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Grocery workers may strike

More than 60,000 Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons employees throughout Southern California have agreed to strike “if needed,” as contentious contract negotiations between the companies and their employees continue, union officials said Monday. Health care benefits are the main sticking point … Continue reading

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Teachers’ vote to strike over pensions reform draws government criticism

The decision of teaching unions to join the first wave of industrial action against government cuts is “irresponsible and wrong”, Francis Maude, the cabinet office minister, has said, appealing to those planning to strike on 30 June to reconsider. The … Continue reading

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4,000 Macy’s Workers Threaten To Strike Over Contract Negotiations

NEW YORK (PIX11)— About 4,000 Macy’s workers inNew York City and Westchester County are threatening to strike if they do not receive a new contract by midnight on Wednesday, said a union spokesperson. The contract under debate covers four Macy’s stores … Continue reading

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Greek labour unions to stage 24-hour strike in May

ATHENS, April 12 (Reuters) – Greek workers will walk off the job in May to protest against EU/IMF prescribed belt-tightening and press the government not to take more austerity measures, a union official said on Tuesday. Amid concerns that fiscal … Continue reading

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Nurses union to seek OK for strike

The labor union representing registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center said yesterday it has scheduled a Thursday vote to authorize a one-day strike at the Boston teaching hospital as Tufts and union leaders continue to clash over staffing levels. The … Continue reading

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Sunderland health workers protest over millions of pounds of cuts

HEALTH workers came out in force against “damaging attacks” on the NHS at a hospital demonstration. Scores of Unison members, including porters, nurses, switchboard operators and clerical staff, staged the protest outside Sunderland Royal Hospital. The demonstration was part of … Continue reading

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Major Czech labor unions launch campaign to protest government reforms; may strike if fails

PRAGUE (AP) – The umbrella organization for the Czech Republic’s major labor unions says it is launching a campaign to protest government proposed reforms. Unions chairman Jaroslav Zavadil says the reforms of pension, health care and tax systems are unjust … Continue reading

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Greeks must conquer fear of unrest to tackle crisis

ATHENS, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Greece’s socialist government must overcome its own fears of popular unrest and impose tough austerity measures quickly while public opinion is supportive to avoid a fiscal fiasco threatening the whole euro zone. Prime Minister George … Continue reading

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Farmers threaten to block highways again

Greece’s farmers are threatening to set up roadblocks along the country’s national roads later this month in a bid to get a better financial deal for themselves, although government sources have dismissed the threat as posturing and a result of … Continue reading

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