UK Strikes

Overpaid Public Sector Pen Pushers Need To Pipe Down Over The Pay Cap!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

One thing which really bothers me are scandalmongers who look to do nothing but cause trouble. I call them busybodies, and the trade unions calling for strikes across the board over the 2013 1% pay cap are the personification of busybodies.

Inside The British McStrike - How Workers Organised To Take On McDonald's

Gregor Gall | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Workers in two McDonald's restaurants in Crayford, south east London, and Cambridge made history on Monday 4 September when they became the first ever McDonald's workers in Britain to go on strike.

I Will Be One Of The McDonald's Workers On Strike - Here's Why

Lewis Baker | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK
Lewis Baker

I will strike tomorrow, and will be joined by colleagues from Crayford, and from Cambridge. The truth is this. We have been left with no choice but to strike. It's our only real option. We need to raise awareness over our working conditions, and the way we are treated in McDonald's. I - like many others - have had our grievances ignored by the company, time and time again.

The Tory Trade Union Act 2016: What Has Its Impact Been So Far?

Gregor Gall | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Ultimately, the repeal of the Trade Union Act is required along with the establishment of positive rights in law with regard to workers' rights (especially concerning strikes and industrial action).

It's Becoming Increasingly Hard To Support The Southern Railway Strikes

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Rhammel Afflick

I support what unions stand for and I certainly understand and respect the case ASLEF and the RMT have put forward regarding the train guard dispute but I can understand why everyday commuters trying to make an honest living may be frustrated with the situation that prevails.

Southern Rail Passengers Should Brace Themselves For An Awful Start To The New Year

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Commuters on the beleaguered Southern Railway are to face horrific delays and disruption over New Year as Britain’s biggest rail union confirms fres...

Strikes In 2016 Are Nothing Like Industrial Action Of 1980s, Official Figures Show

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

Thousands of Brits face a miserable run-up to Christmas thanks to a series of strikes in the post, airline and rail industries. Southern Rail staff, P...

Post Office Workers To Stage Five Days Of Strikes Next Week

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK

Post Office workers are to stage five days of strikes next week in a dispute over jobs, pensions and branch closures. The Communication Workers Union ...

Southern Rail: We the People Have Had Enough

Tom Walters | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Tom Walters

Eleven weeks have now passed and the delays, cancellations and severe overcrowding have continued. Commuters rocking forwards and backwards at the prospect of being late for work, missing client meetings or not making it back on time to put kids to bed.

The Southern Rail Nightmare Goes On

Tom Walters | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Tom Walters

We're now in the fifth week of Southern Rail madness. Five weeks of sudden cancellations, unhealthily packed trains and increasingly futile attempts by the Southern Rail customer service team to blame it all on 'staff sickness'.

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

Bradley Allsop | Posted 26.05.2017 | 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 23.01.2017 | 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 12.01.2017 | 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 20.08.2016 | 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 29.06.2016 | 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 ...