Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore yesterday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese workers in less than two weeks.Friday, 7 December, 2012, 5:03am
Chinese strawberries 'didn't infect Germans'12 Oct 2012 - 4:39am
City University's staff association is calling on teachers and students to join a marathon citywide hunger strike to press the government to scrap national education in schools.
The association issued the appeal yesterday as a 400-strong rally was held against the subject at the Kowloon Tong university.20 Sep 2012 - 4:39am
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 education reform advocates see as crucial to fixing urban schools.12 Sep 2012 - 8:17pm
Defence minister escapes bomb attack
SANAA - Yemen's defence minister, Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad, escaped a car bomb attack on his motorcade that killed at least 12 other people, a day after the government said it had killed the regional al-Qaeda branch's number two. Seven security guards and five civilians were killed and 12 others were wounded. Reuters12 Sep 2012 - 3:54am
South African riot police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine yesterday, killing several men in the deadliest episode of a week of union violence.17 Aug 2012 - 12:45pm
Firefighters will step up their industrial action by staging a sit-in protest unless the government provides details of how it plans to implement a reduction in their working hours by the end of next week.14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Clashes broke out as police moved in to help a Hitachi-affiliated factory in Shenzhen move products out of its warehouse, which was surrounded by protesting workers as their sit-in moved into its seventh day.11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Rumblings of discontent are starting to echo across the Yangtze River Delta. Dissatisfaction and frustration seem to be bubbling up among the worker bees who keep the world's factory ticking.
A pattern of strikes that began in the south of the country appears to have spread to the mainland's other industrial heartland.10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
A wave of strikes in the Pearl River and Yangtze River deltas over pay and compensation gathered momentum yesterday.
The increasing regularity of walkouts in the industrial heartlands is a sign of rising labour tensions as an ever more combative workforce faces off against employers battling the effects of a global slowdown.7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Workers at a lift maintenance company went on strike yesterday and vowed to continue it today.
About 70 repair workers at ThyssenKrupp Elevator said they would refuse emergency jobs unless their demands for a pay rise and shorter working hours were met.
The company carries out maintenance work at 600 buildings.27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Starring: Jamie Bell Director: Stephen Daldry Year of original release: 2000
Billy Elliot is a British film set during the historic coal miners' strike of 1984-85. It takes place in a mining town in Durham in the north of England. The story centres on Billy, an 11-year-old boy who wants to become a professional ballet dancer.19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Organisers of the city's first bus strike in 21 years have been forced to end their action after the second day of the protest attracted an even poorer response among union members than the first day.11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
There is more than a touch of irony in recent clashes on mainland factory floors. Marxist theory holds that workers are the most important force in communism. Yet on the mainland, it is an increasingly restive and long discontented manufacturing workforce that is causing disquiet for the Communist Party.10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Union leaders hold little hope of heading off a strike by bus drivers and technicians at New World First Bus over their claim for a pay rise.
Representatives of the New World First Bus Company Staff Union and the company are due to meet tomorrow for more talks.4 Aug 2009 - 12:00am