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Police clash with protestors during march against Greece's austerity plans PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 February 2010

Police and protestors have clashed, during a march against Greece's austerity plans. Public and private unions, that represent half of the country's 5-million strong workforce, called a joint strike for the first time since October.

Around 20-thousand workers marched to parliament to mark the 24-hour strike.

They were protesting against a public wage freeze, tax rises and the raising of the retirement age... part of the government's austerity plan.

Postal Worker, said, "The poor should not be paying for the crisis, the rich should be paying for it, and those who created the crisis".

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 February 2010 )
Boeing Gives 1,000 Workers Layoff Notices PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Boeing Co. (BA) announced Friday that it had sent 1,000 layoff notices to workers in Washington state and California, alerting them that they're at risk of losing their jobs on April 23. The layoffs are part of the aircraft manufacturer's 10,000 job cuts originally planned for 2009.

The Associated Press reported that 800 of those targeted are technology workers in Boeing's Engineering, Operations & Technology unit. Half of those receiving notices are in Washington's Puget Sound area, where Boeing's commercial airline division is located, and about 300 are based in California. A spokesperson says it's possible that not all workers who get a notice will be terminated. Boeing has 158,500 employees worldwide.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 February 2010 )
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Stop robbing the workers! Greek customs workers extend strike PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 February 2010

ATHENS, GREECE

Greek customs workers say they'll hold new, 48-hour rolling strikes that will slow imports and exports. Workers are protesting government austerity measures designed to pull Greece out of a debt crisis.

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 February 2010 )
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Lufthansa Pilots Vote to Strike Next Week PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 February 2010

FRANKFURT — Pilots for Lufthansa and two of its subsidiaries voted Wednesday to hold a four-day strike next week, raising the prospect of delays and cancellations for customers of the largest German airline.

 

The Cockpit Association, which represents about 4,500 pilots at Lufthansa and two subsidiaries, said that 94 percent of members had voted to strike. Work would cease from just after midnight Monday to midnight Thursday and affect flights by Lufthansa as well as the Lufthansa Cargo unit and the no-frills carrier, Germanwings.

 

The airline and the union broke off talks in December after failing to reach agreement on the pilots’ demand that Lufthansa promise not to lay off any cockpit crew. The pilots said that the airline, which uses Frankfurt International Airport as its main hub, wants to shift passengers to subsidiaries like Austrian Airlines and British Midland, which pay their flight crews less.

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 February 2010 )
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Kenya Tea Workers Strike Over Wages! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Workers at tea warehouses in and around the Kenyan port city of Mombasa staged a strike between Feb. 8 and Feb. 12 in a dispute over wages, affecting shipments and destabilizing prices.

The issue was resolved and the laborers resumed work this week, Tom Muchura, director of Africa Tea Brokers Ltd., said in a phone interview today from the city.

“They are all back at work,” Muchura said.The strike started after some workers were paid below the minimum recommended wage, George Nesbitt, director of Tea Warehouses Ltd., said by phone from Mombasa today. Management responded with a salary increase, he said. “All of the companies were affected because there was picketing even at the places where they were paying the agreed rate,” he said.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 February 2010 )
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