Good morning, my name is Rafaela Pimentel Lara, I am a maid and a migrant for 28 years in Madrid and I am part of the Territorio Doméstico collective, a group that fights for the needs of domestic workers, carers and also migrants who claim documents to improve their working and living conditions. As domestic workers and carers, migrant women, but also local women, we are fighting together so that care work is reorganized and women are not the only ones who have to take care of it.

With the Territorio Domestico collective, we started in 2006 to talk about our work, to give it visibility to take it out of the home and private sphere and to politicize it. We want the same rights as any other worker, we want this work to be socially...

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, expressed his condolences to the people of Spain for the physical departure of Julio Anguita, historical leader and founder of the Spanish political party ‘Izquierda Unida’, who was hospitalized in a hospital in the city of Córdoba after suffering cardiac arrest a week ago.

“From Venezuela we send our heartfelt condolences...

The Stateless Nations’ World Federation of Trade Unions Committee, that includes trade unions from the Basque Country, Catalunya, Galiza and Canary Islands and represents WFTU in our own nations, shares its statement facing this year May 1st working class international day celebration.

We are suffering a crisis and social uncertainty time, by one sanitarian crisis that has developed in one...

pce mit stern1st - We call on the entire population to strictly follow the instructions of the health and government authorities. Serenity, responsibility and solidarity in the face of difficulties.

We underline the irresponsibility that comes from acts of hoarding, improper use of health or social services, and spread of fake news and information without an official source.

2nd - Regarding the economic and...

On January 30th we will go on a General Strike in South Basque Country, which has been called by the Social Rights Movement of the Basque Country. In this movement we have more than 100 social and union organizations (pensioners, feminists, environmentalists, youth movements, platforms against social exclusion, Social and Solidary Economy Network …).

Through this strike we will give an answer to...

PAME, a member of the WFTU-FSM, expresses its solidarity with the LAB trade union to all workers for the General Strike on January 30

The governments and business groups’ attack on salaries and pensions shows that the common goal of business groups in each country is to abolish whatever rights are left to workers and pensioners, so as the corporation  to maintain their profits.

This attack...

Poble LliureThe three demands of the Catalan democratic revolt:

1. Peace. We want the occupation forces to go. We demand the removal from Catalonia of the Spanish police forces and the resignation of the Interior Minister of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Police brutality is over. Investigate the violence of the police against the citizens of Catalonia in depth, and clean responsibilities.

2. Amnesty. It's...

A Spanish Supreme Court has today handed down sentences of up to 13 years after finding the Catalan leaders guilty of sedition.

The ruling comes on the same day that a hearing at the European Court of Justice could grant Oriol Junqueras immunity now that he is an MEP.

GUE/NGL are calling for an urgent political solution, and Martin Schirdewan, group co-president says Europe can no longer...

Metalworkers in Bizkaia (Basque region) continue the mobilizations in the context of 5 days strike called in the sector. 85% of workers have supported the strike facing the strong police confrontation.

After the meeting with management they gave to workers the following proposal:

  • Keep the regressive aspects in work leaves and flexibility. In the last point, the management try increase the...

LAB STARTS A CAMPAIGN TO DENOUNCE THE “JUSTICE’S CORPORATAVITATION” AND TO CALL THAT THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT “IS MORE NECESSARY THAN EVER”

More than 10.000€ in fines and prison years petitions after the successful trade union struggles in “La Sangiovesa” and “Huerta de Peralta”.
The public prosecutor calls 2 and half prison year’s petition and 5 years expulsion from the Spanish State to one...

The participation of women during the Spanish Civil War much like, women’s involvement here in the period surrounding the 1916 rising and war of independence has in many way been downplayed or outright ignored.

These backlashes and rewriting of struggles are depressingly common and generally follow when women or any oppressed group have gained ground – a reversion to the status quo. In both...