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Experiments with truth: 11/17/10

  • A sit-in protest by 600 workers at a Hyundai factory in Ulsan, southeast of the Seoul, stopped the production of 922 vehicles worth 7.9 billion won ($7 million) on Monday.
  • In Peshawar, three different labor unions of Pakistan Railway staged a protest on a railway track and stopped the Awam Express which was bound to Karachi to protest a delay in the payment of their salaries.
  • On Monday, hundreds of Bentley workers demonstrated outside the firm’s headquarters in the UK in protest at a proposed 4.5 per cent pay rise. Shopfloor workers staged their 30-minute silent protest after objecting to the firm’s pay offer.
  • Students at the engineering department of the Science and Technology University in Tehran have refused to attend classes since Saturday in protest to educational challenges.
  • In Fiji, prisoners at the Naboro Maximum Remand Cell went on hunger strike Monday afternoon to protest alleged mistreatment by prison guards.