World Bulletin / News Desk
Workers at Spanish flag carrier Iberia will hold five straight days of strike action in the second half of February after failing to come to an agreement with management over job cuts, a labour union spokesman said on Friday.
"It will be at least five consecutive days, but the date hasn't been set yet, it will be in the second half of February," he said.
Unions representing Iberia's ground and cabin crews rejected a fresh proposal by management on job and salary cuts on Thursday, before a deadline for agreement, and said they planned to strike.
The International Airlines Group, comprised of British Airways and loss-making Iberia, had offered to reduce job cuts at the Spanish airline by 30 percent to 3,147 and to lower wage reductions.
Iberia, which has suffered periodic strikes since it announced the creation of budget arm Iberia express, has estimated it loses 1 million euros ($1.4 million) for every day crews strike.
More than a quarter of French Africans feel discriminated against in their workplace in France.
The UN has said that it will investigate the firing of shots on its compound in South Sudan.
The Dutch government has agreed to introduce a partial ban on wearing the full face veil known as the niqab in public schools, hospitals, public transport and government offices. There are approximately between 200-500 women who wear the niqab in the country.
Protestors in Bosnia have demonstrated against the Morsi death penalty.
Germany and France have urged Greece to return to negotiations to complete a reform agreement before cash runs out.
The EU and the Ukraine have put in place a anti-corruption investigative team to handle misuse of EU funds for Kiev
The UN has expressed its shock over a Hungarian survey that has linked migrants and terrorism.
Malawi has expressed high hopes for entrepreneurs to help drive their economy.
The EU is set to propose to relocate 40,000 refugees across the entire EU
Cholera has struck more than 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzana, an epidemic that is now worsening daily.
A Russia missile producer has appealed against sanctions set by the EU.
The World Bank has said that Gaza's economy is on the verge of collapse, with the highest unemployment rate in the world, with threat of disease very high.
Ethiopia's parties are preparing for the elections on Sunday and are approaching the voters through ethnicity and differences in political ideology.
Uganda has elections in 2016 and there is currently 10 members representing the Ugandan defence force in parliament.