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  • FE college staff down pens over insult offer

    COLLEGE workers down their pens across England today over bosses’ attempts to freeze their pay.

    Further education union UCU members at more than 200 colleges are furious that bosses’ group the Association of Colleges has recommended freezing wages despite a real-terms cut...

    Tuesday 10th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • DLR strikers stand firm against bully bosses

    A STRIKE on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London remained “rock solid” for a second day, rail union RMT said yesterday.

    A dispute over DLR operator Keolis Amey’s use of agency staff and other problems with working practices sparked the 48-hour walkout.


    Thursday 5th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Water workers walk out over pensions

    WORKERS at Northumbrian Water started industrial action yesterday after bosses announced plans to axe their pension scheme.

    Staff have a “final-salary” pension scheme, under which their retirement income is based on their wages in the last two years of their working...

    Wednesday 21st Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Napo Conference: ‘Offer more than 3% or we’ll strike’

    PROBATION officers should go on strike if they are offered a pay rise of less than 3 per cent, Napo delegates decided this weekend.

    At their conference’s closing session on Saturday, members hit out at years of government-imposed pay restraint.

    Last year higher grades had...

    Monday 19th Oct 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • FT workers poised for strike to save pensions

    STAFF at the Financial Times have voted for industrial action in defence of their pensions.

    The paper is being taken over by its Japanese equivalent Nikkei, which has proposed to reduce benefits from the company’s pension scheme.

    The National Union of Journalists (NUJ)...

    Tuesday 13th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ballot over grim contract is new drill for junior dentists

    DENTISTS were balloted on industrial action for the first time in history yesterday over draconian new contracts imposed on them by the government.

    The junior dentists in English hospitals will join their doctor counterparts in a ballot over the contracts that will see them working...

    Saturday 10th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Bullied DLR staff heading for action

    BULLYING and the abuse of agency workers have led staff on London’s Docklands Light Railway to push for a strike, their union said yesterday.

    Rail union RMT said bosses had breached agreements and allowed a “creeping culture” of intimidation to develop.


    Tuesday 6th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • ‘I want fair pay for the hours I work’

    by Lamiat Sabin
    and Will Stone

    JUNIOR doctors hit out yesterday at the “unfair and unfeasible” new contracts that will force them to work more for less.

    Demelza Beishon-Murley, a fifth-year medical student, and her friends joined the protest...

    Wednesday 30th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Court orders pilots back to work over ‘changed aims’

    A GERMAN court ruled yesterday that Lufthansa pilots must halt a strike that led to the cancellation of around 1,000 flights.

    Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said that the decision meant that all pilots must return to work immediately.

    The union commenced its...

    Thursday 10th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Scottish journalists vote for action on mass redundancy

    JOURNALISTS at Glasgow-based newspapers the Herald, Evening Times and Sunday Herald have voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action over a 20 per cent cut in editorial jobs.

    Owner Newsquest’s latest round of redundancies could threaten up to 20 jobs. It follows job cuts at...

    Thursday 27th Aug 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain