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Strike Action

Chinese workers in Singapore crane protest

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

Briefs, October 12, 2012

Chinese strawberries 'didn't infect Germans'

12 Oct 2012 - 4:39am

CityU calls for support in hunger strike against national education

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 strike threatens to become protracted struggle

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

Briefs, September 12, 2012

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. Reuters

12 Sep 2012 - 3:54am

South African police gun down striking platinum miners at Marikana mine

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 make sit-in threat in hours dispute

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

Police injure pregnant woman, strikers claim

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

Cracks in economic miracle becoming harder to ignore

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

Workers refuse to back down

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