The same day the contract was released, the union announced it was extending the strike deadline beyond the expiration of the current agreement on July 31. The Teamsters executives are buying time to wear down widespread opposition from rank-and-file workers to the pro-company deal, which has been hailed by Wall Street for cutting costs and boosting margins.
Italy’s big three trade unions CGIL, CISL and UIL are discussing a joint initiative to support President Sergio Mattarella after criticism of his alleged scotching a populist government by refusing an anti-euro minister, CISL chief Annamrai Furlan said Tuesday.
French rail unions stepped up their strike action on Monday – the 18th day of the ongoing industrial action – which left rail services severely disrupted around the country. Strikers blocked train depots and access to offices for non-striking work
All four major unions are contesting a reform which is the biggest since nationalisation of the railways in the late 1930s and seen as a test of Macron’s determination to pursue a far broader raft of reforms during a term that runs to 2022.