Over the last few years, there have been a number of actions by workers around the region to defend themselves against the impacts of the current economic crisis, see here, here and here.
Workers in parts of Europe have also been severely hit. They have fought back with many demonstrations and strikes. In a historic show of co-ordinated international industrial action, the European Trade Union Confederation has issued a call for a Europe wide joint action on Wednesday the 14th of November.
General strikes will occur in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece and Cyprus.
European workers are calling on workers globally to show their power on this day.