Public service workers in Greece have gone on strike, for the second time in two months, to defend their pensions.
The strikes have virtually paralysed the country as workers nation-wide seek to defend their pensions and protest against a government that has broken its promises.
Bus drivers at RapidPenang in Malaysia ended a one-day wildcat strike last week after talks with management.
Drivers demonstrated outside the Sungai Nibong bus depot during the strike, demanding increases in salaries and incentives, and for outstanding traffic summonses to be settled by RapidPenang.
Bus drivers from the La Louvière depot walked out on Tuesday after a colleague was robbed at gunpoint.
The strikes come a week after rail workers launched wildcat action after two colleagues were assaulted. Workers voted 29 to 24 in favour of strike action, agreeing that there would be no blockades or impediments to non-strikers.
Bus drivers have been on strike, while the death of a blogger prompted protests and a taxi drivers protest in Hubei proviince.
A protest against a landfill site which is expanding into urban areas in Tianmen, Hubei province led to violence as protestors were attacked by Chengguang (City Management Officers).
Some 400 strikers fought overnight with police who tried to prevent them occupying group headquarters.
Workers at Carsud, the bus transport system for the capital Nouméa and surrounding areas, went on strike over the dismisal of a colleague for gross misconduct. Workers began a general strike, rotating between different regions, on January 9th.
Hundreds of bus drivers are staging their first in a series of strikes in a long-running row over working hours.
More than 375 Six Wilts and Dorset bus company drivers were walking out at midnight after talks failed.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union members at the Blandford, Bournemouth, Lymington, Poole, Ringwood and Swanage depots will strike for 24 hours in a protest against "excessive" working hours and are planning further walkouts on 8, 16 and 21 January.
Thousands of Greek workers have joined a 24-hour strike in protest against reforms which could jeapordise pensions and jobs.
Launched by Greece's two largest unions, the strike has affected all public services, hospitals, banks, courts and airports. All flights out of Athens airport have been grounded after air traffic controllers, pilots and flight crews walked out, and ferry and metro systems across the country have been hit.
Italy's biggest transport strike in 25 years forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, idled trains, anchored ships, and stalled buses across the country on Friday.
Aero-news.net reported that Italian carrier Alitalia canceled 217 domestic and international flights before a four-hour walkout by pilots, flight crew and ground staff beginning at 11 am. Air One, Italy's number two carrier, only guaranteed nine flights there.
The Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Vahed) Union, issued a statement of solidarity with the French transport workers.
In the statement, issued on November 23, 2007, workers say "[we] have learned that the French government along with their capitalist allies has pummeled your retirements rights that had been gained over many years of struggle."
"Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company Syndicate unequivocally supports your great cause and let it be heard that your struggle is the struggle of all workers of the world.
In Poland bus drivers held a one day wildcat strike against the appointment of a new director who wants the workers to purchase the company.
On Thursday November 22, a wildcat occupational strike was held in the bus company PKS-Lomza. 200 of the 250 workers there went on strike. 50 workers who are part of the Solidarity union were surprised by the action and didn't support it.
The workers protested against the dismissal of the director Adam Wykowski on Wednesday night. Workers striking on behalf of a fired director?