Belgium: Strikes across rail network

Last Thursday a wildcat strike by train drivers at the Belgian station of Termonde lead to the cancellation of many services, a spokesman for the railway claimed not to know what had triggered the unofficial action.

Guinean general strike continues as martial law relaxed


Life is slowly returning to relative normality in Guinea now that the government has eased a curfew imposed after nationwide unrest, but the general strike is ongoing.

Egypt's wildcat strike wave continues unabated

Striking textile workers in Kafr el-Dawwar - photo by Dan Morrison on

As reported previously on libcom, tens of thousands of workers in Egypt continue to defy their unions and the government in the nation's state-owned industries to strike and occupy their workplaces.

Kashmir: Public sector workers continue strike, French NGO MSF threatens strikers.

Striking public sector workers in Poonch, Kashmir

Public sector workers in Kashmir continue strike action to attempt to force the government not to renege on promises it made to workers after the 2005 earthquake. The French-based NGO Médecins Sans Frontières has threatened striking health workers at one of its district hospitals with dismissal if they continue the strike.

The Wapping printers' dispute, 1986-7 - Sam Lowry

Wapping printers' strike, 1986-87.

A short history of a strike and subsequent lockout by printers in the Wapping area of London, which began in the winter of 1986 and ended just over a year later. The strike marked one of the last major confrontations of the 1980s between workers and employers in the UK.

Strike at Russian Ford plant

Ford workers in St. Petersburg vote for strike action

A strike halted production on Wednesday at U.S. car maker Ford's plant near St Petersburg, one of the biggest in Russia owned by a foreign auto maker, after a months-long dispute over pay and conditions.

TV bosses bank scripts due to writers strike threat

TV studio execs in the US might try to nip the potential threat of a writers strike by tucking away scripts or even shooting extra episodes of hit dramas and sitcoms.

Strike at the BBC

The NUJ has announced a twenty-four hour stoppage across the BBC on 26th February 2007.

Unprecedented strike wave sweeps Egypt

Striking truck drivers blocked the Cairo-Ain Sokhna Highway, a major transport route, on 5 February

A wave of unprecedented strikes by disgruntled workers has swept Egypt this week.

23 dead in continued clashes in Guinea strike

23 people have been reported dead after further clashes between striking workers and goverment forces in Guinea.