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Spain education sector hit by strike against cuts

Thousands of students and teachers staged a strike across Spain on Thursday to protest government austerity measures and a planned new education reforms.


France mulls law to let strikers ransack offices

Ransacked Office - AP

With its long vacations, short hours and myriad workers' rights, France has a reputation for being a hard place to do business. Now add this to the mix: A law working its way through parliament would grant amnesty to workers who have ransacked their company's offices or threatened their bosses during a labor dispute.


Violence amid austerity protests in Europe

Europe Protest

Pockets of violence broke out as public demonstrations and strikes over rising unemployment and austerity measures took place in many parts of Europe Wednesday. Spanish and Portuguese workers staged a coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes.


Thousands stuck as German airline crew strike

A strike by flight attendants on German airline Lufthansa disrupted hundreds of flights on Friday, leading to long lines of stranded passengers at Germany's biggest airport.


Paris 'Crazy Horse' exotic dancers strike over wages

Topless dancers at the renowned Crazy Horse night club in Paris have gone on strike, saying they are not being paid enough to take the shirts off their backs.


Strike by Greek civil servants shuts down government

Workers walk off the job with anger over country's financial crisis.


Britain's government workers stage 24-hour mass strike

Britain's government workers stage 24-hour mass strike

Proposed cuts in state-sponsored pension plans spur hundreds of thousands of teachers, police, immigration workers and others to picket for a day. The walkout could be a sign of further industrial action this summer over deep cuts in British public spending.


General strike grips Greece, grounds flights

General strike grips Greece, grounds flights

Tens of thousands of strikers marched through Athens on Wednesday to protest against austerity plans aimed at wrenching Greece out of a debt crisis that has shaken the euro zone.


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