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Egyptian unions in throes of democracy fight

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.

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General strike brings Athens to a standstill

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.

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Quebec student strike: Do you hear the noise?

Tonight, I took a casserole [saucepan] and I came timidly out into the street.

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India’s general strike shows unprecedented working-class unity and anger

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.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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Call goes out for solidarity with striking Colombian palm oil workers

Thousands of palm oil workers are now on a general strike in Colombia.

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General strike shuts down Greece; demonstrators attacked causing one death

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.

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Freeport strikers in Indonesia confront titanic forces

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.

Wave of firings, violence against Bahrain workers, unions

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.

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General strike in Portugal protests austerity measures

A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.

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