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  • Ireland: Bookies strike in outrage at poverty pay offer

    BOOKIES in Northern Ireland are to strike over “poverty pay” and staff security on two top horse-racing days this month.

    Unite members at Sean Graham voted 100 per cent on a 71 per cent turnout for strike action during the Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup at the Cheltenham...

    Thursday 3rd Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Coward Hunt Fails Miserably

    JEREMY HUNT has taken an axe to the roots of the health service with his hare-brained decision to impose a contract on 45,000 junior doctors.

    In all seriousness, what does he expect to happen in response to such a provocative act?

    British Medical Association (BMA) junior...

    Friday 12th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Super supporters buy pizza for heroic Halifax pickets

    JUNIOR doctors on strike across Yorkshire received enthusiastic support yesterday from unions, campaign groups and the public, with some even enjoying deliveries of pizza on the picket line.

    “It was very positive and the doctors were very enthusiastic. There were lots of cars and...

    Thursday 11th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 500 more Tube workers will join 24-hour strike

    A FURTHER 500 London Underground (LU) staff will join 1,500 maintenance workers on a 24-hour strike on Friday, transport union RMT confirmed yesterday.

    The patrol workers are responsible for checking track and equipment for faults.

    Any problems are then dealt with by...

    Wednesday 10th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ministers’ obstinance forces junior doctors to strike again

    JUNIOR doctors will strike again next week after ministers ramming through cuts to out-of-hours payments refused to put reason before ideology in negotiations, the British Medical Association (BMA) said yesterday.

    Thousands of registrars will provide emergency care only for 24 hours...

    Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Court cleaners strike over lousy pay

    COURT cleaners demanded justice yesterday as they launched a series of strikes in a campaign to secure a living wage.

    Most of London’s court cleaners are paid a mere £6.70 an hour through private contractor Mitie.

    Pickets took a stand at Southwark Crown Court, and...

    Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Portugal: Strikers will press for swifter end to austerity

    PORTUGUESE public-sector union coalition Common Front announced yesterday that its 600,000 workers will take strike action tomorrow.

    The 24-hour strike, intended to press the government to reverse austerity measures more swiftly than it plans, is likely to cause disruption at schools,...

    Thursday 28th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • France: Taxi drivers, air traffic controllers and teachers walk

    by Our Foreign Desk

    THREE strikes in one day brought France to a near-standstill yesterday as taxi drivers, air traffic controllers and teachers downed tools.

    Hundreds of French taxis, joined by a few from Belgium and Spain, blocked a massive junction leading into...

    Wednesday 27th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Financial Times journalists set for pensions strike

    FINANCIAL Times (FT) journalists are set to strike for the first time in 30 years after pension talks broke down yesterday.

    Staff at the newspaper, Britain’s house journal for financiers, businesses and bankers, have already voted 92 per cent in favour of a 24-hour walkout.


    Wednesday 27th Jan 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Medics strike back: Part II

    Almost a fortnight ago we saw the first strike by junior doctors in four decades, and the struggle is set to continue next month. Dr Tomasz Pierscionek reports…

    Monday 25th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features