Argentina: “We will have to waste our strength on many particular struggles”

We talked about current events in Argentina with Sara Cuifre, a feminist and activist for labor rights and a member of the International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies (IRGAC).

We talked about current events in Argentina with Sara Cuifre, a feminist and activist for labor rights and a member of the International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies (IRGAC).

SNS call center at the Novi Sad Fair; Photo: Bravo Novi Sad

Tear gas, water cannons, smashed heads, attacks on journalists, detention of activists – another election in Serbia

Local elections were held in close to 90 cities and local municipalities in Serbia. The day was marked by irregularities and violence against citizens who tried to prevent them.

Local elections were held in close to 90 cities and local municipalities in Serbia. The day was marked by irregularities and violence against citizens who tried to prevent them.

Censoring Zionists Versus Palestinians: Different and Unequal

Art institutions across the United States are repressing pro-Palestinian artists. Mašina spoke with Elizabeth Larison, NCAC’s director of the Arts and Culture Advocacy Program, about the broader trends within the Art Censorship Index.

Art institutions across the United States are repressing pro-Palestinian artists. Mašina spoke with Elizabeth Larison, NCAC’s director of the Arts and Culture Advocacy Program, about the broader trends within the Art Censorship Index.

Why Did Mercedes-Benz Workers in Alabama Vote No to Unionizing?

On Friday, May 17th Mercedes-Benz workers at two factories in Alabama voted against joining the union, United Auto Workers (UAW). With a final tally of 2,642 to 2,045 against unionizing, the result in Alabama represents the first setback in the UAW’s large-scale unionization campaign that Mašina previously reported on.

On Friday, May 17th Mercedes-Benz workers at two factories in Alabama voted against joining the union, United Auto Workers (UAW). With a final tally of 2,642 to 2,045 against unionizing, the result in Alabama represents the first setback in the UAW’s large-scale unionization campaign that Mašina previously reported on.

Ten years on, is ‘Skopje 2014’ a sign of the future?

North Macedonia’s right-nationalist VMRO-DPMNE won a landslide electoral victory this week, retaking power with almost three times the votes of their rival, pro-European Social Democrats. VMRO-DPMNE’s 2014 redevelopment of capital Skopje rapidly passed into regional legend, with the Eurosceptic party replacing Modernist architecture with gleaming neo-classical facades and a vast array of statuary depicting Macedonian heroes.

North Macedonia’s right-nationalist VMRO-DPMNE won a landslide electoral victory this week, retaking power with almost three times the votes of their rival, pro-European Social Democrats. VMRO-DPMNE’s 2014 redevelopment of capital Skopje rapidly passed into regional legend, with the Eurosceptic party replacing Modernist architecture with gleaming neo-classical facades and a vast array of statuary depicting Macedonian heroes.

“These Hands”: Artist Depicts the Workers’ Struggle at Recently Unionized Volkswagen Plant

Last week, a spark caught ablaze at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant as workers voted to unionize. This victory comes after months of agitation by United Auto Worker (UAW) organizers, as well as retaliatory attacks on such activity by Volkswagen. A local artist, Tabitha Arnold, created a tapestry that visually shows how the workers fanned the flame and ignited a fire within the plant.

Last week, a spark caught ablaze at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant as workers voted to unionize. This victory comes after months of agitation by United Auto Worker (UAW) organizers, as well as retaliatory attacks on such activity by Volkswagen. A local artist, Tabitha Arnold, created a tapestry that visually shows how the workers fanned the flame and ignited a fire within the plant.

Volkswagen Workers Vote to Unionize in a First as a Foreign-Owned Auto Plant

Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee just voted overwhelmingly to join the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union. This marks a first for workers at a foreign-owned auto plant in the southern region of the United States, which has historically had a weak union presence.

Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee just voted overwhelmingly to join the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union. This marks a first for workers at a foreign-owned auto plant in the southern region of the United States, which has historically had a weak union presence.

Femicide on the Rise: What is the role of journalists?

Two femicides occur within days of one another in past week in Peć/Peja and Uroševac/Ferizaj in Kosovo. An annual report about women’s rights in the Western Balkans reported that in 2023, there were 29 cases of reported femicide in Serbia.

Two femicides occur within days of one another in past week in Peć/Peja and Uroševac/Ferizaj in Kosovo. An annual report about women’s rights in the Western Balkans reported that in 2023, there were 29 cases of reported femicide in Serbia.

App Delivery Workers Announce Boycott of Chevron for its Plunder of Palestine

Workers of the world are uniting to support Palestinian liberation. Most recently, the 100,000 workers part of the International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers (IAATW) declared a boycott of Chevron, an American oil and gas company, because of its role in profiting off of and perpetuating Israeli apartheid.

Workers of the world are uniting to support Palestinian liberation. Most recently, the 100,000 workers part of the International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers (IAATW) declared a boycott of Chevron, an American oil and gas company, because of its role in profiting off of and perpetuating Israeli apartheid.

Trade unions present strategies for improving the position of platform workers in Serbia

Strategies for trade union organizing and protection of the labor rights of platform workers in Serbia were presented at a round table organized by UGS "Nezavisnost" trade union association and the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia.

Strategies for trade union organizing and protection of the labor rights of platform workers in Serbia were presented at a round table organized by UGS “Nezavisnost” trade union association and the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia.

Safety and Health at Work for Platform Workers

No institution in Serbia keeps records of how many delivery workers are injured at work, as stated in the podcast "Delivery Couriers and Traffic Safety – The Price of Risk." Nevertheless, it's evident from media headlines, which are significantly fewer than the actual number of such incidents, that delivery workers often face accidents and mishaps while on duty.

No institution in Serbia keeps records of how many delivery workers are injured at work, as stated in the podcast “Delivery Couriers and Traffic Safety – The Price of Risk.” Nevertheless, it’s evident from media headlines, which are significantly fewer than the actual number of such incidents, that delivery workers often face accidents and mishaps while on duty.

Wolt discriminates against and mistreats several categories of workers simultaneously, according to Reljanović

Mario Reljanović, an expert in labor law, with no uncertainty tells Mašina that Wolt is the de-facto employer for its couriers. By limiting the ways some couriers can use the app, they are discriminating against foreign workers and lowering the potential earnings of all of its couriers.

Mario Reljanović, an expert in labor law, with no uncertainty tells Mašina that Wolt is the de-facto employer for its couriers. By limiting the ways some couriers can use the app, they are discriminating against foreign workers and lowering the potential earnings of all of its couriers.

Wolt introduced discriminatory rules for foreign workers in Serbia

Based on Mašina’s findings, part of the foreign workers who make deliveries through the Wolt app are denied the opportunity to see their actual earnings and to choose the deliveries they will work on. In this way, these workers are left with fixed wages, previously agreed on with the intermediary agency, which puts them in an unequal position compared to local delivery workers.

Based on Mašina’s findings, part of the foreign workers who make deliveries through the Wolt app are denied the opportunity to see their actual earnings and to choose the deliveries they will work on. In this way, these workers are left with fixed wages, previously agreed on with the intermediary agency, which puts them in an unequal position compared to local delivery workers.

The Precarious Life of Students in Serbia

Who can afford education in Belgrade and how do students live? Students of the University of Belgrade answer these questions and present the obstacles they face.

Who can afford education in Belgrade and how do students live? Students of the University of Belgrade answer these questions and present the obstacles they face.

Glovo fined its couriers for “abusing” the application?

Last week, the "challenge" was terminated for part of the couriers people who work through the Glovo application. As a result, these workers are being deprived of realizing part of their earnings, which are based on completing a certain number of deliveries. Glovo claims it fired these workers because they “misused” the application – but what constitutes misuse and according to whom?

Last week, the “challenge” was terminated for part of the couriers people who work through the Glovo application. As a result, these workers are being deprived of realizing part of their earnings, which are based on completing a certain number of deliveries. Glovo claims it fired these workers because they “misused” the application – but what constitutes misuse and according to whom?

Care workers and intermediaries from the Balkans: the precarity of female work fosters a lack of solidarity

The precarity of female care workers from the Balkan countries in the EU is revealed through the relationship with intermediaries who find their posts but also take a significant percentage of their earnings through fees. This interdependence is not only economic; it is a question of class and female solidarity in a contemporary context.

The precarity of female care workers from the Balkan countries in the EU is revealed through the relationship with intermediaries who find their posts but also take a significant percentage of their earnings through fees. This interdependence is not only economic; it is a question of class and female solidarity in a contemporary context.

Who looks after the elderly in Germany? Care workers between former Yugoslavia and Germany

A great number of women from former Yugoslavia regularly go to Germany and other EU countries to perform care labour. In most cases, they are completely exploited. Moreover, individuals and institutions of the EU countries both create and abuse their situation.

A great number of women from former Yugoslavia regularly go to Germany and other EU countries to perform care labour. In most cases, they are completely exploited. Moreover, individuals and institutions of the EU countries both create and abuse their situation.

Intra-Yugoslav Migration of Albanian Workers and Shopkeepers from 1953 to 1989 — An Interview with Rory Archer and Mladen Zobec 

Why did many Albanians work in the private sector in socialist Yugoslavia? How did the state treat small entrepreneurs and migrating seasonal workers? We discussed these and similar questions with researchers from the Centre for Southeast European Studies.

“Why did many Albanians work in the private sector in socialist Yugoslavia? How did the state treat small entrepreneurs and migrating seasonal workers? We discussed these and similar questions with researchers from the Centre for Southeast European Studies.