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UCL UK protests University College of London employees overwhelmingly vote to go on strike

The nearly 300 workers of the University College of London, who are outsourced, are seeking benefits on par with the in-house employees of the institution

Portugal dockers Portuguese dock workers protest violation of collective bargaining agreement

The union of dock workers has given an ultimatum to the Setúbal port authorities to review the recent hiring of an external worker, in violation of the collective labor contract signed with the dockers

Latvia health workers Latvia’s healthcare workers set to strike demanding higher government spending

While a law passed by parliament in December 2017 calls for health sector spending to the tune of 4% of the GDP, the government’s latest budgetary proposals have allocated only 3.3%

Nigerian government and labor unions conclude agreement on wage hikes for civil servants

The agreement over the wage hike averted a major strike which was originally scheduled for October 16. The workers were represented by the the Nigerian Labor Congress, the Nigeria Union of Civil Service and the Trade Union Congress

HAL workers Workers of Indian state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. go on indefinite strike

Several rounds of meetings called by the company’s management have failed to address the long pending workers’ demand of a wage hike and have been an eyewash, said the union coordination committee that is representing workers.

Norway Railways Norwegian workers protest implementation of EU’s 4th railway regulations package

Unions said that the EU’s fourth railway regulations package would strip Norwegian officials of their regulatory authority, endanger the safety of passengers and promote competition and privatization

South Africa security guards strike 150,000 South African security guards set to go strike if minimum wage demands are not met

Nine South African unions, representing around 150,000 security guards, have termed the employers’ offer of a 1.1% hike an insult. Security guards earn barely enough to afford the basic necessities for a single adult, with hardly any means left to support dependents

Naples Workers protest proposed sale of Whirlpool plant in Naples, Italy

Currently there are 420 workers employed at the company’s plant in Naples, which is engaged in the production of washing machines

Energy sector workers in France protest bifurcation of state-owned electric company EDF

Trade unions claim that the French government’s “Project Hercules” will endanger job security and strip them of their status as electric gas industry workers, which ensures the protection of their social benefits and provides collective guarantees from the employers

Striking workers in South Africa call for nationalization of Transpharm

GIWUSA is demanding that Transpharm be nationalized if it cannot guarantee a living wage to its workers

Massive strike by GM workers in the US enters third day

More than 49,000 General Motors’ workers went on strike late on Sunday night under the leadership of United Autoworkers (UAW) due to the failure of contract negotiations with the company.

chile mass dismissals Chilean retail workers protest against mass dismissals

More than 500 workers of the Global Services of Outsourcing Company have been dismissed so far this year.

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