Business May 27, 2019

Dutch judge rules Schiphol trains must run during strike

A Dutch judge Sunday ruled against plans by the country's largest trade union to allow train drivers serving Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport to join a country-wide strike. Thousands of bus, train and tram drivers are expected strike on Tuesday in protest at government plans to ...

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

Business Apr 29, 2019

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

A further 110,000 air passengers faced being left grounded after Scandinavian carrier SAS on Sunday canceled 1,213 flights as pilot strike action spiraled. Pilots demanding better pay and conditions walked off the job in Sweden, Denmark and Norway on Friday and the disruption is now ...

Ryanair strikes widen as German pilots vote for stoppages

Business Jul 31, 2018

Ryanair strikes widen as German pilots vote for stoppages

German pilots working for Ryanair have overwhelmingly voted to strike as they push for collective labor agreements at Europe's largest low-cost carrier, their union said on Monday, adding to Ryanair's recent strike woes. Ryanair management had met with the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilot union in ...

French strike brings second day of rail chaos

World / Politics Apr 5, 2018

French strike brings second day of rail chaos

Millions of French commuters suffered a second day of travel chaos on Wednesday as striking rail workers locked horns with President Emmanuel Macron's government in a dispute over reforming the state-owned SNCF railways. Commuters in and around Paris pushed their way onto the few trains ...

Business Jun 2, 2016

French nuclear plants, trains on strike over labor bill

Workers are on strike at most French nuclear plants and the national rail service to protest the proposed abolition of some labor protections. Members of the CGT union at 16 of France's 19 nuclear plants, which provide the majority of the country's electricity, voted for ...

London's commuters make do as strike shuts subway system

Business Jul 10, 2015

London's commuters make do as strike shuts subway system

Thursday's transportation choices in London were: take a hike, ride a bike, try to find a bus you like. Millions of commuters jammed buses, rented bicycles or simply walked for miles to and from work as a 24-hour strike shut down the British capital's famed ...

Chinese workers emboldened by strikes

Asia Pacific Apr 7, 2015

Chinese workers emboldened by strikes

by Didi Tang

Timid by nature, Shi Jieying took a risk last month and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbag factory, one of a surging number of such labor protests across China. Riot police flooded into the factory compound, broke up the strike and hauled ...