National Sections of the L5I:

Trade Unions

Bolivia: The fight for democracy is the struggle for revolution!

A wave of strikes and blockades, called by the trade union federation, COB, and an alliance of peasant and indigenous organisations has paralysed Bolivia after the Supreme Electoral Court, TSE, announ Read more...

Pakistan: From workers’ protests to workers’ revolt

Protests were held across Pakistan on Tuesday, May 19 under the auspices of the Workers' Solidarity Committee, WSC. The protesters included political activists, students and women. Read more...

Britain: Relaxing the Lockdown? We’ll need workers' control

Boris Johnson is due to announce the relaxation of the Covid-19 “lockdown” on Sunday. The Times reports ministers are worried there is a danger workers will become “addicted to it”. Read more...

Germany: May Day, a first balance sheet

First of all, the positive part of the political balance: Despite a nationwide ban on demonstrations, despite the restrictions on demonstrations to 20-50 people depending on the federal state, thousan Read more...

Germany: Class struggle opposition organising in the unions

On January 25/26, Frankfurt/Main saw a “Conference on Strategy” organised by and for left trade unionists. About 150 militants answered the call from the Network for Militant Trade-unions, VKG. Read more...

France: La lutte contre la reforme des retraites à un tournant

Le mouvement de lutte contre la reforme des retraite est à un tournant, après deux mois d’action de masse qui non seulement ont appris ce qu’est la peur à Macron, mais qui sont aussi devenus une sourc Read more...

France: Stop the lull turning into a retreat

The strike movement against the pension reform is at a turning point after two months of mass action that not only put the fear of god into Macron, but also became an inspiration for millions across E Read more...

France: Government tries to split workers' united front

ON FRIDAY 10 January, workers across France walked out for the 37th day of strikes and demonstrations against the Macron government’s attempt to raise the retirement age and introduce massive cuts to Read more...

Navigation