BT workers join a lengthening list of workers whose struggles, particularly those in relation to fire and rehire, have been betrayed by unions including the CWU, the GMB at British Gas and Unite at Go North West and in its ongoing attempt to enforce a filthy concessions agreement at JDE.
Whipps Cross Hospital declared a major incident after it suffered a power outage and Newham Hospital was also forced to ask patients seeking urgent care to use other Accident and Emergency departments. Nine London Underground and Overground stations were closed.
The Washington Post has a long and sordid record of promoting US “boots on the ground,” and if the intervention that the Post is advocating in Haiti is realized, it will unleash another crime against the Haitian people.
The openly fascist faction of the House Republicans, led by Marjorie Taylor Greene, held a press conference in front of the Justice Department to defend what they called the “political prisoners” imprisoned for their roles in the January 6 assault on Congress.
On Monday, the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Detroit Federation of Teachers announced that they had signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) to fully reopen the school district for in-person instruction this fall.
The bravery shown by the Volvo strikers during this weeks-long two-front confrontation has been an inspiration to workers around the world who are seeking to improve their conditions after a year of working through the pandemic and now with consumer prices on the rise.
A New York City teacher wrote to the WSWS to speak out against the dangerous school reopening plans of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio this September, which is being implemented with the connivance of the United Federation of Teachers.
At a protest in the parking lot of the Menards store where 19-year-old store worker James Stanback was killed, family members gave moving testimony about his death, pointing to a deliberate cover-up by the company.
Some 2,200 workers at Bombardier in Toronto could walk out July 27 if a settlement isn’t reached, while truckers in Honduras and Puerto Rico staged shutdowns to demand rate rises to meet rising inflation.
On July 6, 55-year-old Charles Anderson spent his last day in Marion County Jail. He was arrested 28 days prior for unpaid debts regarding his failure to make monthly payments and fees associated with three court cases dating back to 2003. Upon his arrest, he was jailed with three other men in a 6-by-10-foot cell.
Written by Chuko Esiri and directed by Esiri and his twin brother Arie, This Is My Desire (Eyimofe) is a remarkable film about life in Lagos, Nigeria. It is opening in movie theaters in the US and Canada in July and August.
The strike at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat, B.C. aluminum smelter is part of a mounting wave of militant workers’ struggles involving miners, steelworkers, and other industrial workers in Canada, the US, and internationally.
The USW’s betrayal of the 106-day strike by ATI workers in Pennsylvania and four other states, which will result in the slashing of hundreds of jobs, demonstrates the role of the union as an arm of corporate management.
The recent cluster of COVID-19 infections in New York City school buildings among children in summer school foretells an even bigger disaster when nearly a million students in the city are forced back to face-to-face learning in September
Although Frito-Lay is a subsidiary of PepsiCo, neither the BCTGM nor the Teamsters have made any attempt to unite their struggles nor call upon support from the broader workforce of the multinational food conglomerate.
A team of reporters from the World Socialist Web Site visited the area hit by the catastrophe and spoke with those affected about their experiences and their anger at the complete failure of civil protection and any state aid.
Many workers in Banbury critised Unite’s sellout deal and spoke of similar attacks on conditions and pay at their own workplaces, especially during the pandemic. Some took bundles of Socialist Equality Party leaflets to give to others.
The courageous strike by 600 workers was sabotaged by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union, which isolated the walkout and paid only $105 a week in strike benefits.
The New South Wales government coupled its designation of an emergency with assertions that no harder lockdown could stem the Sydney COVID-19 outbreak, in line with its defence of corporate profit interests.
In a speech last week, President Biden linked the Republican assault on voting rights to the attempted coup of January 6, calling it the greatest threat to American democracy since the Civil War. Within days of the speech, Biden and the Democrats effectively abandoned any effort to pass voting rights legislation.
Wednesday’s brutal operation at Lamport Stadium Park, which observers described as savage, was only the latest in a series of forced evictions imposed by the police at the behest of city authorities over the past month.
The WSWS is reprinting a letter sent by UK mines rescue expert Brian Robinson to the New Zealand government’s Pike River Recovery Agency, calling for it to continue the underground investigation of the 2010 Pike River mine disaster.
On Thursday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported almost 2,000 new cases and the nationwide seven-day incidence rate rose to over 12 per 100,000. The reproductive number (R) is 1.19, which means a strong exponential increase.
The UAW betrayal of the 87-day strike at American Axle in 2008 was part of a pattern of wage-cutting contracts imposed by the pro-corporate union which has resulted in the impoverishment of a whole generation of autoworkers.
With schools just weeks away from beginning the year fully in-person as the vast majority of children remain unvaccinated and school mask mandates are being ditched statewide, the fall is on course to be a deadly semester.
Last week’s court hearing was mainly dominated by arguments over the distribution of the 33 percent of the $641 million settlement, which will be divided among the lawyers and the firms appointed to administer the claims, while sidelining the concerns of residents.
Despite the aggressive statements against the Kremlin contained in the deal, the agreement has provoked an uproar in sections of the American and German ruling class, and angered the Polish and Ukrainian governments.
The substitution of a supposed “pingdemic” for a very real and escalating pandemic is a calculated ploy, designed to create the impression that the biggest danger to the UK population is not COVID-19 but the measures used to contain it. Its purpose is to reinforce the message that we must all “learn to live with the virus.”
The WSWS calls on readers to oppose the New Zealand Labour-led government’s imminent move to seal Pike River mine before it has been properly investigated and before anyone has been charged over the 2010 disaster that killed 29 people.
The high number of deaths is the direct product of the criminal inaction by federal and state governments. Although they were warned ahead of time, they did nothing to alert the population and save lives.
•Elisabeth Zimmermann-Modler, SGP candidate for the federal parliament in North Rhine-Westphalia