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Contracts Labor Unions

  • DETROIT— The president of the Canadian auto workers union says General Motors is threatening to move production of the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV to Mexico as a strike continues at an Ontario factory that makes the same vehicle. Unifor President Jerry Dias says GM has declared war on Canada with the threat. —The GM official said the company is preparing to make...

  • DETROIT, Oct 11- General Motors Co on Wednesday warned leaders of Canada's Unifor labor union that it will start to wind down production of its popular Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle at an Ontario factory unless workers there call off a month-long strike. Unifor leader Jerry Dias told Reuters on Wednesday that GM officials said they would ramp up...

  • DETROIT, Oct 11- General Motors Co on Wednesday warned leaders of Canada's Unifor labor union that it will start to wind down production of its popular Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle at an Ontario factory unless workers there call off a month-long strike. Unifor leader Jerry Dias told Reuters on Wednesday that GM officials said they would ramp up...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions, on Tuesday called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate a few large trades in the stock of student loan servicer Navient Corp that occurred just before a government announcement favorable to the company was made public. In the letter sent to the SEC on Tuesday, a copy of which was...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions, on Tuesday called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate a few large trades in the stock of student loan servicer Navient Corp that occurred just before a government announcement favorable to the company was made public. In the letter sent to the SEC on Tuesday, a copy of which was...

  • *Germany's biggest union presents demands for 2018 wage round. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Oct 10- Germany's largest trade union on Tuesday pushed for six percent more pay and reduced working hours for the nearly four million workers in the metals and electrical sectors, in what it said was a drive for a better work-life balance. The demands by IG Metall reflects growing...

  • *Germany's biggest union presents demands for 2018 wage round. BERLIN, Oct 10- Germany's largest trade union on Tuesday pushed for shorter working hours and 6 percent more pay for the 3.9 million workers in the metals and electrical sectors, in what it said was a drive for a better work-life balance. The demand by IG Metall reflects growing self-confidence among...

  • In Paris, the police said they counted 26,000 demonstrators, while the CGT, the main trade union, counted twice that number in the capital alone and hundreds of thousands across the country. Among the protesters marching in Paris, Beatrice Vieval, a 49- year-old nurse, says her Paris public hospital has seen three recent suicides among staff, and she fears that...

  • A store front window in Miami Beach.

    Even as job markets are tight in many major economies, low unemployment is failing to spur robust increases in wages, leaving workers angry.

  • Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    In the current U.S. economy, there are signs the small raises you've been getting could soon get bigger, USA Today reports.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- British trade union Unite said on Wednesday it would launch legal action on behalf of over 1,800 workers who lost their jobs when Monarch Airlines went in to administration earlier in the week. The airline collapsed on Monday and made 90 percent of the staff on Monarch Airlines and Travel Group redundant after falling victim to intense...

  • LONDON, Oct 4- British trade union Unite said on Wednesday it would launch legal action on behalf of over 1,800 workers who lost their jobs when Monarch Airlines went in to administration earlier in the week. The airline collapsed on Monday and made 90 percent of the staff on Monarch Airlines and Travel Group redundant, after falling victim to intense...

  • *Thousands of protesters march through Barcelona. Metro stations shut down in Barcelona, pickets blocked dozens of roads and state workers walked out in response to a call for a general strike by pro-independence groups and trade unions. Catalonia, Spain's richest region, has its own language and culture and a political movement for secession that has...

  • *Thousands of protesters march through Barcelona. Metro stations shut down in Barcelona, pickets blocked dozens of roads and state workers walked out in response to a call for a general strike by pro-independence groups and trade unions. Catalonia, Spain's richest region, has its own language and culture and a political movement for secession that has...

  • PARIS, Sept 29- French President Emmanuel Macron has been quick to follow up his sweeping rhetorical call for European renewal with concrete action, backing two cross-border mergers that aim to boost Europe's competitiveness in globalised industries. The moves drew applause from supporters of deeper EU integration but criticism from trade unions alarmed...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 29- A violent protest flared on Friday at a Johannesburg store run by Wal-Mart's South African unit Massmart where workers have staged a week-long strike over wages. Massmart confirmed that a group of picketing members from the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union threw objects at the window of one of its Makro liquor...

  • LONDON, Sept 28- Britain's top business and trade union bodies joined forces on Thursday to urge the British government and European Union to guarantee their citizens' rights after Brexit takes place in March 2019. The uncertainty facing four million European and British citizens has become intolerable, the heads of the Confederation of British Industry and...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 26- Talks to modernize NAFTA kick into higher gear on Tuesday when top officials from Canada, the United States and Mexico join the negotiations in Ottawa where the U.S. is expected to propose draft text on labor, investment and intellectual property. Labor union leaders of the two wealthier NAFTA nations say laxer labor standards and lower pay in...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 26- Talks to modernize NAFTA kick into higher gear on Tuesday when top officials from Canada, the United States and Mexico join the negotiations in Ottawa where the U.S. is expected to propose draft text on labor, investment and intellectual property. Labor union leaders of the two wealthier NAFTA nations say laxer labor standards and lower pay in...

  • Ahead of the German election this weekend, a politician told CNBC that the country wants a working Europe.