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On May Day 2020, several left parties and labour groups in Southeast Asia have come together to issue a joint statement to call for solidarity and put forward working class demands in the times of coronavirus pandemic.

The Socialist Alliance has released the following plan to combat COVID-19.

The coronavirus pandemic is both a threat to our health and corporate profits. As Alex Bainbridge argues, our health needs must come first, which means meeting health needs without making workers and the unemployed pay for the crisis.

Paul McAleer

To fight for clean air and water is a revolutionary act in a world that rewards the destruction of nature for profit, argues Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch Secretary Paul McAleer.

Cambodia International Women's Day 2019

Riot police tried but failed to stop an International Women's Day march in Phnom Penh on March 8.

Construction delegate and crane operator Howard Byrnes was reinstated following a union and community campaign in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Food delivery giant Foodora is leaving Australia owing $28.3 million in debts to workers and small business, plus more in unpaid taxes.

This huge debt is small change for Foodora’s parent company, Delivery Hero, which is worth $14.7 billion. Based in Germany, Delivery Hero trades in 40 countries and is attempting to further expand its global reach.

Hundreds of Haiti's factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on July 10 against the government’s proposed paltry rise in the minimum wage.

Currently paid US$4.75 a day, workers mainly from factories outsourced to foreign companies are demanding wages rise to US$12.75 dollars for eight hours of work.

However, the government has said the minimum wage should only rise by 55 cents.

The Bolivian government has proposed a bill that would allow workers to take over the private companies they work at if they go bankrupt, and convert them into “social companies” to stimulate production and address unemployment, Pagina Siete reported on May 16.

The government justified the measure as part of the state's duty to protect labour rights and generate job opportunities while improving the productive apparatus of the country.

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