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Union clash leaves one dead, activists stage protests across the City

Different left-wing party demonstrators marched through downtown Buenos Aires to the Constitución train station as a way of protesting the death of a young Partido Obrero militant, but a strong police operative prevented them from entering the station, where they … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands rally against Italian government

ROME — Tens of thousands of people marched in Rome on Saturday at a trade union rally in defence of labour contracts and against the government, as the main protest leader called for a general strike. “We have to continue … 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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Trade unions plan action day over budget cuts

(AFP) BRUSSELS — European austerity measures to tackle the soaring debt crisis have sparked “despair” and will cut too deep, a senior trade union official warned Friday, as he announced a protest action day. John Monks, head of the European … 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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Ford Missouri Workers Reject Concessions, Union Say

By Keith Naughton Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — Ford Motor Co. factory workers in Missouri voted 92 percent against labor concessions that would match agreements the United Auto Workers reached with the automaker’s U.S. rivals, a union official said.

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Last-minute talks end Ssangyong strike

Striking workers at Ssangyong Motor Co. ended their 77-day strike yesterday after the management and union leaders reached an agreement over the layoff plans in last-minute negotiations. Ssangyong court receivership manager Park Young-tae and union leader Han Sang-kyun met for … Continue reading

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