Posts Tagged ‘Strike’

Catholic women call for strike

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Catholic women from Münster in Germany are calling for women to go on strike. “We women want to see genuine change in our Church. We want to contribute and have our say. We want women and men, on equal footing, to follow their calling in harmony and move forward in the same direction: that of Read more

Vietnamese Catholic lawyer on hunger strike loses appeal

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

An appeals court in Hanoi, Vietnam, has upheld the sentence of a jailed Catholic lawyer, who is on a hunger strike to get access to Communion and Confession. The People’s Supreme Court upheld the jail term of 30 months for lawyer and dissident Joseph Le Quoc Quan for charges of tax evasion. His firm was Read more

ANZCO workers locked out – chairman receives an award

Friday, November 25th, 2011

ANZCO workers locked out of their Marton plant since October 19 for say they are determined to continue their opposition to proposed pay cuts of up to 20 per cent, shift changes and reductions in allowances.  Negotiations between the union and the company began in April. Sir Graeme Harrison, founder and chairman of ANZCO, recently received a Welly award in the Read more

Striker shot dead at Freeport

Friday, October 14th, 2011

An industrial dispute at Freeport, the world’s biggest gold mine in Indonesia’s Papua province, has turned ugly, after a striking worker was shot dead by police. Seven others were critically wounded when officers tried to stop striking workers from going into a facility at the mining complex on Monday. About 8,000 workers have been on Read more

Strike averted in time for WYD2011

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Strikes across Spain coinciding with the Pope’s visit to World Youth Day have been averted after a baggage handling company agreed to reinstate four workers who had been made redundant. It was reported yesterday  that unions representing Spanish airport ground crew had called strikes to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to the Spanish Read more