On Sunday, the Writers Guild of America reached a deal with Hollywood's top studios that has ended a 5-month strike by union writers. The strike, which has led to a major slowdown in the entertainment business, officially ended at 12:01 Wednesday morning.
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On Friday, thousands of workers at three of the largest US car companies went on strike. The workers are part of the United Auto Workers union, and they're looking for better pay and job security, as car companies make the move to electric cars.
On Monday, people across France turned out to protest against the government of President Emmanuel Macron. The protests were part of a larger May Day celebration, but the focus was on the government's decision to raise the country's retirement age.
Last year, 61 companies in the United Kingdom took part in the world's largest test of a four-day work week. The results were so positive that 92% of the companies are planning to keep the new schedule.
Around the world, workers are striking. The main cause is that prices have gone up sharply, while workers' pay has not. Many striking workers have extremely important jobs, and some governments have blocked them from striking.
Workers in France are entering into their fifth day of strikes. They are protesting against the government's planned changes to the country's retirement system, which pays people when they stop working.
On Monday, British Airways cancelled almost all of its flights for two days as the result of a strike by a large group of its pilots. The strike affected the travel plans of close to 200,000 people.