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How much social unrest will the UK suffer?

 George Eaton (New Statesman) 16 November   Britain’s limited welfare state means that austerity measures will be harder to implement.   After last week’s student protests, activists warned: “this is just the beginning”. But how much social unrest will Britain … Continue reading

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Greek strikes halt train services

All train services in Greece have been suspended after state railway employees launched a series of strikes against planned reforms. The debt-laden country’s railways are €10-billion ($14-billion) in the red, and the government has announced plans to cut benefits and … Continue reading

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Rail workers to strike over railway overhaul plan

13. October 2010. The railway workers’ union federation POS on Monday said its members will adopt a hardline, militant stance to government plans for the overhaul and development of Greece’s debt-ridden railways. They will begin with a 24-hour nationwide strike … Continue reading

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Strike to affect French train and air travel

11 October French unions are set to bring the country to a standstill again tomorrow. They are preparing for more protest strikes this week over planned pension reforms as the second of two key clauses of a bill to raise … Continue reading

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Rioters go on the rampage in Barcelona over cutbacks

30/09/2010 Workers’ fury over austerity Protests erupted across Europe yesterday as strikers demonstrated against government cutbacks. Up to 100,000 people marched through Brussels to the EU headquarters, with action also taking place in Ireland, Greece, Spain, Slovenia and Portugal. In … Continue reading

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-Europe protest TV footage key to market reaction

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – European activists are stepping up their challenge to austerity policies through demonstrations, strikes and social unrest — but how far this moves markets depends as much on TV footage as on the numbers on the … Continue reading

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Greek unions disrupt transport, services after Parliament votes to overhaul pensions

Greek unions disrupted transport and state services for a second time in as many weeks Thursday after Parliament backed Prime Minister George Papandreou’s overhaul of the pension system in a vote that tested the unity of his socialist government. The … Continue reading

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Scotland ‘faces new winter of discontent’

04 July SCOTLAND is facing a 21st-century “winter of discontent” with strikes, demonstrations and industrial unrest on a scale not seen for a generation, union leaders have warned. One senior Scottish union leader claimed yesterday that a massive wave of … Continue reading

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Fresh violence erupts as new protests hit Europe

July 1 ATHENS, AFP Violence erupted as a general strike in Greece crippled ferry, air and rail departures while a protest against pay cuts brought the Spanish capital’s metro system to a halt. With labor anger spreading across Europe over … Continue reading

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Spain grinds to halt on third day of strike

Madrid ground to a halt on the third day of a metro strike in a foretaste of summer industrial unrest that threatens to disrupt tourism. No negotiations had yet been scheduled and transport unions refused to say when the strike … Continue reading

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