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Workplace Issues Today

Daily News for Friday, December 19, 2014

Selected by the Catherwood Library Reference Staff each Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays, WIT is a free alert service, providing abstracts and links to workplace-related news stories covered in the major media. Subscribe to WIT »

Established in 1999, this service also includes a searchable archive.

Nigerian Oil Unions Begin Negotiations

After conducting its fourth strike, the Nigerian oil unions are going to begin negotiations with the Nigerian government. Workers have been striking over low gasoline prices and the government’s failure to fix faulty refineries. The strikes have greatly affected Nigeria’s exportation of oil.

See “Nigerian Striking Oil Unions Set to Enter Government Talks,” by Elisha Bala-Gbogbo, Bloomberg News, Dec 19 2014 (SEB)

Amazon Workers at Three Warehouses to Strike until Christmas Eve

Amazon workers at three warehouses in Germany have announced that they will strike until Christmas Eve. These workers are striking over labor conditions and pay. Today, nearly 2,400 workers participated in the walkout. In four other distribution centers, workers will be on strike until tomorrow.

See “Amazon Staff in Germany Extend Strike to Christmas Eve,” Reuters, Dec 19 2014 (SEB)