Ireland’s biggest union Siptu has announced a strike of Aer Lingus workers for next week over the airline’s plans to make 74 million euros worth of cuts.
More than 80 percent of Siptu members at the airline voted for strike action. Last week company chiefs walked out of discussions with the unions, announcing that they would implement job cuts unilaterally before Christmas.
The main trade union confederation in Greece has called a general strike for next month. Next week will see three days of protest in the education sector in defence of state education.
Greece’s right wing government has moved to implement EU directives that allow university education to be privatised.