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Cleaners win fight for jobs

Cleaners win fight for jobs

They were a symbol of protest against austerity measures in Greece: Cleaners fired from their jobs at the Finance Ministry and tax offices who for months heckled bailout inspectors and joined daily public protests holding their mops and broomsticks. According to a Monday court decision made public Friday, the cleaners have won a class action case against the government to get their jobs back. The court ruling found that 397 cleaners who made the complaint were wrongfully suspended from their jobs eight months ago, as part of government staff reduction program.

Literary treasures go online

Hundreds of the British Library's most valuable literary resources, from the Bronte sisters' earliest writings and drawings to an early draft of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, have been posted online. The library's new website — — was unveiled on Friday and features digital versions of 1,200 handwritten manuscripts, diaries and letters from Romantic and Victorian writers including Charles Dickens, William Wordsworth and Jane Austen.

By the numbers

63 Dog attacks on U.S. Postal Service workers in Houston in 2013, placing the city at No. 1. Houston wrested the top spot from Los Angeles. There were 5,581 dog attacks nationwide.

Times wires

Cleaners win fight for jobs 05/16/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 16, 2014 10:33pm]
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