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EUR Game Plan Has Not Changed

By Dean Popplewell: Today is a big day for public strikes in the eurozone. Spanish and Portuguese workers have managed to hold their first coordinate general strike. Unions in the neighboring countries of France, Italy and Greece are...Show More Summary

32 Arrested In Spain Amid Huge Anti-Austerity Strikes That Grind Economy To A Halt

From AP: Trade Unions eat breakfast early in the morning outside of one factory during a general strike against government austerity measures, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. A Spanish Interior Ministry official...Show More Summary

Protests barometer of Europe's mood

Across Europe people are taking to the streets to express their anger and frustration with austerity. There will be disruption and protests. General strikes have been called in Spain and Portugal, and there will be action in Greece,Show More Summary

Spain Says 32 Arrested as General Strike Begins

(MADRID) — A Spanish Interior Ministry official says 32 people have been arrested and 15 people treated for minor injuries in disturbances as a general strike in Spain against austerity measures and economic reforms began. The General...Show More Summary

Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes.Unions...Show More Summary

Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday.

Telefonica employees strike in Barcelona

Workers from the phone company Telefonica take part in a demonstration blocking traffic and protesting against the unjustified dismissals at their company ahead of a general strike in Barcelona Spain, Nov. 13, 2012. Spain's main trade unions will stage a general strike, coincidin …

Counterparties: Why Germany’s lightening up on Greece

On the eve of yet another general strike, Greece's aid is caught once again in the complex game that is European politics.

Europe Faces a Multi-National General Strike Against Austerity

Austerity has spawned general strikes in individual countries across the troubled European Union. But this week may see something to add to the union’s tensions: a coordinated, multi-national mega-strike. Organized labor plans a general strike against the E.U.’s austerity policies, borderless and spanning the south of the continent. Show More Summary

Strike Hits Greece in Bid to Derail Austerity Plan

(ATHENS, Greece) — Greek trade unions launched a general strike and nationwide protests on Tuesday against a new package of austerity measures, to be voted on this week, which would condemn Greece to more years of hardship in exchange for rescue loans. Show More Summary

Greece Is In The Midst Of A Massive General Strike — This Picture Shows How Everything Is Shut Down

Greece is in the midst of a massive, general 48 hour strike. The people are protesting a controversial, close, and crucial austerity vote in parliament this week. How much is the country shut down? Here's a picture of the main Athens train station. Please follow Money Game on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »

Greeks Launch 48-Hour Strike Over New Cuts

Greeks today launched a 48-hour general strike in protest of new spending cuts, with an estimated 2 million people—from lawyers to hospital employees—taking part. The union-organized strike has shut down banks, schools, and public transportation as Parliament prepares vote on the cuts tomorrow. It must support the austerity...

Greek general strike begins

A 48-hour strike is under way in Greece as workers protest against the austerity package being considered by MPs today, ahead of Wednesday night's vote

Two-Day General Strike Begins in Greece

Greece’s leading trade unions on Tuesday announced a 48-hour nationwide strike against austerity measures.

Unions and industrial relations

STRIKING is for plebs. At least it was to begin with. The first recorded general strike is often said to be the secessio plebis in 494BC, during which plebeians brought Roman trade to a standstill in protest at the city's despotic consul, Appius Claudius. Show More Summary

Greek union calls strike for November 6-7

Greece's main union on Wednesday called a 48-hour general strike for November 6-7 in protest at a new wave of austerity measures unveiled by the government in order to unlock EU-IMF bailout loans."The central aim and demand of the unions...Show More Summary

Greek unions call 48-hour general strike

Unions protest fresh round of austerity measures. 31 Oct 2012 11:52 AM

Two dead as rare fever breaks out in Bundi, India

Chief Medical and Health Officer of Bundi district Dr O P Verma said Prembai (40) in Diyali village and Ramdhani (35) in Paie village had succumbed to the fever which generally strikes in snow-clad places.He said outbreak of typhus in...Show More Summary

Greece pushes back

By Frank Moraes The BBC reports that there is a general strike in Greece over yet more austerity from their Europe Union partners. This stuff tends to be reported in the United States as though the Greek people are a bunch of ill behaved children who don't want to take their necessary medicine. Show More Summary

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