Industrial Action

Three Reasons Why a Doctor's Strike Is Ethically Justifiable

Rajiv Chandegra | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics
Rajiv Chandegra

On 17th October 2015, I marched alongside over 15,000 fellow junior doctors to protest against the government's imposition of a new working contract. With the reverberating plea of "Save our NHS" we finally gathered around the humbling statue of Gandhi at Parliament Square.

Time to Think Again About Crackdown on Right to Strike

Cathy Warwick | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics
Cathy Warwick

I hope the Government will listen. I hope they will think again and withdraw their plans to make the right to strike all but redundant. There is no need for it, it is unfair, and may well end up costing the taxpayer a great deal as agency staff are brought in to break strikes.

National Rail Strikes Called Off After Fresh Pay Rise Brokered

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

A strike by Network Rail workers has been cancelled following an updated pay offer. The RMT Union had called for its members to walk out on Thursday a...

Why Midwives Are Set to Strike This Monday

Cathy Warwick | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Cathy Warwick

Midwives saw their pay frozen back in 2011, frozen again in 2012, before it rose 1% in 2013. If the typical midwife's pay had risen in line with prices since 2010, she or he would be paid over £4,000 more per year than they're actually getting. Despite that deep fall in their standard of living, what midwives and others are asking for to resolve this dispute is not a king's ransom; they are asking for just a 1% rise.

Why We Should All Be Proud Of Pride: The Film

Lisa Higgins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

After the screening, held in a swanky cinema at London's Barbican centre, a world away from a Welsh pit mine, various friends of Mark Ashton stood up to thank Warchus for portraying the events in such a truthful way, some of them weeping, they were so proud.

Performance-Related Pay Doesn't Work

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Margaret Heffernan

Like poor managers the world over, Michael Gove believes in performance-related pay. Although not subject to this regime himself, he imagines that teachers will care about students more, be yet more passionate, focused, organized, energetic and committed if there's more money in it for them. Why would he imagine such a thing?

Why Teachers Are Striking Today

Chris Keates | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Teachers are committed and dedicated public service workers. They do not take strike action lightly. No teacher has any wish to inconvenience parents or disrupt pupils' education, but this action is not the failure or due to the unreasonableness of teachers. It is the failure and unreasonableness of the secretary of state...

The Responsibility for Teachers Taking Strike Action Rests With Michael Gove

Chris Keates | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Over the last three years the Coalition Government has mounted savage attacks on teachers' pay, pensions and conditions of service. To justify these attacks and education reforms, the Secretary of State has sought to denigrate teachers and present our public education system as broken. As a result the teaching profession is now in crisis.

Why Are HMRC Workers To Go On Strike?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

Thousands of Revenue and Customs workers will go on strike tomorrow in the latest phase of months of industrial action by civil servants in a row over...

Ambulance Workers vote For Walkout Over Cuts

PA | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Ambulance workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in a long-running row over issues including cuts. Unite said its 450 members in the Yorkshire servi...

Police Fail In Vote For Right To Strike Over Pay Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Police officers across England and Wales have failed to gain enough votes in a poll seeking the right to strike. According to the Police Federati...

'We Will See Off The Tory Right'

PA | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

The Government is on a fresh collision course with millions of workers after warnings of mass strikes in protest at pay freezes, job losses and other ...

Teachers To Strike Over Pay And Working Conditions, Union Announces

Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics

Teachers have voted for strike action over pay and working conditions, with 82.5% in favour, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) announced today. ...

South African Miners On Streets As Tensions Over Deaths Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

Thousands of striking miners took to the streets in South Africa as tension continues to rise following the shooting of 34 by police, the worst incide...

South African Miners' Murder Charges Dropped

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK

Murder charges against 270 South African miners whose striking colleagues were shot and killed by police have been provisionally dropped. The count...

Inquiry After Miners Shot Dead In Violent Battle With Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

South Africa's president Jacob Zuma will open an inquiry into a "tragic" incident where police opened fire on miners, killing 34. Speaking on Frida...

30 Dead After Police Open Fire On South African Miners (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

At least 30 people have been killed in clashes between police and striking miners in South Africa, in what has been described as the worst violence si...

Talks Over Doctors' Pensions Could Reopen After BMA Action

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Negotiations over doctors' pension reforms could reopen today after GPs and hospital doctors staged their first industrial action in almost 40 years. ...

Disruption To Patients 'Minimal' During BMA Action

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Only 1 in 10 patients have had operations, appointments or treatments rescheduled due to the industrial action by the British Medical Association's (B...

HMRC Workers To Strike Over Job Cuts

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

Workers at HM Revenue and Customs have voted to take industrial action in a row over jobs and privatisation, adding to the growing number of disputes ...

Fuel Strike Threat Back On The Table As Union Recommends Tanker Drivers Reject Deal

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

The threat of a fuel strike looms large again after it emerged tanker drivers are being urged to reject a proposed deal. The proposals will be put...

Fuel Strike Threat Averted But Government Continues Making Contingency Plans

PA | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

The threat of a fuel strike may have been averted, but the government is continuing to make contingency plans, it has emerged. It comes after a pr...

Hopes Raised After Deal Drawn Up To Prevent Fuel Strikes

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Proposals aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers dispute have been drawn up, raising hopes that strikes can be averted. Leaders Unite held talk...

Fuel Strike Deadline Extended To Allow Peace Talks To Continue

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Unite's deadline for declaring strikes in the fuel tanker drivers dispute has been extended so that peace talks can continue. Under employment law,...

Doctors Face Ballot On Industrial Action Over NHS Pensions

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Doctors could strike for the first time since 1975 if the government does not rethink proposed changes to NHS pensions. The British Medical Associa...