UK Strike

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.

GRAB A KEBAB

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Firefighters are advising people to "treat themselves to a takeaway" to avert cooking disasters while they are on strike this weekend. Essex County...

Ban Teachers From Going on Strike

Katie Hopkins | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

Over the next few weeks, many teachers are going on strike. The NASUWT says: "parents understand we have to stand up for our pay and conditions." The NUT adds "Parents are very supportive of our position". Well here's the tough love on that one. We don't understand and we don't support you.

Sports vs. Schools: Brazilians Protest Government Spending

Pauline Rose | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

Brazil has made great progress in improving its education system in recent years, but the current street protests provide a dramatic reminder that wide inequalities in education and society still need to be tackled.

Are These Outfits Acceptable For Women At Work?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When strike action is on the cards, the hot button issue is rarely female modesty. But today the trade union row over new "skimpy" uniforms for Vi...

Thousands Of Civil Servants In Budget Day Walkout

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the economy. Civil servants h...

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...

This Is Our Emergency: Essex Firefighters To Stage 5 Strikes In Cuts Dispute

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Firefighters in Essex are to stage five strikes over the coming months in a dispute over cuts. The Fire Brigades Union said its members will take i...

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...

Panic At The Pumps? Fuel Tankers Vote To Strike

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

Fuel tanker drivers have voted overwhelmingly to go in strike on a row over terms and conditions and safety, union Unite said on Monday. Around 2,0...

Tanker Drivers Set To Back Strike

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

The threat of a strike by fuel tanker drivers in a dispute over terms and conditions and safety standards is set to come a step closer on Monday when ...

Police To Vote On Right To Strike

Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

Rank-and-file officers across England and Wales are to be balloted on whether they want the right to strike. All 135,000 members of the Police Fede...

Why I'll be Supporting the Union's Proposed Olympic Strike

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

People are angry and are no longer the blind, flag-waving serfs we are expected to be by the governing elite. Contrary to Cameron, Unite's proposal to co-opt the games is patriotism personified and whether or not the strike will be executed, its proposition is something most should be getting behind. Given that sick and vulnerable patients will lie stranded in ambulances whilst a cavalcade of sponsors, dignitaries speed by in their Mercs along one of the VIP lanes, London's transport system is already pretty screwed, strike or no strike.