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Airlines to complain to EU over French strikes

Apo - Budget carrier Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG said Wednesday they will file a complaint to the EU over what they say is France's failure to tackle crippling strikes by air traffic controllers.

Rifts emerge among French rail unions over pursuing strikes

Paris - France's second-largest rail union said Tuesday that it would not extend a long-running strike against an overhaul of state train operator SNCF, breaking ranks with other unions after lawmakers approved the reforms last week.

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Paris - Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Paris - Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.

US drone kills Taliban chief wanted in Malala attack: Ghani

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed Friday that Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah had been killed in a US drone strike.

Defiant French union vows to extend rail strike into summer

Paris - The head of France's main rail union on Friday announced it would extend months of rolling strikes into July even though the reforms it is protesting have been adopted by parliament.

US military targets senior militant in Afghanistan

Washington - The US military said Thursday it carried out a strike targeting a senior militant leader in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, where Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah is believed to be hiding.

French MPs adopt signature Macron rail reform

Paris - French lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a controversial reform of indebted state rail operator SNCF, handing President Emmanuel Macron a key victory in his battle with trade unions.

French MPs adopt signature Macron rail reform

Paris - French lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a controversial reform of indebted state rail operator SNCF, handing President Emmanuel Macron a key victory in his battle with trade unions.

Argentina union group plans strike against Macri, IMF

Buenos Aires - Argentina's top union federation warned Tuesday that it would strike against President Mauricio Macri and his adjustment deal with the International Monetary Fund.The strike will be launched on June 25, according to union leader Hector Daer.

Macron on verge of French rail reform victory

Paris - In launching his plan to overhaul France's heavily indebted state rail operator SNCF earlier this year, President Emmanuel Macron knew he was taking aim at a bastion of labour unions which have long defied a range of government reform efforts.

Brazil strikes recede, but now government has to pay

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian oil workers called off a three-day strike Thursday, bringing relief to state energy giant Petrobras and the embattled center-right government, still reeling from a truckers' strike that brought Latin America's biggest economy to a standstill....

Brazil's strike chaos stirs military coup talk

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's army is often called to help when things go wrong, so it was no surprise to see soldiers deploy during a crippling truckers' strike. The difference this time: loud calls for the military to take over the country altogether.

Brazil Supreme Court head warns democracy 'only path'

Bras - The head of Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday responded to calls for a military takeover made during a truckers' strike by saying that democracy is "the only legitimate path" to overcome the country's problems.

After truckers, Brazil oil workers go on strike

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian oil sector workers began a three-day strike Wednesday in at least eight refineries, but were not expected to disrupt fuel supplies as the country started to recover from a devastating truckers' protest.

Greece in strike standstill over bailout reforms

Atenas - Thousands of people protested in Greece on Wednesday as a nationwide 24-hour strike against reforms linked to a third and final bailout got under way.

Brazilian truckers' strike puts Temer on the ropes

Bras - The giant truck strike in Brazil didn't just wipe food off supermarket shelves and dry up fuel supplies: it blew away unpopular President Michel Temer's little remaining authority, analysts say.

Searching for food and arguing over fuel in Brazil's strike

Rio De Janeiro - In a Brazil where a mammoth truck strike has brought the economy to a standstill, eggs are practically golden and fuel has become something to fight over.

Brazil truckers' mega-strike sees slight easing

Rio De Janeiro - A mega-strike by Brazilian truck drivers furious over high fuel costs eased slightly Tuesday after nine days that paralyzed transport across Latin America's biggest economy and rattled the unpopular government.

Schools, hospitals shut as Chad civil servants go on strike

Ndjame - Hospitals and schools were shut in Chad Monday as civil servants went on strike over pay cuts imposed by the cash-strapped government which is under pressure to cut public funding to meet the demands of international donors.

Ryanair threatened by summer strike

Madrid - Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew based in Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Italy said Monday they would go on strike this summer unless the low-cost airline accepts their demands by a June 30 deadline.

Brazil truckers' mega-strike hits day nine

Rio De Janeiro - A mega-strike by Brazilian truck drivers furious over high fuel costs entered day nine Tuesday, despite a slight easing in the transport nightmare that has paralyzed Latin America's biggest economy and rattled the unpopular government.

Brazil hopes for end of truck strike on eighth day

Rio De Janeiro - A truckers' strike paralyzing fuel and food deliveries across Brazil entered an eighth day Monday but with hopes of relief after unpopular President Michel Temer caved in to the strikers' key demand.

Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer, under pressure from a week-long national truckers' strike which led to fuel and food shortages, ceded to protesters' demands Sunday and slashed the cost of diesel.The cut, equal to 0.

Brazil government orders troops to clear strikers' blockades

Bras - Brazil's government raised the stakes in its tense standoff with striking truckers Friday, ordering troops onto the streets to clear huge blockades that have left much of the country paralyzed.

Sao Paulo declares state of emergency over Brazil truckers' strike

S - The mayor of Sao Paulo declared a state of emergency in Brazil's economic capital Friday due to a five-day-old truckers' strike that has left the country virtually paralyzed.

Brazil airport cancels flights due to truckers' strike

Bras - The airport in Brazil's capital Brasilia canceled flights Friday as it ran out of fuel due to a five-day-old truckers' strike.At least four domestic flights and one American Airlines flight to Miami were canceled, according to airport authorities.

French govt seeks end to rail strike with 35 bn-euro debt pledge

Paris - The French government has agreed to absorb 35 billion euros in debt from the state railway SNCF, union officials said Friday, raising the chances of an end to nearly two months of strikes.

French police arrest two garbagemen planning a smelly Macron protest

Paris - Two refuse collectors were arrested Friday morning in central Paris after stealing a garbage truck with plans to empty the load at the headquarters of President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party.

French govt offers to absorb railway debt of 35 bn euros: union head

Paris - The French government has agreed to absorb 35 billion euros in debt from the state railway SNCF, a top union official said Friday, as it seeks an end to nearly two months of strikes.
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Iberia airline staff on strike and protesting on February 18, 2013
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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.
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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Line Service Representatives at Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Airport are on strike this morning for their personal safety.
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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.
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Canadian Pacific Railway
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Transit employees on strike Day 4, Dartmouth NS
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Greece: General strike
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Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
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 large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
The large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
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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Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
Lufthansa crew cabin members go on strike.
Lufthansa crew cabin members go on strike.
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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.
Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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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.
File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
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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.
Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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