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South Asian women who led a strike in a British factory

South Asian women workers led a strike against poor working conditions in a British factory in 1976. Lakshmi Patel was one of the women who picketed the Grunwick film-processing factory in North London for two years, defying the stereotype of submissive South Asian women. They gained the support of tens of thousands of trade unionists along the way. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Source link

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Liverpool: Ruben Neves strike earns fourth-round spot

Neves ‘smashes’ Wolves back in front Ruben Neves’ superb second-half strike sent Wolves through to the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of a Liverpool side that featured three teenagers making their full debuts. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his starting XI, which included 17-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones and 18-year-old Rafael Camacho. They were joined by Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever – at 16, the club’s third youngest debutant – in the sixth minute following an injury to Dejan Lovren. Wolves found it difficult to trouble the…

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USS Cole bomber died in Yemen air strike – Trump

Jamal al-Badawi, the al-Qaeda militant behind the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, died in a US air strike, President Donald Trump has confirmed. “Our great military has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” Mr Trump tweeted. US defence officials said a “precision strike” was carried out on Tuesday east of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Badawi was believed killed but that could not be confirmed at the time. He was convicted of plotting and taking part in…

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Apple sales should pick up when U.S.-China strike trade deal: Trump adviser

The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A sharp drop in Chinese economic growth will hit the profits of U.S. firms but sales by Apple Inc and other American companies should recover once Washington strikes a trade deal with Beijing, a senior White House adviser said on Thursday. “If we have a successful negotiation with China, then Apple’s sales and everybody else’s sales will recover,” White House Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett said…

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Golf: Pressure on to strike while iron hot with new major schedule

(Reuters) – Hitting a hot streak at the right time will be the goal of golf’s top male professionals this year as a new calendar crams the major championships into a super busy four-month stretch. FILE PHOTO: November 20, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tiger Woods addresses the media during a press conference before The Match: Tiger vs Phil golf match at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The PGA Championship has switched from its traditional mid-August timeslot to mid-May, which will force players to…

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South Western Railway strike to hit New Year’s Eve trains

Image copyright PA Image caption South Western Railway said a reduced service would run across the network Passengers on some of the country’s busiest rail routes face disruption on New Year’s Eve as workers stage a day of strike action in a long-running dispute over guards on trains. Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) workers on South Western Railway (SWR) walked out at midnight. The RMT claimed SWR will be “bailed out” by the government for revenue lost as a result of the strike action The rail operator said it…

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Beefeaters strike at Tower of London over pensions change

Image copyright Getty Images/Mike Kemp Image caption Beefeaters and other iconic uniformed staff will picket the gates of the Tower of London Beefeaters at the Tower of London are going on strike for the first time in 55 years in a row over their pensions. Jewel house wardens and staff will picket at some of the UK’s historic royal palaces including the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. About 120 staff are being moved from final salary pensions onto an “inferior” model, the GMB union said. “None of our…

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German union calls strike at Amazon warehouses

FILE PHOTO: Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – German trade union Verdi called on workers at two Amazon (AMZN.O) logistic centers to strike on Monday, part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collective bargaining agreements in Germany’s mail order and retail…

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PewDiePie printer hackers strike again

Image caption This text and image form part of a longer document sent to the printers Hackers have taken control of printers around the world. It is the latest in a series of such attacks, but this time they say they have the power to destroy the machines. The stunt was first carried out last month, when one member claimed to have forced about 50,000 printers to create posters supporting his favourite vlogger PewDiePie. The latest incident again urges support for the YouTuber, but also calls on victims to improve…

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Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Image copyright Iran Human Rights Monitor Image caption The activist was protesting against his conditions in prison An Iranian political activist jailed for his messages on social media has died after spending 60 days on hunger strike, his family says. Vahid Sayadi Nasiri had been accused of insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other offences. He was released last March after serving two-and-a-half years in prison but detained again five months later. The activist demanded his transfer from a high-security unit of a prison in the city of Qom…

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