Miguel Ángel Beltrán, a sociology professor at Colombia's National University, is being held in maximum security at a prison in Bogota.
The Egyptian army arrested and temporarily detained two Egyptian steel union leaders in Suez, Egypt, two days before its violent crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, seven Egyptian unions and a human rights center reported.
Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off the job today and rallied in front of parliament in a huge protest against government plans to sack public-sector staff.
Tonight, I took a casserole [saucepan] and I came timidly out into the street.
In the largest general strike since India's independence, millions of workers went on strike Feb. 28 for stronger labor laws and to protest the rising cost of living.
A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.
Thousands of palm oil workers are now on a general strike in Colombia.
There have been many demonstrations in Greece during the past two years since the government's solvency crisis began, but this past week surpassed all in terms of militancy and scale.
The mineworkers, belonging to the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Labor Union launched a weeklong strike in July. The union extended the strike set for a month to mid November.
The International Trade Union Confederation condemns the wave of firings, repression and violence being waged against Bahrain workers and their unions after a widely supported strike.