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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 subsidies in the past 10 years and "¦ have milked every penny out of this franchise while treating their staff like dirt. National Express managing director Andrew Chivers called...

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. studios, the Los Angeles Times reported. The New York group, which accounts for 14 of the union's current 71-member national board, called on the board to hold an...

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. More than 100 planes had taken off on time. The contract strike targeted the airports in Frankfort and Hamburg as the Lufthansa workers, represented by the trade union Verdi, demand a 9.8-percent raise, The Daily Telegraph reported....

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. The contract between the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires today, and negotiations have dragged on for weeks with no apparent headway. SAG leaders have said they are willing to continue talking beyond the contract deadline. Yet their...

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. But the staff, including plumbers, gas fitters and electricians, have agreed to suspend further strike action for a month after union leaders said councils were willing to listen to demands. A...

2006-06-30 00:42:25

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lionsgate's "The Lost City," New Line Cinema's "Take the Lead" and Miramax's "The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D" are the three finalists in the best picture category for the 21st annual Imagen Awards, which recognize positive portrayals of Latinos in entertainment. Among other nominees announced Thursday, Andy Garcia earned noms in the best director and film actor for his work on "Lost City." Robert Rodriguez picked up two bids in the...

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. Germany's Marburger Bund association, which represents 22,000 German medical professionals, said 12,300 doctors did not report for work at university clinics and state psychiatric hospitals across Germany. The strike is expected to build as the week progresses, with a demonstration planned in the...

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. But city officials vowed the strike would not disrupt the glitzy festival, set to attract Hollywood stars such as Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett and Kirsten Dunst. "There will be no effect whatsoever on the festival," a town hall spokesman said, adding national police services would also guarantee security at event. He said about...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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