National Sections of the L5I:

Trade Unions

USA: May Day, 2017

The irony of May Day in the USA is that this workers' holiday, celebrated officially in 66 countries in the world and unofficially in most of the rest, had its origins in the United States. Read more...

Brazil: working class joins resistance

March 15 was a remarkable day with strikes and protests throughout Brazil. The working class, along with the youth movement, took to the streets on massive demonstrations across the country. Read more...

India: 13 union leaders sentenced to life

In a blatant attack on trade unionism, a court in India has sentenced 13 workers, including all 12 members of the Executive Committee of the Maruti-Suzuki Workers' Union, to life imprisonment. Read more...

Trade Unions in Pakistan

This resolution provides an analysis of the labour movement organisations in Pakistan and sets out a strategy for militants. Read more...

Trade Unions are not obsolete, the problem is the way they are led

On 23rd September, the professor and well known Awami Workers' Party leader, Aasim Sajjad, published an article in Dawn under the headline “Labour in our time”. Read more...

The Political Crisis in Spain

AFTER TEN months of political wrangling and two inconclusive elections, Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party (PP) has secured the support of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) to form a minority gov Read more...

Donald Trump's victory

After an election campaign that lasted 597 days and cost $2.6 billion, Donald Trump has ridden a wave of anti-establishment anger to become the 45th President of the United States. Read more...

巴基斯坦家庭工业部门的妇女正在组织工会 原文

在资本主义经济危机和新自由主义结构改革中妇女往往是首当其冲、受害最深的群体。在巴基斯坦,妇女的就业基本被局限在“非正式”的行业中。这些行业很庞大,它遍布城市和乡镇,雇佣了大约6500万工人,约占全国劳动力总数的四分之三。

在这些行业里工作的工人,不管是男是女,都享受不到国家劳动法规的保障。没有社会保障和医疗保险,也没有养老金和带薪休假的福利,大多数人领到的工资要少于国家规定的最低工资。 Read more...