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  1. Guangzhou taxis strike despite cuts in car rents

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai About 70 per cent of Guangzhou's 17,821 taxis went on strike yesterday in what mainland labour experts described as the 'largest industrial action' since 1989. The strike was called despite government efforts to pacify the drivers. The city government has ordered an 800 yuan (HK$910) cut in the monthly rent for drivers and launched a crackdown on illegal ...

  2. Chan strikes to win tenpin bowls title

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Indonesia's Happy Soediyono in the second semi-final to reach the championship game. Chan faced Indonesian youngster Shalima Zalsha in the women's final. Shalima started well with a strike (all ... The Hong Kong bowler seized the opportunity and reeled off three strikes in a row to defeat her opponent in commanding fashion, 218-168. Remarkably, it was tour debutant Chan's first ...

  3. Chongqing cabbies vent fury on strike-breakers

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai 20 vehicles smashed including three police cars Disgruntled taxi drivers in the southwest city of Chongqing staged a rare strike that turned violent yesterday, ... 9,000 taxi drivers had defied the strike and returned to work by early afternoon. In some cases, drivers had requested government escorts to ensure their safety. A local journalist said more ...

  4. Hundreds delayed as taxi strike brings chaos

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Airport expressway blocked after drivers' anger boils over Hundreds of passengers were held up on their way into the city from the airport, thousands of punters had to leave the Happy Valley racecourse on foot and 24 people were arrested when a sudden and unprecedented taxi strike paralysed traffic last night. The strike escalated from a supposedly minor dispute at the airport ...

  5. Dragonair staff plan strike over contracts

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Dragonair ground staff have threatened to strike tomorrow over salary cuts and a change to benefits in new contracts offered with their integration as a subsidiary of Cathay ... out a solution as soon as possible'. An HAS spokesman said the company was aware of the possibility of a strike but stressed that the new package was 'no worse than the original ones ...

  6. Spanish armada ready to strike, warns Jimenez

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Holder confident of rare title defence A revitalised Miguel Angel Jimenez is ready to continue Spain's reign when he lines up for the 50th edition of the US$2.5 million UBS Hong Kong Open at Fanling tomorrow. 'I have had two weeks o ...

  7. Pilots set to win deal after strike

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Eastern Yunnan Airlines management is likely to give in to pilots who went on strike on Monday, leaving more than 1,000 passengers stranded. An industry source close ... in the airline's office building two days ahead of the strike, asking pilots to 'wake up' to the fact that they were being underpaid. In an emergency meeting with airlines on Tuesday night, ...

  8. FYI: Has the writer's strike put my television viewing in danger?

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Hopfner

    ... Jonathan Hopfner If Hollywood's writers and big producers are fighting a war, the latter seem to be suffering the heaviest casualties. Since launching their strike nearly three months ... and Television Producers (AMPTP). But plunging ratings and ad revenues could end up costing the AMPTP a lot more - the last strike of this magnitude, in 1988, lasted almost 22 weeks and bled the industry ...

  9. Airport staff strike disrupts travel

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... without their luggage, and dozens of flights were delayed, when 1,000 ground staff went on strike in protest at the halving of their annual bonus. A trade union representing the workers said the three-hour strike had been a warning and their action could escalate. But in talks with managers of Hong Kong Airport Services (HAS), staff representatives agreed not to take further action ahead ...

  10. Airport workers' strike denounced by official

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Agnes Lam and Dennis Eng Undersecretary for Transport and Housing Yau Shing-mu yesterday said the strike on Saturday by airport ground staff was undesirable. Air traffic and other services were seriously affected on Saturday afternoon when about 1,000 ground staff workers held a three-hour strike to protest against the halving of their annual bonuses. Thousands of people who flew ...




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