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French prison guards strike over security fears

Paris - A string of assaults on prison guards prompted a second day of strikes at jails across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on security problems and radicalisation inside French facilities.

7 French prison guards hurt in new Islamist convict attack

Mont-de-marsan - Seven French prison officers were hurt when an Islamist convict attacked them as he resisted a search, while guards resumed a strike Tuesday demanding better security in jails nationwide.

French prison guards block jails after attack by Qaeda convict

Paris - French prison officers blocked access to several jails around the country on Monday to demand tighter security after three officers were injured in an attack by a German terror convict last week.

Strikes hit Greece over move to curb industrial action

Atenas - Strikes on Monday crippled public transport in Athens and hit air traffic ahead of a parliamentary vote on controversial reforms demanded by Greece's creditors, including curbs on industrial action.

Time over money? German union champions 28-hour week

Frankfurt Am Main - Tens of thousands of German workers downed tools this week as the country's largest union ramped up its battle for the right to a 28-hour week.

Ryanair faces strike by Italian air transport unions

Rome - Three Italian air transport unions on Wednesday announced their intention for a nationwide strike for Ryanair staff on February 10, expressing disappointment after the first meeting with management of the Irish low-cost airline.

German metalworkers start strikes for 28-hour week

Berlin - Germany's powerful metalworkers' union launched mass strikes Monday over pay and working hours that could impact a key industry and the shape of labour nationwide.

German union steps up fight for 'modern' 28-hour week

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's largest union is bracing for a combative start to the new year as it presses demands for a 28-hour working week, warning employers to expect mass strikes in the battle for a better work-life balance.

First Ryanair strike sees delays, but no cancellations in Germany

Frankfurt Am Main - Passengers travelling with Ryanair in Germany on Friday saw little disruption from a short strike called by a pilots' union, with the no-frills airline praising crew for "largely ignoring" the unprecedented walkout.

Germany's Ryanair flights take off despite strike

Frankfurt Am Main - Passengers travelling with Ryanair in Germany on Friday saw little disruption from a four-hour strike called by a pilots' union, with most flights leaving as scheduled, and only some delays.

Ryanair faces first-ever pilot strike in Germany

Frankfurt Am Main - German Ryanair pilots will strike for the first time Friday, union leaders said, dialling up the heat in a Europe-wide battle for recognition from the no-frills airline ahead of the busy holiday period.

Irish pilot union agrees to Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

Dublin - The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.

Strike over Teva layoffs briefly halts flights at Israel's main airport

Jerusalem - Flights at Israel's main airport were suspended for several hours on Sunday as part of a strike against plans by pharmaceutical giant Teva to shed employees.

Greece strikes against budget cuts, labour reforms

Atenas - Some 20,000 people demonstrated in Greece on Thursday as a general strike against new budget cuts and labour reform paralysed the civil service and disrupted transports.

Israel strike kills 2 Palestinians: Gaza officials

Gaza - An Israeli air strike on a Gaza base of Hamas's military wing killed two people on Saturday, health officials of the territory's Palestinian Islamist rulers said.

Ryanair pilots in Italy to strike on Dec 15: Union

Rome - Ryanair pilots and flight attendants in Italy are to go on a four-hour strike on December 15, a union announced Wednesday, a threat shrugged off by the Irish airline.

Spanish taxi drivers protest against Uber, Cabify

Madrid - Thousands of taxi drivers protested Wednesday in Madrid to ask the government to better regulate ride-hailing services such as Uber and Cabify.Throwing firecrackers and lighting flares, the protesters clashed with police near parliament.

French union protests fizzle against Macron

Paris - People protested across France on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms but low turnout suggested that resistance to an agenda seen as too pro-business was losing steam.

Activists block roads, trains in Catalonia strike

Barcelona - Protesters blocked roads, highways and train tracks in Catalonia on Wednesday as part of a region-wide strike called by a pro-independence union.

Saudi-led strike kills 29 at Yemen market: rebel health office

Sanaa - A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 29 people at a crowded marketplace in the heartland of the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels in northern Yemen on Wednesday, Huthi health authorities said.

Air strike kills 29 in north Yemen: rebel health office

Sanaa - An air strike killed 29 people and wounded 17 others in northern Yemen on Wednesday, the Huthi rebel health service said.

French public workers in the street over Macron reforms

Paris - More than 200,000 French public sector workers angered by President Emmanuel Macron's plans to freeze their pay and slash jobs went on strike Tuesday, amplifying opposition to his cost-cutting, pro-business agenda.Nine unions representing 5.

Thousands join French public sector strike against Macron

Paris - Thousands of French public sector workers angered by Emmanuel Macron's plans to freeze their pay and eliminate 120,000 jobs went on strike Tuesday, amplifying opposition to the president's cost-cutting, pro-business agenda.Nine unions representing 5.

Russian strike kills 38 fleeing civilians in east Syria: monitor

Birut - A Russian air strike killed 38 civilians on Wednesday as they tried to cross the Euphrates river to escape fighting in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.

Hezbollah slams US over IS convoy stranded in Syria

Birut - Lebanon's Hezbollah movement on Saturday accused US-led forces of stranding a convoy of Islamic State fighters and civilians headed for Syria's Deir Ezzor province under an evacuation deal.

Workers strike at VW plant in Portugal

Lisbon - Production at a Volkswagen factory in Portugal was paralysed Wednesday as workers went on strike over plans to introduce a mandatory Saturday shift to allow for production of a new compact SUV model.

Spain calls in police to help with Barcelona airport strike

Madrid - Spain on Friday called in police to help with security checks at Barcelona's busy airport as a strike continues at the peak of the holiday season, causing long queues and safety concerns.

Opposition leader appeals to military in Venezuela confrontation

Caracas - A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, in a video made while under house arrest, called Wednesday on the military to withdraw its support for a government plan to rewrite the constitution.

Venezuela's Maduro lashes out at 'insolent' US sanctions

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro branded US sanctions leveled at his regime on Wednesday as "insolent," as pressure piled up on him abroad and at home over his controversial plan to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution.

Venezuela strike deepens challenge to Maduro's rule

Caracas - A nationwide strike brought parts of Venezuela to a halt Thursday as the opposition ramped up its challenge to President Nicolas Maduro following four months of deadly street protests and amid threats of US economic sanctions.
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The large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
The large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
Carol
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.
Transit employees on strike Day 4  Dartmouth NS
Transit employees on strike Day 4, Dartmouth NS
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.
Vimeo
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Was this from meteorite?
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Verizon workers on strike.
Verizon workers on strike.
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Mary Bistol  Toronto Public Library librarian  speaks to the crowd talking about how important libra...
Mary Bistol, Toronto Public Library librarian, speaks to the crowd talking about how important libraries are to the community.
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.
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.
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.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Vimeo
Huge crowd walks the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall in support of libraries and its worker...
Huge crowd walks the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall in support of libraries and its workers.
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan shows up in support of Monday s strike outside of To...
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan shows up in support of Monday's strike outside of Toronto city hall.
Smithsonian Workers
Smithsonian Workers
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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Walmart workers on strike walk a picket line during a protest over unsafe working conditions and poo...
Walmart workers on strike walk a picket line during a protest over unsafe working conditions and poor wages outside a Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California, October 4
With permission by Reuters / Jonathan Alcorn
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.
Marc F. Henning
Workers across Europe protest against government austerity policies
Workers across Europe protest against government austerity policies
Alvaro Minguito
Cibeles  Madrid  29 March 2012
Cibeles, Madrid, 29 March 2012
Carol