Opponents of French President Nicholas Sarkozy’s drive to raise the retirement age vowed today to continue their battle after French MPs approved the final text of his unpopular Pension Reform Bill by 336-233: here.
Workers, pensioners and unemployed people joined massive union-led protests in Bucharest today against the coalition government’s cuts agenda: here.
India: Through a combination of mass arrests and intimidation, the Tamil Nadu state government is working to repress a militant strike of workers at a factory owned by the Taiwan-based [Foxconn] company: here.
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has launched a crackdown on “microfinanciers” in the wake of 56 suicides that were allegedly linked to aggressive loan collection tactics: here.
Microfinance destroys the lives of the poorest Indian families: here.
The recent horrifying death of a young female worker at the Nokia factory in southern India stands as an indictment of the unsafe working conditions that prevail in most of the country’s industry: here.