Contracts Labor Unions

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 9- International and Dutch unions filed a complaint with a global trade body on Tuesday accusing Chevron Corp. of funnelling billions of euros through letter box companies in the Netherlands to avoid taxation. In a rare step, the federation of Dutch trade unions, the International Transport Workers' Federation and Public Services...

  • PARIS, Oct 9- A power sector strike reduced electricity generation at three French nuclear reactors and two coal-fired generators by 2.8 gigawatts on Tuesday, data by French power grid operator RTE showed. The 24- hour strike by the energy branch of the hardline CGT trade union is part of a nationwide protest by several unions against President Emmanuel...

  • Oct 2- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for its U.S. employees from next month, as it faces criticism for pay disparity from lawmakers and labor unions. The move comes at a time when the "Fight for Fifteen" movement a union-led push for a $15 minimum wage has been gaining traction in cities across the country.

  • ABUJA, Sept 30- A Nigerian umbrella trade union suspended a nationwide strike on its fourth day on Sunday, after the government agreed to hold a meeting to discuss increasing the minimum wage, a union official said. "The general strike has been suspended, not called off," said Chris Uyot, deputy secretary general of the Nigerian Labour Congress.

  • ABUJA, Sept 30- A Nigerian umbrella trade union suspended a nationwide strike on its fourth day on Sunday, after the government agreed to hold a meeting to discuss increasing the minimum wage, a union official said. "The general strike has been suspended, not called off," said Chris Uyot, deputy secretary general of the Nigerian Labour Congress.

  • NIGERIAN UMBRELLA TRADE UNION SUSPENDS NATIONWIDE STRIKE.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 25- A Belgian trade union warned on Tuesday that Ryanair is "playing with fire" in its handling of a planned cabin crew strike across five countries on Sept. 28, by not warning passengers about possible disruptions to flight schedules. Cabin crew unions in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands are planning a 24- hour strike on Sept. 28 over...

  • A worker heads toward the U.S. Steel Clairton Works, March 11, 2018 in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

    It would follow another strike by 16,000 U.S. Steel workers that was approved earlier this month, and together, they could hinder what President Trump calls a "thriving" industry in the U.S.

  • U.S. dollars

    New data from the U.S. Census Bureau boosts an already positive picture for the American middle class. 

  • Ryanair planes on the tarmac in Stansted, U.K.

    Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary reportedly said Wednesday that the risk of a no-deal Brexit grounding flights across Europe is being "underestimated."

  • *Is also negotiating over a labor dispute in Canada. MELBOURNE, Sept 7- Workers at Alcoa's alumina and bauxite operations in Western Australia have voted to reject a proposed workplace agreement and will continue to strike, a trade union said on Friday. U.S. company Alcoa, which has continued to run its operations in the state of Western Australia, said in a...

  • WORKERS AT CHILEAN STATE ENERGY COMPANY ENAP THREATEN STRIKE AMID GOVERNMENT ACCUSATION OF POLLUTION- TRADE UNION PRESIDENT.

  • A Whole Foods employee stocks produce in Oakland, Calif. 

    The group set up a forum on messaging app Slack called Whole Worker that allows members to anonymously share their concerns about the company "without fear of losing their job." 

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 5- Alcoa's alumina production has likely been hit by a four-week strike at its Western Australian operations, the Australian Workers' Union said on Wednesday, raising the prospect of a widening supply deficit in the key aluminum-making ingredient. Prices for alumina futures traded at $629.35 a tonne this week, up 40 percent from $450 in late June.

  • Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO

    Trump also touted the economy, saying "Our country is doing better than ever before with unemployment setting record lows."

  • DUBLIN, Aug 23- Ryanair reached an agreement with the trade union representing its Irish pilots on Thursday, a breakthrough that sent its shares sharply higher as the budget airline strives to quell staff protests around Europe. That included a fifth 24- hour walkout of the summer by around a quarter of its pilots in Ireland that prompted Ryanair to propose...

  • DUBLIN, Aug 23- Ryanair reached an agreement with the trade union representing its Irish pilots on Thursday, a breakthrough that sent its shares sharply higher as the budget airline strives to quell staff protests around Europe. That included a fifth 24- hour walkout of the summer by around a quarter of its pilots in Ireland that prompted Ryanair to propose...

  • DUBLIN, Aug 23- Ryanair has reached an agreement in its dispute with the trade union representing its Irish pilots, representing a breakthrough in the airline's efforts to quell employee protests around Europe, sending its share price sharply higher. The carrier's passengers have suffered flight cancellations this summer because of protests by pilots over...

  • PARIS, Aug 16- The major trade unions representing Air France KLM staff issued a joint statement on Thursday to protest the likely choice of Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as Air France KLM's new chief executive. The French state has a 14 percent stake in Air France-KLM, while Delta Airlines and China Eastern Airlines each hold 8.8 percent.

  • Undeterred, she began advocating for workers trying to form an autonomous trade union at Jasic International, a welding machinery exporter in nearby Shenzhen. Shen is part of a cohort of activists across China who have been supporting and publicizing worker protests and detentions at a time of slowing economic growth. The activists include students and...