Ukraine's political opposition said on Saturday it would set up a headquarters of national resistance following clashes between police and pro-Europe protesters and had begun to organize a country-wide strike."We have taken a commonShow More Summary
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's political opposition said on Saturday it would call a general strike to force the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich's government after police used batons and stun grenades to break up pro-Europeprotests. Show More Summary
Opposition leaders say 'all-Ukraine' rallies are being prepared as protesters regroup after violent crackdown.
(CONAKRY, Guinea) — Witnesses say a 21-year-old man has been killed by gunfire in Guinea’s capital amid growing tensions between security forces and opposition supporters. The opposition had declared a general strike Monday in the capital of Conakry to express their anger with the outcome of recent legislative elections. Show More Summary
Strike hits normal life in Manipur IMPHAL, NOV 22: Normal life was partially affected in Manipur by a general strike called by underground Maoist Communist Party (MCP) in protest against alleged allocation of land for the erection of wooden border fencing in undemarcated areas along the Indo-Myanmar border in Chandel district. Markets, shops [...]
(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Residents of the Libyan capital launched a general strike Sunday and held protests, demanding the city’s myriad of powerful militias be disbanded after violence in which nearly 50 people were killed over the weekend. Show More Summary
CPN-Maoist makes changes in 10-day strike KATHMANDU, NOV 08 – The alliance of 33-political parties led by the CPN-Maoist has made some changes in the 10-day nationwide general strike aimed at disrupting the November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) polls. Earlier, the alliance had announced to enforced general strike from Nov 11 to 20. [...]
``Public and private services have shut down across Greece as unions hold a 24-hour general strike against additional austerity cuts in the recession-plagued country. Protests are taking place as Athens holds talks with its ‘troika' of creditors.''
A protester faces police under the rain on November 6, 2013 in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens during a 24-hour strike. A general strike hit Greece on November 6, paralyzing public services and disrupting transport as EU-IMF auditors worked to finalize the recession-hit country’s next budget, looking to eliminate a fiscal shortfall that […]
Greek schools shut and flights were disrupted as workers held a general strike. ||| Athens - Greek schools shut and flights were disrupted as workers held a general strike on Wednesday to protest austerity imposed by foreign lenders, whose inspectors were in Athens to review the country's performance under its bailout. Show More Summary
(ATHENS, Greece) — Services across Greece were shutting down Wednesday as unions held a 24-hour general strike to protest further austerity cuts in the cash-strapped country. The strike disrupted public transport, halted ferry and train...Show More Summary
Two opposition-enforced 60-hour general strikes in the last two weeks have paralyzed life and destabilized the economy of this South Asian nation of 150 million people. The estimated annual average cost of general strikes, or hartals...Show More Summary
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek schools shut and flights were disrupted as workers held a general strike on Wednesday to protest austerity imposed by foreign lenders, whose inspectors were in Athens to review the country's performance under its bailout.
A three-day general strike enforced by opposition parties in Bangladesh has taken a violent turn with two people dead and more than 40 injured. Life came to a standstill on Tuesday, the second day of the strike, as schools, shops and private offices in the capital Dhaka remained closed. Show More Summary
More than a million workers reportedly joined Indonesia's two-day general strike. Workers are demanding an increase in salaries, the implementation of universal health care and protection of domestic workers
Dissident alliance to impose 10-day strike to foil Nov poll KATHMANDU: The 33-party alliance led by CPN-Maoist has announced 10-day general strike starting from November 11-20 to foil the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. A meeting of the alliance held on Thursday took decision to that effect, unveiling their new protest programmes till the [...]
Two-day general strike called by unions as government tries to shrink civil service as part of austerity measures.
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: With shoppers seemingly on a general strike, there is no shortage of turnaround/recovery ideas in the apparel sector. It's different situation with bebe stores (BEBE), though, as this company isn't suffering from the fickle whims of teen fashion or the sudden drop in mall traffic. Show More Summary
(WARSAW, Poland) — Threatening a general strike, throwing smoke grenades and blowing whistles, around 100,000 Polish union members marched through Warsaw on Saturday to vent their anger against the government’s labor and wage policies. Show More Summary
Students and labor unions armed with pots and pans marched alongside miners, truckers, coffee growers, milk producers and potato farmers in a general strike in Colombia on Thursday, where hard laborers have to endure such difficulties...Show More Summary