The wildcat strike of Romanian agricultural workers in Bornheim shows that struggles are possible even under conditions of racist super-exploitation.
Here and everywhere the struggle of the food delivery app workers is a true symbol of the precarious proletariat in the service sector and their assertive struggle under transnational computerized and finance capitalism in times of catastrophic crisis and of virtualization and social isolation.
Since the unions have signed an agreement with our bosses, a movement of wildcat strikes started yesterday, May 11th, 2020. The agreement has accepted the return to normality. This means that we should return to schedules as they were before the health crisis, which is still going on. However, the majority of the tram and bus drivers oppose resuming work under these conditions, for several reasons.
On April 27th, temp workers engaged in gas production in Yakutia lost their patience. They organised a picket, expressing demands for security and nutrition during the spread of the coronavirus.
Mexico’s economy is being hit hard by the pandemic. AMLO is disappointing hopes – with or without the corona crisis. The military and police now guard hospitals. His hobby-horse, the Guardia Nacional, is preparing against “social unrest”.
Seeing their working conditions worsening and not receiving PPE from the companies, workers started to organise and to protest.
Truck drivers, Amazon/Walmart workers, Instacart, and Shipt workers planning to strike on May 1st joining 151 other wildcat strikes since the start of the pandemic.
On March 21, workers in a BH store in Lagoa da Prata refused to work until the number of people inside the market was reduced.
Around 50 couriers – keeping the safe distance of 1.5 meters between them – gathered and drove around in protest to demand masks, gloves, rubbing alcohol, and safe working conditions from the City Hall and delivery companies.
Despite all medical and sanitary guidelines to avoid social gatherings, and government decrees to close non-essential services during the Covid-19’s pandemic, telemarketing companies continue to operate normally throughout Brazil.