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A group of workers who repair the lifts and escalators that help keep Hong Kong on the move say they may have to quit their jobs, despite securing pay rises after a four-day strike.30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Lift maintenance workers will continue their strike for a third day today after negotiations over a pay rise and staff shortages broke down.
'We failed to find common ground with the company,' workers' representative Mok Yun-chuen said yesterday. 'But we feel that the company has changed their attitude and that they are more sincere now.'28 Sep 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
Shanghai citizens have written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel asking her to stop the extension of the city's maglev train line.16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
China has not made a final decision on whether to extend the maglev train link from Shanghai to Hangzhou - nor on whether it will use Chinese or German technology.27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am