World Popular Resistance Clippings 2/18/2013

Iberia workers and riot police clash at start of five-day strike

 

Riot police clashed with striking workers (video) from Spain‘s Iberia airline on Monday as they began a five-day stoppage in protest at plans to sack a fifth of the workforce in a country struggling with 26% unemployment.

As hundreds of flights were [...]

Sunderland health workers protest over millions of pounds of cuts

HEALTH workers came out in force against “damaging attacks” on the NHS at a hospital demonstration.

Scores of Unison members, including porters, nurses, switchboard operators and clerical staff, staged the protest outside Sunderland Royal Hospital.

The demonstration was part of the TUC’s All Together for the NHS campaign which is calling on the Government to [...]

Major Czech labor unions launch campaign to protest government reforms; may strike if fails

PRAGUE (AP) – The umbrella organization for the Czech Republic’s major labor unions says it is launching a campaign to protest government proposed reforms.

Unions chairman Jaroslav Zavadil says the reforms of pension, health care and tax systems are unjust and will harm employees.

Unions said Friday if the campaign — “Open your eyes” — [...]