Strikes - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Strikes Clashes in Greece as thousands protest austerity ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An anti-austerity rally in Greece's capital turned violent Wednesday as a general strike halted flights, ferries and public transportation, and thousands joined protest marches across the country. A small group of protesters threw gasoline bombs and fired flares at riot police after the marches ended in Athens. Police responded with ... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:00:00Z The Latest: Tear gas fired at Greek anti-austerity protest ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's general strike (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Greek riot police in central Athens have fired tear gas at protesting youths as anti-austerity protests turned violent. Several dozen protesters hurled rocks and fired flares at police outside Parliament after peaceful marches inv... Wed, 17 May 2017 10:37:00 GMT 2017-05-17T10:37:00Z Romania: 20,000 state finance workers strike over wages BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 20,000 finance workers from Romania's public sector went on strike Monday to protest a move to cut their salaries, a trade union leader said. Finance ministry employees who staged a walkout are opposed to a draft law that a trade union says will lead to salaries being slashed by 10 to 35 percent. Vasile Ma... Mon, 15 May 2017 11:57:00 GMT 2017-05-15T11:57:00Z Defiant rallies for worker rights mark May Day around world ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march. Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and businesses in Puerto Rico were boarded up as the U.S. territory braced for a huge stri... Mon, 01 May 2017 21:32:00 GMT 2017-05-01T21:32:00Z Strike forces South African Airways to cancel 32 flights JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African Airways on Wednesday cancelled nearly three dozen flights, most of them domestic, because of a strike by some cabin crew. The national carrier doesn't have enough crewmembers to operate all its flights and is working to help passengers affected by cancellations and delays, the airline said. It said 32 flights, including 28 domestic ones, wer... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:51:00 GMT 2017-04-26T14:51:00Z Teachers across Poland strike to protest education overhaul WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers across Poland went on strike Friday to protest a sweeping educational overhaul by the populist government that will eliminate middle schools this fall. Many fear the change is a pretext for introducing a more nationalistic curriculum that will leave children less prepared for the modern world. The education overhaul has beco... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:54:00 GMT 2017-03-31T18:54:00Z Romanian rail workers stage strike to demand higher wages BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian rail workers have staged a walk-out after unions and management failed to agree about wage hikes. More than 150 trains were affected by the strike, announced only Wednesday morning. Many trains were running late, with delays up six hours reported. Employees of the Romanian CFR state rail network are de... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:59:00 GMT 2017-03-22T13:59:00Z Strikes strand tourists, travelers at Italy's airports ROME (AP) — Tourists and travelers at airports across Italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers. Italy's flagship carrier, Alitalia, said it was cancelling some 40 percent of its domestic and international flights Monday. Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and other carriers also were canceling fli... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:43:00 GMT 2017-03-20T09:43:00Z Alitalia unions call strike for April 5 to protest cuts MILAN (AP) — Unions representing Alitalia workers announced an April 5 strike to protest job and salary cuts that are part of the company's plans to relaunch the struggling airline. Nino Cortorillo of the Filt-Cigl union came out of a meeting Friday with management at Rome's Fiumicino Airport saying workers would strike to protest plans to lay off more than 2,000 ground pers... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-03-17T19:35:00Z Lufthansa reaches 'breakthrough' deal with pilots union FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa has reached a preliminary agreement on a labor deal with its pilots that would cut pension liabilities and bar strikes through 2022. Lufthansa's drawn-out talks with the Vereinigung Cockpit union have led to several costly stoppages that disrupted hundreds of flights. Lufthansa's labor ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:30:00 GMT 2017-03-15T11:30:00Z Stade Francais players going on strike in protest at merger PARIS (AP) — Stade Francais players are going on strike in protest at a planned merger with Racing 92, their long-standing rivals from Paris. The merger has proved to be a hugely divisive move, being welcomed by the French league but earning the disapproval of the French Rugby Federation. Speaking on behalf of his teammates, Stade Franc... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:38:00 GMT 2017-03-14T20:38:00Z Berlin airport ground staff strike for 2nd consecutive day BERLIN (AP) — Ground staff at Berlin's two airports walked off the job for the second consecutive day on Tuesday in a wage dispute, again forcing the cancellation of most flights to and from the German capital. The ver.di union, which is seeking improved pay for about 2,000 employees at several companies at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports, called membe... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:47:00 GMT 2017-03-14T10:47:00Z Union announcing strikes at Berlin airports for Monday BERLIN (AP) — A union representing airport ground staff has called on its members to go on strike again at Berlin's two airports and is warning the walkouts might lead to delays and flight cancelations. The ver.di union says the strikes would begin Monday at 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) and end Tuesday at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefe... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:58:00 GMT 2017-03-12T14:58:00Z Union announcing strikes at Berlin airports for Friday BERLIN (AP) — A union representing ground staff has called on its members to go on strike at Berlin's two airports and warned the walkouts might lead to delays and perhaps flight cancelations. The ver.di union says the strikes would begin Friday at 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) and end Saturday at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports. ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-03-09T14:27:00Z Transport strike snarls traffic in Athens ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the Greek capital have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of stations. Thursday's strike snarled traffic across the city and left buses as the only form of public transport. Workers in Athens' subway, tr... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:35:00 GMT 2017-02-23T09:35:00Z 2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unions CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month. A total of seven people were killed on Monday and Tuesday as police clashed with stud... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:14:00 GMT 2017-02-21T22:14:00Z Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber ROME (AP) — Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin. The cabbies marched through Rome and protested in front of parliament, at the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Party and finally a... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:14:00 GMT 2017-02-21T16:14:00Z Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks. Guinea's government announced the deaths and condemned the events leading to them, calling the demonstrations illegal. It called f... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-02-20T21:34:00Z Ground staff strike at German airports, flights scrapped BERLIN (AP) — A strike by ground staff at Berlin's two airports has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights. The ver.di union called out members at Berlin's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports for six hours starting at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) Wednesday. Airport authorities said 112 flights were canceled at Tegel and 22 at Schoenefeld. The uni... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:57:00 GMT 2017-02-08T07:57:00Z English vs. French tensions in Cameroon turn deadly YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A single student out of 4,000 showed up on the first day of the new term at one high school in Bamenda, the English-speaking city at the heart of a deadly conflict in Cameroon over language in this bilingual West African country. Teachers have joined a strike led by lawyers resentful over the official use of French in the English-... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:19:00 GMT 2017-02-06T13:19:00Z Kenya: Doctors ordered to call off strike, or face prison NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Thursday ordered the doctors' union to halt a state doctors' strike that has caused near paralysis of the health sector or face a month in jail. At least 5,000 doctors working at Kenya's public hospitals are on a strike now entering it second month. Officials of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharm... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:31:00 GMT 2017-01-12T15:31:00Z Rail, airline strikes prompt disruption for UK travelers LONDON (AP) — Southern Railways train drivers and British Airways cabin crew members have walked off the job, touching off fresh disruption for travelers the day after a subway strike caused misery across London. Rail passengers in southern England faced the most disruption, with only a handful of trains operating in the latest episode of a long-running d... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:38:00 GMT 2017-01-10T11:38:00Z Rush-hour misery looms as London Tube workers start strike LONDON (AP) — London Underground station staff have begun a 24-hour strike that looks set to shut down much of the subway network for the morning rush hour. The walkout began at 6 p.m. (1800 GMT) Sunday. Transit operator Transport for London says most stations in the city center will close and services will be "severely reduced" Monday, when millions return to work after the... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-01-08T18:02:00Z British Airways says will run holiday flights despite strike LONDON (AP) — British Airways says it can run its full holiday schedule on Christmas and Boxing Day even if a planned cabin crew strike goes ahead. Chief Executive Alex Cruz said Monday that detailed contingency plans are in place so that flights can operate as normal. He urged the Unite union to call off the planned strike. The dispute... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:33:00 GMT 2016-12-19T14:33:00Z Eiffel Tower reopens after a close down of 5 days PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has reopened to the public after a closedown of five consecutive days due to workers' strike. The company that manages the tower, SETE, said in a written statement it reached an agreement with workers unions and the tower reopened at midday Sunday. The CGT and FO unions had called for a strike last week bec... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 12:26:00 GMT 2016-12-18T12:26:00Z Holiday woe: UK airport staff vote for pre-Christmas strike LONDON (AP) — A union says 1,500 check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew at airports across Britain have voted to strike at the height of the Christmas holiday season in a dispute over pay. The Unite union says workers will walk off the job for 48 hours Dec. 23 and 24 at airports including London's Heathrow and Gatwick. They are employed by air services company Swiss... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:59:00 GMT 2016-12-16T20:59:00Z Greek ferry workers end 9-day strike ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek ferry workers have ended a nine-day strike, saying they did not wish to disrupt the holiday season, but promised to resume action if the government did not back off tax hikes for ferry workers. Yiannis Halas, general secretary of the Pan-Hellenic Seamen's Federation, said Saturday the strike was suspended even though, in his wo... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:25:00 GMT 2016-12-10T11:25:00Z Greece ferry strike hits island supplies ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek ferry workers on Friday extended a nationwide strike into the weekend, hitting supplies to the country's islands and triggering violent protests on Crete. The Pan-Hellenic Seamen's Federation, or PNO, extended its weeklong strike until early Sunday in a protest against new tax regulations for ferry workers as well as other measures imposed under G... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:27:00 GMT 2016-12-09T17:27:00Z Greek unions call general strike, ferry crews extend walkout ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors. Ferry crews have also extended for another two days a four-day walkout over planned tax hikes and pension cuts, which had been due to expire early Tuesday. ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:48:00 GMT 2016-12-05T14:48:00Z Germany's Lufthansa in new pay offer to end pilots' strike BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it has made a modified pay offer to pilots as it seeks to put an end to a long-running dispute that's seen a succession of strikes over recent days. Lufthansa said it is now offering a wage increase totaling 4.4 percent this year and next plus an unspecified one-time payment. It said the offer "is not ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:17:00 GMT 2016-11-30T13:17:00Z