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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers strike threatens to become protracted struggle

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 08:17pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... Reuters in Chicago Chicago teachers stayed away from public schools for a third day on Wednesday in a strike over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s demand for tough teacher evaluations that US ... were dashed for a quick resolution to the biggest US labour strike in a year. Fiery union president Karen Lewis, who has called Emanuel a “liar and a bully”, said the two sides had agreed ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's first strike in 26 years peters out

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 05:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore’s first strike in 26 years petered out on Wednesday with most of the Chinese bus drivers who had stopped working to demand higher pay reporting ... absent. The Chinese drivers, who are not unionised and issued no strike declaration, told reporters on Monday they were protesting discrimination in pay because their Malaysian counterparts were ...

  3. News - Asia

    Singapore jails Chinese bus driver over strike

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 04:52pm

    ... Associated Press in Singapore Singapore sentenced a Chinese immigrant bus driver to six weeks in prison on Monday for his involvement in the city-state’s first labour strike in 26 years. Pushing for the jail term as a deterrent, the prosecution argued in court that although Bao Feng Shan, 38, was not an instigator of the strike, he was “far from a mere passive participant.” ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE: ANALYSIS

    Singapore strike a symptom of deeper woes

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies When Chinese bus drivers stopped work over a pay dispute, problems with immigration and a heavy-handed government rose to the surface Strike a symptom of deeper woes Singapore's first strike in more than 25 years has highlighted the strains on the nation as it copes with an influx of foreign workers and growing discontent. Scores of Chinese immigrant bus drivers ...

  5. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 27, 2012

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Chinese bus drivers strike in Singapore SINGAPORE- More than 100 mainland Chinese bus drivers in Singapore refused to work yesterday in a rare case of labour mass action in the city state. The drivers, disgruntled over their pay from state-linked transport firm SMRT, refused to board a shuttle ferrying them from their dormitory to a depot. Singapore has been hiring bus drivers from China ...

  6. News - China

    China urges 'maximum restraint' in Gaza

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 09:33pm

    ... China on Monday called for “maximum restraint” by all parties, especially Israel, in the Gaza Strip conflict as the death toll from air strikes on the territory rose to 87. The statement ... The Israeli operation began with the targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari in an air strike last Wednesday. The latest deaths came after a night of air strikes and sustained fire from ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Mass worker protest hits Bangladesh after deadly blazes at 'deathtrap' textile factories

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Dhaka Worker demonstration grows as 'deathtrap' factories kill; fearing unrest could escalate, 500 factories declare wildcat 'holiday' Mass protests after deadly blaze Garment workers staged mass protests to demand the end ...

  8. News - World

    Fatah, Hamas agree to unite over Gaza crisis

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 09:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories Fatah, Hamas agree to unite over Gaza crisis  Fatah and Hamas said on Monday they have decided to end infighting in a show of solidarity in the West Bank over the Gaza crisis, reporters said. “From ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of South African truckers end strike

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 05:47pm by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg About 15,000 striking South African truckers agreed to return to work on Wednesday, easing pressure on Africa’s biggest economy where two weeks of labour unrest ... Workers Union (SATAWU), which represents about 28,000 workers, to reach a deal and suspend its calls to widen the strike to ports and rails. It also eased investors’ concerns about widening ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police kill 2 more in crackdown on strike

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 03:04pm by Associated Press in Rustenburg

    ... Associated Press in Rustenburg South African police have killed two more people in a crackdown on striking miners, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and a strike leader said on Thursday. COSATU condemned the brutality of police who have been harshly criticised for the August 16 shootings of 112 striking miners that left 34 dead at London-registered Lonmin PLC platinum ...




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