For the first time ever German employees of the American online retailer Amazon have gone on strike. They want better pay and working conditions.
The mainly-white and Afrikaans Solidarity union has taken industrial action against the share scheme introduced by petrochemicals company Sasol to benefit black staff. The union is also to launch legal action in the US.
The Irish airline has said the deal shows "concrete signs of the substantial progress Ryanair is making" on labor rights. But the accord still needs approval from the Verdi union's 1,000 cabin crew members.
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Passengers flying with Ryanair from Germany on Friday morning look set to face major disruption after the VC union representing several of the airline's pilots called for a four-hour strike from all German airports.
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