DossierThe Working Class Strikes Back

The cost-of-living crisis and spiralling inflation have sparked an uptick in labour militancy across Europe. Even in Germany, renowned for its stable social partnership, public sector workers recently staged what the press called a “megastrike”, and the latest rounds of collective bargaining have seen multiple warning strikes across a number of industries. Could the working class be gearing up to take the offensive? What kind of strategies will we need to win, and are the trade unions up to the challenge?