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Strike threatens beef supply at Cargill plant

Meatpacker and hide processor, Cargill issued a lockout notice to workers at one of Canada’s largest meat-packing plants on November 25, a day after union workers at the High River facility voted overwhelmingly against the company’s latest contract offer, putting them in a position to strike as early as December 6.


Strike at Audi Hungaria affecting VW plants across Europe

Operations at Audi Hungaria have come to a halt for several days as 9,000 out of over 13,000 workers at the factory, one of Audi’s largest plants, demand higher wages, affecting Volkswagen’s SUV production and resulting in a shutdown at Germany’s home factory.


Brazilian leather and footwear production hurt by truck strike

After a challenging ten consecutive days of truck strike that blocked key national roads and led to a general shortage of fuel, Brazil is slowly returning to normal. Damages to the economy are being calculated but it is estimated that 32% of Brazilian footwear destined for exports have not left warehouses and around one million hides have not been produced.