Strike action http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23656/all en UPDATE 1-French employers say draft labour accord unacceptable http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-french-employers-say-draft-labour-accord-unacceptable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Talks on labour reform due to conclude this week</p> <p>* Employer chief says cannot meet union demands</p> <p>* Government to legislate if talks fail</p> <p>By Nicholas Vinocur</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - French employers will reject moves<br /> to overhaul rigid labour rules unless unions drop demands for<br /> heavier welfare charges on short-term job contracts, their<br /> leader said on Monday, suggesting talks this week could fail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-french-employers-say-draft-labour-accord-unacceptable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Employment Ethics Human resource management Labor Labour economics Labour law Labour relations Laurence Parisot Law Person Career Person Party Quotation Social Issues Social programs Socioeconomics Strike action Trade union Unemployment Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:58:14 +0000 5731393 at http://www.globalpost.com Greece orders striking subway workers back to work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/greece-orders-striking-subway-workers-back-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Strikers could be arrested under emergency law</p> <p>* Athenians frustrated by week-long subway closure</p> <p>* Strike tests government's resolve against unions</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Greece's government invoked emergency powers to order striking public transport workers back to work as Athens' subway system remained paralysed for the eighth consecutive day on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/greece-orders-striking-subway-workers-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labour relations Politics Strike action Technology Trade union Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:45:03 +0000 5738772 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Greek subway workers told: end strike or face arrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-greek-subway-workers-told-end-strike-or-face-arrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government invokes emergency anti-strike legislation</p> <p>* Workers say they will defy the threat of arrest</p> <p>* Junior coalition party calls move extreme</p> <p>* Strike risk widens as other unions back subway workers (Adds PM comment, details)</p> <p>By Karolina Tagaris</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Greece's government ordered striking transport staff back to work on Thursday, threatening them with arrest if they refuse to end an eight-day walkout that has paralysed the Athens subway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-greek-subway-workers-told-end-strike-or-face-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers Labour relations Politics Strike action Technology Trade union Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:39:36 +0000 5738876 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Greek subway workers end strike after arrest threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-greek-police-storm-metro-workers-sit-strike-goes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Traffic slowly resumes on Athens subway lines</p> <p>* Subway workers' strike went into ninth day</p> <p>* Police break up occupation of subway train depot (Recasts with end of strike, minister, union comments)</p> <p>By Karolina Tagaris</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Striking Greek subway workers trickled back to work on Friday after the government threatened them with arrest, ending a nine-day walkout that paralysed public transport in Athens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-greek-police-storm-metro-workers-sit-strike-goes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Austerity Business Entertainment Fiscal policy General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Labor Labour relations Law Politics Social Issues Strike action Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:30:33 +0000 5739248 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-German flights hit by security staff strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-german-flights-hit-security-staff-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* At least 170 flights cancelled at Duesseldorf and Cologne</p> <p>* Union says no strike over weekend</p> <p>* Separate pay talks break down in Hamburg (Adds Hamburg, updates flight numbers)</p> <p>FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Passengers travelling through Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne airports suffered a second day of disruption on Friday as security personnel continued a strike over pay.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-german-flights-hit-security-staff-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cologne Hamburg Airport Labor Law Strike action Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:45:16 +0000 5739473 at http://www.globalpost.com Riot police sent against Greek striking seamen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/riot-police-sent-against-greek-striking-seamen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Riot police were sent to Greece's main harbour Piraeus early on Wednesday to end a strike by seamen that has disrupted ferry services to the country's myriad islands for nearly a week.</p> <p>The police were sent to enforce an emergency government order that took effect at 0400 GMT to force the strikers back to work.</p> <p>Television footage showed a cordon of riot police deployed at the harbour to keep a strike support force away from ships taking on passengers and cargo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/riot-police-sent-against-greek-striking-seamen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Labor Law Strike action War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:31:21 +0000 5747168 at http://www.globalpost.com German airports disrupted by security staff strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/german-airports-disrupted-security-staff-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUESSELDORF, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A strike by security guards over pay has disrupted travel for thousands of passengers passing through two of Germany's busiest aiports, the airports and service workers trade union Verdi said on Thursday.</p> <p>Around 400 workers walked out of Duesseldorf airport in western Germany, according to Verdi. That resulted in 183 flights being postponed until Friday, the airport said.</p> <p>At the northern airport of Hamburg 103 flights were cancelled, affecting more than 17,000 passengers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/german-airports-disrupted-security-staff-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Strike action Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:30:57 +0000 5755383 at http://www.globalpost.com India's workers strike to protest 'anti-labour' policies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indias-workers-strike-protest-anti-labour-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Millions of India's workers walked off their jobs on Wednesday in a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions to protest at the "anti-labour" policies of the embattled government.</p> <p>Financial services and transport were hit by the strike called by 11 major workers' groups to protest at a series of pro-market economic reforms announced by the government last year, as well as high inflation and rising fuel prices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indias-workers-strike-protest-anti-labour-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Socialism Strike action Trade union AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:00:15 +0000 5760784 at http://www.globalpost.com India's workers strike to protest 'anti-labour' policies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indias-workers-strike-protest-anti-labour-policies-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Millions of India's workers walked off their jobs on Wednesday in a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions to protest at the "anti-labour" policies of the embattled government.</p> <p>Financial services and transport were hit by the strike called by 11 major workers' groups to protest against a string of pro-market economic reforms announced by the government last year, as well as high inflation and rising fuel prices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indias-workers-strike-protest-anti-labour-policies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labour relations Strike action Trade union AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:46:18 +0000 5761005 at http://www.globalpost.com India strike paralyses banks, offices for second day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/india-strike-paralyses-banks-offices-second-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's public-sector banks and many government offices were shut Thursday on the second day of a general strike called to protest against the government's planned pro-market reforms.</p> <p>Eleven unions called the strike in protest at the measures which they condemn as "anti-poor" and likely to cost jobs and raise prices.</p> <p>While the impact of the stoppage was patchy and felt mainly in heavily unionised state institutions, analysts said it underscored discontent among workers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/india-strike-paralyses-banks-offices-second-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Workers of the World Labor Labour relations Politics Strike action AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:01:05 +0000 5761947 at http://www.globalpost.com India strike paralyses banks, industry for second day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/india-strike-paralyses-banks-industry-second-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Operations at India's public-sector banks and many factories were hit for a second straight day by a general strike called to protest against the government's pro-market reforms.</p> <p>The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), a prominent business group, estimated losses from the two-day stoppage at 260 billion rupees ($4.8 billion).</p> <p> Eleven unions called the walkout in protest against the measures which they condemned as "anti-poor" and said were likely to cost jobs and raise prices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/india-strike-paralyses-banks-industry-second-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Workers of the World Labor Labour relations Politics Strike action AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:30:45 +0000 5762054 at http://www.globalpost.com Four Chinese drivers jailed over Singapore strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/four-chinese-drivers-jailed-over-singapore-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Singapore court on Monday sentenced four Chinese bus drivers to jail terms of up to seven weeks after they pleaded guilty to instigating the city-state's first strike in nearly three decades.</p> <p>Liu Xiangying, 33, Gao Yue Qiang, 32 and Wang Xianjie, 39 -- all former drivers at state-linked Singapore transport firm SMRT -- were each sentenced to six weeks in prison for conspiring to launch a two-day strike last November.</p> <p>He Jun Ling, 32, who faced an additional charge of provoking colleagues to stay away from work through an online posting, was jailed for seven weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/four-chinese-drivers-jailed-over-singapore-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Singapore Strike action AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:46:29 +0000 5765817 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing technical engineers ratify four-year labour deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/boeing-technical-engineers-ratify-labour-contract-averting-stri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co &lt;BA.N&gt; technical workers voted by a wide margin to ratify a new four-year labour agreement with the company, ending the possibility of a strike that could have cut production at a critical time for the aircraft maker.</p> <p>A strike by just technical workers could have slowed or even halted production of Boeing airplanes, with the workers key to solving engineering issues on the factory floor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/boeing-technical-engineers-ratify-labour-contract-averting-stri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boeing Boeing Co Business Labor Law Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace Strike action Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:15:11 +0000 5787332 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek seamen strike against reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/greek-seamen-strike-against-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ferry service connecting Greece's many islands with the mainland was disrupted on Wednesday, as seamen launched a 24-hour strike protesting against reforms.</p> <p>"No ship has sailed since 6am this morning (0300 GMT)," a spokesperson from the Merchant Marine Ministry told AFP.</p> <p>The Panhellenic Seamens' Union (PNO) organised the strike to oppose a law that will allow a reduction in the number of crew members aboard ships sailing under a Greek flag.</p> <p>The law has been submitted to parliament but has not been voted yet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/greek-seamen-strike-against-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Strike action AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:30:26 +0000 5800102 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt train drivers' strike paralyses services http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/egypt-train-drivers-strike-paralyses-services <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A nationwide strike by train drivers in Egypt on Sunday brought the country's railway service to a complete standstill, the latest in a wave of industrial action that followed the 2011 uprising.</p> <p>The strike came in response to a government proposal to raise benefit payments by 10 percent from May, which the drivers rejected as too little, the head of Egypt's railway authority, Hussein Zakaria, said.</p> <p>The drivers are demanding salary raises as well as pay for holidays worked, in addition to overtime and indemnity payments, Zakaria said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/egypt-train-drivers-strike-paralyses-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Strike action AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:00:04 +0000 5804789 at http://www.globalpost.com