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Tourists face travel chaos as national strike begins across France

Tourists face travel chaos as national strike begins across France

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Travellers heading to and from France face five days of chaos due to a general strike across the country over pension reform.Flights, trains and buses will all be hit by the biggest wave of industrial action the country has faced for decades - which begins on Thursday. There are no tickets available on Eurostar trains until Tuesday, with the company saying it has cancelled almost 100 services between now and then. Image: Flights, trains and buses will all be hit by the national strike Image: Many airlines have cancelled flights to and from France Airlines including Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair have opted to cancel many of their flights to and from France, while Air Fran...

Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday

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Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailerByThe Associated PressNovember 29, 2019, 10:15 AM1 min read Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer. Union ver.di said Friday that the walkouts began overnight at six distribution centers across the country, with some due to last until Tuesday. Union representative Orhan Akman said Amazon staff want to send a signal that their work can’t be bought with the kind of extreme discounts Amazon offers around this time of the year. Akman also accused the company of putting “extreme pressure” on staff that’s causing som
Iraq protesters block some roads amid strike call

Iraq protesters block some roads amid strike call

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Iraqi anti-government protesters close some roads in response to influential cleric’s call for strikeBy QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressNovember 17, 2019, 10:16 AM3 min read Anti-government protesters blocked roads with burning tires in parts of central and southern Iraq on Sunday, halting traffic and paralyzing work following a call for a national strike. In the southern port city of Basra and in cities like Nasiriyah, Amara and Kut, protesters set tires ablaze to close off roads, keeping employees from reaching their work places. Schools, universities and other institutions closed for the day. In parts of Baghdad, particularly the sprawling Sadr City neighborhood, protesters sat in the middle of the streets to prevent employees from getting to their workplaces. They also blocked roads
German airline Lufthansa grounds 1,300 flights amid flight attendant strike

German airline Lufthansa grounds 1,300 flights amid flight attendant strike

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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- German airline Lufthansa grounded 1,300 flights on Thursday as thousands of flight attendants launched a strike. The strike over pay, pensions and working conditions is expected to last through Friday evening and affects about 180,000 passengers, NPR reported. The flight attendants' union, UFO, agreed to preliminary talks over the weekend but was not expected to end the strike early. UFO issued a statement accusing the airline of not working with them earlier to avoid the need for a strike. "Instead of averting the strike, plans were changed on a massive scale and additional standby services were acquired for the day of the strike," the union said. Lufthansa condemned the strike in a statement before it took effect and offered affected customers the opportunity to rebook ...
Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

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Royal Mail is seeking a High Court injunction to stop a postal strike, claiming that the ballot of workers had "potential irregularities".The company said it would make a formal application on Friday that the strike ballot "was unlawful and, therefore, null and void".A strike threatens to disrupt postal voting in the run-up to the general election as well as Christmas post.The Communications Workers Union says it "refutes" Royal Mail's claim.The ballot of 100,000 Royal Mail staff was held over job security and terms. No dates for a strike have yet been set.Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) last month voted by 97% in favour of a nationwide strike, saying the company had failed to adhere to an employment deal agreed last year. Royal Mail rej...