Tags: Industrial action

Strike action is currently causing severe disruption to the National Health Service after junior doctors began strike action earlier today. It was also announced yesterday that London will, once again, be crippled by more Tube strikes as rail unions continue to fight the proposed ‘night tube’ service

McCririck backs a loser

Racing pundit John McCririck backed a loser when he took on the broadcaster Channel 4 which unceremoniously axed him from its horseracing coverage. Known for his eccentric clothing and boisterous antics on and off the screen, 72 year old McCririck claimed that the broadcaster’s decision amounted to age discrimination. Whilst it found that he had…

University staff will take strike action on 3rd December

University staff across the UK will walk out for a second day of strike action on Tuesday 3 December, announced trade unions representing university staff. The three unions, UNISON, Unite and the University and College Union (UCU), that took strike action on Thursday 31 October confirmed their members would walk out again in three weeks’…

After-school clubs threatened as teaching unions vote for industrial action

Teachers are to boycott after school activities after unions voted for industrial action over pay and workloads. The National Union of Teachers and NASUWT said their members will take co-ordinated action short of a strike from September 26 in a dispute with the Government over pay, jobs, pensions and workloads. The unions, which represent nine…

Largest strike looming over pensions reforms

Public sector union, Unison, has threatened “the largest industrial action since the General Strike” if it cannot reach an agreement with the Government over proposed pension reform. If there is no agreement at a final meeting on 27 June, the Union’s General Secretary, Dave Prentis, said members would be balloted on industrial action. In an…

Job centre staff set to strike over poor working conditions

Thousands of Job centre plus staff from offices in Glasgow, Norwich, Newport, Sheffield, Makerfield and Manchester are to stage a 48-hour strike, over poor working conditions and claims of excessive monitoring. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will take industrial action on Thursday January 20 and Friday January 21 after previously voting…

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has urged trade unions to improve their efforts to resolve industrial disputes before they reach the stage of strike action. In a new report, the organisation claimed that disagreements could be put right sooner if greater peace-making attempts were made at an earlier stage and suggested that there…

Passengers were told to reschedule their trips or brace themselves for an arduous replacement coach journey as Eurostar cancelled all services to Brussles due to National Rail Strikes in Belgium. Trains were only scheduled to run between London and Lille, before a limited bus service is offered to take travellers on to Belgium. High-speed rail…