Labor union, airport avert midnight London Heathrow strike

Business Aug 5, 2019

Labor union, airport avert midnight London Heathrow strike

Heathrow Airport officials and labor union leaders averted the start of a two-day strike by workers at Europe's busiest airport, agreeing Sunday to keep on talking with a mediator's help for at least another day. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow had planned ...

Ryanair tells ranks it has 900 more pilots and crew than needed

Business Aug 1, 2019

Ryanair tells ranks it has 900 more pilots and crew than needed

Ryanair has 500 more pilots and 400 more cabin crew than needed, and job losses will be announced in the coming weeks, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told staff in a video message vimeo.com/350780012/5abde31242. The comments come less than two years after Europe's biggest budget airline ...

Walmart workers strike over retailer's robot push in Chile

Business Jul 11, 2019

Walmart workers strike over retailer's robot push in Chile

Walmart Inc. is facing a strike by thousands of workers in South America amid the retail giant's push to increase automation at its physical stores. About 17,000 Walmart workers in Chile went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday after labor talks between the company and ...

Business Jul 9, 2019

Amazon Minnesota warehouse workers plan Prime Day strike

Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers in Minnesota plan to strike during the online retailer's summer sales extravaganza, a sign that labor unrest persists even after the company committed to paying all employees at least $15 an hour last year. Workers at a Shakopee, Minnesota, fulfillment center ...

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 ...

Younger animators still struggling amid anime boom

Culture May 8, 2019

Younger animators still struggling amid anime boom

by Matt Schley

By all outward appearances, Japan's animation industry is thriving. A recent report by The Association for Japanese Animations indicates the industry's worth as a whole topped over ¥2 trillion in 2017 — a new record. International streaming services like Netflix and Crunchyroll have begun ...