May 11, 2001 |
In a bad omen for a peak vacation season just getting started, Lufthansa pilots staged a 24-hour strike Thursday that left 65,000 passengers on the ground and cost Europe's second-largest airline at least $23 million. The second walkout in a week by the union representing the German national carrier's 4,200 pilots ratcheted up the animosity level on both sides.
October 1, 1993 |
Gas Company Workers Plan Strike: Union-represented workers of Southern California Gas Co. said they would stage a 24-hour strike, beginning at 6 a.m. today, to protest plans by the utility company to hire outside contractors to perform some of their jobs. The unions, which contend that the use of outside contractors compromises customers' safety, will also hold a rally downtown and picket company facilities.
August 4, 1991 |
Portugal's railways were virtually paralyzed Friday by a 24-hour strike, a spokesman for the state-run network said. The stoppage is the latest in a series of one-day rail strikes staged over the last two months to demand better pay, better working conditions and a shorter workweek.
June 27, 1991 |
Public transportation workers staged a 24-hour strike Wednesday to back demands for a new pay agreement, bringing bus and tram services to a virtual halt in the Portuguese capital.
October 7, 1990 |
A 24-hour strike by Australian dock workers left the country's major ports idle Friday, a shipping industry official said. The strike by an estimated 10,000 waterfront workers, which started at midnight Thursday, would cost shipping companies about $1 million, the official said. About 60 ships in 11 ports were affected by the stoppage, said Assn. of Employers of Waterside Labor official Gerry Johnstone. Passenger vessels, perishable cargoes and livestock were exempted from the dispute.
May 23, 1990
Nearly 2 million workers staged a 24-hour strike to protest government economic austerity measures, shutting down transportation and businesses. Rallies throughout the country denounced price increases and the abolition of inflation-linked wage increases for civil servants, measures adopted after Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis took office in April. He has been touring European capitals seeking investments for Greece's economic recovery.