Labor Strikes and Disputes
Mar 20, 2013 11:41 EDT
At least 95,000 civil servants went on strike in Britain on Wednesday, closing courts and museum galleries in a dispute over pay, pensions and working conditions timed to coincide with the government's annual budget.
Mar 17, 2013 12:41 EDT
Hardline southern separatists staged a general strike in the port city of Aden on Sunday and called for protests later in the day against a national dialogue that they are boycotting, activists said.
Mar 16, 2013 09:34 EDT
Residents of the port of Aden staged a general strike on Saturday after a call by southern separatists in protest at the start of a national dialogue aimed at ending Yemen's political crisis.
Mar 13, 2013 15:08 EDT
Workers of Spanish airline Iberia called off a third five-day strike in a dispute over thousands of job cuts after unions accepted a mediation plan, the company said on Wednesday.
Mar 11, 2013 11:12 EDT
Over 3,000 workers at five Exxaro coal mines in South Africa were on strike Monday over unpaid bonuses, a company spokesman said, prompting fears electricity supplies could be hit.
Mar 11, 2013 10:53 EDT
Mali's media announced on Monday the launch of a nationwide strike to protest against the arrest of a reporter by the war-torn country's intelligence services.
Mar 08, 2013 06:51 EST
Indonesians working for Chinese telecom firm Huawei joined a strike Friday over claims their employer broke labour laws, in the latest industrial action to hit a foreign company in Indonesia.
Mar 07, 2013 06:05 EST
A young ruling party activist was beaten to death during clashes in northwestern Bangladesh Thursday as a nationwide strike called by the opposition shut schools and businesses across the country.
Mar 06, 2013 13:26 EST
Hundreds of striking workers of loss-making Spanish airline Iberia protested in Madrid Wednesday against the company's plans to slash 3,800 jobs and cut salaries following its merger with British Airways.
Mar 06, 2013 12:12 EST
An indefinite strike in Pakistan's port city of Karachi was called off just hours after it began Wednesday when a major political party withdrew its call for the shutdown.
Mar 06, 2013 09:35 EST
Karachi went on an indefinite strike Wednesday, with businesses, shops, schools and transporters ordered to shut down until police arrest those responsible for the city's worst bomb attack in years.
Mar 05, 2013 07:49 EST
A strike by workers at loss-making Spanish airline Iberia against mass job cuts forced the cancellation of 239 flights on Tuesday, the company said.
Mar 05, 2013 07:01 EST
Around 7,000 workers at Lonmin's strike-torn Marikana mine in South Africa, where police shot dead over 34 people in clashes last year, briefly went on strike in a union dispute early Tuesday, the company said.
Mar 04, 2013 03:52 EST
Schools and businesses were shut Monday across Bangladesh on the second day of a general strike called by Islamist protesters, as three more demonstrators died in the deadliest violence since independence.
Mar 04, 2013 02:10 EST
Schools and businesses were shut Monday across Bangladesh on the second day of a general strike as huge numbers of police were deployed to put a halt to the deadliest bout of violence since independence.
Mar 01, 2013 09:45 EST
Workers at Spanish airline Iberia plan a second five-day strike against mass job cuts from Monday, forcing the cancellation of 1,370 flights, the company and unions said.
Feb 28, 2013 01:34 EST
A nationwide strike left Bangladesh paralysed Thursday, ahead of a verdict against a senior Islamist opposition leader accused of genocide during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.
Feb 24, 2013 09:50 EST
Protesters on Sunday blocked the doors to Cairo's main administrative building as part of a growing campaign of civil disobedience around the country against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
Feb 24, 2013 03:40 EST
Bangladesh police fired live rounds on Sunday in clashes with Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy, killing at least three protesters and injuring dozens.
Feb 21, 2013 14:28 EST
Police in Malawi on Thursday used tear gas to disperse school pupils marching against a public workers strike, police said.