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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.

Construction workers occupy factory in Chicago

Angry United Electrical union members, including many immigrants, have occupied their Chicago window factory demanding an improved severance package.

More wildcats at Brighton bin depot

Bin workers in Brighton staged a wildcat walkout yesterday and have threatened strikes in the new year in protest of new rounds and redundancies.

New round of cuts hit news media

Union activity remains low in the media as more job losses are announced across the industry following a continuing advertising slump and falling profits - but more workforces are beginning to stand up to be counted.

Chinese factory workers riot

overturned police car in Dongguan.

More unrest in China following further layoffs in the industrial heartland.

Unpaid textile workers clash with riot police in Athens

Textile workers from 4 factories of the Lanaras Industry marched in Athens to demand 4 months unpaid wages, delivery of funding promises by the state and recall of 1,200 layoffs. Efforts to enter the Ministry of Economics were met with police repression.