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Ho Chi Minh City Communist party head encourages labor unions to strike

An official in the ruling party of Vietnam, where corporations have been engaged in a race to the bottom on wages, is encouraging workers to strike.

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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 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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French support union strike vs. Sarkozy’s pension plan

An overwhelming majority of the French people support the Sept. 7 union strike and demonstrations protesting the proposed raise in retirement age from 60 to 62.