Some 70,000 German workers representing some 300 engineering firms have gone on “warning” strikes, demanding higher pay rises than their employers can offer. In a separate strike, security staff walked out of two German airports, causing travel chaos.
World statesmen have been educated in Britain’s finest institutions – Oxford, Cambridge and the University of London. Now the University of Essex may be the intellectual cradle of Europe’s politicos – Greek anti-austerity ones, at least.
Comedian and activist Russell Brand has received an invitation from docklands workers in Cumbria after he called for the UK’s Trident nuclear deterrent replacement program, which their jobs depend on, to be scrapped.
Facing a $3.5 billion budget deficit following a huge drop in oil prices, Alaska is looking for ways to cut spending and cover the gap in an open and transparent way, Alaskan Governor Bill Walker told RT.
Following Syriza’s Greek election triumph, left-wing campaigners from Britain’s Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) held a celebration and solidarity demonstration at the Greek embassy in London.
Syriza’s landslide victory in this weekend’s Greek elections has immediately been called a ‘political earthquake’. It’s more accurate to say that Greek voters have gatecrashed the Euro elites’ party and let off a grenade.
Being employed in Germany is no longer enough to make ends meet, as around 3.1 million workers receive salaries below the country’s poverty threshold. People have been forced to cut back on food and heating in order to survive, German media reported.
A cop employed by the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina has been suspended without pay after a video emerged showing the officer repeatedly punching a man who had been lying face-down on the ground.
Half of families with children living below minimum income standards (MIS) have trouble making ends meet, prompting a reevaluation of the universal credit benefit system, reforms of employment laws and further calls for a living wage.
As pressure grows to call a referendum on the UK's EU membership, a senior Department for Business official faces allegations of impropriety amid revelations he offered pro-EU lobbyists tips on challenging Eurosceptic arguments.