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South African Police Raid Mine Workers’ Hostel

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say South African police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets on mine workers gathered in a shantytown near Marikana, after carrying out early-morning raids on worker hostels where they seized a number of weapons. The latest violence came a day after the government vowed to crack down on illegal gatherings and strikers carrying […]

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Transit Strikes Impact Holiday Travelers Across Europe

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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) Transport strikes to protest austerity measures have paralyzed traffic in Belgium and France and are impacting holiday travelers across Europe. Belgian public transit workers walked off the job Thursday, idling the Thalys rail line, which provides service to France, Germany and the Netherlands, and the Eurostar rail link to Britain. The Brussels Airport announced […]

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Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Greek unions have started a series of strikes and protests to show their resistance to the new and wide-reaching austerity measures up for a vote in parliament on Thursday. Unions representing job sectors ranging from government workers to sailors and trash collectors took part Monday in strikes and protested at sit-ins at ministry buildings. The […]

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Millions of British Workers to Hold Strike Votes

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Unions representing millions of British public sector workers have announced plans to hold strike ballots that could lead to a series of one-day national work stoppages later this year. At issue is the government’s failure to negotiate higher contributions to public sector pensions that are acceptable to the unions. The unions are upset with budget […]

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Bangladesh Opposition Launches Hunger Strike

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi opposition members launched an eight-hour hunger strike in the capital Wednesday as part of their ongoing protest against a constitutional amendment they say will allow the ruling party to cling to power. There were not any immediate reports of violence during the protest in Dhaka. Last week, clashes between security personnel and demonstrators wounded […]

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