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National transport strike hits Belgium

2014-12-15 12:15

A national strike is crippling Belgium, with flights grounded, trains at a standstill and businesses across the country blocked by picket lines.

Zim doctors threaten strike over pay cuts

2014-12-09 07:33

Hospital doctors in Zimbabwe have warned they will go on strike again if threats to cut their monthly salaries by more than one third are carried out.

German pilots' union calls Lufthansa strike

2014-12-01 10:03

German pilots' union VC is calling a strike at carrier Deutsche Lufthansa after talks over early retirement benefits have broke down.

Israel unions to start minimum wage talks

2014-11-24 08:57

Israel's finance minister will start negotiations with a labour federation in a bid to avert a national strike over demands to sharply raise the minimum wage.

Post Office not quite there yet

2014-11-21 09:51

The SA Post Office has reached a settlement with two out of three unions, while operations are back to normal at most Gauteng mail sorting centres.

German rail strike may re-ignite

2014-11-19 16:15

A railways strike that sullied Germany's reputation for cool efficiency may re-ignite, with a second union warning it will halt trains if its demands are not met.

Taxi strikes choke economic drive - chamber

2014-11-18 07:00

Recurring taxi strikes and threats of more protest action are hampering economic growth, says the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Taxi strike: your reactions

2014-11-17 12:24

Commuters have taken to social media to express their frustration over the taxi strike that has left scores of people in Gauteng stranded without warning.

Post office strike hits charities hard

2014-11-15 12:12

The South African Institute of Fundraising has lamented the ongoing postal strike, saying it could cost charities millions in donations.

Ford hits brakes on SA prospects over strikes

2014-11-14 06:00

Ford is hesitant about investing further in its South African operation because of repeated production stoppages caused by strikes, says boss Jeff Nemeth.

Lonmin results dominated by strike impact

2014-11-10 13:36

The five-month strike in the platinum sector has caused a loss of 391 000 saleable ounces over the last financial year, mining company Lonmin reports.

German rail strike costs more than €100m

2014-11-09 16:30

A strike by Germany's train drivers will cost German rail operator Deutsche Bahn more than €100m, its chief executive tells a German newspaper.

German train drivers to face legal action

2014-11-06 14:11

German state-owned railway operator Deutsche Bahn will take legal action against a train drivers' union staging a four-day strike.

French farmers dump manure in protest

2014-11-05 10:00

A group of more than 300 farmers have dumped around 100 tonnes of manure and rotten vegetables in Chartres in protest at falling food prices.

Illegal MyCiti strike ends

2014-10-31 17:29

The illegal strike by MyCiti bus drivers is over, the City of Cape Town says, the bus service will be fully operational as from this afternoon.

Cwele: Lagging price hikes hit Post Office

2014-10-31 14:24

Lagging price rises at the Post Office are a key reason for its poor performance in recent years, says Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

The folly of strikes

2014-10-30 07:51

If you want a job, you sometimes need to accept a step backwards, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece's labour unions to hold mass strike

2014-10-24 17:27

Greece's biggest labour unions have called a 24-hour walkout to protest against planned layoffs and pension reform demanded by international lenders.

The truth behind the Post Office fiasco

2014-10-24 10:00

Sapo has been badly damaged - not by greedy workers and belligerent unions, but by mismanagement, says Terry Bell in his Inside Labour column.

Where the blame lies for Post Office debacle

2014-10-23 07:09

The eleven-week Post Office strike is a symptom of years of mismanagement, corruption and fraud, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Lufthansa pilots threaten more strikes

2014-10-21 14:45

Lufthansa pilots threatened to call further strikes this week after the latest stoppage in a dispute over retirement benefits grounded two-thirds of its flights.

NUM members strike at Glencore coal mine

2014-10-20 16:26

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have downed tools at the Koornfontein coal mine operated by Glencore, due to a wage dispute.

Lufthansa pilots to ground planes

2014-10-19 18:43

German pilots' union has called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 and Being 737 planes over retirement benefits.

Ramatlhodi: Platinum strike wake-up call for all

2014-10-08 11:15

The cost of the prolonged platinum strike to the mining industry and the economy was beyond words, says Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

Final nail in the coffin

2014-10-03 15:00

SA can ill afford yet another crippling wage strike, says Mzwandile Jacks.

 

Protracted strike hits Implats earnings

2014-12-09 09:34

Impala Platinum is expecting its earnings to be 20% lower primarily due to lower production from its Rustenburg operations.

Lufthansa cancels 1 350 flights as pilots strike

2014-12-01 15:15

Lufthansa plans to cancel about 1 350 of its scheduled flights over the next two days after the German airline's pilots launched their ninth strike this year.

Greece paralysed by major strike

2014-11-27 12:30

Greek labour unions have staged a 24-hour strike that cancelled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrupted local transport.

Belgian strike to hit trains, Antwerp port

2014-11-21 15:18

A strike in parts of Belgium is expected to disrupt rail services and one of Europe's largest ports as workers voice their anger over austerity measures.

Weary Italy vents its rage in spate of strikes

2014-11-20 09:45

People worn down by years of economic stagnation and austerity are suddenly giving vent to their frustrations with a spate of strikes and spontaneous protests.

Taxi protest disruptions unfair - Peters

2014-11-18 19:36

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says the traffic disruption in Johannesburg caused by a taxi strike was "not fair".

Striking taxi drivers pull passengers from cars

2014-11-17 14:47
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A strike by Gauteng minibus taxi drivers has turned ugly after highways were blockaded and passengers allegedly pulled out of vehicles, according to a report.

Gauteng taxi strike to affect bus service

2014-11-17 09:41

A taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg was expected to also disrupt the Reya Vaya bus service, Johannesburg metro police have said.

Courier comparison site aims to ease post office woes

2014-11-14 14:28

The South African Post Office strikes have made it challenging to deliver documents and parcels but an e-commerce firm hopes to help ease this problem.

Lonmin to cut R2bn of costs

2014-11-10 18:26

Lonmin says it will cut more than R2bn of costs and set a higher hurdle for new projects after being dragged into the red this year by a bruising five-month strike.

Lonmin posts $326m loss after strike

2014-11-10 10:15

Lonmin has met analysts' forecasts with a $326m annual pre-tax loss, hurt by a five-month mining strike.

German rail strike set to continue

2014-11-07 10:00

A German court has dismissed an attempt by rail operator Deutsche Bahn to halt a nationwide strike that has paralysed the country.

French farmers hand out veg in protest

2014-11-05 16:29

Flanked by mountains of potatoes in a central Paris square, irate farmers have handed out free fruit and vegetables in a protest against cheap imported produce.

More rail strikes loom in Germany

2014-11-04 08:49

Negotiations between German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and the train drivers' union have collapsed in acrimony, raising the threat of further strikes.

Illegal MyCiti strike over

2014-10-31 16:33

The illegal strike by MyCiti bus drivers is over, the City of Cape Town has announced.

MyCiti bus service on Cape Town route suspended

2014-10-30 08:40

MyCiti bus services on the Table View route have been suspended as a wildcat strike by drivers continued.

Implats not yet at full production

2014-10-29 11:15

Impala Platinum's operations have yet to return to full production due to four fatal accidents, and after being hit this year by a five-month strike.

Amplats operations shake off strike blues

2014-10-24 12:47

Anglo American Platinum has resumed full production a month earlier than scheduled as operations bounced back from a five-month strike.

Pilots propose talks with Lufthansa over pay

2014-10-23 14:45

The German pilots' union has proposed restarting talks with Lufthansa over pay and early retirement benefits but does not rule out further strikes.

Post Office strike deal is off for now

2014-10-21 15:05

A grassroots rebellion by union members has apparently stalled the deal brokered by the telecommunications minister to end the Post Office strike.

Push to curb smaller unions in Germany

2014-10-20 20:00

A succession of strikes by German pilots and train drivers has left companies, politicians and travellers pushing for measures to curb the power of smaller unions.

Lufthansa pilots to embark on eighth strike

2014-10-20 09:16

Lufthansa has cancelled flights after a pilots union called for a strike, adding to travellers' misery after millions were stranded by a train drivers' stoppage.

Tullow says talks resolve industrial action

2014-10-12 17:30

Tullow Oil says talks to resolve "limited industrial action" in north Kenya have been successfully concluded and the staff affected are returning to work.

Europe transport strike woes grow

2014-10-07 13:10

Workers on London's underground train system will be adding to Europe's transport strike troubles when they down tools over plans to close ticket outlets and cut jobs.

Final nail in the coffin

2014-10-03 14:58

SA can ill afford yet another crippling wage strike, says Mzwandile Jacks.

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