Strikes

People, most of them pensioners, hold old Belarusian national flags march during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Russia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus have started a general strike, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after more than two months of mass protests triggered by a disputed election. (AP Photo)
October 26, 2020 - 11:21 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus on Monday began a strike to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko resign after more than two months of continuing mass protests following a disputed election. Most state-run enterprises continued to...
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A board shows the cancelled flights as a man walks at the empty Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport during a 24-hour strike in public sector in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 15. 2020. Greece's air traffic electronic engineers and air traffic control personnel, participate in the 24-hour strike organised by civil servant union ADEDY demanding, among other things, better pay for health and education workers and the need for more recruitments of medical workers amidst the pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 15, 2020 - 3:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek civil servants have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike demanding, among other things, better pay for health and education workers and more hiring during the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday’s strike shut down public services across the country, while the participation...
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The crescent moon sets behind the Commerzbank building in Frankfurt, Germany, late Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 20, 2020 - 8:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — Public sector workers in Germany will start staging short-term warning strikes after the latest round of wage negotiations failed to produce an agreement, their union said Sunday. The Ver.di union, which represents around 2.3 million federal and local employees, said strikes will...
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko listens to Valiantsin Sukala, head of the Supreme Court of Belarus during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 7:58 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authorities on Monday detained the organizer of a strike at a top industrial plant, part of a methodical effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader of 26 years after an election the opposition denounced as being...
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Police detain a protester during a Belarusian opposition supporters rally at Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Protests demanding the resignation of Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko have entered their 18th straight day on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 26, 2020 - 3:09 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus dispersed protesters who gathered on the capital’s central square Wednesday, detaining dozens in an effort to end weeks of demonstrations challenging the re-election of the country’s authoritarian ruler. The crackdown in Independence Square on Wednesday came...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2020 file photo, striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity in Bath, Maine. A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday, Aug. 23 with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
August 23, 2020 - 7:19 pm
BATH, Maine (AP) — A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy. With the approval of a three-year contract, the 4,300 production...
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Supporters of the opposition flash victory signs in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Belarus' authorities have detained a leader of striking factory workers and threatened protesters with criminal charges in a bid to stem massive protests challenging the extension of the 26-year rule of the country's authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko, who accused the U.S. of fomenting the unrest and vowed to see a quick end to protests. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 21, 2020 - 2:15 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities in Belarus detained a leader of striking factory workers and threatened demonstrators with criminal charges Friday in a bid to stop the massive post-election protests challenging the country's authoritarian president, who accused the United States of fomenting the...
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Protesters gather in front of the Minsk Tractor Works Plant to support workers leaving the plant after their work shift in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko repeatedly rejected demands to step down and bristled at the idea of talks with the opposition, denouncing the coordination council on Tuesday as a "an attempt to seize power" in the country. Nevertheless, the council is set to convene for the first time Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
August 19, 2020 - 1:30 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian leader threatened Wednesday to bring criminal charges against opposition leaders and called on his security services to get tougher on demonstrators — a possible harbinger of a renewed crackdown on the peaceful protests challenging the extension of his...
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Workers of the Minsk Tractor Works Plant leave the plant after their work shift as activists with old Belarusian national flags greet them in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Workers in Belarus are joining a growing strike, turning up pressure on the country's authoritarian leader to step down after winning an election they say was rigged. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 18, 2020 - 2:20 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — More workers in Belarus joined a widening strike Tuesday to press for the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has extended his 26-year rule in an election the opposition says was rigged. Lukashenko has refused to step down following a harsh police...
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FILE -- May 31, 1988 file photo of Gianni Agnelli, right, chairman of Italy's auto giant FIAT, and chief operating officer Cesare Romiti, as they leave the Banca d'Italia (Bankitalia)in Rome. Romiti has died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in his house in Milan at the age of 97, according to Italian media. (AP Photo/Gianni Foggia, file)
August 18, 2020 - 9:21 am
ROME (AP) — Cesare Romiti, an industrialist and champion of Italian capitalism who steered automaker Fiat through years of strikes and domestic terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Rome on Tuesday, Italian state TV said. He was 97. Italian President Sergio Mattarella hailed Romiti as an “...
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