National Sections of the L5I:

Trade Unions

France: Repression and Resistance

French Trade unions have staged two nationwide days of action in response to the Socialist Party government's use of emergency powers to impose its reforms to the Work Law without a vote in the Nation Read more...

France: Government plans to impose “labour reforms” 

President Hollande’s Socialist government has decided to use emergency powers to force through the ‘El Khomri’ labour reform bill, a major plank of the PS government’s austerity offensive, which has p Read more...

France: workers and youth mobilise against the “Socialist” government

One year after the 12 deaths resulting from the terrorist attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and in the fifth month of the state of emergency imposed after130 died in the No Read more...

Women’s struggles today

Women continue to face fierce austerity attacks on welfare, jobs, trade union rights, education, healthcare, childcare – the list seems to never end. Read more...

Pakistan: Women organise union in the home-based industrial sector

Women workers are often the hardest hit by neo-liberal restructuring and capitalist crisis. Read more...

Miners' struggles could end decades of ANC hegemony in South Africa

South Africa, one of the world’s major emerging markets, is about to tip into recession. Its currency has slipped to a historic low against the dollar. Read more...

Pakistan: Factory collapses near Lahore – 51 workers killed

Capitalism kills, in the literal sense of the word. On November 5, a factory in Sunder Estate near Lahore collapsed, leaving at least 51 dead and more than 100 injured. Read more...

Brazil: A "coup" against the working class

In June 2013, the masses took to the streets of Brazil to protest at increases in fares on public transport. Read more...