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  • Southern on track for more jobs strikes


    GOVERNMENT-provoked rail chaos is to continue after station staff at Govia Thameslink Railways (GTR) voted overwhelmingly to strike to protect jobs, pay, safety and ticket offices.

    Transport union RMT announced yesterday that 70 per cent of members voted to strike and nearly 80 per...

    Wednesday 17th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • North Sea oil rig workers plan 48 hour walkout


    NORTH Sea workers are to stage a new 48-hour strike next week in a dispute over pay and allowances, it was confirmed yesterday.

    The action will affect seven Shell platforms from 6.30am on Thursday.

    Members of the Unite and RMT unions are in dispute with the Wood Group and began...

    Saturday 30th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Pru pension staff balloted over outsourcing plan


    FINANCIAL service staff are being balloted for strike action over the outsourcing of 75 jobs to India, their union announced yesterday.

    Workers at financial and pensions company Prudential, based in Reading, will start voting on Monday — with the ballot running to August 15...

    Saturday 30th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Acas talks aim to derail Southern strike


    TALKS aimed at averting fresh strikes by guards on Southern trains are to be held at Acas next week.

    The conciliation service announced yesterday that it would meet officials from the company and rail union RMT on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Govia Thameslink Railway, which owns...

    Saturday 30th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Workers at Diageo mull options in pensions row


    WORKERS at drinks giant Diageo are voting on whether to take industrial action in a dispute over pensions.

    The GMB union launched a three-week consultative ballot among 1,500 members in Scotland yesterday, saying company proposals to close the final-salary pension scheme would leave...

    Saturday 30th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Last-ditch talks fail to stop driving examiners’ strike


    DRIVING test examiners will go ahead with a 48-hour strike after last-ditch talks yesterday failed to resolve a dispute over working hours.

    PCS union members will walk out today and tomorrow, with tests cancelled as a result.

    The union represents 1,600 Driving and Vehicle...

    Thursday 19th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unions step up calls for action on steel


    BRITAIN’S steel industry will face “meltdown” without urgent intervention, unions said ahead of demonstrations on the streets of Brussels and Scunthorpe today.

    General union Unite, which alongside GMB and Community represents workers at the three steelworks threatened...

    Monday 9th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Teachers walk out over managers


    TEACHERS were set to walk out of their Yorkshire secondary school on strike today over wide-ranging problems with the managers.

    It is the first of six strikes announced at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School in Featherstone by teaching unions the NUT and NASUWT and public-sector...

    Tuesday 3rd Nov 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • ‘No right to strike and being walked on by government’


    SCORES of union activists told journalists the same thing when asked why they were lobbying their MPs yesterday — to defend their right to strike.

    But Sarah Rigby doesn’t have a right to strike to speak of, and if there’s one thing she’s sure of, it’s that...

    Tuesday 3rd Nov 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • DLR staff strike against ‘cavalier’ bosses


    DOCKLANDS Light Railway staff walked off the job before dawn today, slamming bosses’ “cavalier attitude” to safety.

    Workers of all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway say management have failed to address concerns over use of agency staff, the casualisation...

    Tuesday 3rd Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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