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  1. Indian workers decry no-strike ruling

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... unions have a fundamental, moral or legal right to go on strike. The court said strikes were mostly misused and resulted in 'chaos and total maladministration'. Strikes by government ... Das Gupta, general secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress, said: 'At no point in the history of independent India has the right to strike been questioned. It's a dangerous ...

  2. First strike

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developed nuclear weapons, thanks to US stupidity for wasting time on Iraq. But although North Korea has nuclear weapons there is still time for the US plus South Korea and Japan to strike before ... is making a big mistake attacking Iraq and not North Korea. That is why I say strike now before it is too late. ALEX NG, SHOUSON HILL ...

  3. University staff, students warn of strikes over funding cuts

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Unions considering boycott of classes over 40pc reduction in next three years Academics and students have threatened to go on strike against the government's university ... further action, which may include joining a possible strike by students,' said federation chairman Shum Kar-ping, a mathematics professor at the Chinese University. Universities face a cut ...

  4. Seafood sellers call off strike

    Posted Dec 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their strike and protests last night and will go back to work today after the government offered limited concessions in its takeover of the unregulated market. The one-day strike ended after talks ... the wholesalers have been distributing fish there for 20 years doesn't mean they can be given an unfair advantage,' he said. It is estimated that the strike has cost the wholesalers $2 million ...

  5. Aberdeen seafood sellers to strike

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on strike today, after failing to agree with the government's terms for its takeover of the market's management. Last night, about 40 wholesalers and employees staged a sit-in ... is too high. Trade sources expect the price of live seafood to surge 20 per cent today because of the strike. Under the management of the self-financed FMO, wholesalers now need a licence issued ...

  6. A strike at the heart of Nepal's terrified populace

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... silent yesterday on a three-day strike called by the rebels from tomorrow. But no observer doubted it would be effective given the fear caused by an unprecedented campaign of urban ... The United States ambassador to Nepal, Michael Malinowski, believed the strike would be widely observed because of the pervasive fear among the poor. 'These are people who are living ...

  7. Strike over growing political violence leaves Bangladesh paralysed

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am

    ... A 12-hour national strike called to denounce the killing of two Bangladeshi opposition politicians paralysed the entire country yesterday. The shutdown has highlighted what observers claim ... the national strike. Sheikh Hasina has accused Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of eliminating political rivals to consolidate power. 'They are slaying ...

  8. Double strike boosts Whyte's lead to nine

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... double on David Ferraris' Desert Strike and Francis Lui Kin-wai's Specific Sorcerer was not a surprise but took the rider to 21 wins and his margin over Anton Marcus to nine after only 109 races. 'I came here with a nice book today but it was one of those that could easily have ended up with just a lot of places,' Whyte said. Desert Strike continued Ferraris' ...

  9. Pakistan envoy's visit to India tainted by Kashmir rebel strike

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... prodding by the United States, escalating violence in the disputed territory of Kashmir has highlighted the tasks that lie ahead. Following the suicide strike by separatist Muslim rebels ... close to war with Pakistan after a similar suicide strike on a military camp in May last year. However, this time officials in New Delhi maintain that rebel actions will not influence ...

  10. OOCL executives on alert as strike-free period nears expiration

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and port employers are embroiled in a contract dispute which could see the union give 72-hour strike notice as of midnight on Sunday (west-coast time). ... negotiations. The union, however, only promised not to move for a strike until Sunday at midnight. The sides remain far apart on working hours, recruitment, retraining and holiday issues. Asked if OOCL ...




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