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Maternity Care Occupation shows the Way for a New Social Movement in Sweden


by ERIK PERSSON (ALLT ÅT ALLA UMEÅ) Since almost a month the maternity ward in Sollefteå (Sweden) is occupied. Besides the decision to close it down, along with the emergency clinic, the reason for this action follows a series of threats and closures of health care facilities in especially the …

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Our Fight against Bogus Employment Contracts at Apple


by CORK BOGUS CONTRACT WORKERS The text we publish this Wednesday offers a cross section of a specific kind of precarity, that of freelancing, in one of the biggest multinational companies  of the world and it tells us the difficulties of organizing struggles and long-lasting strategies to obtain better working …

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Moving Forward in solidarity


Introduction of the brochure about the «Sezonieri» (seasonal workers) Campaign in Austria and beyond This week we are (re)publishing an article in the conflict corner which focuses on another important sector of migrants’ exploitation, i.e. seasonal workers in agriculture. In 2013, Austrian union activists started a campaign in support of …

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How do we Strike when our Boss is a Machine, a Software or a Chain? Struggles in the Gig Economy


by JOHN MURRAY (Plan C, UK) We publish a report of the current struggles carried on by Deliveroo, Uber and UberEats workers in the UK. Next appointment for discussion the workshop on logistical strike at the TSS London Assembly on Feb. 11th, with the participation of the curriers protagonists of …

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Strikes against Deportations: Schools Struggling for Migrants’ Freedom


by SARAH LIZ (Tidningen Brand – Sweden) We continue the “conflict corner” this week with an analysis of some of the consequences and effects of the stricter immigration laws, passed by the Swedish parliament last year. Along with the increased economization of these legislative changes, in these last months the country …

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