Public bus transport throughout Austria is at a standstill today
(25/06/02) as 3,000 drivers take strike action for 48 hours. The strike
is in protest at an attempt by the right wing government to sell off 30%
of the state owned bus firm. The union says that ‘part privatisation’
will destroy 1,000 out of...
The EU-summit in Seville was confronted with a very big anti-capitalist
demonstration on the evening of Saturday June 22. There were hundreds of
thousands demonstrators, probably around 300.000! The demonstration
remained peaceful and was very radical. There was a very political mood
in opposition to the rightwing...
Belgian CWI member, Els Deschoemacker, who took part in the general
strike demonstrations in Seville yesterday spoke to Geert Cool: "The
demonstrations yesterday were massive. Estimations say there were
200,000 in Seville. In Barcelona it was been between 500,000 and 600,000
and in Madrid there were another...
20 June 2002 - Today’s 24-hour general strike in protest at the Aznar
government’s decision to cut unemployment benefits has ground much of
Spain to a halt. BBC World Service comments, "The strike got under way
at midnight (2200 GMT) and the two main unions, each with a million
members, are expecting a...
Results from last week’s parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic
show that the social democrats (CSSD) won with 30.4%, followed by the
communist party (KSCM) (18.8%), which is the highest vote for the KSCM
since the collapse of Stalinism in 1989.
THOUSANDS OF building workers downed tools and walked off sites
throughout Germany to demand a 4.5% pay rise. The strikers are also
demanding a rise in the minimum pay rate for workers in the former