French and German workers fighting bosses: here.
FRENCH police fired tear gas at protesting prison officers on Tuesday as direct action by overstretched wardens spread across the country: here.
A large delegation of workers from the French Continental Tire Manufacturing plant traveled to the city of Hanover Thursday for a joint protest with German workers against plant closures and massive redundancies being implemented in both countries: here.
UPDATE January 2010: Six workers from the Continental tyre company’s plant in Claroix, Picardy, in northern France, have lost their appeal against 3-to-5 month suspended prison sentences. They must also pay damages of 63,000 euros: here.
Laid-off workers at the shutdown Clairoix plant have been outraged by Continental’s proposal that they take €137-a-month jobs in its plants in Tunisia: here.
Workers from German tyre maker Continental’s plant in Clairoix, France, which is slated for closure, occupied the Continental factory in Sarreguemines on May 6: here.
US jobless claims soar, home sales decline: here.
Canada: Thousands rallied at the Ontario legislature Thursday afternoon to protest the Ontario Liberal government’s reneging on a three-decades-old guarantee to protect retirees’ pensions in the event their former employer went bankrupt: here.