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Hollywood writers union instructs members to fire their agents

Hollywood screenwriters are firing their agents. The Writers Guild of America, the representing most major screenwriters, instructed members to sever their ties with Hollywood’s biggest...

Malaysia Airlines will continue to fly, assures Guan Eng

The finance minister says the airline’s workers should not be worried as it won’t be closed down, adding that closing down the airlines was only one of the options available to the government.

Umno-PAS pact won’t sideline non-Muslims, Tok Mat assures

The acting Umno president says Umno and PAS are merely coming together on the same platform in the interest of uniting the Muslims.

BuzzFeed journalists agree to unionise in wake of layoffs

BuzzFeed’s move last month to eliminate 15% of its headcount gutted several parts of the newsroom.

Union meets Nissan after it axes plans to build new model...

Falling demand for diesel cars in Europe has forced Nissan to invest in other technologies as the segment is hit by levies and crackdowns.

Mexico teachers block railway lines, food shortages feared

Teachers began blocking the railroad tracks on Jan 14 to protest labour demands.

Los Angeles teachers’ strike extends to 2nd day with no talks...

The strike shatters 30 years of labour peace by Los Angeles teachers.

Aussie FA votes in favour of governance reforms, ends power struggle

Failure to pass the reforms could have paved the way for a FIFA takeover of the national game and Australia's suspension from FIFA-sanctioned tournaments.

Air France-KLM’s new CEO faces immediate union threat of strike

Smith will have to cut costs and improve operations in a competitive industry while trying to rein in disgruntled unions, all with the French state looking over his shoulder.

US court order brings faster reunions of immigrant parents and children

When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son.

Union boss says don’t blame players for NBA woes

Critics have blamed a competitive imbalance, and the superteams era, on the union's 2015 decision to reject an NBA proposal to limit player salaries from making a record leap when huge new television contracts began.

BHP, workers at Escondida mine in Chile ‘far from agreement’

The workers' union is preparing a US$400,000 emergency fund to support workers if they opt to strike.

Hyundai Motor’s union votes to strike after wage talks fail

The union walked out of the wage negotiations in late June, after Hyundai Motor proposed wage increases and bonuses which the union said fell short of expectations.

Bombardier, Toronto union reach new agreement, averting strike

Bombardier Inc and Unifor have reached a new labour agreement.

Argentina’s largest labour group calls strike, raising pressure on Macri

The CGT called for a strike on June 25 to protest against the government’s economic policies.

Kenyan doctors angered by move to hire Cuban doctors

The KMPDU criticised the government's refusal to hire local doctors.

Najib promises paternity leave, higher minimum wages

He says these Workers Day 'gifts' were to appreciate the hard work put in by workers.

Australian linked to fake ‘Black Lives Matter’ Facebook page

A high-level Australian union official was suspended Tuesday amid claims he was involved in a fake "Black Lives Matter" Facebook page that raked in thousands of dollars in donations.

French brace for rail strike havoc as state vows to enact...

Macron has pledged to overhaul the indebted national railroad including by denying future hires the job security, early retirement and special pensions long-enjoyed by workers.

Bangladesh sentences man to death for murder of union leader

A court in the northern district of Tangail has ordered that factory worker Mustafizur Rahman be hanged for kidnapping and murdering high-profile unionist Aminul Islam in 2012.

Air France unions announce new two-day strike

The staff of Air France have already carried out a work stoppage on three dates, February 22 and March 23 and 30.

Disputes with temporary workers add to GM Korea’s challenges

In South Korea, where laying off full-time and unionised workers is particularly difficult, GM Korea and local peers such as Hyundai Motor Co have turned to temporary workers to a greater extent.

Doctors across Zimbabwe go on strike over pay, drug shortages

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, which facilitated the strike, decried the insufficient pay and the lack of medicine and equipment.

Indian union appeals to global brands over fair wages, jobs

In a complaint to Avery Dennison's management, the union says many workers were employed on contract for at least 5 years and should have been made permanent staff.