Strikes

February 21, 2018 - 4:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Air France says that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will not operate for 24 hours during a strike over pay. The French airline said that Thursday's long-haul flights would be affected during the day-long strike that aims to pressure management to increase employee...
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February 19, 2018 - 2:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list of...
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February 14, 2018 - 6:47 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Blowing whistles and horns, thousands of Slovenian teachers are rallying for higher wages in the latest in a string of strikes and protests by public sector workers in the small European Union country. Most schools in Slovenia remained closed on Wednesday because of the...
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Workers of Volkswagen gather during a warning strike in the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Germany's biggest industrial union, IG Metall, has launched a campaign of 24-hour strikes after talks on demands for wage raises and an optional shorter working week broke down. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 7:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of workers have walked off the job at a Ford plant in Germany and other factories as the country's largest industrial union pressed ahead with a campaign of 24-hour strikes to pressure employers for higher wages. The dpa news agency reported some 13,000 Ford's Cologne plant...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, metal workers protest during a warning strike in Ludwigsfelde, Germany. The head of Germany’s largest industrial workers’ union says strikes could escalate if no deal for a new labor agreement can be reached by noon Saturday. Joerg Hoffmann said Friday Jan. 26, 2018 that the IG Metall union was talking again with employers in the southern industrial region of Baden-Wuerttemburg, where any deal would be expected to set the example for 3.9 million workers across the country. (Bernd Settnik/dpa via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 9:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of Germany's largest industrial workers' union says strikes could escalate if no deal for a new labor agreement can be reached by noon Saturday. Joerg Hoffmann said Friday that the IG Metall union was talking again with employers in the southern industrial region...
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Shipyard workers march during a warning strike at the Baltic Sea harbor of Rostock, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union says tens of thousands of factory workers have staged short-term warning strikes to increase pressure on employers amid wage negotiations.Banner reads: We have the right to strike. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 10:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest industrial union says tens of thousands of factory workers have staged short-term warning strikes to increase pressure on employers amid wage negotiations. The IG Metall union said Wednesday that 170,000 workers at 785 businesses across the country went on hours-long...
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The night shift workers meet for a warning strike assembly of the IG Metall (Industrial Union of Metalworkers) in front of the gates of the Aluminium Norf GmbH in Neuss, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced work hours for its 3.9 million members with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy’s steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced hours for 3.9 million workers with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy's steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. The walkouts by thousands of IG...
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December 21, 2017 - 12:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German union has called on Ryanair pilots to walk off the job Friday morning, accusing the airline of staging a "publicity stunt" when offering to hold negotiations on pay and working conditions. In a statement Thursday, the Cockpit union called on pilots to strike from 5:01 a.m. to...
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December 17, 2017 - 3:09 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national trade union is holding a nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce. Israel-based Teva announced last Thursday that it was cutting 14,000 jobs worldwide, including 1,700 jobs in Israel. The company is...
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in six European countries over the busy Christmas season. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may...
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