strikes

Somalia: bus drivers on strike

Bus and truck drivers in central Somalia were on strike yesterday following a hike in local taxes

Vietnam: 3,000 factory workers wildcat

A Vietnamese furniture factory

3,000 workers at a furniture factory in southern Vietnam have downed tools and walked out over low pay, state media and company officials report.

Canada: Paper mill workers end wildcat strike

St. Anne Nackawic mill

Staff at the Nackawic paper mill returned to work on Tuesday following an unofficial walkout over hiring practices.

Super Size My Pay - Fast food workers in New Zealand organise for better pay and conditions, 2005-6

Super-size my pay!

In New Zealand, hundreds of fast food workers waged an innovative campaign called Super-Size My Pay during 2005-06. This is one worker's overview and analysis of the campaign.

France: wildcat strike at Airbus plant in Méaulte

Airbus plant

French workers at Airbus and one of its sub-contractors have launched wildcat strikes after a plan for job losses across Europe was unveiled.

West Virginia: 300 teachers call in sick in pay dispute

Morgontown High School

As strikes are illegal, hundreds of school workers in Monongalia County went on sick-out on Tuesday giving school children the day off as all state schools were forced to shut.

Guernsey: Airport staff win union recognition with wildcat strike

Grounded: Flybe aircraft at Guernsey airport

Over 30 security workers with Group 4 Securicor stopped work on Tuesday and blocked Guernsey airport's departure lounge until bosses signed a recognition agreement with the T&G.

France: Victory for KFC workers

Striking KFC workers in New Zealand, December 2005

After a three-day strike non-unionised workers at the Saint-Denis Basilique branch of KFC won a series of concessions from management.

India: Strike of 10,000 tailors enters seventh day

Tailors in Tirupur

The indefinite strike of thousands of garment workers in Tirupur for a wage increase continues this week.

Six days of strikes set for Staffordshire post

Burslem sorting office

Strike action is scheduled at the Royal Mail from 8-10 and 12-14 March if a is worker victimised for involvement in an earlier strike.