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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.

Alitalia wildcat grounds 114 flights

A wildcat strike by Alitalia workers Thursday forced the Italian flagship airline to cancel 114 flights.

Britain heading for 'unemployment bloodbath'

Britain faces an unemployment "bloodbath" in the new year with many tens of thousands of jobs axed in the public and private sectors.

Christmas strikes could hit Royal Mail

Workers in Coventry, Crewe, Liverpool, Stockport, Bolton and Oxford are threatening 24-hour strike action on Friday over the proposed merger of some depots. The Communication Workers Union says 500 jobs could be lost and has challenged Royal Mail to negotiate.

Troubled airline Alitalia sold

Italian national airline Alitalia, after a long period of agony, will survive at the expense of its workers and taxpayers.