Greece has been brought to a standstill by a general strike, with key union groups GSEE, ADEDY and PAME leading up to two million workers in a 24-hour stoppage against the government’s austerity programme: here.
Organised workers took over cities across Spain on Tuesday to press the social democratic government not to go ahead with plans to raise the retirement age from 65 to 67: here.
Collapse at mine kills 13 workers
Turkey: A methane gas explosion triggered a mine collapse in Turkey’s Balikesir province on Tuesday that killed 13 miners.
At least four of 18 others injured were in critical condition yesterday with severe burns.
Seventeen workers were killed in a similar blast at the mine in 2006.