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2009-07-30 11:49:43

British rail travelers faced massive delays Thursday as union workers began a 48-hour walkout over wages and working conditions. Workers at National Express East Anglia struck in a tense atmosphere in which union leader Bob Crowe said, National Express bosses … have soaked up $4.1 billion in taxpayer

2009-07-14 17:35:25

Postal workers across Britain intend to strike Friday, which likely would disrupt mail service across the country, officials said. About 12,000 employees are expected to walk out, organized by the Communication Workers Union to protest job cuts and workloads, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The union warned the walkout could become a national strike and said the Royal Mail is upset because government officials shelved plans to partially privatize the delivery service. There are serious...

2009-06-21 15:50:00

A strike by 22,000 Toronto municipal workers appeared imminent Sunday as a union leader said contract talks with city negotiators had been fruitless. A walkout, the first since a bitter, six-week strike in 2002, could start as early as midnight Sunday if the two sides can't find common ground, the Toronto Sun reported. A strike by members of Locals 70 and 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees would affect city garbage collection, ferry schedules, daycare centers and events on public...

2008-12-13 12:31:31

An upcoming national vote on a proposed strike by Screen Actors Guild members should not take place, a New York faction of the union contends. The New York Division Board of Directors opposed the SAG strike referendum in a statement Friday, instead calling for a new team of union negotiators to deal with management at major U.S.

2008-07-28 21:00:25

The first day of a wage walkout by thousands of ground staff and cabin crew members had minimal effect on Lufthansa, the German air carrier said. Almost 100 percent of our flights are flying on time, Britain's Skynews quoted a Lufthansa spokesman as saying.

2008-07-02 03:00:18

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood loves a good sequel, but here's one it could do without: Another union strike just months after the town got up and running again from a devastating walkout by writers.

2008-06-16 06:00:28

AROUND 170 council workers in Edinburgh have called off plans for further strikes following a one-day walkout earlier this month in a row over working conditions. Craft workers employed by councils across Scotland had agreed to a series of 24-hour strikes over the number of hours they work.

2006-06-30 00:42:25

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lionsgate's "T

2006-05-15 09:49:28

By Thorsten Severin BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 12,000 doctors across Germany went on strike on Monday in the biggest walkout in the sector since a dispute over pay flared two months ago.

2006-05-10 11:32:41

NICE, France (Reuters) - Local police in Cannes plan to strike during next week's film festival on the French Riviera, a trade union delegate said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.