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Argentina trucker strike ends, boosting grains exports

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An agricultural worker operates a tractor with a seeder to sow wheat on farmland in Comodoro Py, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, June 30 (Reuters) – An Argentine truckers strike ended on......

Protests force South Africa’s Eskom to widen power cuts

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June 24 (Reuters) – South African state power company Eskom said it would be forced to widen electricity cuts onFriday and over the weekend as labour protests linked to deadlocked wage talks disrupt operations. The utility, which has struggled to meet power demand in Africa’s most industrialised nation for over......

Tesla sued by former employees over ‘mass layoff’

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June 20 (Reuters) – Former Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) employees have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a “mass layoff” violated federal law as the company did not provide advance notice of the job cuts. The lawsuit was filed late Sunday in......

S.Korea trucker strike enters 7th day as economy faces risks

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SEOUL, June 13 (Reuters) – A strike by South Korean truckers entered its seventh day on Monday, posing a test for the country’s new president and deepening stress on Asia’s fourth-largest economy, already facing stagflationary pressures. The strike by unionised truckers seeking higher pay has crippled ports like Busan in......

Norway oil firms, workers agree wage deal in principle, avert strike for now

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The West Hercules drilling rig leaves Skipavika, Norway April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, June 12 (Reuters) – Norwegian oil firms and employees have agreed in principle a new wage deal, avoiding for now a strike at nine fields that......

Norway negotiators work overtime to avert oil strike

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A general view of Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oilfield platforms in the North Sea, Norway, December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, June 12 (Reuters) – Norwegian oil workers and their employers have extended wage negotiations past a midnight deadline in a......

Hyundai Motor plants in extra weekend run, S.Korea truckers’ strike continues

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ULSAN, South Korea, June 11 (Reuters) – A huge Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) factory complex added weekend production on Saturday, despite a nationwide strike by truckers that has hit ports and other South Korean industrial giants, including steelmaker POSCO (005490.KS). On day five of the strike, some 100 unionised truckers,......

Striking South Korean truckers target chips, put brakes on port activity

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ULSAN, South Korea, June 10 (Reuters) – Defiant South Korean truckers embarked on broader and more aggressive strike action on Friday, threatening to severely curtail deliveries of raw materials for semiconductors and petrochemical products. Entering its fourth day, the strike protesting soaring fuel costs halved production at Hyundai Motor Co’s......

Australia accuses Airbnb of misleading customers on price

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ACCC alleges Airbnb misled customers about accommodation prices Thousands of customers charged more than displayed prices Airbnb to “compensate affected guests” June 8 (Reuters) – Australia’s antitrust regulator has filed a lawsuit against Airbnb Inc (ABNB.O), accusing the accommodation-sharing website of misleading users into paying more than advertised for their......

U.S. asks Mexico to probe alleged labor abuses at Stellantis parts plant

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MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON June 6 (Reuters) – The United States has asked Mexico to probe alleged worker rights violations at a Mexican auto-parts plant owned by Italian-French carmaker Stellantis, the fourth such investigation under a revised trade deal, U.S. officials said on Monday. The U.S. request for Mexico to look into......

Chevron California refinery workers ratify contract; ending strike

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A Chevron gas station sign is seen in Del Mar, California, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, May 28 (Reuters) – Striking workers at Chevron Corp’s (CVX.N) Richmond, California, refinery voted on Saturday to ratify the latest contract offered by......

Musk sued by Twitter investors for stock ‘manipulation’ during takeover bid

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NEW YORK, May 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk was sued by Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) investors claiming he manipulated the company’s stock price downward, as the chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) mounts a $44 billion takeover bid for the social media platform. The investors said Musk saved......

U.S. files third labor complaint in Mexico, on behalf of Panasonic workers

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MEXICO CITY, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. labor officials asked Mexico on Wednesday to probe whether workers at a Panasonic (6752.T) auto parts factory were denied their rights, marking the third U.S. labor complaint under a new trade deal that aims to improve workplace conditions in Mexico. The request from......

Nigerian airlines suspend plans to ground local flights over cost of jet fuel

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An Arik airline flight takes off from the domestic wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABUJA, May 8 (Reuters) – Nigerian airlines have suspended plans to ground all local flights due to the......

Starbucks asks White House for equal time after Biden met with union leaders

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A single use coffee cup inside a Starbucks in London, Britain, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) has asked for a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration after unionized workers talked to......

Amazon’s captive staff meetings on unions illegal, U.S. labor director finds

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May 6 (Reuters) – A U.S. labor board official determined Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) violated federal law during mandatory staff meetings it held in New York to discourage unionization, a board spokesperson said Friday, in what could lead to a new legal precedent. The Amazon Labor Union (ALU) in March filed......

Musk’s $44 bln Twitter buyout challenged in shareholder lawsuit

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May 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) were sued on Friday by a Florida pension fund seeking to stop Musk from completing his $44 billion takeover of the social media company before 2025. In a proposed class action filed in Delaware Chancery Court, the Orlando Police Pension......

Amazon.com union organizer meets with Biden at White House

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Amazon Labor Union President Christian Smalls arrives to testify before the Senate Budget Committee for a hearing on Amazon’s labor practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) union......

Etsy says impact on sales from sellers strike not material

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A sign advertising the online seller Etsy Inc. is seen outside the Nasdaq market site in Times Square following Etsy’s initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq in New York April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 4 (Reuters) – Arts-and-crafts......

Union seeks renewed talks with Chevron in California refinery strike

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A Chevron gas station sign is pictured at one of their retain gas stations in Cardiff, California October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, May 3 (Reuters) – The United Steelworkers union (USW) seeks this week to renew talks with Chevron Corp......

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