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Airstrike Kills Afghan Militants Who Downed U.S. Military Helicopter

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan says an airstrike has killed the militants responsible for shooting down a U.S. helicopter last week, killing 30 U.S. servicemen and eight Afghans. General John Allen spoke to reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday. In a statement, the NATO-led international force in Afghanistan said coalition forces conducted a precision […]

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German Air Traffic Controller Strike Averted

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers’ union has called off a strike scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. The union called off the strike after the air traffic authority said it was ready for mediation to resolve the pay dispute. Germany’s Lufthansa airline announced it is expecting a normal operation schedule Tuesday due to the strike being […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Call Strike

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers’ union has called a strike for Tuesday morning. The union is asking members to stay off the job for six-hours in a pay dispute. The union called the latest wage offer unacceptable and said there was no alternative to a strike. A similar planned walkout was blocked last week by […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Call Strike

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers’ union has called for a strike Tuesday morning. The union is asking members to stay off the job for six-hours in a pay dispute. The union called the latest wage offer unacceptable and said there was no alternative to a strike. A similar planned walk-out was blocked last week by […]

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Chilean Miners Strike Deal; Copper Production to Resume

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Workers at the world’s largest copper mine have agreed to a deal to end a two-week-old strike that stoked fears about global supplies. The workers at Chile’s Escondida approved the agreement with mine owner BHP Billiton Friday, agreeing to take much less in production bonuses than they originally demanded. A union representative said almost 66 […]

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Some 1 Million Bank Workers Strike in India

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An estimated 1 million bank employees in India observed a day-long strike Friday to protest government plans to reform the banking industry. The United Forum of Bank Unions organized the strike, which observers say disrupted some banking operations throughout the country. An official with the group said his members were opposed to the government’s Banking […]

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South Africa Diamond Strike Ends

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 1,300 diamond miners are headed back to work in South Africa after negotiating raises up to 10 percent. International diamond giant De Beers said Thursday the two-week strike was its first in nearly two decades. The company said in a statement entry-level workers would receive the 10-percent wage hike while more skilled workers […]

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German Court Blocks Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Frankfurt court has issued an injunction blocking Germany’s air traffic controllers from holding a six-hour strike on Thursday. The labor court handed down its decision Wednesday, but the air traffic controllers’ union can appeal the ruling to a higher court. The strike, which was announced Tuesday, was scheduled to take place Thursday between 6 […]

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Chinese Taxi Strike Enters Third Day Despite Subsidy Offer

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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A taxi strike in China’s eastern tourist city of Hangzhou stretched into a third day Wednesday in spite of a local government offer to subsidize fares. Drivers in the city south of Shanghai have been on strike since Monday demanding relief from rising fuel prices and high fees paid to taxi companies and for road […]

German Air Traffic Controllers Threaten Strike

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German air traffic controllers say they will hold a six-hour strike on Thursday in support of their demands for better pay. The air traffic controllers’ union Tuesday announced its members voted overwhelmingly to strike, with more than 95 percent of its 5,000 members voting in favor of the walkout. The union says it sees no […]

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