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British Civil Servants Strike Over Budget Cuts

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of off-duty police officers have taken to the streets of London and tens of thousands of public servants have walked off the job to protest the British government’s austerity policies. Union leaders say more than 400,000 public sector workers went on strike Thursday, while the government said only 100,000 had taken part in what […]

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Iberia Pilot Strike Grounds 150 Flights

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Spanish airline Iberia grounded 150 flights Monday as pilots struck to protest the start-up of the low-cost carrier Iberia Express. The Iberia pilots say they plan to strike 30 times — every Monday and Friday between now and July 20. The pilots said the start of the new airline is a threat to their […]

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Spanish Workers Protest Labor Reforms

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish workers are staging a boisterous 24-hour general strike to protest the government’s sweeping labor reforms and a new round of austerity measures the government plans to unveil on Friday. Protests in Madrid Thursday disrupted public transportation and factories and sharply curtailed flights into and out of Spain. The country’s Interior Ministry said at least […]

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Spanish Unions Holding General Strike Thursday

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish unions are holding a general strike a day before Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announces a new austerity budget to meet strict guidelines set by Eurozone leaders. Spain’s Interior Ministry says at least 58 people have been arrested, largely for attempting to disrupt bus service early Thursday in Madrid. The strike is impacting public services, […]

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Spanish Unions Holding General Strike Thursday

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish unions are holding a general strike a day before the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announces new austerity budget to meet strict guidelines set by Eurozone leaders. Some strikers attempting to disrupt bus service were detained police early Thursday in Madrid. The strike is expected to have limited impact on public services including bus, rail, […]

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Portugal’s Largest Union Strikes Against Austerity Measures

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Portugal’s largest union has launched a 24-hour general strike against austerity measures. The temporary work stoppage by members of the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers is expected to impact public services, especially bus and rail transportation. Firefighters are staying on the job, but some of them also oppose government reforms that make it easier to […]

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Tibetan Activist Stages Hunger Strike From NY Hospital

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan activist staging a nearly monthlong hunger strike outside the United Nations is continuing his protest from a New York hospital Tuesday. The Tibetan Youth Congress said in a press release that Tibetan-American Dorjee Gyalpo was forced by police to seek medical care late Monday after he was unable to stand up on the […]

India’s Nationwide Strike Targets Economic Policies

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s three key economic sectors were crippled Tuesday after 11 trade unions took part in a nationwide strike to protest what they called “anti-labor” policies. Transport, financial and postal services were disrupted in many parts of the country, as union members stayed at home. The stoppage is a setback for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Congress […]

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German Airport Strike Jeopardizes Flight Schedule

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Passengers using the airport in Frankfort,Germany, one of Europe’s busiest airports, can expect a second day of flight cancellations because of a ground crew strike. On Friday, passengers were greeted by long check-in lines and cancellation notifications. Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, says it cancelled 300 flights Thursday, stranding thousands of passengers, primarily those on domestic […]

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Suspected Drone Strikes Kill 14 in Pakistan

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say two U.S. drone strikes have killed at least 14 militants in the country’s northwest. Both attacks on Thursday took place along the Afghan border in the North Waziristan tribal agency, considered a main stronghold of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters. The first strike hit a compound in the village of Spalga, killing […]

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