June 2, 1989 |
Workers at the state-run Spanish television began a 24-hour strike for better pay Thursday, canceling programming for only the second time since broadcasting began in 1956.
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.
March 7, 1990 |
A 24-hour strike by France's biggest air pilots' union starting at midnight tonight will ground 40% of Air France's medium-haul flights and 60% of Air Inter's domestic traffic, the two airline companies said Tuesday. But long-haul flights scheduled by both Air France and UTA will not be affected by the stoppage.
June 2, 1988 |
A 24-hour strike by engineers shut down Israel Television and Israel Radio's domestic programs today, Broadcasting Authority officials said. Programs beamed abroad were broadcast and the strike did not affect the popular Israel Armed Forces station Galei Tsahal, which specializes in pop music and news.
October 31, 1985 |
Greece's 250,000 civil servants went on a 24-hour strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures introduced by the Socialist government. Their union called on the government to discuss salary increases consistent with inflation despite an austerity provision for wage curbs over two years.
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December 8, 1985 |
Cockpit crews of Lebanon's national carrier, Middle East Airlines, began a 24-hour strike Saturday to support colleagues working for the all-cargo Trans Mediterranean Airways who have been grounded for five months over a pay dispute. The strike paralyzed Lebanon's only commercial airport, which has been boycotted by U.S. and many other foreign airlines.
September 27, 1988 |
Italy's train traffic came to a halt Monday as rail workers struck nationwide to protest a government plan to reorganize the state-controlled railways. The plan includes massive layoffs. The 24-hour strike, which began at 9 p.m. Sunday, stopped all trains, and alternative bus service gave little relief to the stranded passengers.
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.