Increasingly effective solidarity actions are central to a Global Picketline.
Our aim is to support workers consciously joining together and supporting each other iternationally, to achieve significant gains for the whole working class.
Level 1: Solidarity messages
We have learned that the first expression of solidarity tends to be a solidarity message, from one group of workers to another group of workers involved in a dispute.
Level 2: Connect the struggles
The initial connection made with solidarity messages can be a first step to increase communication and discussion, with the aim of connecting the struggles of different groups of workers. This connection can progress to regular communication by phone and email, practical support, online meetings and even solidarity visits.
Level 3: Joint actions
Joint actions may be events held on the same day in different locations, such as a Global Day of Action. The strongest action is obviously industrial action, but solidarity events such as rallies and meetings and public statements can be very powerful also. Joint actions may also be held at different times, but still coordinated through regular communication, a common strategy and shared objectives.
Level 4: One struggle
Workers develop a common set of demands for a whole company or a whole industry, in workplaces in many different countries. Actions are organised by workers in different countries as part of one campaign. The campaign becomes one struggle carried out at a global level. This allows workers to win local disputes and increase global standards in wages and conditions for all workers.