Jun 17, 2015

Hundreds of workers at supplier to Uniqlo strike over firings

Hundreds of factory workers at a Chinese supplier to Fast Retailing Co. are striking over the dismissal of some of the employees, forcing production to shut down, a labor rights group said. All of the about 900 workers at Artigas Clothing & Leatherwear Co. ...

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Dec 16, 2014

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Workers went on strike at German sites of Amazon Monday to increase pressure on the U.S. online retail giant during the busy Christmas period in a long-running pay dispute. Around 2,300 employees took part in the work stoppage at five of the company’s nine ...

Dec 9, 2014

Sierra Leone junior doctors strike for better Ebola care

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone went on strike Monday to demand better treatment for health workers who become infected with Ebola, a health official said. The association representing junior doctors asked the government to make sure life-saving equipment, like dialysis machines, is available to ...

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 ...