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November 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Belgium Paralyzed by Strike: Workers protesting a government austerity plan stilled factories, trains, shipping and road traffic in Belgium's first nationwide general strike since World War II. Picket lines blocked the entrances to the country's chemical, steel and textile plants. Mail was not delivered and most schools were closed. Strikers blocked roads to the national airport, and business at Antwerp's port came to a standstill.
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November 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Belgium Paralyzed by Strike: Workers protesting a government austerity plan stilled factories, trains, shipping and road traffic in Belgium's first nationwide general strike since World War II. Picket lines blocked the entrances to the country's chemical, steel and textile plants. Mail was not delivered and most schools were closed. Strikers blocked roads to the national airport, and business at Antwerp's port came to a standstill.
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May 7, 1986 | From Reuters
Belgium was hit Tuesday by a 24-hour strike by public service trade unions that crippled bus, train and plane services, closed schools and halted postal services. The strike is in protest of an austerity program being drafted by the government that is expected to cut unemployment benefits, lay off hundreds of teachers and boost the costs of health care and public transport.
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May 7, 1986 | From Reuters
Belgium was hit Tuesday by a 24-hour strike by public service trade unions that crippled bus, train and plane services, closed schools and halted postal services. The strike is in protest of an austerity program being drafted by the government that is expected to cut unemployment benefits, lay off hundreds of teachers and boost the costs of health care and public transport.
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August 7, 1990 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
More unions in non-communist nations, including the United States, are adopting the old battle cry that Karl Marx promulgated in his 1848 Communist Manifesto: "Workers of the world, unite!" The latest call for unity arises this week from union leaders of 21 countries who are meeting in Washington to develop ways for dealing with the anti-labor, anti-union tactics of many giant multinational corporations.
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