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(This article is written in Chinese only)

(This article is written in Chinese only.)

(This article is written in Chinese only.)

(This article is written in Chinese only.)

Striking coal miners in Bangladesh return to work

DHAKA, March 27 (Reuters) - Hundreds of striking miners at a state-run Bangladeshi coal mine returned to work on Saturday after their demand for higher pay was met, the chief executive of the mining firm said. More than 1,100 miners of Bangladesh's state-run Barapukuria Coal Mine Co Ltd (BCMCL) struck work five days ago to demand higher wages and shorter hours, affecting coal production at the Barapukuria mine, 415 km (260 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka.

Workers at the Shougang Hierro Peru iron mine set to strike

* Workers at Cerro Verde copper mine to strike on March 31* Workers at Shougang iron mine to strike March 29* Miners demand larger share of profits By Teresa Cespedes and Patricia Velez LIMA, March 24 ( Reuters ) - Workers at the Shougang Hierro Peru iron mine and Cerro Verde copper mine will go on strike next week to demand better wages and a larger share of profits, union leaders said on Wednesday. Miners at Shougang Hierro Peru will put down tools on March 29, while workers at Cerro Verde will strike on March 31.

British Airways Strike - The Fact

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Calling on Samsung to Accept Responsibility for Occupational Deaths

Petition Calling on Samsung to Accept Responsibility for Occupational Deaths and to Provide Safe and Decent Working Conditions The families and friends of electronics manufacturing workers at Samsung in Korea have discovered a cancer cluster among young workers exposed to toxic chemicals.   The pattern of cancer deaths bears a striking resemblance to the pattern of cancer deaths among IBM “chip” workers in the US* and to other electronics cancer clusters around the world.   March 6th is the third anniversary of the death of Yu-mi Hwang, a Samsung semiconductor factory worker, who died from leukemia at age 22.  Her death – and similar coworker deaths - has motivated people to demand that Samsung:

The fight is on at British Airways

by Sadie Robinson Source: Socialist Worker Online. 19 March 2010 Factsheet: British Airways Strike - The Facts Unite union officials have confirmed that a three-day strike of British Airways cabin crew will go ahead. It begins tomorrow. The announcement follows an angry mass meeting today where cabin crew demanded that union officials go ahead with the action.

(This article is written in English only)

(This article is written in English.)

China's free-trade shot in Asia's arm

By Marwaan Macan-Markar Source: Inter Press Service via Asia Times BANGKOK - China and, initially, six of its Asian neighbors enacted the world's largest free trade area at the start of the year. Billed as a welcome boost for the economies of its Asian partners, some analysts also see it as a panacea for the region as they battle through the global financial crisis. Such optimism stems from the free-trade pact cementing a relationship that has seen the value of trade between the world's fastest-growing major economy and the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) jump six-fold since 2000 to US$193 billion.

Thousands rally against free trade treaty in Surabaya, Semarang

The Jakarta Post,  Thu, 01/21/2010 Thousands of workers took to the streets in Surabaya, East Java, and Semarang, Central Java, on Thursday to protest the implementation of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), Antara state news agency reported. The protesters in Surabaya, who came from the East Java regencies of Gresik, Sidoarjo, Pasuruan, Mojokerto and Jombang, staged their protest rally outside the East Java Legislative Council on Jl. Indragiri.
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