Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) dance and sing around Wonderkop Hill during the 4th anniversary of the Marikana shooting in Rustenburg, South Africa. Police forces shot dead 34 miners from the Lonmin mine four years ago after a protracted strike in the mining sector. Relatives and fellow miners gather at Wonderkop hill each year to remember those who died and were wounded.
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A youth throws a stick on riot police officers during a protest in Paris. Truckers blocked French highways and workers marched through city streets Tuesday to protest longer working hours, but President Francois Hollande is insisting he won’t abandon the labour reforms that sparked their anger
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A child rides his toy bike as Belgian prison officers demonstrate behind the Saint-Gilles prison where guards have been on strike for three weeks in a protest over pay cuts and working conditions in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday
Syrians evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday
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The picket line today outside King’s College Hospital in London, as thousands of junior doctors begun the first all-out strike in the history of the NHS after the Health Secretary said the Government would not be “blackmailed” into dropping its manifesto pledge for a seven-day health service. The impasse between the Government and the British Medical Association (BMA) prompted the industrial action, from 8am to 5pm on Tuesday and again on Wednesday.
Junior doctors and staff members take part in a strike outside St Thomas’ Hospital on in London, England. Junior doctors in England are currently taking part in a 48 hour strike, their fourth in their long-running dispute with the government over contract changes.
Junior doctors picket outside St.Thomas’ hospital in London during a 24 hour strike calling for more pay and better working conditions
A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital in London. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract
A riot policeman (L) prepares to throw a teas gas canister as others walk by fires caused by petrol bombs thrown by youths following brief clashes between police and protesters during a 24-hour general strike in central Athens, Greece
rotesting members of the PAME Communist-affiliated union play music outside the Greek parliament during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens
Striking forensic police protest against their current working conditions behing a yellow police tape in Lyon, central eastern France, on Tuesday
Indian men wait for transport on the side of a road in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike in protest at right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies
A boy looks through the window grills of a house that was damaged by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen‘s capital Sanaa. Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the group’s TV channel said, as combat between the kingdom and the Iran-allied group has intensified.
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Commuters sit in traffic on a bus as a 24 hour tube strike hits the morning rush hour at Victoria station, central London on Thursday. The strike began at 6:30 pm (1730 GMT) on August 5 and will run until Friday morning, causing disruption for millions of commuters and tourists.
Members of the Jammu and Kashmir police forces clash with activists from the Jammu All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Coordination Committee during a strike in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, on Monday
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Soldiers guard a vehicle that is used to transport people in San Salvador during a transport strike in El Salvador over the lack of security in the violence-plagued country. Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver on Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban posses. Many people used army trucks and other state-owned vehicles to get to work or school.
Commuters cross the river Thames using the Millennium footbridge during a tube strike in London. London’s roads, buses and overland trains struggled to cope in Thursday’s morning rush hour as commuters battled into work in the face of London Underground’s first strike shutdown since 2002
A Kashmiri shopkeeper reads a newspaper outside his closed shop during a strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) called for a shutdown on Monday to protest the government’s alleged failure to rehabilitate flood-hit traders
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Bangladeshi workers unload goods from a boat in the Buriganga river during an ongoing nationwide strike and blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led alliance, in Dhaka
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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions