Lufthansa pilot union to strike Wednesday over pay gripe

Nov 22, 2016

Lufthansa pilot union to strike Wednesday over pay gripe

A union representing pilots at Germany airline Lufthansa says it’s going on strike in a long-running dispute over pay. The Cockpit union said Monday that pilots of all short- and long-haul flights out of Germany will go on strike all of Wednesday. The union ...

Feb 25, 2016

Mizuho union follows rivals in seeking no pay hike

The labor union of Mizuho Financial Group Inc. decided Wednesday not to request a pay-scale hike at this year’s wage talks, given that the banking group has taken a battering from the central bank’s negative interest policy, sources said. The union plans to gain ...

Nov 20, 2015

Nikkei denies it proposed any changes to FT pensions

Nikkei Inc., the new owner of the Financial Times, Friday denied that it proposed any changes to the British newspaper’s pension contributions, which has reportedly led to its staff voting to go on strike. The Japanese media company said in a statement that it ...

Cabin attendant strike prompts Lufthansa to scrub 930 flights

Nov 11, 2015

Cabin attendant strike prompts Lufthansa to scrub 930 flights

Lufthansa has canceled 930 flights scheduled for Wednesday at three hubs in Germany after efforts failed to halt an ongoing strike by flight attendants. The cancellations affect 100,000 travelers going to or from Frankfurt, Munich and Duesseldorf. They were announced even as the airline ...

Air France HR exec 'almost lynched' amid job-cut protest

Oct 6, 2015

Air France HR exec 'almost lynched' amid job-cut protest

Air France’s human resources manager had his shirt stripped from his body as he was “almost lynched” on Monday by workers protesting a plan to cut 2,900 jobs from the struggling airline. Bosses were unveiling a revamped restructuring plan after pilots rejected an earlier ...

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 ...

Feb 20, 2014

Toyota regards union demand for wage increase as 'surprisingly high'

Toyota Motor Corp., the nation’s largest manufacturer and employer, says the wage increases labor unions have demanded going into annual negotiations this year are “surprisingly high.” The carmaker will wait until the negotiations are finished before saying whether it will agree to the requests, ...

Unions set to get forceful in pay demands

Feb 17, 2014

Unions set to get forceful in pay demands

The nation’s unions have started demanding wage hikes from cash-rich firms as annual pay talks get under way, setting up a rare showdown after years of drama-free labor relations. Unionists are questioning if usually quiescent workers should stick by a decades-long strategy of keeping ...

Postal union weighs new terms

Aug 20, 2013

Postal union weighs new terms

The Japan Post group’s labor union started talks Tuesday on proposed changes to the group’s employment and pay systems. The Japan Post Group Union will decide whether to accept the proposals Thursday after the discussions at a general meeting being held in the city ...