Latest Strikes News

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

Aug. 10, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries staged a strike over work conditions on Friday that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations, with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland. The airline...

Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

Aug. 8, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of crop pickers held a one-day strike and protest march in southeastern Italy Wednesday to protest the exploitation of migrant farmworkers. Labor union activists organized the strike and march from the shanty town of San Severo to the city of Foggia after 16 farmworkers died in two...

German pilots join Friday's strike at budget airline Ryanair

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair said Wednesday it is cancelling 400 of over 2,400 flights on Friday due to a strike by pilots in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany at the height of the vacation travel season. The airline says 85 percent of its Friday flights would operate and that...

Eiffel Tower shuts down as employees strike over ticket plan

Aug. 1, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Eiffel Tower workers have gone on strike over the Paris monument's new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for inordinately long queues. The website of the French landmark confirmed the strike Wednesday afternoon, but didn't specify how long it would last. Since last month,...

German union says Ryanair pilots vote to strike over pay

Jul. 30, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German pilots at budget airline Ryanair have voted to strike unless a dispute over pay is resolved in the coming days. The Vereinigung Cockpit labor union said Monday that 96 percent of the Ryanair pilots who voted supported the work stoppage. It accused the airline of "playing for time" in...

Serbian lawyers go on strike to protest slaying of colleague

Jul. 29, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Lawyers in Serbia declared a weeklong strike Sunday to protest the killing of a prominent attorney who was on the legal team that defended former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 56, was gunned down late Saturday outside...

Thousands affected as Ryanair cabin crews go on strike

Jul. 25, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Cabin crew workers for low-cost airline Ryanair went on strike Wednesday in four European countries over working conditions, forcing tens of thousands of passengers to make last-minute travel adjustments at the peak of the summer holiday season. Ryanair said the 50,000 customers affected by...

Hospital operator begins using temporary workers amid strike

Jul. 24, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A hospital operator in Rhode Island used temporary workers to care for hundreds of patients Tuesday after nurses went on strike. About 2,400 nurses and other health care workers at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital began what's expected to be a weeklong strike...

Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

Jul. 22, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law. The community is outraged that after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pass legislation...

Washington Metro, union leaders meet amid strike threat

Jul. 18, 2018 2:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Washington Metro's largest union have met with Metro officials in the first meeting since workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, but little appears to have been resolved. News outlets report that officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority...