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Thousands of Mexicans Protest Proposed Changes to Labor Law

MEXICO CITY – Several thousand Mexican union workers protested in this capital against a bill that would legalize outsourcing and make it easier for businesses to fire employees. The workers marched Thursday from the Zocalo, Mexico City’s giant main square, … Continue reading

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Amish Farming Draws Government Scrutiny

LANCASTER, Pa. — With simplicity as their credo, Amish farmers consume so little that some might consider them model environmental citizens. “We are supposed to be stewards of the land,” said Matthew Stoltzfus, a 34-year-old dairy farmer and father of … Continue reading

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Belgian unions declare Opel blockade

January 22 Unions yesterday announced a blockade of the Opel factory in Antwerp after a decision by General Motors, the parent company, to close it this year with the loss of all 2,600 jobs. The Astra production line in Belgium … Continue reading

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Cash for Ont. auto-workers in plant blockade

CBC News Former workers of Aradco and Aradco autoparts plants in Windsor, Ont., disrupt an auction of the plants’ assets on Nov.16, 2009.Former workers of Aradco and Aradco autoparts plants in Windsor, Ont., disrupt an auction of the plants’ assets … Continue reading

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Thousands protest against job cuts in France

21 Jan 2010 Thousands of workers have taken to the streets across France to protest against job cuts in the public sector. On Thursday, teachers, civil servants and health workers took part in demonstrations across the country to protest plans … Continue reading

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Moody’s warns of ‘social unrest’ as sovereign debt spirals

In a sombre report on the outlook for next year, the credit rating agency raised the prospect that future tax rises and spending cuts could trigger social unrest in a range of countries from the developing to the developed world.

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Police clash with steel workers in China

BEIJING (AFP) – Armed police in central China have clashed with steel workers who were holding an official hostage in a protest over privatisation plans, state media reported Saturday.

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