UK Strike

Junior Doctors' Contracts: The Undergraduate Perspective

Sam Harrison | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

As strike action by junior doctors continues, the government is apparently in quandary over whether it is 'imposing' or 'introducing' the new contract. Whichever they choose, the contract will currently apply only to new junior doctors: the current Medical undergraduates. Yet their voice has been peculiarly neglected in the debate.

Junior Doctors - Burnt Out Before They Begin

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Barham-Brown

Medicine is where my heart is. It is what I have worked so hard for. Now I'm heading into my finals exams, and it's only going to get harder. But the government has been attacking me and my profession for months now, and I'm exhausted.

Yes, It IS About the Money

Dr. M Ali Abbasi | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Dr. M Ali Abbasi

The objection to the junior doctor pay deal on offer is not childish petulance, avariciousness or political gaming. Nor is it an attempt to align junior doctor remuneration with financial sector packages. But it IS about money and being paid a fair wage for a demanding job.

A Mutiny Against Scrutiny: Tories, Trade Unions and Terrible Consequences For Workers

Bethan Forrest | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
Bethan Forrest

Their ultimate goal is striking a balance of cohesion between the aims of the employer and the needs of the worker. This Bill does little but smash the scales of fairness to pieces. The question will be, after the implementation of the Trade Union Bill, how can we even begin to put them back together again?

Junior Doctors and the NHS Culture of Management

Julian Vigo | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

The junior doctors' strike this past September protested the proposed salary cuts of up to 30%, an increase in these doctors working antisocial shift...

Am I a Moderate or a Militant Doctor?

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

I am a GP partner and also train junior doctors in inner city Manchester. I have been a doctor for 13 years. I am writing not as a junior doctor but as a voice for my patients that I've looked after for the past 10 years...

Why Van Halen's Dislike for Brown M&Ms Means I Will be Voting Yes/Yes for Junior Doctors' Strike Action.......

Chris James | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Chris James

In the last week it has been announced by the brave souls at the top of the BMA that they will be balloting their members - the majority of your "juni...

I Hope the 'Free The Night' Tube Guy Is OK?

Andy Bush | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

So they've just announced that the night tube is being postponed. The bloke in the posters hasn't taken it very well. Hope he's ok?

What Are You Complaining About?

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics
Kenny Imafidon

The tube strike taking place in London has definitely been a big topic of conversation this week, especially today. Many of our simple journeys to work today will be like journeys from hell, the buses will be jam-packed and have us feeling like we are in a tin of sardines. I am not surprised that people will be unhappy with the tube drivers for all the inconvenience they will face.

TfL Strike: The Legacy of a Fleeting Mayor

George Dokimakis | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

For a Mayor who under-invested to improve London's ageing infrastructure yet had no issues in investing in new vanity ideas such as the air line and the garden bridge, the approach to TfL negotiations should be expected. As he abandons the office, he does not have to deal with the consequences.

Enough's Enough - Time to Stop London Being Held Hostage by Transport Unions

Luke Springthorpe | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Luke Springthorpe

Tt is clearly no longer acceptable for a few militant trade union leaders to regularly seek to squeeze yet more money out of the hard-pressed London taxpayer and fare payer. London is a great city but its position as a services capital of the world is fragile and dependant on it remaining a convenient place to do business.

Standing Together With National Gallery Staff

Julie Ward | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

I will continue to stand with the staff of the National Gallery, just as I will be taking a stand emphatically for our place in Europe, in the historic choice our country now faces.

The Rail Strike May Have Been Cancelled, But There's Still Chaos And Confusion

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Commuters and football fans still face chaos and confusion this bank holiday weekend, despite the last-minute announcement that the planned rail strik...

Ridiculous' Nursing Union Is Already On The Wrong Side Of Jeremy Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics

The Health Secretary has attacked a nursing union for its “ridiculous” threats to strike over plans for a seven-day NHS. Jeremy Hunt accused th...

People Are Using The Daily Mail's £1 Ferry Offer To Help Migrants In Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Your average Daily Mail reader might take advantage of the newspaper's £1 ferry offer to load up on bargain French wine, tour the battlefields or vis...

Midwives Have Walked Out Of Hospitals Today

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

The Royal College of Midwives is striking for the first time in its 133-year history as it joins other healthcare unions in walking out of work today....

The Unions Fight is Our Fight

Bradley Allsop | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

How will we attract more people into teaching, when they will be treated so poorly and fragrantly ignored by their Secretary of State? How can we expect a good education for future children when teachers are so overworked and underpaid? ... We should be supporting them in their struggle for fairer treatment and a better education system for all.

Always Look On The Bright Side: 8 Upshots To Today's Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

Today's strike sees hundreds of thousands of people from across the public sector walk out in protest over their terms and conditions. Schools ...

Fed-Up Students Give Their Own Lectures After Uni Staff Go On Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students have taken matters into their own hands and are teaching their own classes after their university lecturers went on strike. A l...

High Court Fire Cuts Challenge Fails

Gareth Milner | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Despite 94% of Londoners opposing cuts to the fire service, it looks like the closure of 10 fire stations and over 500 front line firefighters will be cut. The closure of these stations is expected to take place in January. In the high court, seven different local authorities argued that the planned cuts were "dangerous, irrational and unlawful". It was this high court challenge that failed.

Greek Universities a Battleground for Austerity

Julie Tomlin | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Julie Tomlin

With unemployment among Greek women currently at 31.6 per cent compared to 24.6 per cent among men, the prospect of losing a job in the female-dominated public sector is a grim one.

Inside the Occupation: University of Sheffield

Lauren Archer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Archer

It was 6am when the lights came on and Rage Against the Machine started playing through the speakers in the University of Sheffield's Richard Roberts lecture hall. About 50 students from across Sheffield, including activists from the Autonomous Students Network, the Living Wage Campaign, the Revolutionary Socialists Society and others occupied the building at 7pm on Wednesday October 30, the night before the planned staff strikes...

In Support of Our Striking Staff

Jamie England | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie England

In effect, students are being asked to contribute more towards our tuition fees without seeing anything in return. The money isn't trickling all the way down the institutional hierarchy; it is stopping at the pockets of the most senior members.

Students Prepare to Support Education Strikes and Fight Austerity

Matt Stanley | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

We've got plenty to fight against. In recent months the Tories have been very keen to talk up the so-called 'economic recovery'. George Osbourne claims that the minimal growth showing in recent figures vindicates his austerity policies. In reality, not only has the British economy barely moved from stationary to first gear.

Support The Halloween University Strike

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

While the strike is in support of the university employees as opposed to its students, there is a call for young people to support their institutions by protesting alongside their lecturers or to simply refuse to cross the picket line.