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Wildcat strike at German car part manufacturer

Workers at Karmann in Osnabrueck

Workers at car parts manufacturer Karmann have walked out after being informed of 1400 job cuts no redundancy pay.

Rumours of mass picket at BMW plant in Cowley, Oxford

After job cuts were announced at a BMW Mini car plant in Oxford, it is thought that workers, angry with both the company and their union, are planning a mass picket for tomorrow morning.

More job cuts announced, more to come

As the economic recession restates its international nature, further job losses are to be announced in Jamaica and Ireland, while Swedish unemployment rate rises 14% in one month and the International Labour Organisation predicts 7.2 million workers to be made redundant in Asia in 2009.

Staythorpe builders walk out over jobs

A protestor cycles past the Staythorpe power station, Nottinghamshire.

Building workers on a new power station downed tools on unofficial strike early today, as wildcat action and protests over unemployment in the building trades and the lack of allocation of jobs to local workers spread south from the Lindsey refinery at Immingham.

Yorkshire journalists to strike over job losses

Journalists in Leeds are to hold two four-day strikes over job cuts.

Mexico: Former Nokia workers protest dismissals and actions of Manpower and Adecco agencies

On Feb. 4, a group of former employees of the Finland-based Nokia company protested outside offices of the federal labor board. The company has not paid the severance packages which are required by Mexican law to a group of 1000 workers dismissed by Nokia last November.

Energy wildcats continue to spread across the UK

Police stand by as workers protest

The wave of wildcat strike action that has swept across the UK escalated today as hundreds more workers walked out in the protest at the exclusion of British workers from jobs.

Workers occupy crystal factory for second night

Occupying workers in the Waterford reception area.

Waterford Crystal workers have spent a second night occupying the main visitor centre at the company's factory in Waterford in the Republic of Ireland.

Dismissed workers occupy factory in Poland

200 workers recently dismissed from Thomson in a Warsaw suburb occupy factory in the hopes of getting promised compensation.

International developments in airport workers' struggles

Passengers at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport during 5-day Air France strike in 2007

As recession and job losses seem imminent, airport staff across the world have been organising to oppose their negative effects.