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Amnesty International workers set to strike


LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of Amnesty International workers have announced plans to walk off the job in London as the second strike in as many months raises questions about the organization's ability to remain one of the world's pre-eminent human rights advocates.

Workers from Amnesty's international and local British operations plan to picket their London headquarters Tuesday, an embarrassment to a group that campaigns for the rights of workers. The walkouts are a public airing of staff complaints that have been building for years, with tensions rising dramatically in recent weeks as the international operations prepare to re-organize.

The changes include transferring some of its 500 jobs from a London base to 10 regional hubs around the world — part of an effort to be closer to places where human rights violations occur.


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