For the first time since Cambodian garment workers began to call for increased wages two weeks ago, police have used force to break up workers' protests. But that action has only prompted further unrest.
An exodus of Ryanair pilots is just the tip of the iceberg as workers fight over diminished rights, say analysts. Amid a tightening labor market, companies can expect more trouble ahead.
Water cannons have been used to bring the angry protest by garment workers to an end. Thousands of people went on strike after they had been promised an 18 euro pay rise and only received half.
Nuclear power plant workers have joined rolling energy sector strikes against labor law reforms in France. The country has mobilized strategic oil stocks to counter ongoing fuel supply and transport disruptions.
Workers and activists have marked May Day around the world with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and labor conditions. During far-right protests in the German town of Apolda, police arrested 100 people.
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