South African Metal Workers to Strike Over Wages

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A metal workers’ union in South Africa is set to strike at ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) on Wednesday after a deadlock in wage negotiations. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said on Monday that it has provided …

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South Korean Samsung Workers Protest Wage Hikes

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Samsung Electronics workers filed a complaint with the labor authority against Samsung management for reviving “its non-union management” policy. “The labor-management council’s negotiations are illegal, in violation of Article 33 and Article 5 of the Workers’ Participation Act,” the union …

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Greek Labor Day Protests Held over Energy Prices

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Large groups of workers joined the Labor Day rallies at Klafthmonos and Syntagma Squares in central Athens on Sunday to protest against soaring energy and food prices. General Confederation of Greek Workers had called its member organizations on a 24-hour …

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Angry Demonstrators Shut an Oil Refinery in Iraq

A large number of people, the majority of them university graduates, protested at an oil refinery in southern Iraq on Wednesday to mark a general strike over unemployment. The protestors gathered in front of Al-Gharraf oilfield in southern Dhi Qar …

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Greek Workers Strike Over High Prices, Low Wages

Public services were halted as thousands of Greek workers staged a general strike that lasted 24 hours to demand higher wages amid soaring electricity and food prices. More than 10,000 people marched through Athens on Wednesday in two demonstrations, while …

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Peruvian Protesters Fight with Police

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Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Tuesday lifted a lockdown he’d imposed on Lima to curb violent protests against inflation, but demonstrators have continued to clash with police. In the central region of Huanuco, police and protesters clashed as some protesters …

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Norway Labor Unions Threaten Strike

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Thousands of laborers in Norway could go on strike on April 1 if no new deal is reached for their wages and conditions.  An estimated 28,500 laborers from shipyards, fabrication yards, and manufacturing plants may go on strike, a report …

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