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Nigerian Workers Suspend Strike After Pay Talks

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s main labor union called off a nationwide pay strike early Wednesday, after it said a last minute deal was reached with the government. The acting general secretary of the Nigerian Labor Congress, Owei Lakemfa, said the agreement will implement a new national minimum wage. The new minimum wage is to go into effect August […]

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Indonesian Miners End Walkout at Freeport Mine

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Workers at a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia’s Papua province have ended their nearly two-week old strike after reaching an agreement with management. About 8,000 miners returned to work Wednesday at the Freeport McMorRan mine, two days after officials there agreed to begin negotiating with the miners’ union on pay. The miners, who […]

Chile Strike Halts World’s Largest Copper Producer

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Unionized workers at Chile’s Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, have begun a 24-hour strike in a dispute with the government over the future of the company. The workers walked off the job Monday over modernization plans that union officials say will lead to huge job losses and possible privatization of some of the company’s […]

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Labor Strike at Indonesian Mining Giant to End

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials at a giant U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in Indonesia’s Papua province say they have reached a deal to end a weeklong labor strike. Freeport McMorRan says miners are likely to return to work this week, cutting short a strike that was expected to continue until mid-month. Under the deal, the company says, it […]

Workers Strike at Chile Copper Mine

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Workers at Chile’s Codelco copper mine are holding a nationwide 24-hour strike to protest modernization plans that union leaders say could lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs. The work stoppage is the first in nearly 18 years at the state-owned mine. It involves workers at Codelco’s sites across the country, including at the […]

Police, Islamist Protesters Clash in Bangladesh

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Bangladesh have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of Islamist activists protesting about a recent constitutional amendment declaring the country a secular state. At least 50 people, including several police officers, were injured in the melee. The violence erupted Sunday outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, after demonstrators blocked a highway and […]

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Bangladeshi Protesters Want ‘Allah’ Returned to Constitution

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Islamic activists outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, have clashed with police in a protest about a recent constitutional amendment. The protesters called a general strike for Sunday, leaving business and schools across the South Asian nation closed. The activists want the words “absolute faith and trust in Allah” returned to the constitution. The Bangladesh government […]

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Bangladeshi Protesters Want ‘Allah’ Returned to Constitution

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Islamic activists outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, have clashed with police in a protest about a recent constitutional amendment. The protesters called a general strike for Sunday, leaving business and schools across the South Asian nation closed. The activists want the words “absolute faith and trust in Allah” returned to the constitution. The Bangladesh government […]

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Indonesia Strike Hits US Mining Giant

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of miners have gone on strike in one of the world’s biggest copper and gold mines, located in Indonesia’s Papua province. About 8,000 workers took part in the industrial action Wednesday at the mine run by the U.S. firm Freeport McMoRan. Some of the strikers blocked the main access road to the mining area, […]

Indian Activists Begin 2-Day Strike in Southern Region to Press for Autonomy

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian activists calling for the creation of a new state in southern India have launched a major two-day strike to press the federal government to accept their demands for greater autonomy. The strike began Tuesday in Andhra Pradesh state’s Telangana region, which the activists say is neglected by Indian authorities and should become a state […]

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