Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike

Europe 11/14/18, 07:27

Civil servants in Greece walked off the job Wednesday in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures, demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation as part of the country's international bailouts.The strike shut down local government, while workers at state-run hospitals also participated. More ...

Romans have their say on breakdown-prone mass transit agency

Europe 11/11/18, 16:31

Romans are having their say at the ballot box on their breakdown-prone, strike-plagued mass transit agency.They are voting in a referendum Sunday on whether the ATAC agency should be privatized in a bid to deliver better service.In recent years, several buses have caught fire or many buses didn't make scheduled ...

Baggage handlers’ strike grounds flights at Brussels Airport

Europe 10/29/18, 09:07

A strike by baggage handlers is disrupting flights to and from Belgium's main airport for a fifth day.Workers at the Aviapartner luggage handling company are striking to back their demands for better working conditions. The company serves major companies like Ryanair, TUI, EasyJet and British Airways.Dozens of flights to and ...

Polish national airline cancels flights amid employee strike

Europe 10/24/18, 06:35

Poland's national airline LOT is cancelling some flights as crew members strike to protest layoffs and demand better pay and working conditions.A spokesman for LOT, Konrad Majszyk, said Wednesday that over a dozen international flights from Warsaw, including to Germany and Denmark, were cancelled. Flights were also cancelled on Monday ...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

New York 10/19/18, 16:10

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it.Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would pull out of the Spectrum ...

New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

Tech 10/12/18, 10:40

New technology threatening to make some hotel jobs obsolete is among the concerns prompting thousands of Marriott workers to walk off their jobs across the U.S. in recent weeks.D. Taylor, international president of the labor union representing the workers, says Unite Here simply wants a say in how potentially game-changing ...

California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

California 10/11/18, 12:30

Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike.The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency on three years ...

Greece: Strike closes Acropolis, main museums

Europe 10/11/18, 04:41

The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees.Tourists pass outside the closed Acropolis ancient site in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 during a 24-hour strike called ...

Lyric Opera musicians go on strike, threatening opera season

Entertainment 10/09/18, 13:16

The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job Tuesday to protest cuts proposed by management.The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed opposition by the ...

Update: Hotel workers demand job security, higher wages

California 10/04/18, 15:18

The Latest on a strike by Marriott hotel workers (all times local):11:45 a.m.Workers at Marriott Hotel-owned chains in San Francisco say they are demanding job security and a wage increase to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most expensive areas in the country.Peter Chaffo, a banquet ...

Greek strike to close Acropolis, other key sites on Oct. 11

Entertainment 10/04/18, 09:39

A Greek union representing staff at the country's ancient sites and state-run museums has called a 24-hour strike for Oct. 11.The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that day along with multiple sites around Greece that are popular with tourists.The union announced the strike Thursday. It ...

Thousands of Northern California hotel workers join strike

California 10/04/18, 07:28

Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.Unite Here Local 2 union spokesman Ted Waechter says about 2,500 Marriott hotel workers were picketing outside at least seven hotels in downtown ...

School bus drivers’ strike continues with no end in sight

U.S. 10/03/18, 17:57

A strike by Providence school bus drivers that's affecting more than 9,000 Rhode Island students continued for a fifth day Wednesday, with no end in sight.Drivers picketed Wednesday near the yard where buses are kept by First Student, the private company overseeing the city's school bus operations. The drivers' union, ...

Ryanair warns earnings hurt by strikes, rising fuel cost

Europe 10/01/18, 08:18

Ryanair, Europe's biggest airline by passengers, has issued a profit warning for the year amid strikes and rising fuel prices.The low-cost carrier says Monday it has lowered its guidance by 12 percent to between 1.1 billion euros ($1.28 billion) and 1.2 billion euros for the full year.Pilot and cabin crew ...

Thousands of travelers affected in Europe by Ryanair strike

Europe 09/28/18, 05:50

Thousands of travelers in Europe saw their plans disrupted Friday after airline Ryanair cancelled 190 flights because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.A passenger stands in front of Ryanair airline check-in desks during a Ryanair employees strike at the Charleroi airport, outside Brussels, ...

Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

U.S. 09/17/18, 15:03

SEATTLE (AP) — The last of the estimated 125,000 Washington state children who missed the start of school because of teacher strikes are now all going back to class, ending a series of teacher strikes over pay raises that escalated some cases to court and state intervention.

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