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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.

France braced for second day of stoppages as strike bites

Paris - France was on Friday preparing for a second day of travel cancellations and school closures as unions warned there would be no let-up in the strike called to protest planned pension reforms.

Hundreds of thousands march as France paralysed by strike

Paris - A nationwide strike brought much of France to a standstill on Thursday to protest the government's planned overhaul of the pension system, one of President Emmanuel Macron most ambitious reforms.The CGT union said 1.

France braces for shutdown as Macron clashes with unions

Paris - France was Wednesday preparing for one of its biggest nationwide strikes in years with stoppages by transport workers and teachers expected to paralyse the country in an intensifying showdown between President Emmanuel Macron and unions.

France's SNCF cancels 90% of TGV trains for Thursday strike

Paris - French rail operator SNCF said Tuesday that 90 percent of high-speed TGV trains across the country will not run on Thursday, when unions kick off an open-ended strike against a planned pension overhaul.

France's Macron faces fresh challenge as massive strike looms

Paris - Trains cancelled, schools closed: France scrambled to make contingency plans on Tuesday for a huge strike against pension overhauls that poses one of the biggest challenges yet to President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reform drive.

German Amazon workers strike on 'Black Friday'

Frankfurt Am Main - More than 2,000 Amazon workers in Germany walked off the job as the US online retailer kicked off its "Black Friday" sales bonanza, escalating a long-simmering battle for better pay and working conditions.

British Airways 'welcomes' breakthrough in pilot pay dispute

London - Flagship carrier British Airways on Friday welcomed as a "positive step" a media report that it had reached a pay agreement with its pilots' union following damaging strikes.The airline has agreed to an inflation-proof pay rise of 11.

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

Paris - Thousands of French hospital workers demonstrated Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.Public hospitals in France have been forced to cut 9.0 billion euros ($9.

South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

Johanesburg - South African Airways (SAA) said Wednesday it was cancelling all its flights as thousands of workers vowed to press ahead with an indefinite strike the following day, after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.

Man shot dead as Lebanese army disperse protesters

Beirut - A man was shot dead south of Beirut after the army opened fire to disperse protesters blocking roads, Lebanese state media said Wednesday, nearly a month into an unprecedented anti-graft street movement.

Lebanese banks, schools shut as protesters push on

Beirut - Banks and schools in Lebanon were closed on Tuesday as protesters tried to prevent employees from clocking in at state institutions, nearly a month into an anti-graft street movement.

German cabin crew kick off 'massive' Lufthansa strike

Frankfurt Am Main - Tens of thousands of Lufthansa passengers faced disruptions Thursday as cabin crew in Germany kicked off a "massive" 48-hour walkout in the biggest escalation yet of a bitter row over pay and conditions.

UAW — Negotiations with GM have 'taken a turn for the worse'

The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors will continue, as the union on Sunday said talks between the sides have “taken a turn for the worse.”

UAW calls strike against General Motors for first time since 2007

Detroit - The United Auto Workers (UAW) union plans to strike against General Motors following the two sides not reaching a tentative deal before a Saturday night deadline. The 49,000 members will go on strike just before midnight on Sunday.

British Airways says almost all UK flights cancelled over strike

London - British Airways said Monday it has been forced to cancel almost all its flights from UK airports on the first day of a strike by pilots.

British Airways faces first global pilots' strike

London - British Airways faced its first global strike by pilots on Monday and the possibility of almost all its flights being grounded for two days.

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.
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