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All flights in and out of Belgium cancelled as country paralysed by general strike


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Then was the winter of our discontent

It was called Misery Monday, the biggest disruption to public services since the General Strike of 1926.
Express and Star - Published

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Israeli museum to drop Israeli museum to drop "McJesus" sculpture after protests

An Israeli museum plans to withdraw a sculpture depicting the McDonald's mascot as the crucified Jesus following protests which briefly united the country's Christian minority, its populist culture..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Extinction Rebellion leads march outside Westminster during PM Brexit vote [Video]Extinction Rebellion leads march outside Westminster during PM Brexit vote

Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion held their protest outside Westminster today (January 15) against Brexit, while Theresa May holds a major vote for her Brexit terms. Video of the..

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Israeli labor union calls off general strike called for Wednesday

Israel's main public sector union called off a general strike planned for Wednesday in protest at construction-site deaths, saying the government had agreed to approve safety standards.
Reuters - Published

Israel braces for general strike on Wednesday, government says may be averted

Israel's main public sector union said it would go ahead with a planned general strike on Wednesday that would shut down airports, banks and all government offices, in protest over what it says is..
Reuters - Published

Palestinians strike in support of Israel's Arab minority

Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem held a general strike on Monday in support of an Israeli-Arab protest against Israel's new Nation State Law.
Reuters - Published

Palestinians to support Israel's Arabs in general strike on Monday

Palestinians called a general strike for Monday in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem in support of an Israeli-Arab protest against Israel's Nation State Law.
Reuters - Published

Oil Workers Join Nigeria Strike, Fuel Supply Under Threat

Two Nigerian oil and gas industry unions today joined a general strike called by the Nigeria Labor Congress, which has placed fuel supply in the West African nation under threat, local media report...
OilPrice.com - Published

General Strike In Nigeria Not Affecting Oil Production

A nationwide workers’ strike that Nigeria’s main unions started on Thursday has not had an impact on the oil industry in the country, a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation..
OilPrice.com - Published

Comment: Clapping as fellow MP calls to topple government is not a good move

BEING filmed clapping as a fellow MP calls for a general strike to bring down a government is not the best move, regardless of political affiliation.
The Argus - Published

Lloyd Russell-Moyle applauded Laura Smith's call for a general strike

A BRIGHTON Labour MP applauded a fellow politician’s call for a general strike.
The Argus - Published

General strike: What happened the last time Britain downed tools in 1926?

Transport chaos, volunteer engine drivers, special constables and tanks in the streets as nation ground to a halt in sympathy with beleaguered coal miners
Independent - Published

Labour MP calls for general strike to 'topple cruel and callous Tory government'

Tom Watson says the event was 'nothing to do with the party' adding: 'I'm sure she got a little bit carried away with herself'
Independent - Published

'General strike' MP Laura Smith got carried away, says Tom Watson

'general strike' mp laura smith got carried away, says tom watson
BBC Local News: Stoke and Staffordshire -- Labour's deputy leader plays down remarks by Laura Smith who suggested a possible general strike.
BBC Local News - Published

Corbynista Labour MP demands GENERAL STRIKE to bring down government

corbynista labour mp demands general strike to bring down government
Laura Smith urged the mass industrial action if the party could not win power by forcing a general election.
MailOnline - Published

Labour conference - LIVE: Jeremy Corbyn speech to denounce 'greed is good' capitalism after MP calls for general strike

Follow all the latest updates from the Labour Party conference in Liverpool
Independent - Published

Labour MP Laura Smith calls for general strike

labour mp laura smith calls for general strike
Laura Smith calls for the first mass walkout since 1926 - if there isn't a general election.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News

Argentina biggest labor group calls strike, raising pressure on Macri

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's leading labor federation announced plans on Tuesday to stage a one-day general strike on June 25 to protest against government economic policies, raising pressure..
Reuters - Published

UK recorded the lowest number of strikes ever in 2017

uk recorded the lowest number of strikes ever in 2017
The UK recorded the lowest number of strikes ever last year, according to figures out today from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 79 stoppages, marking the lowest figure since..
City A.M. - Published

Armenia protest leader calls for general strike

YEREVAN (Reuters) - The leader of an Armenian protest movement that forced the country's veteran leader to step down announced on Tuesday a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after the ruling..
Reuters - Published

South Korean former general warns US against strike on north

Be prepared for war of attrition with strong adversary, says ex-special forces chief
FT.com - Published

Teva to cut 14,000 jobs despite general strike threat

Israeli drugmaker plans to close ‘significant number’ of factories and research centres
FT.com - Published

Fears of Israeli job cuts at Teva sparks call for general strike

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in..
Reuters - Published

Who was Jessie Eden? New Peaky Blinders heroine was real Birmingham hero

She was a major figure in the 1926 General Strike
Walsall Advertiser - Published Also reported by •Tamworth Herald

Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leader regroups

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political..
Reuters - Published

Catalonia independence protesters block dozens of roads as general strike brings parts of region to standstill

Secessionist demonstrators occupy 60 roads across region causing traffic chaos
Independent - Published

Emmanuel Macron cracks joke after smelling marijuana while meeting youngsters on French Guiana trip

The French President visited the territory in South America six months after a general strike brought it to standstill
Independent - Published

Real-life British communist behind Peaky Blinders heroine

real-life british communist behind peaky blinders heroine
Trade unionist Jessie Eden, who led female factory workers in Birmingham during the 1926 general strike, will be a key character in the much-anticipated fourth series.
MailOnline - Published

Catalan farmers trick Spanish police and trap them in field to stop them disrupting general strike

Local media claims the police were stranded for several hours
Independent - Published

Exeter flight cancellation because of French air traffic control strike

exeter flight cancellation because of french air traffic control strike
Air passengers face disruption as general strike is called in France
Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette - Published Also reported by •North Devon JournalWestern Morning NewsExeter Express and EchoTorquay Herald Express

Bristol flights cancelled by Ryanair and delayed by easyJet due to French air traffic control strike

bristol flights cancelled by ryanair and delayed by easyjet due to french air traffic control strike
Air passengers flying with Ryanair, EasyJet and Brussels Airlines face disruption as general strike is called in France
Bristol Post - Published

Catalans stage protests, general strike against crackdown on vote

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia and road traffic, public transport and business were disrupted on Tuesday in protest against Sunday's violent..
Reuters - Published

Catalonia crisis continues as people take to streets during general strike

catalonia crisis continues as people take to streets during general strike
Police violence against voters during Sunday's referendum appears to have fuelled support for independence.
Daily Record - Published

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