With mapping robots and blast gel, Israel wages war on Hamas tunnels

By Dan Williams ZEELIM GROUND FORCES BASE, Israel (Reuters) – After locating what they described as the entrance to a Hamas tunnel under an evacuated hospital in northern Gaza, Israeli army engineers filled the passage with exploding gel and hit the detonator. The blast engulfed the building and sent smoke spewing out of at least … Read more

Thousands of Bangladesh’s garment factory workers take to the streets demanding better wages

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thousands of garment factory workers took to the streets of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, and the industrial district of Gazipur on Tuesday to demand better wages. Bangladesh is the second largest garment-producing country in the world after China with its nearly 3,500 factories where some 4 million workers are employed — most are … Read more

Ford’s joint EV battery venture increases wages at planned factories amid UAW strike

Ford and its joint venture partner SK On, will increase wages at two planned EV battery factories in Kentucky and Tennessee in an effort to assuage striking autoworkers. That offer might not be enough. The joint venture, known as BlueOval SK, said it’s offering higher wages for maintenance technicians and associate maintenance technicians, ranging from … Read more

Nigeria’s leader increases wages to avert a strike that could shut down the government

Nigeria’s leader has increased the wages of some government workers in last-minute efforts to appease labor unions whose planned strike this week could shut down government offices in all sectors of Africa’s largest economy ByCHINEDU ASADU Associated Press Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President of Nigeria, addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, … Read more

West Coast ports shut after union employees stroll off job over wages

West Coast ports are shutting down as union employees “no present” after a breakdown in negotiations with port administration. The Port of Oakland was shut down Friday morning attributable to inadequate labor for terminal operations, a stoppage that’s anticipated to final at the least via Saturday. A supply near the scenario advised CNBC the port … Read more