Protesters walks past a waste container in Burgos, Spain during a national strike on March 29, 2012. Unions have called a national strike to protest the labour reforms, which weaken industry-wide work contracts and make it cheaper to lay-off workers.
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A driver rests on his iconic yellow ambassador taxi during a country-wide strike in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, on Feb. 28. Hundreds of thousands of workers from several trade unions went on strike across India on Tuesday to express their anger at soaring prices and to back demands for improved rights for employees, trade unions said.
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People went on strike Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 in Athens against austerity measures as the government pushed labor unions to accept wage cuts. International debt inspectors are in Greece to decide whether the country’s reforms are strong enough for it to secure a bailout.
A laborer takes a nap in front of a closed shop in the old quarters of New Delhi, India, on Dec. 1, 2011, during a day-long nationwide traders’ strike against the government’s decision to allow more foreign investment in retail businesses.
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Public sector workers in the UK stage a strike over pensions in what unions say is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation. Schools, hospitals, courts and government offices around the UK are among services being disrupted, as more than 1,000 demonstrations take place on November, 30.
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