Indonesia drew a line in the sand when it banned further domestic helpers from working in 21 Middle Eastern countries, but the impact may prove elusive.» Read More
RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13- Pro-government labor unions and social activists staged demonstrations across Brazil on Friday in support of President Dilma Rousseff, two days before mass protests planned against her administration. The protests on Sunday could deepen a political crisis that has given rise to calls for Rousseff's impeachment for not stopping a...
Hearings in California on alleged unfair labor practices at America's biggest peach grower finally closed——but sparks kept flying.
BUENOS AIRES, March 9- Argentina's government is considering raising the minimum threshold on income tax as a sweetener in salary talks with trade unions to avoid unruly protests in the run-up to October's' s presidential election, a senior government official said. The prospect of strikes is another headache for President Cristina Fernandez, fighting...
WASHINGTON, March 4- Trade unions stepped up their campaign against legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, appealing to lawmakers to oppose the plan. Nearly 400 union members and allies descended on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers on the so-called fast track legislation that would allow Congress to set...
BERLIN/ BOEBLINGEN, Feb 24- An inflation-busting wage deal for Germany's biggest labor union agreed on Tuesday looks set to boost household spending this year after consumer activity propelled strong growth in Europe's largest economy at the end of 2014.. Germany is under pressure to increase wages and invest more to help reduce economic imbalances and...
BOEBLINGEN, Feb 24- A major regional branch of IG Metall, Germany's biggest trade union, agreed with employers on a 3.4 percent wage increase for one year from April 1, plus a one-off payment of 150 euros, the head of the union in Baden-Wuerttemberg said on Tuesday. Deals agreed in the pilot region traditionally serve as a template for agreements across Europe's...
Workers of the United Steelworkers union (USW) are entering the 4th week of protests. John Felmy, American Petroleum Institute, and Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James energy analyst, discuss the potential impact.
Management says it could take up to 3 months to unclog the container ship traffic jam at the West Coast ports, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Congestion at 29 ports following a months-long labor dispute has reached "epic proportions," the Port of Long Beach CEO tells CNBC.
DUBLIN, Feb 23- Aer Lingus's two main trade unions have not softened their opposition to a takeover approach by International Consolidated Airlines Group, they said on Monday after a senior union official at the Irish airline said he backed the bid. Myles Worth, secretary of Aer Lingus's Central Representative Council-- a grouping of staff representatives from...
The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.
Shipping companies and terminal operators clinched a tentative deal with the dockworkers union, settling a labor dispute causing months of backups at 29 U.S. ports.
The UAW's president, whose union indirectly controls the largest block of General Motors shares, said a $8 billion GM stock buyback proposal is premature.
Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the lengthy time projection to unclog the system after delays due to the port dispute.
Roberto Giannetta, secretary of the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association, says service reliability has been impacted by the labor dispute at ports on U.S. West Coast.
"We're so close I can't imagine they can't resolve this very, very soon," the CEO of the Port of Long Beach told CNBC on Tuesday.
One CEO says his company has 200 containers with millions of dollars in inventory stuck offshore.
West Coast port shutdowns have pinched automakers, but the dispute has only minimally impacted vehicle tool maker Snap-On, the CEO told CNBC.
Japanese carmaker Honda Motor plans to slow production due to a parts shortage caused by a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast.