Strike actions in Europe

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at SPAMgmx.net
Thu May 17 08:31:56 MDT 2001


General strike brings Greece to standstill
Greece has come to a standstill as the second general strike in under a
month has taken hold across the country.
Protests at government proposals to overhaul the pensions system have
paralysed public transport, business and the civil service.
Athens' usually jammed streets emptied as buses, taxis, trolley buses and
the metro shut down.
Full text:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1335000/1335820.stm

German pilots' strike grounds flights
At least 300 flights across Germany have been cancelled as pilots at the
national carrier, Lufthansa, began their second 24-hour strike over demands
for better pay.
Full text:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1335000/1335730.stm

At various Daimler-Chrysler plants in Germany production was stopped as a
result of a metall worker's strike.
German text:
http://de.news.yahoo.com/010517/71/1luh8.html

In France the printers of the Euro banknotes printing facilty are on strike.
French text:
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/010517/2/1a93o.html

Yesterday workers at Moulinex have been on strike to protest the closure of
various plants.
French text:
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/010516/2/1a75s.html

Since Tuesday there is a srike at Britanny Ferries  in Ouistreham
(Calvados), Cherbourg (Manche) and Roscoff (Finistère).
French text:
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/010516/2/1a67h.html








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