Thursday, 21 January 2021

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Bangladesh cricket players go on strike

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s cricketers will be on an indefinite strike until a list of demands are met by the country’s cricket board (BCB), skipper Shakib Al Hasan said, putting next month’s tour of India in doubt. Players released a list of demands and the boycott has affected the ongoing National Cricket ...

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Barra takes hand in talks to end UAW strike

WASHINGTON: General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra met personally with senior United Auto Workers officials to discuss the No. 1 US automaker’s most recent proposal to end a more than three-week-old strike that has cost it over $1 billion in lost profits, a union spokesman said on Thursday. Barra met ...

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Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary ‘injustice’

COLOMBO: Doctors at start-run hospitals across Sri Lanka began a 24-hour strike, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary “injustice.” Two years ago, the government gave an unusually high salary increase to legal officers in the government sector, creating what Dr. Haritha Aluthge, secretary of the ...

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46,000 General Motors auto workers strike

DETROIT: The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. The move to strike, which the Wall Street Journal described as the first major stoppage at GM in more than a decade, came ...

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British Airways pilots to strike for three days in September

LONDON: British Airways pilots are to go on strike for three days in September, their union said on Friday, in a dispute over pay that could disrupt the peak summer holiday season. Last month, the pilots overwhelmingly voted for industrial action and the airline, which is part of IAG, failed ...

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Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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Pilots of India’s Jet Airways defer strike, seek salary dues

NEW DELHI: The pilots’ union of India’s troubled Jet Airways said on Sunday it will give the carrier’s new management two weeks to clear unpaid salaries, deferring its plan to take strike action. Jet has delayed payments to pilots, suppliers and lessors for months and defaulted on loans after racking ...

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Nargis Fakhri to strike a pose at Dubai yoga fest

DUBAI: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri is set to host the opening session of the XYoga Dubai Festival on Feb. 1, so yoga fans can expect to bend, stretch and breathe with the glamorous star herself. Fakhri has starred in Bollywood hits such as “Rockstar” and “Main Tera Hero” and also ...

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Wetherspoon, McDonald’s, TGI Friday staff holding strike

LONDON: Staff at McDonald’s, JD Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays are all to go out on strike together over working conditions. The group from the hospitality sector are set to strike on October 4 and join a rally at Leicester Square in London. Workers from two Wetherspoon pubs in Brighton, as ...

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