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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.

No flights to or from Belgium due to strike on Wednesday

Apo - Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on Wednesday as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill.

Dutch staff warn Air France-KLM of strikes over chief

Den Haag - Dutch airline managers have warned Air France-KLM of possible strikes if KLM chief executive Pieter Elbers is not reappointed, reports said on Monday.

British pupils set to joining global climate change strike

Around the world students have walked-out of lessons in a bid to demand that governments and companies take climate change more seriously and start putting into place stronger measures. The campaign is set to reach the U.K.

Tunisia govt, teachers reach deal to end strike

Tunis - The Tunisian government and a teachers' union reached a deal Saturday to end a months-long strike that has disrupted schools across the country.

Tunisian government agrees deal with union to avert strikes

Tunis - The Tunisian authorities on Thursday reached a deal with a powerful trade union over wage hike demands to avert a further round of paralysing strikes.

Kurdish deputy, freed from Turkish jail, vows to press on with hunger strike

Diyarbakir - Despite being released from jail, pro-Kurdish deputy Leyla Guven has vowed to maintain a hunger strike she launched over two months ago until Turkish authorities improve prison conditions for Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Madrid police use cranes to clear road blocked by striking taxi drivers

Madrid - Spanish riot police used cranes on Monday to clear a major thoroughfare in Madrid that was blocked by striking taxi drivers.The drivers have been on strike since last week to demand tighter regulations for app-based ride-hailing services like Uber.

Turkey court orders release of hunger striking Kurdish MP

Diyarbakir - A hunger striking pro-Kurdish lawmaker was released under supervision from prison by a Turkish court and sent home on Friday, after an 11-week fast that has left her gravely ill.

Turkey court orders release of hunger striking Kurdish MP

Diyarbakir - A Turkish court on Friday ordered the supervised release of a detained lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) who is seriously ill as a result of her 11-week hunger strike.

Hungary Audi workers in rare strike over wages

Budapest - Workers at the German car giant Audi's plant in Hungary called a one-week strike Wednesday over a wage dispute, a rare case of industrial unrest in an economy that relies on the automotive sector.

Striking taxis up pressure as tourism fair opens in Madrid

Madrid - A taxi strike against Uber-like services in Madrid entered its third day Wednesday just as one of the world's biggest tourism fairs opened, with hundreds of drivers protesting at the convention centre.

Taxi driver badly hurt in Spain's 'anti-Uber' strike

Madrid - A taxi driver protesting in Madrid against Uber-like services was seriously hurt in a car accident on Tuesday as a strike continued in the Spanish capital and Barcelona with sporadic clashes.

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid - Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago.

Iran arrests labour protest leader

Tehran - An Iranian labour protest leader has been arrested for the second time, state media reported Monday, after the judiciary denied his claim that he was tortured in custody late last year.

End in sight for Romania miners' strike: ministry

Bucharest - The majority of miners who have been on strike in Romania since 11 January have agreed to go to back to work after winning wage rises, the country's energy ministry said on Thursday.

Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

Harare - Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.

Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

Harare - Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.

Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

Frankfurt Am Main - Hundreds of flights were cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walked off the job in a deepening row over pay.

German airports strike slashes 600 flights

Frankfurt Am Main - Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for around 100,000 passengers.

German airports strike slashes 600 flights

Frankfurt Am Main - Almost 640 flights were cancelled in Germany Thursday as security staff went on strike at three airports, meaning disruption for around 100,000 passengers.

Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole attack has been killed

Washington - President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead.

Flights scrapped as Berlin airports brace for Monday strike

Berlin - Hundreds of German passengers were facing travel upheaval on Monday with security staff at Berlin's two airports set to walk out in a pay dispute.

Iran MPs to investigate protester torture claims

Tehran - Iran's parliament will investigate claims by a labour protest leader that he was tortured in prison following strikes at a sugar factory, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Bolivian doctors announce strike over universal healthcare

La Paz - Public sector doctors in Bolivia announced a 48-hour strike on Wednesday in response to a government move to make healthcare free for all."Our goal is to register 5.

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain to strike in January

Madrid - Unions for Ryanair's 1,800 cabin crew in Spain threatened Friday to strike in January unless the Irish low-cost airline agrees to improve work and pay conditions.

Tower of London Beefeaters switch tunics for yellow vests

London - Beefeater guards at the Tower of London switched their traditional red uniforms for yellow vests on Friday as they went on strike with staff at other historic sites over pensions.

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.
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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
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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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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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Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
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Verizon workers on strike.
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File photo: Nationwide protests in Greece.
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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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Protesters in Madrid, Spain - 29 March 2012
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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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Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
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Library workers and union members walk the picket lines outside of Toronto city hall.
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