Economic crisis, workers resist

Iceland is seeking to renegotiate the terms of a deal made with the British and Dutch governments on repayment of money paid out to citizens of their countries in the aftermath of the collapse of an Icelandic bank: here.

This is a video about a workers’ demonstration in Portugal.

500,000 Portuguese public sector workers set to strike: here. And here. And here.

Dockers have stopped handling cargo at Finnish ports after contract negotiations broke down, paralysing most of the country’s foreign trade: here.

USA: Three children died in a house fire on Detroit’s west side on Tuesday evening, in another blaze caused by the shutoff of utilities to the home: here.

This video is called Three Detroit children die in fire after power shutoff.

Indonesian MPs voted for a criminal investigation on Wednesday into two senior ministers over their role in a shady $715 million (£473m) government bank bail-out: here.

2 thoughts on “Economic crisis, workers resist

  1. Debt repayments ‘not a priority’

    Education fees: Nearly three-quarters of students have not given any thought to how they will repay the debt they run up while at university, new research has suggested.

    And nearly a third of those surveyed by had little faith they would earn the £15,000 a year required to trigger student loan repayments.


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