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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…

Employees balloted after union rejects pay offer

Around 750 IT staff who work across five government departments have been balloted for strike action after their union rejected a pay offer from their employer. The IT workers, who are employed by Fujitsu, work on contracts at HM Revenue & Customs, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Office for National Statistics and…

Majority of public sector staff don’t back industrial action

Over half of public sector workers don’t believe that striking will make any difference to the government’s decision to reform pensions, says a survey by Badenoch & Clark. While fewer than 34 per cent of workers agreed that pensions were worth striking over, 61.6 per cent thought the government wouldn’t amend its legislation on account…

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…

Royal Mail workers vote to strike over bullying concerns

Up to 3,500 Royal Mail staff may walk out after members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) backed industrial action by four to one. No strike dates have yet been set, but the union said it would maintain its walkout threat until it received reassurances that no compulsory redundancies would be imposed during the closure…

Teaching unions threaten to strike over pensions cuts

A coordinated strike among teachers is looming, as teaching unions are poised to join forces on industrial action over proposed changes to their pensions. In a recent meeting, the conference of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) voted overwhelmingly to ballot on strike action over pension reforms, which will mean an end to final…