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Bahrain trade union calls strike from Sunday

General Union of Bahraini Workers looks set to down tools.

February 19, 2011 3:15 by



The main trade union in Bahrain, rocked by anti-government unrest this week, has called for a strike from Sunday, a member of an airline trade union said.

“The Gulf Air trade union has told its members that the General Union of Bahraini Workers has called for a strike from Feb. 20,” said a Gulf Air employee who asked not to be named.

Gulf Air is the Bahrain flag carrier. Officials from the airline could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Cynthia Johnston, writing by Alistair Lyon; Editing by Angus MacSwan)



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