Latest Strikes News

Transit of migrants through the Darien Gap resumes as Colombian boat companies end work stoppage

Mar. 04, 2024 18:37 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Migrants bound for the U.S. are once again crossing the Darien Gap in large numbers, officials in Colombia said on Monday, after being stranded for much of last week in a small town along the country's Caribbean coast due to a work stoppage by local boat captains. ...

Thousands of flights and trains will be canceled again this week in Germany with new strikes

Mar. 04, 2024 09:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of flights and trains are expected to be canceled again this week in Germany after two unions on Monday called for more strikes over wages and working conditions. Negotiations continue for ground staff of German airline Lufthansa and German rail operator's...

What's next for South Korean doctors who face license suspensions because of walkouts

Mar. 04, 2024 06:17 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government is pressing ahead with its vow to suspend the licenses of thousands of junior doctors who ignore its repeated demands to end their collective walkouts. Nearly 9,000 out of the country’s 13,000 medical interns and residents have...

South Korea takes steps to suspend licenses of striking doctors after they refuse to end walkouts

Mar. 03, 2024 23:42 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government began steps Monday to suspend the medical licenses of thousands of striking junior doctors, days after they missed a government-set deadline to end their joint walkouts, which have severely impacted hospital operations. Nearly...

South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan

Mar. 03, 2024 22:18 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of senior doctors rallied in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on Sunday to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions. ...

Local transport in much of Germany hit by strikes in a dispute over working conditions

Mar. 01, 2024 04:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Local buses, subway trains and trams ground to a halt in much of Germany on Friday, at the peak of a week of walkouts by employees demanding better working conditions. The Ver.di service workers' union called for a week of strikes lasting from Monday to Saturday, with...

Beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev reports better-than-expected Q4 earnings despite Bud Light backlash

Feb. 29, 2024 11:46 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev — maker of Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois and Corona — reported better-than-expected net income in the fourth quarter despite lower beer volumes. The Leuven, Belgium-based beverage company said Thursday that its fourth-quarter...

Young South Korean doctors resist back-to-work orders, risking prosecution

Feb. 29, 2024 08:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea’s government made a last plea for junior doctors to end a walkout hours before a Thursday deadline, many were expected to defy orders to return to work, risking suspensions of medical licenses and prosecution. Thousands of medical interns...

Anheuser-Busch, Teamsters reach labor agreement that avoids US strike

Feb. 28, 2024 21:11 PM EST

Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch has reached a contract agreement with the Teamsters union that avoids a strike at its U.S. plants. The union had threatened a strike at the brewer’s 12 U.S. plants if an agreement on a new five-year contract wasn’t reached by 11:59 p.m. EST...

Hundreds of flights canceled as Argentina's air travel workers go on 24-hour strike

Feb. 28, 2024 14:23 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled and dozens of others rescheduled in Argentina on Wednesday as unionized air travel workers went on a 24-hour strike nationwide to demand better wages, in the latest sign of social unrest in the South American country. ...