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Country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party...epa04592536 People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 January 2015. Violence erupted in different parts of the country after former prime minister Khaleda Zia called a nationwide transport blockade on 05 January, the first anniversary of a controversial election that her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and allies boycotted. According to official estimates, at least 35 people have since been killed in firebomb attacks on passenger buses, cars and trucks as vehicles plied on highways in defiance of the blockade.

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People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday

Nepalese riot police personnel stand guard in front of a barricade during a general strike in Kathmandu January 20, 2015. The general strike was called by various opposition parties, including the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) to demand that the draft of the new constitution is done on time through consensus. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy that the Maoists fought against.

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Nepalese riot police stand guard during a general strike in Kathmandu. The strike was called by various opposition parties to demand that the draft of a new constitution is done on time through consensus.

Balloons featuring Italian Prime minister Matteo Renzi as Pinocchio are displayed during a general strike called by several trade union organisations to protest against the government's economic policy, on december 12, 2014 in Rome. Unions protest against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's emblematic Jobs Act legislation approved this month which aims to shake up Italy's labour market by making it easier for companies to hire and fire.

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Balloons featuring Italian Prime minister Matteo Renzi as Pinocchio are displayed during a general strike called by several trade unions in protest against the government’s economic policy, on Friday in Rome

A plane of German flagship carrier Lufthansa is parked on tarmac in Frankfurt's airport, December 1, 2014. Lufthansa cancelled 1,350 flights, or 48 percent of scheduled services, for Monday and Tuesday as its pilots prepared to go on strike, their ninth walkout this year. The cancelled short-, medium- and long-haul flights will affect 150,000 passengers and wipe another single-digit million euro sum off the airline's earnings, according to analyst estimates

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A plane of German flagship carrier Lufthansa is parked on tarmac in Frankfurt’s airport on Monday. Lufthansa cancelled 1,350 flights, or 48 percent of scheduled services, for Monday and Tuesday as its pilots prepared to go on strike, their ninth walkout this year. The cancelled short-, medium- and long-haul flights will affect 150,000 passengers and wipe another single-digit million euro sum off the airline’s earnings, according to analyst estimates.

Workers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance of the port of Antwerp, one of the world's biggest port, during a strike in Antwerp November 24, 2014. A strike in parts of Belgium on Monday disrupted rail services and one of Europe's largest ports as trade unions and workers voice their anger over austerity measures announced by the country's new government.

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Strikers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance at Antwerp port, one of the world’s biggest, on Monday. Trade unions and workers voiced anger over austerity measures announced by Belgium’s new government.

Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on November 14, 2014.

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Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on Friday

Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany's train drivers' union 'Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)', has announced to go forward with the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. The strike announcement on 04 November triggered condemnation from both business and political leaders. Strike actions are planned to last from Wednesday 05 November to Monday 10 November 2014.

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Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany’s train drivers’ union ‘Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)’ announced the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. Strike actions are planned to last until next Monday

A Lufthansa aircraft lands at the Frankfurt, central Germany, airport Monday morning. The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced a 35-hour strike at Lufthansa's short-haul fleet starting mid-Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits.

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A Lufthansa aircraft lands at the Frankfurt, central Germany, airport Monday morning. The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced a 35-hour strike at Lufthansa’s short-haul fleet starting mid-Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits

NHS workers hold placards during a strike, outside St Pancras Hospital in London. Thousands of health workers in Britain went on strike on Monday to protest against a pay freeze, the first walk out over pay in the country's state-run National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years.

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NHS workers hold placards during a strike, outside St Pancras Hospital in London. Thousands of health workers in Britain went on strike on Monday to protest against a pay freeze, the first walk out over pay in the country’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years.

epa04405069 Rickshaw drivers throng on a street during the dawn to dusk strike called by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 September, 2014. Jamaat-e-Islami called for the shutdown to mount pressure for the release of its senior leader and war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee

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Rickshaw drivers gather during the dawn to dusk strike called by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jamaat-e-Islami called for the shutdown to mount pressure for the release of its senior leader and war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee

Commuters walk under the rain along Comercio square during a partial strike by Lisbon's subway workers, in Lisbon, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. The subway staff walked off the job during the morning rush hour in a protest against pay cuts and the company's possible privatization. The strike brought misery to commuters who faced long queues for buses in the rain.

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Commuters walk in the rain through Comercio square during a partial strike by Lisbon‘s subway workers on Wednesday

Taxis are parked on the side of a road in Kolkata on September 3, 2014.  Taxi drivers in Kolkata have stayed off the roads in a protest against recent changes to transport laws and allegations of poor treatment by police in the city.

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Taxis park on the side of a road in Kolkata, India on Wednesday after drivers strike in protest against recent changes to transport laws and allegations of poor treatment by police in the city

A woman walks her dogs by police temporarily blocking protesters from entering one of the main roads into the capital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Opposition labor unions are demanding more jobs, better salaries and tax cuts with protests and a 36-hour strike that started Wednesday. The protest comes amid deepening economic troubles for Argentina, with the economy in recession and inflation running around 40 percent.

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A woman walks her dogs by police temporarily blocking protesters from entering one of the main roads into the capital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Opposition labour unions are demanding more jobs, better salaries and tax cuts with protests and a 36-hour strike

Public sector workers march in central London this afternoon during a 24 hour strike.

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Public sector workers march in central London during a 24-hour strike 

Public sector strike...Public sector workers and members of Unison gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of bitter disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 10, 2014. Schools across England and Wales were facing closures and disruption today as teachers joined other public sector workers for a national strike. In total, more than a million people were taking part in the one-day walkout. The action has been hailed as the biggest strike over pay to hit the Government since it came to power in 2010. See PA story INDUSTRY Strike. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

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Public sector workers and members of the Unison union gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts. 

A striking worker wears a tyre around his neck as thousands of workers clad in red demonstrate on the first day of a nationwide strike called by South Africa's National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) in Johannesburg Central Business District on July 1, 2014. Nearly a quarter of a million members of South Africa's largest union downed tools on July 1, beginning an indefinite strike that threatens to bring the engineering sector to a halt. The strike is expected to hit more than 10,000 metals and engineering firms that account for about four percent of South African economic output, according to economists at Citigroup.

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A striking worker wears a tyre around his neck as thousands of workers clad in red demonstrate on the first day of a nationwide strike called by South Africa’s National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) in Johannesburg Central Business District

A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures

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A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures during a demonstration by striking employees of the French state rail company SNCF near the transport ministry in Paris

Protesters scuffle with police outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo June 9, 2014. A court set a 500,000 reais penalty ($223,000) for each day they stay off work from Monday and also declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match.

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Protesters scuffle with police outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa station during the fifth day of metro workers’ strike in São Paulo on Monday morning.

Striking miners march in Marikana

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Striking miners march in Marikana, 40 kms from Rustenburg, in the South African platinum belt on Wednesday

People walk on a pedestrian bridge over Brasil Avenue during 48-hours-long bus strike in Rio de Janeiro

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People walk on a pedestrian bridge over Brasil Avenue during 48-hours-long bus strike in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday