Protestors hold a smoke bomb and a placard of the French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) worker’s union of the dockers branch during a demonstration against the French government’s planned labour law reforms in Marseille, France
A labour union member throws a tyre on a pile of tyres at a filtering roadblock close to the entrance of the Total refinery of Donges, western France
People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. The high court is hearing arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The case will decide whether California and twenty two other states can make public-employees, such as public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.
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.
Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium. About 100,000 protesters took part in the demonstration
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
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.
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Well-wishers greet the horse-drawn funeral cortege of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow as it arrives at the City of London Crematorium on Monday in London, England. Mr Crow, the outspoken leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union, died of a suspected heart attack, aged 52, on March 11, 2014.
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Port workers demonstrate outside the customs building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The protesters say the government is not paying retired port workers their state pension plan, affecting over 1,000 of their union members.
Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.
Members of trade union Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia walk during a protest in the business district in Jakarta. Almost 1,000 workers participated in the protest, demanding wage raises and objecting to outsourcing, according to local media on Thursday.
A man wearing a mask burns a flare on Tuesday in Marseille, southern France, as he takes part in a protest called by French workers’ union, against the government’s plans to reform France’s retirement system.
An organizer walks on a large European Union flag displayed in front of Romania’s parliament building to mark EU Day in Bucharest. The flag measures 140m by 100m and weighs 800kg, according to organisers.