A national strike against austerity measures by Portuguese labor unions on Thursday shut down many public services.
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Greek workers begin a nationwide strike in protest against the “sudden death” of public broadcaster ERT, which was switched off in the middle of the night by the government.
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Amazon’s German workers yesterday walked off the job in a one-day strike to demand higher wages.
The union is pushing the online retailer to adopt wage agreements similar to those governing retail and mail-order workers, which include Christmas bonuses and extra pay for working nights, Sundays and holidays. The agreements could mean as much as 9,000 euros ($11,700) more annually for Amazon workers.
Amazon says its distribution warehouses in Germany are logistics centers, and employees are already paid on the upper end of what workers in that industry earn.
Ver.di represents some 2,000 workers in Leipzig and 3,300 employees at Amazon’s Bad Hersfeld center. They staged a first strike earlier this month.
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Tens of thousands of workers from Germany’s engineering, metalworking, and electrical industries have downed their tools in a series of rolling strikes during the past week in order to press for a better pay package.
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Thousands of miners remained on strike at two shafts in South Africa’s Marikana platinum mine on Tuesday, operator Lonmin Plc said, revising an earlier statement that they had gone back to work.
Disruptions at Marikana are particularly closely watched as it was the site where 34 striking miners were shot dead by police last August in South Africa’s deadliest security incident since the end of apartheid in 1994.
Workers affiliated to the militant Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) refused to go underground on Tuesday, demanding the closure of the offices of a rival union, said the mining group. . .
Glaring income disparities and grinding poverty in the shantytowns around the platinum mines have also fueled the violence.
Tags: austerity, Greece, protest, strike, workers
Greek workers are planning to walk off the job tomorrow in a nationwide anti-austerity strike.
“The (strike) is our answer to the dead-end policies that have squeezed the life out of workers, impoverished society and plunged the economy into recession and crisis,” said the private sector union GSEE, which is organizing the walkout with its public sector sister union ADEDY.
“Our struggle will continue for as long as these policies are implemented,” it said.
Tags: protest, scabs, Stop & Shop, strike, workers
The United Food & Commercial Workers, the union representing some 40,000 Stop & Shop [ht: sm] workers, is preparing for a potential strike later this month. In response, the company, with more than 250 grocery stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, opened 14 recruitment sites across the region with the goal of hiring “replacement workers.”
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Actually, a follow-up to two different protests of the day. . .