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Portuguese police escort fuel trucks as strike begins

Lisbon - Portuguese police escorted fuel trucks on Monday to supply petrol stations on the first day of a tanker drivers' strike threatening supplies at the height of the summer holidays.

Strike cripples Lebanese TV station close to PM: employee

Beirut - A Lebanese TV station affiliated with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has stopped airing new programmes, with an employee at the channel saying Thursday a strike over unpaid wages was responsible.

French strike delays final exam results for thousands

Paris - Thousands of high-school students in France received only provisional results from their baccalaureat exams on Friday due to a strike by hundreds of teachers who have refused to return marked papers.

Chilean copper mine strike continues after workers reject offer

Santiago - Striking workers employed by the world's top copper producer were set to continue their walkout on Saturday after voting down a management offer of better wages and compensation.

Radio France staff strike over plans to axe nearly 300 jobs

Paris - Employees at Radio France turned off their microphones Tuesday over plans to shed nearly 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting effort, with many of the daily programmes replaced by music.

India doctors call off strike after gov't pledges better security

Kolkata - Doctors in India's West Bengal state on Monday called off a week-long strike after authorities promised better workplace security in the wake of violent attacks that had prompted a nationwide day of action.

Brazil strike disrupts transport ahead of Copa America

S - A nationwide strike disrupted public transport in Brazil on Friday as thousands of protesters took to the streets across the country to march against President Jair Bolsonaro's pension reform, ahead of the Copa America opener.

More than 3,200 workers at Chile state-run miner Codelco to strike

Santiago - More than 3,200 workers at Chile's huge Chuquicamata copper mine plan to go on strike this week after union-management talks broke down, state-run miner Codelco -- the world's largest copper producer -- said Wednesday.

Striking French workers block world's biggest Nutella plant

Rouen - A factory in northern France that makes a quarter of the world's Nutella has been blockaded for a week by workers striking for more pay, causing key ingredients to run low, unions said Monday.

Sudan central bankers lead strike as pressure mounts on generals

Khartoum - Hundreds of workers at Sudan's banks and government offices, including the key oil ministry, went on strike for a second day Wednesday to demand the country's ruling generals step down.

Sudan protest leaders call for strike from Tuesday

Khartoum - Sudan's protest leaders have called for a two-day general strike starting Tuesday amid deadlock in talks with the ruling army generals on installing civilian rule, the key demand of demonstrators.

Nicaragua opposition strike observed, in part

Managua - A national workers' strike called by Nicaragua's opposition to protest against the government of President Daniel Ortega was partially observed on Thursday.

Sudan protesters plan general strike as talks falter

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders called on their supporters Tuesday to prepare for a general strike after talks with the country's military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition.

Saudi-led warplanes pound Yemen rebels after pipeline attack

Sanaa - Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemeni rebel targets including in the capital on Thursday following insurgent drone strikes on a key oil pipeline that Riyadh said were ordered by its arch-rival Tehran.

Air strikes hit Yemen capital: rebels, witnesses

Sanaa - Warplanes struck in and around the rebel-held Yemeni capital Thursday two days after the insurgents claimed drone strikes that shut a key oil pipeline in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, the rebels and witnesses said.

Central bank strike cripples Lebanon stock exchange

Beirut - The Beirut Stock Exchange said Monday it had been forced to halt trading because of an open-ended strike by central bank employees over proposed cuts to their benefits.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it has reached an agreement with the pilots' union to end a week-long strike that has seen over 4,000 flights cancelled and left more than 380,000 passengers stranded.

Scandinavian airline SAS seals deal to end pilots' strike

Stockholm - Scandinavian airline SAS said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the pilots' union to end a week-long strike that has seen over 4,000 flights cancelled and left more than 380,000 passengers stranded.

Talks resume between SAS and pilots as more flights cancelled

Copenhagen - Negotiations have resumed between Scandinavian airline SAS and its striking pilots, a mediator said Wednesday, as hundreds more flights were cancelled due to the strike action which has affected over 380,000 passengers.

Talks fail between Polish government, striking teachers

Warsaw - Poland's conservative government and teacher unions on Tuesday announced the breakdown of talks meant to bring an end to a national strike for higher wages, putting a question mark over upcoming school exams.

Polish teachers stage open-ended strike for wage hike

Warsaw - Classrooms remained empty across Poland on Monday as kindergarten, primary and secondary school teachers launched an indefinite national strike for higher wages, a move that challenges the right-wing government in an election year.

Libya PM accuses rival of betrayal over Tripoli offensive

Tripoli - The head of Libya's UN-backed government Fayez al-Sarraj on Saturday accused his rival Khalifa Haftar of betraying him over a military offensive against the capital Tripoli which risks plunging the country into civil war.

Libyan strongman's forces say targeted by air strike

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Saturday they had been targeted by an air strike, as fresh fighting flared south of Tripoli."We strongly condemn the air raid...

Eurostar service hit by French customs strike

Paris - Eurostar trains from Paris to London were hit by cancellations and "severe delays" on Sunday as French customs officers staged work-to-rule industrial action.

Global climate rally kicks off with kids Down Under

Wellington - A global day of student protests aimed at spurring world leaders into action on climate change to protect the planet for future generations kicked off in Australia and New Zealand Friday.

Police fire tear gas as strike strands travellers at Nairobi airport

Nairobi - Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi airport Wednesday, and some were treated for tear gas exposure, as striking workers and police faced off at East Africa's busiest air traffic hub.

Road blocks, strike in Catalonia against separatists' trial

Barcelona - Activists blocked roads and rail lines in Catalonia on Thursday while tens of thousands took to the streets during a region-wide strike against the trial of separatist leaders for their role in a failed 2017 secession attempt.

Port Sudan workers strike over terminal transfer deal

Khartoum - Hundreds of workers in Port Sudan are continuing a days-long strike against the transfer of its vital container terminal to a Philippine company, a union leader said Thursday.

Portugal nurses suspend strike but vow to fight on

Lisbon - A nurses' strike in Portugal which brought non-essential operations to a standstill for nearly three weeks over demands for higher pay ended on Wednesday after a union called it off, the government said.

Portugal public sector strike disrupts schools, hospitals

Lisbon - Hospitals cut services to a minimum, schools were closed and rubbish was left uncollected in Portugal on Friday as public workers went on strike over pay.
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Protesters in Madrid  Spain - 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain - 29 March 2012
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File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
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Iberia airline staff on strike and protesting on February 18  2013
Iberia airline staff on strike and protesting on February 18, 2013
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Library workers and union members walk the picket lines outside of Toronto city hall.
Library workers and union members walk the picket lines outside of Toronto city hall.
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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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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 - European general strike on November 14.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
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Verizon workers on strike.
Verizon workers on strike.
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STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland, the only port on the U.S. West Coast that failed to reopen this week following months of disagreement over a new contract for dockworkers.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan shows up in support of Monday's strike outside of Toronto city hall.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan addressed the crowd of library workers, union members and supporters outside of Toronto city hall.
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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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Cibeles, Madrid, 29 March 2012
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CP poised to go on strike Saturday.
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Our Walmart demonstration Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, Ark.
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Mary Bistol, Toronto Public Library librarian, speaks to the crowd talking about how important libraries are to the community.
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