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Greek Taxi Strike to Continue Indefinitely

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Striking Greek taxi owners Tuesday held a fresh round of protests, after negotiations with the government on new licensing laws fell apart Monday. The collapse of the talks came as drivers on Monday blocked key highways leading to airports and popular resorts and ports, tying up traffic and disrupting the plans of tourists. The drivers […]

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Greek Taxi Strike to Continue Indefinitely

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Striking Greek taxi owners have vowed to continue their protests, after negotiations with the government on new licensing laws fell apart. The collapse of the talks came as drivers on Monday blocked key highways leading to airports and popular resorts and ports, tying up traffic and disrupting the plans of tourists. The drivers surrounded the […]

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BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at the British Broadcasting Corporation are taking part in their second 24-hour strike within weeks. Members of Britain’s National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight. The journalists’ union says the BBC is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to […]

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BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at BBC are taking part in their second 24-hour strike within weeks. Members of the Britain’s National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight. The journalists’ union says the British broadcaster is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to leave. […]

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BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at BBC are taking part in their second 24-hour strike this month. Members of the Britain’s National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight. The journalists’ union says the British broadcaster is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to leave. […]

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Strike Hits 2nd Chilean Copper Mine

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Workers at one of the world’s top copper mines have gone on strike, raising new concerns about global copper supplies. Miners at Chile’s Collahuasi mine walked off the job Saturday, complaining repeated demands over pay and working conditions have not been met. The Collahuasi mine produces about 3 percent of the world’s copper and the […]

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Indonesian Pilots Stage Day-Long Walkout

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of pilots with Indonesia’s state-run Garuda Airlines are on a 24-hour strike to protest pay inequality. The pilots walked off the job early Thursday after negotiations broke down between management and the pilots’ union. The union wants its Indonesian-born pilots to receive the same pay as their foreign-born colleagues. The union says foreign-born pilots […]

Indonesian Pilots Set to Strike Thursday

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indonesian government is bracing for a major strike Thursday by pilots of the national airline protesting pay inequality. The pilots union for the state-run Garuda Indonesia announced Wednesday that the salary negotiations broke down and that pilots would go on strike at midnight. Garuda employs close to 900 pilots, 43 of them foreign, and […]

Greek Taxi Drivers Clash With Police, Vow Open-Ended Strike

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek cab drivers clashed with police outside the transport ministry building Wednesday, vowing an open-ended taxi strike during Greece’s critical tourist season. The drivers threw stones and water bottles at police to protest recent licensing reforms that make it easier to get a taxi license and increases competition. The drivers were turned away by police […]

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Nigerian Workers Suspend Nationwide Strike

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main labor unions have suspended a planned nationwide strike after reaching a deal with the government on the new national minimum wage. A leader of the Nigerian Labor Congress, Owei Lakemfa, said the federal government has agreed to implement the minimum wage, which President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law months ago. Some of Nigeria’s […]

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