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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Planning a general strike on Monday, a group of public employees in Erbil has formed a council to demand the government end its ... The group called for a general strike on Monday with a rally in front of the Kurdistan Region parliament and invited all civil servants to join them.
KOZHIKODE: CITU State general secretary Elamaram Kareem has informed that the general strike called by association of employees' organisations against the Central government's recruitment policy will observed 24 hours. The strike will be held from April 1 midnight to April 2 midnight. The joint strike ...

South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has called for a general strike on 25th of April against the introduction of the National Minimum Wage Bill, and the amendments proposed to Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). National Minimum Wage Bill, ...
The growth of conflict in the car works during the pre-war years represented more than simply conflicts over the size of the pay packet. After the turn of the century, it was the railway and metal-working industries in North America that sought to maximize profits through the assertion of greater control over the ...
Sanitas, the most powerful doctors' union organization in Romania, has decided to start the general strike after Easter. The employees in the public healthcare system are unhappy that the salary increases between 70% and 170% that the government announced at the beginning of March are only on paper ...
Strikes erupted afresh on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte and the return to school was delayed on Monday, after French military police tried and failed at 4 a.m. on Sunday to crush strike pickets outside the port at Longoni. Police used the trade unions' calls to temporarily halt the general strike for a ...

A day-long national general strike is scheduled in Italy on Thursday 8 March - International Women's Day - threatening the country's education and public transport sectors, including air and rail travel. Backed by Italian trade unions and the Non Una di Meno feminist movement, the strike is aligned with a ...
It's not enough to have an age limit on assault rifles and have better background checks on the buyers of guns. We need stricter regulations on gun control and should ban assault weapons. Congress is not willing to take any action and it's appalling that our children have to tell the adults what to do, so let's ...
Two hundred thousand women filled the streets of Barcelona with purple on March 8. It was International Women's Day and they were joining in Spain's first women's strike and the largest day of protest by women in Spanish history. Women of all ages chanted, smiled, sang and held onto one another. Many of the ...
The general strike was not an objective in itself, it became necessary after the closure of negotiation channels with the regional authorities. and local, “ said Muammar Amidi, secretary general of the union of basic education. Traders argue that it is not possible “to attract investment without security”. Redeyef ...
... to strike on 6 March. This follows the government's decision to debate the reform not this week but on 8 March. Last week, an estimated 2500 people joined a rally outside the territorial assembly as part of the first general strike. The president Edouard Fritch said the reform is needed to avert a catastrophe.
Feb 20, 2018-The general strike called by Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist demanding the immediate release of its cadres has affected the life of general public in Butwal on Tuesday. Transport service, industry, local market and educational institution in the area have been shutdown following the banda.
An estimated 2,500 gathered outside French Polynesia's territorial assembly at today's launch of an unlimited general strike. No caption. Photo: 123RF. The action was called in a bid to force the government to abandon its planned pension reform. However, reports said the strike, which was called by a ...
An unlimited general strike is set to start in French Polynesia tomorrow after talks between the government and unions failed to find common ground. The president Edouard Fritch has received union delegates, who last week called for industrial action in a bid to force the government to abandon its planned ...
Public service labor unions have gone on strike in Algeria, paralyzed education, health, vocational training and the telecommunications industries. Meziane Meriane, the head of the SNPEST teachers union, denounced workers' sinking purchasing power and told The Associated Press the protests ...
This year, Switzerland marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 General Strike. Although strikes were non-existent for years in the land of labour peace, Vania Alleva, president of Switzerland's largest union UNIA, says the strike is making a comeback. And on Tuesday, employees at the Swiss News Agency ...
Karnataka bandh: With no sign of the Mahadayi river row getting solved anytime soon, a number of pro-Kanadda groups and farmers have announced two bandhs in Karnataka over the next two weeks. By: FE Online | New Delhi | Published: January 22, 2018 5:56 PM. 182. Shares. Share. 25th Karnataka bandh, 25th ...

22 (Xinhua) -- The owners of commercial establishments in the Gaza Strip, together with local banks, started on Monday a general strike to protest worsening living conditions amid the ongoing blockade. This urgent appeal comes as a last resort, Head of Gaza's trade Chamber Waleed al-Husari said in an ...
Dhankuta Provincial Capital Struggle Committee called the general strike halting transportation and closing marketplaces, financial and educational institutions from 6:00am to 5: 00pm. Struggle committee coordinator Sundar Babu Shrestha said the strike would continue until the government revoked the ...
Jan 21, 2018-Agitating locals of Doti on Sunday called off the general strike enforced in the district for the past five days in view of the National Assembly. The locals said that the general strike was called off considering the NA election and that they would resort to alternative forms of protest. Doti residents are dissatisfied ...
... borrowings on the open market and without bailout provisions. The yield on Greece's 10-year bond had dropped last week to below 4 percent - its lowest in more than a decade – signaling that investors were more hopeful. Greece has seen some 50 general strikes since its economic crisis began in 2010.
They called off the general strike last Monday and decided to launch a peaceful pressure programme. However, today, they called a closure of the district saying that the government has been preparing to announce temporary capital of the province. The protesters said they have again called the district ...
TEHRAN - As demonstrations across Iran and Rojhilat continue, a call for general strike has been issued on Monday (Jan 1.) Popular protests against poverty and the regime's oppressive policies continue in Iran and Rojhilat (eastern Kurdistan region in Iran) for the fifth day. ANF media reports that ...
This interview was originally published on my blog Against Nature which is about the environment and the social effects of climate change. Go there to read more in depth interviews with the people who are thinking, planning, and fighting for our very existence on this planet. Joe Keithley is known the world ...
Workers protest outside the Teva Pharmaceutical Industries factory as the block a main road in Jerusalem on December 17, 2017. Ariel Schalit/AP. Analysis Teva relied on perks from the Israeli government, and now it's done for · Analysis Not the end for Teva, but maybe for Teva in Israel · Teva cuts 14,000 ...
On Wednesday, Avi Nissenkorn, the chairman of Israel's biggest labor union has called for a general strike following reports that Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. plans to lay off over half of its employees in Israel. "Teva's founders are turning in their graves," Mr. Nissenkorn said in a press conference.
Greek workers have walked off their jobs for a 24-hour general strike that is shutting services across the country and suspending ferry services to and from the islands. Unions called Thursday's strike to protest austerity measures that will continue beyond next year's end of Greece's third international bailout ...
Palestinians Call General Strike, Rallies to Protest Trump Jerusalem Move ... GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian secular and Islamist factions on Wednesday called a general strike and midday rallies to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, ...
Thousands of workers in Tahiti and other parts of French Polynesia joined what was originally called an “indefinite” general strike on February 15 against the government's plan to raise the pension entitlement age from 60 to 62 by the year 2020 and increase employee contributions. The proposal also ...
Amherst's deepening economic crisis prompted a remarkable upsurge of local working-class activity in the immediate post-war years. In November 1918, while the Amherst Board of Trade sponsored armistice celebrations, labour spokesmen made their first public appeals to "workers of every grade" to join ...
Amherst's deepening economic crisis prompted a remarkable upsurge of local working-class activity in the immediate post-war years. In November 1918, while the Amherst Board of Trade sponsored armistice celebrations, labour spokesmen made their first public appeals to "workers of every grade" to join ...
RAMALLAH, January 24, 2018 (WAFA) – News about the general strike that was observed on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank hit the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Wednesday. Al-Quds, al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said a general strike was observed on Tuesday in the ...
Palestinian factions renewed their rejection of the US move on Jerusalem and called for Friday to be a day of rage across the occupied Palestinian territories following the general strike which took place on Tuesday during US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel. The strike paralysed all sectors across ...
Member Secretary of Provincial Capital Stakeholder Committee Sabin Priyasan said that a pressure rally would be organised along with the general strike in Dang from 8:00 am tomorrow. “Dang should be announced the provincial capital as it has sufficient infrastructure and also lies in the centre of the ...
Shops in Ramallah remained closed on Tuesday as Palestine observed a general strike to protest a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence to Jerusalem's Old City. (WAFA photos/ Baha Nasr). RAMALLAH, January 23, 2018 (WAFA) – A general strike was observed throughout Palestine on Tuesday in ...
The residents of Doti, who had been demonstrating with the demand that Dipayal be declared the provincial capital of Province 7 since last Week, called off their general strike yesterday evening. Chairperson of Doti Chambers of Commerce and Industries Narendra Khadka said a meeting of the agitation ...
Jan 11, 2018-Normal life in Dhankuta district has been affected following a general strike on Thursday demanding the district be announced as the capital of ... Protest coordinator Sundar Babu Shrestha said that they resorted back to calling a general strike after getting hint that a Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held today ...
... pressure they're putting on the KBS president. They stated, “If president Ko Dae Young is not terminated from his position by the fourth week of January, the variety and drama staff will stop their work and return to the strike. Our general strike will not end until Ko Dae Young is removed from his position.”.
Workers protest outside the Teva Pharmaceutical Industries factory as the block a main road in Jerusalem on December 17, 2017. Ariel Schalit/AP. Analysis Teva relied on perks from the Israeli government, and now it's done for · Analysis Not the end for Teva, but maybe for Teva in Israel · Teva cuts 14,000 ...
In Greece, a nationwide 24-hour general strike has crippled key industries, including transportation, education, healthcare and shipping. The workers are protesting against a new government proposal to limit people's ability to strike, as well as against years of austerity measures. This is Christina ...
On Wednesday, Avi Nissenkorn, the chairman of Israel's biggest labor union has called for a general strike following reports that Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. plans to lay off over half of its employees in Israel. "Teva's founders are turning in their graves," Mr. Nissenkorn said in a press conference.
Palestinians Call General Strike, Rallies to Protest Trump Jerusalem Move ... GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian secular and Islamist factions on Wednesday called a general strike and midday rallies to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, ...
Greece's biggest labor unions have called a new general strike next month against bailout-linked austerity policies, as the government launches new talks with its international rescue creditors. The ADEDY civil servants' union called the December 14 strike, in which private sector unions will participate, ...
“It's always been my intention to tackle the 1926 general strike as it was a time when the possibility of a genuine revolution was in the air,” says ...
The general strike had started on September 4th, and variety shows had gone off air immediately following the start of the strike. Dramas such ...
“Everyone call into work tomorrow, because general strike, fuck this country,” said Blake Schwarzenbach, Jawbreaker's singer and guitar player ...
Barcelona, Spain • Trade unions in Catalonia led a general strike Tuesday that closed down businesses and blocked highways to protest ...
People shout slogans as they wave Catalan pro-independence 'Estelada' flags during a protest in Barcelona on October 2, a day after ...
Hundreds of thousands of people filled Barcelona's streets on Tuesday to protest Spanish police forces' militant response to the independence ...
Demonstrators shouted insults outside police stations, motorways were cut off and public services ground to a near-halt as a general strike ...


 

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