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1894 - The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, called a general strike in sympathy with Pullman workers. 1919 - The New York Daily News was first published.
BRATISLAVA, June 26 (Xinhua) -- A six-day general strike at Volkswagen Slovakia (VW SK) has ended Sunday after the trade union and the company management agreed on a deal after negotiations, VW SK spokesperson Lucia Kovarovic Makayova ...

Ilam, June 24: Life in Darjeeling has been thrown out of gear after the continuation of prolonged general strike since about more than a week.
The declining industry led to lower wages and increasingly bitter trades disputes causing a general strike in 1926. Miners went on strike to gain better pay and conditions and were joined by other trade unions.
war on vested interestsSharing benefits is the place to start for labor reform The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions called for a general strike on June 30.
The study of the first general strike in Sri Lanka agitating for recognition of Trade Union rights seventy years ago is an opportunity for present governments, politicians, trade unionists and state officials to learn.

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions called for a general strike on June 30. Tens of thousands of its members are expected to join the strike nationwide.
Finland is in the middle of its 100th anniversary of independence and various celebrations of the country's cultural history and achievements abound.
A tourist looks on as security personnel stop the supporters of the GJM during a protest amid a general strike in Darjeeling.
Google+. Participants in National general strike Day rally held at Washington Square Park in New York, New York on February 17, 2017.
A tourist looks on as security personnel stop the supporters of the GJM during a protest amid a general strike in Darjeeling.
Calcutta High Court today ruled theindefinite general strike, called by a regional party in the hills ofDarjeeling, as illegal.
Tens of thousands of people marched yesterday in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, in solidarity with strikes and clashes in the Rif region that have led to protests in cities across the country.
Transport, educational institutions, factories and industries were hit hard due to the general strike on the second day in Saptari.
Afro-Colombian communities led a two-day civic strike in the city of Buenaventura. (Olivia Plato). Little-noticed by the English-language media, the Colombian city of Buenaventura was brought to a standstill by a weeks-long civic strike, in which ...
The GJM bandh picked up steam on Tuesday with help from a strike in the tea industry. India Updated: Jun 13, 2017 14:35 IST. Pramod Giri Hindustan Times, Darjeeling.
A man walks past closed shops during a general strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling. Thousands of tourists fled the hill resort after local activists demanding the creation of a new state warned that a general strike could ...

Accusing the government of failing to address its demands including an amendment to the Constitution, the RJP-N has announced fresh protests, as part of which it enforced a general strike in Tarai districts on Tuesday. In Janakpur, educational ...
Guevara called a general strike the day before, according to El Nacional newspaper, of a strategy to 'escalate pressure, ... until another institution of public power join them or until the FANB (Bolivarian National armed forces) withdraws its Support ...
BIRATNAGAR: Biratnagar witnessed mixed impact of general strike called by Rastriya Janata Party Nepal on Tuesday. The party has called general strike locally known as banda demanding the postponement of June28 local polls, the amendment of the ...
Kolkata (AFP) - Thousands of tourists fled the Indian hill resort of Darjeeling on Monday (June 1 2) after separatists warned that a general strike could degenerate into violence. Hundreds of troops and riot police patrolled the streets of the famed ...
Locals in Janakpur are facing the brunt of general strike called by Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal aimed at disrupting the second phase of local level elections slated for June 28.
Brazil's trade union confederations have called for a new general strike to shut down the country's largest cities on June 30 in protest at neoliberal labour and retirement pension reforms, as well as to demand the resignation of unelected president ...
Bengali students' Council has called for a dawn-to-dusk general strike in the three hill districts on Sunday demanding punishment of those involved in the murder of a Jubo League leader in Rangamati's Langadu.
A series of wildcat strikes called by political parties during the past few days has cast a shadow on the new industrial policy that pivots on projecting the State as one of the 10 prime investment destinations in the country.
They along other unions opposed the decision and participated in the all India level general strike twice during the Congress-led UPA rule and also as many times during the tenure of current government.
If the tea gardens are closed it may politically benefit those parties but will not benefit the workers in any way". She also declared as illegal the proposed 12-hour general strike called by the unions on June 13 in the tea garden-based areas in the ...
A Palestinian citizen of Israel was shot dead by an Israeli security guard during clashes in the Palestinian-majority town of Kafr Qasim in central Israel on Monday night.
Parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir remained under curfew Friday, while general strikes were being staged in other areas after Kashmiri separatists called for strike to protest the Tuesday killing of a civilian by government forces during a search ...
The headquarters of Brazil's trade unions have issued a call for a new general strike to shut down Brazil's largest cities on June 30th, to protest neoliberal labor and retirement pension reforms, as well as demand the resignation of president Michel ...
Ramallah, June 7 (Petra) -- Palestinians in most territories occupied in 1948, Wednesday observe a general strike protesting the crime committed by the Israeli police in Kafr Qasim.
The headquarters of Brazil's trade unions have issued a call for a new general strike to shut down Brazil's largest cities on June 30, to protest neoliberal labor and retirement pension reforms, as well as demand the resignation of unelected president ...
The projected majority fits with a Cevipof survey for Le Monde on Friday, and would be the strongest since voters rallied behind former president and wartime hero De Gaulle in 1968 after student revolts and nationwide general strikes. The conservative ...
Afro-Colombian communities in the city of Buenaventura just suspended a weeks-long general strike over their inhumane living conditions, which have left them without access to adequate hospitals, schools, jobs or drinking water.
A general strike has been called in Madi of Chitwan in connection with the death of two girls in Ramrajyapur on Tuesday. The transportation along Bharatpur - Madi route was shutdown from early morning as part of the strike, according to District police ...
In news from Colombia, Amnesty International is condemning the Colombian government for its repression and excessive use of force in the port city of Buenaventura, where Afro-Colombian residents are on their 21st day of a general strike to protest the ...
The Colombian government must halt its excessive use of force against protestors taking part in the general strike in Buenaventura, Amnesty International said today.
In 2016, working days lost to strikes was just 322,000, a tiny fraction of the 29m in 1979 and the all-time high of 162m in 1926, the year of the general strike. Even during the Second World War, when emergency legislation in effect banned strikes, the ...
government defends police actions as general strike starts in Morocco. Morocco's government has said it will discuss protests in the northern city of of El Hoceima after criticism of arrests of demonstrators.
Manx nationalist party Mec Vannin says it will next year commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Manx general strike. The strike which began on July 3, 1918, and aused the unprecedeted postponement of the Tynwald Day ceremony on July 5. The ultimate ...
IMPHAL, May 30: Normal life was partially affected here today due to a 48-hour general strike which began last midnight called to protest killing of a youth.
Listen | Print. By Ken Hanly yesterday in Business · Montreal - Unions representing 175,00 construction workers in Quebec launched a general strike shutting down major construction projects in Quebec after months of failed labour negotiations.
Even though there have been many general strikes in Greece in the past 10 years, the one on May 17 stands out as one of the most successful.
Thirty years ago, more than 250,000 workers across British Columbia walked off the job as part of a general strike against new provincial labour legislation.
ESTRIN: Well, he's going to be doing the things that visiting US presidents tend to do when they come here. Meanwhile, Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday.
Trade union of the hills and plains under the aegis of Joint Forum today said a general strike would be called on June 13 in the North Bengal region to demand for implementation of the Minimum Wage Act in the tea gardens.
Employees of Romania's Air Traffic Services Administration - ROMATSA will go on general strike on May 30 for an unlimited period, Gabriel Tudorache, the leader of the Romanian Air Traffic Services Union (ATSR), said yesterday.
Business owners along a stretch of Notre-Dame Street West in Montreal's Saint-Henri neighbourhood are worried a prolonged general strike by construction workers could make an already bad situation worse. Major construction projects across Quebec are ...
Major construction projects across Quebec are on hold indefinitely after unions representing 175,000 construction workers launched a general unlimited strike following months of failed labour negotiations.
Ramallah, Tel Aviv - Palestinians began a general strike on Monday in all areas of the occupied Palestinian Territories, including the Gaza Strip and the diaspora, in solidarity with the hunger-striking prisoners, who have now entered the 36th day of ...


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