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Contracts Labor Unions

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 19- German industrial companies aim to complete labor talks by early February to avert strikes, the head of their employers' association said. "It would be good for us all if this was done by early February," Rainer Dulger told German weekly WirtschaftsWoche in an interview, adding the goal was to resolve a dispute with powerful labor union IG Metall.

  • BERLIN, Jan 18- Germany's largest union grouping on Thursday recommended the center-left Social Democrats vote to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bolstering an all-out drive by the party to rally support. The DGB Confederation of German Trade Unions, which represents some 6 million workers, said a blueprint...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 18- Some 44,000 German workers at companies including Mercedes maker Daimler and automotive supplier Bosch took part in industrial action on Thursday as powerful labor union IG Metall and employers held regional wage talks. Citing robust German economic growth and record low joblessness, IG Metall union is demanding 6 percent more pay for 3.9...

  • BERLIN, Jan 18- Germany's largest union grouping on Thursday recommended the centre-left Social Democrats vote to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bolstering an all-out drive by the party to rally support. The DGB Confederation of German Trade Unions, which represents some 6 million workers, said a blueprint...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 18- Some 44,000 German workers at companies including Mercedes maker Daimler and automotive supplier Bosch took part in industrial action on Thursday as powerful labor union IG Metall and employers held regional wage talks. Citing robust German economic growth and record low joblessness, IG Metall union is demanding 6 percent more pay for 3.9...

  • The New York Federal Reserve building in New York.

    Unions and groups are among those visiting the ornate conference rooms of the New York Fed.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- A work stoppage at a market that supplies much of New York City's fresh fruit and vegetables was averted early on Wednesday when negotiators tentatively reached a new pay deal, the labor union and merchants' association said. The agreement reached overnight covers 1,100 warehouse workers, drivers and other employees belonging to the Teamsters...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- A work stoppage at a market that supplies much of New York City's fresh fruit and vegetables was averted early on Wednesday when negotiators tentatively reached a pay deal as the previous contract expired, the labor union said. The deal reached overnight covers 1,100 warehouse workers, drivers and other employees, according to the Teamsters...

  • BERLIN, Jan 17- Thousands more German industrial workers took part in strikes on Wednesday, continuing a series of walkouts in support of trade union IG Metall's demands for a 6 percent pay rise and a right to the first new cut in weekly working hours since the 1980 s. Over 30,000 workers downed tools on Wednesday morning, including over 8,000 staff at factories of...

  • LONDON, Jan 17- The British government needs to allow more time for firms to take on workers whose jobs are threatened by the collapse of outsourcer Carillion, the head of one of Britain's biggest trade unions said on Wednesday. The head of Britain's GMB union, who met with business minister Greg Clark on Tuesday, said the government needed to allow more time for the...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Jan 16- Tens of thousands of German industrial workers downed tools on Tuesday in support of trade union IG Metall's demands for a 6 percent pay rise and a right to the first new cut in weekly working hours since the 1980 s. With Europe's largest economy steaming ahead and unemployment at a record low, Germany's biggest trade union is confident of...

  • BERLIN, Jan 16- Some 10,000 workers at German carmaker Daimler AG walked off their shifts for an hour on Tuesday as they sought to persuade employers to give engineering workers around Germany more pay and a shorter working week. With Europe's largest economy steaming ahead and unemployment at a record low, IG Metall- Germany's biggest trade union- is calling for...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's government presented a new batch of creditor-demanded reforms late Tuesday for Parliament's ratification, including measures that would make it harder for labor unions to call strikes. If the draft law is adopted, Greece will clear the last hurdle to receiving a rescue loan installment of about 5.5 billion euros from its European...

  • BERLIN— Germany's largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced hours for 3.9 million workers with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy's steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. The labor action came as the Economy Ministry released new figures underlining the strength...

  • PARIS, Dec 28- French carmaker PSA is considering adopting a collective bargaining process with its workforce over future job cuts, said a trade union official on Thursday, with some unions warning the move could make it easier for PSA to shed staff. CFTC trade union representative Franck Don said the collective bargaining option would be on the agenda at a Jan 9...

  • BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti

    The owners of several digital publishers have opposed their employees' attempts to form unions, The New York Times reports.

  • The walkout in Germany, described as a "warning strike," will take place from 0401 GMT to 0759 GMT and will affect flights from all German airports, VC said in a statement. Around 16 Ryanair flights are due to depart from Germany in that time. The union said trade unions in Germany have the right to say who can undertake negotiations and that it would not be dictated to by...

  • *O'Leary says Ryanair could move 50 planes to France. *Says serious about union recognition. DUBLIN, Dec 19- Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said his decision to recognise trade unions for the first time in 32 years will pave the way for a major expansion in France and Scandinavia and would not damage the carrier's low-cost model.

  • DUBLIN, Dec 19- Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Tuesday he was serious about his decision to recognise trade unions, but the airline would retain the right to move planes to different countries if unions made unreasonable demands. Ryanair shocked investors on Friday by recognising trade unions for the first time in 32- years to try to avoid its...

  • BERLIN, Dec 19- Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will move on to meetings with cabin crew unions "in due course," it said on Tuesday, following its surprise shift to talk with pilot unions and after criticism from a German cabin crew union. Ryanair last week said it would recognise trade unions for the first time, a move that averted the first pilot strike in the...