Japan Doro-Chiba Rail Workers Strike 600 Train Runs To Protest War,
Privatization & Privatization
Special to www.labornet.org
In an important step of solidarity, the rail workers of Japanese
DORO-CHIBA(The National Railway Motive Power Union of Chiba) have reported
that they have struck 600 train runs to protest the war on Iraq,
privatization and repression.
The union which is part of a national labor coalition fighting for union
democracy has played a lead in fighting to defend the workers fired by JR
duing the privatization of the railroads by the Nakasone administration.
Growing anger against the LDP Koizumi administration for it's support for
the US/UK war is building throughout Japan and this anger combined with the
anger over the economic attacks Japanese workers face will bring growing
militancy within the trade union movement.