Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Strike News

Thousands protest in Greece against pension overhaul

Athens - Thousands protested in Greece on Tuesday against a new pension reform as a 24-hour strike paralysed transport and services.Some 10,000 people demonstrated in the capital against the reform, which encourages a longer stay in the workforce, police said.

French ski workers latest to rally against Macron's reforms

Moutiers - French protests at planned labour reforms hit ski resorts on Saturday, with chairlift operators and other seasonal staff downing tools over fears their livelihoods could be on a slippery slope.

Paris Opera finds its voice after weeks of strikes

Paris - The Paris Opera reopened on Saturday night after weeks of strike action against the French government's pension reforms that have cost the arts organisation millions of euros in ticketing losses.

French union cuts power to thousands of homes in pensions protest

Paris - Striking workers at France's national grid operator cut off electricity to thousands of businesses and homes south of Paris on Tuesday, the latest in a string of power cuts over a planned pensions overhaul.

French strikes fizzle, but protests take a radical turn

Paris - The longest transport strike in France in decades appeared to be petering out on Monday, with most Paris metro and national train services back up and running, offering relief to weary commuters.

French strike rumbles on as PM, unions defiant

Paris - Parisians again battled stamina-busting commutes on Monday as a transport strike dragged on into its 40th day, with both the French government and hardline unions digging in on the pension reforms that sparked the standoff.

Indian police open fire to clear strike protests

Kolkata - Indian police fired live rounds Wednesday to break up a protest by strikers taking part in nationwide action against government economic policies, officials said.

Thousands march against pension reform in Paris

Paris - Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday against French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed pension reforms which have sparked a month-long transport strike.

French govt meets as unions vow to harden pension strike

Paris - Top French officials met Friday to hash out their strategy ahead of fresh pension overhaul talks with unions who have threatened wider protests alongside a crippling transport strike now in its fifth week.

Protest songs: Paris Opera musicians chime in with strike concert

Paris - Paris Opera musicians on Tuesday gave a symphonic show of support for the grinding transport strike over the French government's pension overhaul.

France waits on Macron as pension strike stretches on

Paris - French union leaders upped their calls on Monday for President Emmanuel Macron to give ground on a planned pension overhaul, amid signs that support is flagging for a gruelling transport strike now in its 26th day.

French government, unions exchange barbs in strike deadlock

Paris - The French government and a key trade union on Sunday exchanged bitter accusations over who was to blame for France's over three-week transport strike against pension reforms, as the stalemate showed little sign of relenting.

French govt offers concessions to striking dancers of Paris Opera

Paris - With France gripped by strike action crippling the transport system in a dispute over pensions reform, news emerged Saturday of the latest government concessions -- to striking ballet dancers at the Paris Opera.

Born to revolt: Why the French go on strike

Paris - France, it sometimes seems, is either in the throes of a major strike or facing the looming shadow of one. Workers in the country go on strike more than most nations in Europe.

On day 22, French transport strike heads for record

Paris - A transport stoppage that has caused daily travel misery for millions of people in France entered its 22nd day on Thursday, equalling the duration of a 1995 strike whose success against government reforms unions are hoping to repeat.

Strikes kill 8 in Syria's Idlib as Turkey, France urge de-escalation

Sar - At least eight people including five children were killed Tuesday in Russian air strikes on northwest Syria, as France and Turkey appealed for an end to violence that has forced tens of thousands to flee.

Little Christmas cheer as French transport strike enters fourth week

Paris - Christmas Day brought no respite for travellers in France as a transport strike entered its fourth week, ruining the plans of thousands wanting to celebrate with loved ones.

French transport strike brings Christmas Eve woe

Paris - Christmas Eve in France was set to be marred by the nearly three-week standoff between French train drivers and the government over pension reforms.

French transport strike drags into Day 19, casts pall on Christmas

Paris - French train and metro drivers took their crippling transport strike into its 19th straight day Monday in a standoff with the government over pension reform, casting a pall over Christmas plans with many unable to reach loved ones.

Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Paris - Holiday travellers across France scrambled for alternatives Sunday as an 18-day-old transport strike over pension reform saw train services slashed yet again.

Fed-up French travellers face traffic chaos over festive period

Paris - Travellers across France scrambled on Saturday to begin their Christmas getaways with trains cancelled, roads jam-packed and nerves tested as a strike over a pension overhaul shows no signs of letting up.

French government ready to 'compromise' in pension standoff

Paris - French officials met with union leaders Wednesday hoping to end an impasse over a hotly contested pensions overhaul, 14 days into a crippling transport strike that is casting a shadow over holiday travel plans.

Hundreds of thousands protest in France over pension reform plans

Paris - Hundreds of thousands of French protesters took to the streets Tuesday in a pension reform standoff that has sparked nearly two weeks of crippling transport strikes, with the government vowing it will not give in to union demands to drop the overhaul.

Fresh protests on 13th day of French strike over pension reform

Paris - French workers take to the streets anew Tuesday on the 13th day of a transport strike that has exasperated commuters, hit business turnover, and threatened the holiday plans of thousands a week before Christmas.

Tensions mount over French transport strike

Paris - Tensions between the French government and unions opposed to pension reforms mounted on the 11th day of a crippling transport strike Sunday, with the prime minister warning the French would not tolerate being stranded at Christmas.

Paris Opera ballet dancers hang up shoes in pension-reform protest

Paris - When tens of thousands of French workers downed tools and took to the streets in protest against pension reform last Thursday, in their midst was a seemingly unlikely group of aggrieved picketers: ballet dancers from the Paris Opera.

French strike snarls commutes in crucial week for Macron

Paris - Travellers across France endured a fifth day of turmoil on Monday amid a massive strike over planned pension reforms, as the government held a final meeting with union officials before unveiling details of the overhaul this week.

No let-up in French strikes as fresh turmoil hits weekend

Paris - The most serious nationwide strike to hit France in years caused new weekend travel turmoil on Saturday, with unions warning the walkouts would last well into next week.

Postman, firefighter, teacher: the French defying Macron

Paris - More than 800,000 people took to the streets across France on Thursday on the first day of a nationwide strike over President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

French government sticks by pension reform as strike bites

Paris - The French government on Friday expressed determination to plough ahead with far-reaching pension reforms in the face of the biggest strikes in years, which have brought public transport in much of the country to a standstill.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 23 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Strike


Strike Image

Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
Vimeo
Detroit Tigers player strikes out
Detroit Tigers player strikes out
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
Vimeo
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
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.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Vimeo
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
Iberia airline staff on strike and protesting on February 18  2013
Iberia airline staff on strike and protesting on February 18, 2013
Video screen capture
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.
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
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.
Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.
Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.
Canadian New Democratic Party Member of Parliament and NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash speaks wi...
Canadian New Democratic Party Member of Parliament and NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash speaks with Local 4948 President Maureen O'Reilly outside of Toronto city hall.
Rev. Michael Livingston
Rev. Michael Livingston
File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
Screen capture from Reuters video
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
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.
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike

Latest News
Top News