Tag Archives: resistance at the point of production

S.Korea police step up siege of troubled car plant

(AFP) SEOUL — Thousands of riot police on Monday strengthened their siege of a troubled South Korean auto firm, spraying liquid tear gas from a helicopter, after talks to end a prolonged occupation by strikers collapsed.

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Global trend for sit-ins and occupations as mass redundancies continue

24 July Trade union leaders warned tonight that the direct action seen at the Vestas factory was likely to be repeated elsewhere as workers refused to “bend their knee and accept their fate” in the face of mass redundancies caused … Continue reading

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One killed in China steel riot

Thousands of Chinese steel workers rioted at news of a takeover deal, beating one manager to death, a Hong Kong human rights group has said. About 100 people were hurt in violence in the north-eastern city of Tonghua after workers … Continue reading

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South Korea police use tear gas in strike standoff

(AFP) SEOUL — South Korean police Wednesday sprayed tear gas from helicopters to try to evict unionists armed with petrol bombs and slingshots from a loss-making auto plant.

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