-week lockout by Gate Gourmet at airport in Montreal Dec. 31. Placard on right says, “If we are on the outside, something is wrong on the inside.” One on left says, “You don’t get rich on our earnings.”

MONTREAL — After almost eight weeks on the picket line, locked-out Gate Gourmet workers here organized a march from their picket line in front of the airline-catering plant where they work to the Montreal-Trudeau international airport Dec. 31. Chanting “So,…


Uranium, iron ore miners in Ukraine strike over jobs, back pay

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

Some 5,000 uranium miners at three mines in the Eastern Mining and Processing Plant in the Kirovograd region of Ukraine went on strike Dec. 16, organizing protests that blocked traffic on the main roads around the mines. The workers, members…


Thousands of Ukrainian miners strike over pay, conditions

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021
As part of strikes across Ukraine demanding back wages, uranium miners blocked major highways in Kirovograd Dec. 16. Coal miners, nurses and others are fighting over wages, conditions.

For the past few months thousands of workers at state-owned iron ore, coal and uranium mines in Ukraine have been involved in a series of protests, including strikes, work-to-rule actions and underground sit-ins, over nonpayment of months of wages and…


Moroccan workers end sit-in at mine after bosses agree to talks

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Some 100 Moroccan workers ended a 10-day underground occupation at the Jebel Aouam mine near M’rirt in Khenifra province Dec. 21 after Touissit Mining bosses agreed to rejoin talks on improving workers’ wages and conditions. The sit-in, backed by another…


Rolls-Royce jet engine workers strike to defend their jobs

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020

BARNOLDSWICK, England — “They have given us no choice but to fight,” Dennis Constable said Dec. 5 at the end of a rally and car caravan organized by Rolls-Royce jet engine workers and their union, Unite, in support of their…


New York nurses strike for safety, patient care, better wages

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Members of New York State Nurses Association picket Albany Medical Center during Dec. 1 strike demanding more staff to ensure safety and for the health of patients, higher pay.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Hundreds of nurses organized by the New York State Nurses Association struck Albany Medical Center here Dec. 1. Many picketed the entire day, dressed in red and carrying signs reading, “On strike for safety” and “Fair contract…


Chicago nursing home workers win pay raise after 12-day strike

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020

CHICAGO — After nearly two weeks on strike, 700 members of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois ratified a contract with Infinity Healthcare Management that includes an immediate raise of at least $1 an hour. The strike involved certified nursing…