strikes

Bus drivers strike in Holland

Public transport was disrupted yesterday as bus drivers employed by Connexxion went on unofficial strike on 19 routes in the Amsterdam-Zaandam region.

Israel's Ashdod port wildcat strike ends

A two-day wildcat strike in defiance of bosses and unions at the Ashdod port ended on Friday with a return to work.

Australia: Railway workers walk off over safety

Pacific National railway workers went on unofficial strike on Sunday, reportedly over safety issues.

Key workers strike over single status

The bitter dispute over single status is growing with more strike action being taken by the City Parking Attendants and members of support staff at Holbrook Primary School.

Workers strike at Iran's largest shipbuilding company

Shipbuilding in Iran

On January 30, 2007, the entrance to the Iran Sadra (SADRA- Iran Marine Industrial Co.) in its Bushehr Yards Ship Building was shut down by about 150 workers of the company in the City of Bushehr who were protesting the sacking of 38 of their colleagues as well as the short temporary contracts.

Manchester NHS workers on strike

250 employees of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust will take their first day´s strike today, Wednesday January 31st. This follows a 91.6% ballot result in favour of strike action.

Civil servants vote for national strike

PCS members on strike in 2006

Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) have overwhelmingly voted for ongoing national industrial action across the civil service as the government continue to fail to give assurances on job security, drive down pay and pursue a dogmatic policy of outsourcing and privatisation.

Union call off BA strike action

A planned three-day strike by thousands of British Airways cabin crew has been called off by the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G).

Bangladesh: 'State of Emergency' powers extended and tightened - strikes & demonstrations banned, media gagged

President Iajuddin Ahmed on Friday 26th Jan proclaimed the Emergency Powers Rules 2007 and indefinitely extended the existing state of emergency.

1978-1979: Winter of discontent

Strikers in the Winter of Discontent.

A short history of the of the widespread strike movement that occurred during the winter of 1978-1979 in Britain. The 'Winter of Discontent' marked the largest stoppage of labour since the 1926 General Strike.