UK Strikes

Lecturers Are Striking Today to Save Our Education - As Students, We Must Stand With Them

Bradley Allsop | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Today, those of us that care about the future of education, care about the ethos that our universities run under and care about justice, need to join our lecturers on the picket line. Today, let's jointly raise our voices and demonstrate where the true power lies on our campuses.

Students Face Disruption As Strikes Sweep University Campuses

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the country face huge disruption caused by university strikes this summer, with the first day of action due to begin on Wednesday. Und...

Junior Doctors' Strike: One Strike, Many Narratives

Matt Hawkins | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

We've all been on a bit of learning curve in the last few weeks, receiving an education in the role of junior doctors and why it is that they have bee...

Striking Accord

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Barham-Brown

I like stress. I not only want to work in A&E, I want to do it parked in a wheelchair. I don't make it easy for myself, but I expect my employers to make it safe and practically possible. And I deserve to be paid fairly for the work I do...

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.

Five Times Tories Would Have Lost An Election Under Their Own Voting Threshold

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron is preparing to unveil new legislation that would toughen up laws on strike action, by imposing minimum turnouts on ballots and a time l...

The Waugh Zone July 15, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday July 15, 2015... 1) LUCKY STRIKE David Cameron’s bid to make the Tories ‘the party of workin...

The Tory Myth of 'Full Employment' and the Reality: Austerity, 'Self-Employment', Chronic Underemployment and Workfare

Christian Garland | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The unexpected Tory election victory last month no one seriously expected - least of all the Tory party - broke with the horror of a nightmare become ...

If Union Members Can't Be Arsed to Vote Why Should Their Bosses Be Allowed to Hijack People's Lives?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

For too long Union leaders have been able to mobilise a militant few to do their bidding, calling strikes on shamefully low levels of support. Now at least the economy will be safe from this kind of manipulation.

The Fate Of Bank Holiday Travel Could Now Rest In The Courts

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

Network Rail is threatening a union with legal action over plans to go on strike on bank holiday Monday, which could lead to a "standstill" for commut...

Bank Holiday Travellers And Football Fans May Just Have Got A Break

PA | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

Last-minute talks to avert an impending rail strike, due to hit commuters and football fans on May Bank Holiday Monday, have been announced. Member...

Would You Support a Mayor's Strike Busting Transport Reserve?

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

TfL already does something similar to a reserve, staffing its tube stations using 'ambassadors' when strikes are on. But why not go one step further and use ordinary Londoners to help TFL run its services during disputes?

It's Only Monday And Already Cameron Is Having A Week To Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has faced a difficult start to the political week as NHS workers stage a four-hour strike and a social media campaign calls for him to s...

Lecturers To Strike, Meaning Students Won't Be Set Coursework Or Receive Marks

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

As part of the ongoing row over pensions, academics around the country are set to hold a marking boycott, meaning students will not be set coursework,...

Workers Rally To Say Britain Needs A Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK

Tens of thousands of workers, including many who have been on strike this week, took part in noisy protests today to call for an end to austerity and ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Was Putin Behind The 'Act Of Terror'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 18 July 2014... 1) WAS PUTIN BEHIND THE 'ACT OF TERROR'? Yesterday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was...

Public Sector Strikes: A Defence

Jack McSweeney | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jack McSweeney

A government with a selective memory should come as no surprise to anyone, yet on this issue there is a distinct double standard, and this agenda, which trivialises public sector strikes as mere trouble-making, is a grave reflection of a society that undervalues its public services.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Was There A Paedo 'Chum-ocracy'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 11 July 2014... 1) WAS THERE A PAEDO 'CHUM-OCRACY'? From the Sun: "The Westminster elite 'protect...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: To Strike Or Not To Strike?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 10 July 2014... 1) TO STRIKE OR NOT TO STRIKE? Isn't it odd that the Tories say they support the ri...

As Young Workers' Month Ends: It's Time to Get Organised

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josiah Mortimer

It's been a bad couple of weeks for trade unionism. Two of its greatest champions - Tony Benn and Bob Crow - have both passed away. But beneath the sadness, something interesting has been happening. Something that offers hope for a previously moribund movement...

Teacher Strikes; It's Not About Money

Tom Walters | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Walters

Every industry needs inspecting to improve standards and ensure continuous improvement. However, Gove has taken his 'noble profession' and effectively taken it into a backroom to be beaten and robbed. The results are changes that have taken what was the noble profession and turned it into the impossible profession.

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...

Teachers To Stage National Walkout

PA | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are to stage a one-day national walkout in the autumn in a continuing row over pay, pensions and workload, it was announced on Friday. Eve...

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.

Gove Showing 'Arrogance' On Teachers' Strike Threat, Say Unions

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

Michael Gove has agreed to meet two teaching unions planning to strike over pay and pensions, but warned the Government will not row back on its plans...