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China’s supplier to Adidas and Nike – The strike spreads

A strike at a Chinese factory that manufactures shoes for Adidas and Nike has spread to a sister factory in a neighbouring province, as thousands of workers gathered to protest against what they said were unfair pay and benefits.  About 2,000 workers clocked in on Monday, but did not work, at the Yue Yuen factory … Continue reading

US / Fast-food strikes aim at 100 cities

Protesters are calling for $15 an hour, although many see the figure as a rallying point rather than a near-term possibility Continue reading

Bangladesh / 140 factories closed in new wage protest

Almost 140 Bangladeshi garment factories were shut on Monday as thousands of workers protesting at a new minimum wage clashed with police outside Dhaka, police and manufacturers said. Continue reading

The Fight for Higher Wages

Let’s face it. Something’s broken here in an economy that serves up low wages to significant numbers of adults whose families depend on their earnings (the typical worker earning between the minimum wage and $10 an hour earns half of his or her family’s income; 88 percent are adults).  And something’s broken when the media and … Continue reading

US / Fast-food workers on strike for a ‘living wage’

Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants in 60 U.S. cities on Thursday, in the largest protest of an almost year-long campaign to raise service sector wages. Rallies were held in cities from New York to Oakland and stretched into the South, historically difficult territory for organized labor. … Continue reading

Iberia / Striking workers against plan to cut 3,800 jobs

Thousands of workers facing pay and job cuts at loss-making Spanish airline Iberia on Monday staged a second wave of protests that could ground nearly 1,300 flights this week. Iberia, part of International Airlines Group (ICAG.L), is battling competition from low-cost airlines and high-speed trains as well as a deep recession in Spain, where one … Continue reading

India / Millions of India’s workers walked off their jobs against “anti-labour” policies

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. 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 … Continue reading

Strikes at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Burger King: they’ve just had enough

Over the past week, port workers in Los Angeles went on strike. So did fast food workers from McDonald’s and Burger King. And last month, it was Wal-Mart workers. What gives? It’s a message from workers that they have finally had enough, labor experts say. Having endured a deep recession, when their jobs were imperiled … Continue reading

South Africa – Xstrata fires 400 strikers

Global diversified mining firm Xstrata (XTA.L) has dismissed 400 workers involved in an illegal strike at its Kroondal chrome mine in South Africa, the company said on Friday. The mine employs a total of 619 workers. The sacked miners have until 09:00 am EDT on Friday to appeal their dismissals. “Most of production at Kroondal … Continue reading

Amnesty International – Workers on strike over layoffs

Dozens of Amnesty International workers are walking off the job in London and at least four other countries in a dispute over how management will deal with layoffs. The one day walkout Wednesday largely involves workers in the organization’s London office. The workers say that Amnesty has changed the rules on redundancy ahead of layoffs … Continue reading

India | Trade unions strike: Banking, transport hit across India – India News – IBNLive

Life has come to a standstill in parts of India due to the 24-hour nationwide strike by trade unions and government employees on Tuesday. In all, 11 trade unions across party lines along with 8 lakh public sector employees with the exception of those in the Railways are participating. Banking, transport and government services have … Continue reading

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