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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

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to 50,000 junior doctors in England outlining plans he says would lead to basic pay increasing by 11%, in an attempt to head of the threat of industrial action. However Hunt has indicated that he also wants to curb other elements such as guaranteed pay rises. Previous attempts to renegotiate a contract for junior doctors had lead to outrage after the junior health workers felt that they would be forced to work more hours for less money.

Trade Union Bill: Conservatives ‘the political wing of the City of London’, says TUC

Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, is today expected to strongly criticise the government’s new measures on strike action in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2015 ahead of the second reading of the Trade Union Bill. The TUC have released a statement in which they state that Ms O’Grady will say that history…

Proposals on strike laws are a response to yesterday’s problems, says CIPD

The Government’s proposals on strike laws are an outdated response to industrial relations issues currently facing UK employers and could prove counter-productive, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development. The Government’s proposed changes to existing laws on industrial action centre on raising the bar on thresholds…

Greenwich council accused of ‘bullying culture’

Occupational therapists (OTs) at Greenwich council, fed up with an alleged ‘bullying culture’, are gearing up to vote for strike action. The eleven therapists, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, will start voting on whether to take strike action or industrial action short of a strike on 28 April. The ballot closes on 7 May.…

Unite the Union fighting to save jobs at BAE and Pilkington Glass

BAE announce 1775 job losses at Portsmouth and Govan shipyards Unite, the country’s largest union, will fight to retain as many of the 1,775 jobs under threat, following the announcement on Wednesday 6 November about the future of the shipyards at Portsmouth, and Govan and Scotstoun on the Clyde. The announcement was prompted by the…