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  1. The man who moved from trade strikes to air strikes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... Until recently, Amir Peretz, now at the centre of decision-making in Israel's war with Hezbollah, was best known as a trade union leader issuing strike threats. Unless finance ministers agreed to wage rises or slowed down privatisation of state industries, the country would be brought to a halt with strikes, Mr Peretz, former chairman of Israel's national trade ...

  2. Shenzhen zoo workers on strike over job cuts and pay

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng About 400 workers at Shenzhen Safari Park have been on strike for two days in protest at unpaid wages, redundancy packages and alleged management corruption. The park as been ... and prevented from entering. The strike has forced middle and senior management to take over the feeding of the 10,000 animals. About 70 police officers raided the park at about 8am yesterday ...

  3. Government under fire on workers' strike rights

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Civil servants' rights to strike under the Basic Law are not adequately protected in employment regulations, according to lawmakers. Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said during the Legislative Council's public services panel meeting yesterday that Civil Service Regulations (CSR) indirectly infringed on the right to strike because ...

  4. Tourism guides threaten to strike

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Government urged to deal with issue of zero-fee packages Tour guides yesterday threatened to strike unless tourism authorities take action to end the controversy over so called zero-fee ... we will go on strike,' said Wong Ka-hoi, chairman of the Hong Kong Tour Guides General Union committee. 'We do not want to interrupt Hong Kong's tourism. That is not our ...

  5. Bush policy a dangerous strike against diplomacy

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The reaffirmation this week by US President George W. Bush of his pre-emptive strike policy is a cause for concern. Since becoming part of his security strategy after the September 11 ... strike policy. But this, regrettably, is not the case. As the policy unravels in Iraq, it is worth recalling a high-level American view of the lessons to be learned for US security from ...

  6. Dos Santos strike just the tonic for Caroliners

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Brazilian Jose dos Santos put South China through to the quarter-finals of the Choi Fung Hong Senior Challenge Shield after scoring the only goal in the Caroliners' 1-0 win over Rangers at Mong Kok Stadium last night. Dos Santos' sixth goal of t ...

  7. Lawyer launches hunger strike to support persecuted activists

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has started what he hopes will become a nationwide hunger-strike campaign to support Yang Maodong and other persecuted activists. Mr Gao, whose 48-hour hunger strike with friend Ye Shuang was due to end at 6am today, said the act was a last resort. He said attacks on activists and regular people had mushroomed in the past ...

  8. North Korea has conservatives pushing for strike force

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... a build-up of weapons with first-strike capability against any perceived threat in the region. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has stood firm in the face of mounting public opinion against Pyongyang ... time. But Professor Shimada advocates even tougher measures. 'Japan should have a first-strike capability, a weapon such as the US Tomahawk missile,' he said. 'We should ...

  9. Strike the right balance in urban renewal plan

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of buildings. The proposal requires critical scrutiny, as forcing property owners to divest their holdings strikes at the heart of private property rights. At present, a person who owns not less than 90 ... therefore asked for a lowering of the threshold to 80 per cent. The government has evidently tried to strike a balance between protecting private property rights and facilitating redevelopment. ...

  10. Construction-waste drivers' strike may litter New Year

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Martin Wong Angry drivers of construction-waste trucks blocked all the three landfills in the city yesterday, protesting against the ineffectiveness of a new landfill charging scheme. They threatened the strike would continue and there would be rubbish everywhere during the Lunar New Year. A long queue with more than 100 huge trucks formed outside the Tseung ...




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