Why are 200 million workers on strike in India?
'...India has a workforce of over 520 million, only 6-7% of whom are employed in formal enterprises, of which barely 2% of are unionized. Most of the unionization is limited to public sector employees, with very few instances of a formal union being active within the private sector or informal sector. In the last Employment and Unemployment Survey to be conducted by the government in 2012, over 62% of the employed were estimated to be daily wage workers, making their source of income seasonal and very vulnerable to market fluctuations. There is very little to indicate that things have changed radically in the past seven years. If anything, the very nature of unorganized labor has changed...'
Tens of thousands took to the streets today to #ShutDownCanada in solidarity with #WetsuwetenStrong and the #UnistotenCamp in the face of continued Canadian state violence for the sake of expanding the black snake. Check out our roundup of all the action. https://itsgoingdown.org/shutdowncanada-solidarity-with-wetsuweten/
"No Coastal GasLink, no Gazoduq! Fuck RCMP & TransCanada." Graffiti in Montreal. Gazoduq is a planned 750km pipeline between ON & QC, bringing gas from the West via TransCanada pipelines, violating the traditional territories of the Anicinape, Atikamekw and Ilnu. #cdnpoli
Massive strike in India
150 million in #India to strike today against PM Modi's "anti #labour" policies https://qz.com/india/1516319/indias-trade-unions-to-strike-against-the-modi-government/
personal ish, instances
im sad to say it u all but im thinking of switchin instances ! idk i want to more toot about just jokes or personal stuff and not focus so much on politics. and i can do that here too but it doesn't rly feel completely appropriate. usually don't toot personal stuff like that on the local timeline, which means very few even see it ! idk, maybe i won't but it's a possibility. don't mind that a.space is small really but i think it doesn't really match what i toot abt anymore
im going back to school tomorrow and im not feeling so good about it ! it'll probably be ok but still idk feels bad. my swedish teacher really hates me also and for good reason, i've completely flopped his class, but it's not nice. especially cause my school is small so i see him all the time lol. i'm not excited to have to regularly interact with cishet men all the time either. i'll survive but it won't be fun.
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