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France braces for major transport woes from pension strikes

Jan. 30, 2023 15:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's national rail operator is recommending that passengers stay home Tuesday to avoid strikes over pension reforms that are expected to cause major transport woes but largely spare high-speed links to Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Labor unions that...

France must raise pension age to 64, prime minister says

Jan. 29, 2023 07:29 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s prime minister insisted Sunday that the government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 is “no longer negotiable,” further angering parliamentary opponents and unions who plan new mass protests and disruptive strikes this week. Raising the...

UK Treasury chief: Tax cuts must wait for inflation to fall

Jan. 27, 2023 08:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Treasury chief said Friday that taming inflation is more important than cutting taxes, resisting calls from some in the governing Conservative Party for immediate tax breaks for businesses and voters. At a speech in London, Chancellor of the Exchequer...

Amid gains, railroaders seeking quality-of-life improvements

Jan. 26, 2023 16:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The contract imposed on railroad workers last fall didn't resolve their quality-of-life issues, but already this year there are indications the major freight railroads are starting to address some of their concerns about demanding schedules that keep many of them on call 24-7...

HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

Jan. 26, 2023 14:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November. “We are excited to have this opportunity to...

Amazon workers hold first UK strike, adding to labor turmoil

Jan. 25, 2023 07:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Amazon warehouse workers went on strike for the first time in Britain on Wednesday because of a dispute over pay and working conditions, adding to a wave of industrial labor action across the country fueled by the soaring cost of living. Union members voted to walk...

Nurses ratify contracts after strike at two NYC hospitals

Jan. 24, 2023 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nurses who went on strike at two major New York City hospitals this month have ratified the contracts that were hammered out to end the walkout, their union said Tuesday. The New York State Nurses Association said 98% of nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore...

EXPLAINER: Why Macron, French unions at odds over pensions

Jan. 23, 2023 07:25 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French government is presenting a bill on Monday that foresees broad changes to the pension system that will notably push back the legal retirement age from 62 to 64. Unions aren't happy, and more than 1 million people took to the streets last week to reject the...

Striking Ingredion workers in Iowa approve new contract

Jan. 22, 2023 17:23 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A nearly six-month-long strike will end after more than 120 workers at ingredient maker Ingredion voted Sunday to accept a new contract. The head of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union praised workers in Cedar...

CNH Industrial workers on strike since May approve new deal

Jan. 22, 2023 11:37 AM EST

More than 1,000 CNH Industrial workers who have been on strike since last May approved a new contract Saturday with the maker of tractors, bulldozers, backhoes and other heavy equipment. The United Auto Workers said union members in Racine, Wisconsin, and Burlington, Iowa, approved...