This is our weekly update of union news stories from around the world. This week we look at how Iceland’s economy recovered by ignoring IMF advice, austerity in Spain leading people to embrace radical alternatives, fall out from the Marikana massacre in South Africa, women trade union leaders and everyday sexism, and the students movements in Chile and Quebec.
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In the news this week:
- Iceland was right – we were wrong, says the IMF
- As the Spanish economy contracts, people look for alternatives
- Marikana aftermath – miners charged with murder
- Chilean union federation elects a new woman leader
- Women’s experiences of Everyday Sexism
- The students movement in Chile and Quebec
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