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Contracts Labor Unions

  • BOGOTA, June 7- Colombia will raise the salaries of public employees by 6.75 percent this year, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday, a move which may help end a more than three-week-long teachers strike. The powerful Colombian Federation of Education Workers union, which represents some 350,000 teachers, has not yet backed down from its strike, which...

  • PARIS, June 6- The French government of President Emmanuel Macron hopes to enact labor reforms in the coming months, building on ones the previous government forced through parliament in 2016 against street protests and broad, but not unanimous, opposition form labor unions. The thrust is to allow a wider range of conditions to be set in the workplace rather than...

  • LONDON, June 2- The Unite trade union has notified British Airways that cabin crew members working for the carrier's mixed fleet are ready to hold four more days of strikes, starting on June 16, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The strike is yet to be confirmed, however, as union representatives are "considering some new information," the spokeswoman said, adding that the...

  • OSLO, June 2- Norwegian drilling rig operators have reached a wage deal with all three trade unions representing workers, averting the risk of a strike that could have hit exploration, the companies and the unions said on Friday. A number of drilling firms operate off Norway- including Maersk Drilling, Transocean, Fred. The wage deal was signed by the Safe, Industri...

  • OSLO, June 1- Norway's biggest oil workers' union reached a wage deal with offshore rig owners on Thursday, averting the risk of a strike that could have hit exploration efforts later this summer, the Industri Energi union said. A number of drilling firms operate off Norway- including Maersk Drilling, Transocean, Fred. Oil companies, including Statoil, Eni and Lundin...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 29- A strike by one of the labor unions at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in Argentina, the site of three cyanide solution spills in 18 months, has ended, the company said on Monday. The government of Argentina's San Juan province, where Veladero is located, said earlier this month that it had approved a plan for improving safety following the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 29- Barrick Gold Corp said on Monday one of several labor unions at its Veladero mine in Argentina, the site of three cyanide solution spills in 18 months, went on strike on Sunday. The government of Argentina's San Juan province, where Veladero is located, said earlier this month that it had approved a plan for improving safety following the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 29- One of several labor unions at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in Argentina have gone on strike, the company said in a statement on Monday, adding that it is meeting with union leaders to reach a "timely" resolution to the situation. The government of Argentina's San Juan province, where Veladero is located, said earlier this month that it had...

  • Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson said on Thursday it will build a plant in Thailand to serve the growing Southeast Asian market.

  • FRANCE'S TRADE UNION CFDT SAYS IT URGES MACRON IN TALKS NOT TO PUSH HIS PROPOSED LABOUR REFORMS TOO HURRIEDLY, ALLOW TIME FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

  • CNBC's Jon Fortt (l), seated with Ford CEO Mark Fields (r).

    Ford Motor reportedly shuffled its senior leadership team in response to a recent stock price decline.

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 19- A Nigerian labor union on Friday called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta, a union representative said. Madubuezi Azubuike, who chairs the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria in Rivers state, said the call followed the breakdown of talks with the company over sackings and was...

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 19- A Nigerian oil labor union on Friday called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta, a union representative said. Madubuezi Azubuike, who chairs the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria in Rivers state, said the call followed the breakdown of talks with the company over sackings and...

  • BERLIN, May 17- Everything from just-in-time auto supply chains to the free movement of workers and even their pet cats and dogs will be thrown into question by Britain's exit from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. She told a G20 trade union event in Berlin on Wednesday that, while Britain would be free to change rules to its own advantage...

  • BERLIN, May 17- Everything from just-in-time supply chains in the auto industry to the free movement of workers and even their pet cats and dogs will be thrown into question by negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Speaking at a G20 trade union event on Wednesday, Merkel said that, while Britain would be free...

  • DETROIT, May 12- The U.S. The complaint is part of a lengthy battle over the NLRB's recognition of the vote by roughly 160 skilled workers at VW's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. In an emailed statement, VW spokesman Scott Wilson said, "We fundamentally disagree with the decision to separate" the skilled workers...

  • NEW DELHI, May 11- Five trade unions at top coal producers in India will go on a three-day strike in June to protest against a proposed merger of the coal miners' provident fund with the employees' provident fund, they said. Barring those on emergency duty, all workers will join the strike, Rajendra Prasad Singh of the Indian National Trade Union Congress said.

  • MUNICH, May 10- The chief executive of German industrial gases group Linde defended a planned $70 billion merger with U.S. peer Praxair at the company's annual shareholder meeting, despite fierce trade union opposition that has raised investor concerns. Aldo Belloni said on Wednesday the merger would create value "for everyone involved, especially for you the...

  • Chief executives of S&P 500 companies surveyed were paid on average $13.1 million last year, 347 times the pay of the average U.S. worker, according to the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of U.S. labor unions. The AFL-CIO used the survey release to highlight slow U.S. wage growth and the outsourcing of jobs to countries with lower wages. Corporate directors were at...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK May 9- The average S&P 500 chief executive made $13.1 million last year, 347 times more than the average U.S. worker, according to a labor group analysis released on Tuesday, up from 335 times as much in the previous year. The widening pay gap reflects a growing income inequality, according to the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of U.S. labor unions,...