Strikes going on around the world.
(I am unfortunately limited to articles in English, French, Spanish, and, occasionally, Portuguese and Italian, so the countries represented will reflect that.)
Telecommunications company SFR recently launched a voluntary departure program, whereby workers can choose to leave the struggling company and receive certain benefits for doing so. SFR projects 4,000 people leaving by June 2017; these people would receive 2.5 months of salary per year of working for the company as compensation. The majority unions signed onto the project, while minority unions plan to take action and potentially strike.
Parking workers in San Sebastian went on strike this morning. Empark management hired 17 security guards in response. The strike will continue every Sunday in August. LAB, the union, opposes management’s decision to make cleaning and maintenance staff work as valets without paying them extra; they demand that management either increase their pay or change their job title.