Airport taxi drivers call off hunger strike

Auckland International Airport taxi drivers, who were on a hunger strike demanding better fare system and working conditions, called of their strike on December 12. They were members of the Airport Taxi Association (ATA) and had resorted to a relay hunger strike seeking to end to what they had described as ‘discrimination.’ The Airport’s Retail and Commercial General Manager Richard…

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Airport taxi drivers plan fast unto death

The ongoing hunger strike which began on December 6 on rotation basis will worsen if the Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) authorities continue to deny the right to minimum fares and basic facilities to taxi drivers operating at the airport, a spokesman for the Auckland Taxi Association (AIA) has warned. Manmohan Singh told Indian Newslink at press time that while…

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Gambling machine grant probed

The most intensive and unprecedented investigation into complaints against gaming machine grants is underway at the Internal Affairs Department as a joint operation with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Organised Financial Crime Agency (OFCANZ) of New Zealand. Codenamed ‘Operation Chestnut,’ the investigation already accounts for more than 100,000 documents and interviews with scores of people. Internal Affairs Gambling…

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