French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
As unions have shrunk, conditions for workers have got worse.
A new generation of workers are joining trade unions and using social media to hold big employers to account.
Academic freedom is routinely recognised as an important principle that is enshrined in a range of governance policies - but staff at one university say it is under threat.
High profile strikes in key sectors – from railways to utility companies and universities – have taken place so far this year.
Traditional picket lines feel outdated now that work is no longer a place that you go, but a thing that you do.
Strike rules for international staff illuminates the intractable tensions that underpin the logic of universities.
From the outside, it might look like another case of a pension black hole problem hitting another UK institution. Not so.
Women played and integral role in the year-long struggle – despite a culture that expected them to stay at home.
Does 21st century corporate logic contain the seeds of its own destruction?
The number of days lost to strikes are near all-time lows since records began.
It's the first nationwide strike ballot since tough new legal requirements for industrial action were introduced.
A rebellion against the technology which triggered the industrial revolution changed the way we understand technology.
Banking used to be an engine of social mobility and a generator of secure, satisfying employment for the many gainfully employed in it.
Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
A decline in union membership has left a void to be filled by a more chaotic movement - alt-unionism.
Kenya's doctors embarked on a strike for a 100 days to push the government to implement a collective bargaining agreement signed in June 2013.
Despite performing the same job, one of BA's three cabin crew fleets earns far less than their colleagues.
How do you keep the sympathy of people whose lives you are making more difficult?
Whether you're spending the holiday shopping for bargains, barbecuing with friends or striking for better pay, here are a few Labor Day highlights from our labor experts.