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Google employees ready to strike over China censorship deal

A number of Google employees are building up a strike fund in preparation for industrial action should Google continue to push ahead with a search engine for China that will be equipped with censorship features requested by the Chinese government.

Strikes in Catalonia against separatist govt's social policies

Barcelona - Doctors, nurses, students, teachers and civil servants went on strike in Catalonia Thursday, asking the Spanish region's government to end spending cuts imposed during the crisis after years of seeking independence.

Spain says Ryanair violated right to strike: unions

Madrid - Spain has found Ryanair guilty of violating cabin crews' right to strike and work safety regulations as well as obstructing labour inspections, threatening to fine the low-frills airline for 16 infractions, unions said Monday.

Spanish Amazon workers in 'Black Friday' strike

Madrid - Workers at Amazon's biggest logistics centre in Spain went on strike on the day of the online retailer's "Black Friday" sales bonanza, a union and the company said.

Cancellations at Brussels Airport as baggage handlers strike

Apo - A strike by baggage handlers at Brussels airport has caused many flight cancellations, affecting thousands of passengers during a major school holiday, an official said Friday.

Palestinians, Israeli Arabs strike against Israel's Jewish nation law

- Palestinians joined Israeli Arabs in a general strike Monday protesting Israel's controversial Jewish nation-state law and commemorating the deaths of 13 people killed in clashes with police in October 2000.

Ryanair cancels flights as strike hits Europe

Apo - Ryanair cancelled scores of European flights on Friday as unions staged what they warned could be the biggest strike in the airline's history.

Ryanair cancels 150 flights on Friday due to strike across Europe

London - Ryanair will cut 150 flights because of strike action across Europe on Friday, as Brussels urged it to respect workers' rights enshrined in EU law.

Ryanair says cancelling 190 flights over Friday strike

London - Ryanair will cancel 190, or eight percent, of its flights due Friday when cabin crews strike across Europe, the Irish no-frills airline said Tuesday, attacking rivals for the disruption.

Ryanair cabin crew in five countries to strike on Sept 28

Apo - Ryanair cabin crew from five European countries will go on strike on September 28, threatening hundreds of flights in the latest round of a bitter tussle between unions and the budget airline's management.

Ryanair cabin crew in 5 countries to strike Sept 28: union

Apo - Ryanair cabin crew members from five European countries will go on strike on September 28, threatening hundreds of flights, a Belgian union said on Thursday.

Ryanair defiant as German pilots and crew walk out

Berlin - Irish budget carrier Ryanair was defiant Wednesday as dozens of flights were disrupted in a walkout by German pilots and cabin crew, the latest flare-up in a bitter Europe-wide battle for better pay and conditions.

German strike plunges Ryanair into fresh turmoil

Frankfurt Am Main - Thousands of Ryanair passengers faced travel disruption Wednesday as German pilots and cabin crew walked off the job, in the latest flare-up of a bitter Europe-wide battle for better pay and conditions.

Ryanair issues jobs threat in Germany over strikes

Frankfurt Am Main - Ryanair warned Tuesday that it may slash jobs and close some bases in Germany if it is hit with more strikes, a day before a work stoppage by pilots and cabin crew for better pay and conditions.

Tourists stranded as seamen extend Greek ferry strike

Atenas - Tourists and locals in Greece were left stranded Monday as ferry workers halted inter-island transport and voted to extend a paralysing strike by 24 hours, union and industry officials said.

Syria strike kills 8 pro-regime fighters: monitor

Beirut - An air strike near a US base in southeastern Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday.

Greek ferries laid up as sailors strike for more pay

Atenas - Greek ferries will stay in port Monday, bringing inter-island links to a halt after the powerful federation of Greek seamen called a 24-hour strike over pay demands.

Security staff calls off strike at Schiphol

Den Haag - Security staff at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport have quashed a planned 24-hour strike after reaching a deal with employers, Dutch unions representing the workers said Wednesday.

Schiphol goes to court to stop security staff strike

Den Haag - Amsterdam-Schiphol airport is launching legal proceedings in a bid to halt a 24-hour strike called for next Tuesday which could affect 200,000 passengers, the PNV union said.

Strike-hit Ryanair announces deal with Irish union

London - Ryanair on Thursday said it had "reached agreement" with an Irish union representing pilots, in a move that could end the cancellation of flights across Europe because of strikes.

Strike off as Chile workers sign deal at world's biggest copper mine

Santiago - Chilean miners at the world's biggest copper mine, Escondida, signed an agreement on Friday with Anglo-Australian owners BHP to avoid a strike announced two weeks ago when unions rejected as insufficient a proposed salary hike.

Ryanair row deepens as European pilots strike

Frankfurt Am Main - Ryanair is bracing for mass travel disruptions on Friday as pilots across Europe begin a coordinated 24-hour strike to push their demands for better pay and conditions at the peak of the busy summer season.

Dutch court says Ryanair pilots' strike can go ahead

Haarlem - A Dutch court told Ryanair pilots in the Netherlands Thursday they could join a wave of strike action planned across Europe, set to plunge thousands of passengers into summer travel misery.

Dutch court says Ryanair pilots' strike can go ahead

Haarlem - A Dutch court told Ryanair pilots in the Netherlands Thursday they could join a wave of strike action planned across Europe, set to plunge thousands of passengers into summer travel misery.

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

Thousands of Indian tea workers strike for 50 cent pay rise

Kolkata - Hundreds of thousands of tea plantation workers in eastern India went on a three-day strike Tuesday demanding a 50 cent increase in their daily wage from the government and estate owners.

Workers at world's biggest copper mine in Chile agree to strike

Santiago - Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida open-pit, voted Thursday in favor of strike action after rejecting as insufficient a salary hike proposed by Anglo-Australian owners BHP.

World's biggest copper mine in Chile agrees to strike

Santiago - Workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's biggest, voted in favor of strike action Thursday after rejecting as insufficient a salary hike proposed by Anglo-Australian owners BHP.

Strike over long queues shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

Paris - The Eiffel Tower was turning away tourists for a second day on Thursday as workers pressed a strike over a new access policy which they say is causing unacceptably long wait times for visitors.
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Elementary Teachers  Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is ...
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is called "Super Tuesday." It also included a protest in front of Kathleen Wynne's constituency office in Leaside.
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Cibeles, Madrid, 29 March 2012
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Local 4948 President Maureen O'Reilly talks to reporters during a scrum about Monday's strike and the current negotiations with the City.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
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Rev. Michael Livingston
Rev. Michael Livingston
Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.
Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.
Elementary Teachers  Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is ...
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is called "Super Tuesday." It also included a protest in front of Kathleen Wynne's constituency office in Leaside.
Many library and union members walking the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall.
Many library and union members walking the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall.
Elementary Teachers  Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is ...
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is called "Super Tuesday." It also included a protest in front of Kathleen Wynne's constituency office in Leaside.
The West Coast Express at Waterfront Station  Vancouver.
The West Coast Express at Waterfront Station, Vancouver.
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Our Walmart demonstration Wednesday  Oct. 12  2011  at the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville  Ark.
Our Walmart demonstration Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, Ark.
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14N in Rome, Italy
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Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Trade unions in Belgium believe the Eurobonds can bring relief to the troubled Euro.
Trade unions in Belgium believe the Eurobonds can bring relief to the troubled Euro.
Elementary Teachers  Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is ...
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is called "Super Tuesday." It also included a protest in front of Kathleen Wynne's constituency office in Leaside.
People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers...
People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
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Scenes of protest in Lisbon - visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 12.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 12.
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Line Service Representatives at Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Airport are on strike this morning for th...
Line Service Representatives at Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Airport are on strike this morning for their personal safety.
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike