Jul 15, 2014

Strike halts Toyota's S. Africa production

Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are stopping production at South African plants as a strike in the manufacturing industry stems the supply of components. Toyota, the biggest carmaker by exports in Africa’s second-biggest economy, was to halt production of the Corolla, Hilux ...

Jul 15, 2014

Toyota, like Ford, to halt some South African output due to strike

U.S. motor company Ford has suspended production at one of its South African plants and Japanese carmaker Toyota plans to follow suit as a manufacturing workers’ strike hits suppliers of car components. The two-week-old strike by 220,000 NUMSA union members, who are seeking 12 ...

British public-sector workers stage major strike over pay and cuts

Jul 11, 2014

British public-sector workers stage major strike over pay and cuts

A major public-sector strike took place in Britain on Thursday, with hundreds of thousands of workers rallying against the government’s austerity-driven spending cuts and pay restraint measures. The strike involves a wide range of workers from teachers and civil servants to street sweepers and ...

Strike-hit Toyota India resumes 'limited' operations

Mar 26, 2014

Strike-hit Toyota India resumes 'limited' operations

Toyota Motor Corp. said it has resumed “limited production” after unionized employees at its Indian plant refused to return to work following an end to a company lockout. The workers and the company’s management at two plants near the high-tech city of Bangalore are ...

Libya's capital goes on strike over militia attack

Nov 17, 2013

Libya's capital goes on strike over militia attack

Residents of the Libyan capital launched a general strike Sunday over militia violence that killed nearly 50 people this weekend. The streets of Tripoli were deserted as the vast majority of the city’s businesses and schools were closed. Bakeries, pharmacies, hospitals and gas stations ...

Five dead as political strike grips Bangladesh

Oct 27, 2013

Five dead as political strike grips Bangladesh

At least five people were killed in nationwide clashes and trains were attacked as Bangladesh’s opposition Sunday began a strike to demand the prime minister quit and make way for polls under a caretaker government. Police said officers opened fire at protesters in the ...