UK Strikes

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...

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...

An Interesting - and Awkward - Week for England's Classroom Unions

TES | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Other pesky issues tacked on the blog this week included the imminent scrap over the new National Curriculum, due to be published any day, and the chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw's stringent views on the state sector failing its brightest pupils.

Rage Against The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Chaos that raged across Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal has spread to the heart of Brussels as police clashed with furious protesters during the Day...

Widespread Strikes Planned Across Europe

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

A Day of Action and Solidarity across the EU is underway with around 40 groups from 23 countries staging walk-outs and strikes against rising unemploy...

Ed Balls Heckled By Unions For Supporting Pay Freeze

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Politics

Labour's shadow chancellor stood his ground over the need for pay restraint in the public sector today in the face of growing union anger which threat...

'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. ...

Are We Walking A Path To Poverty?

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

The leader of the UK's biggest trade union has warned of a fresh wave of coordinated strikes because of continuing anger over cuts to pay and pensions...

Train Drivers Strike Vote A Demonstration In 'Olympic Sport Of Self-Interest'

Press Association | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

The government has accused rail workers of 'self-interest' by voting to strike during the Olympics. Train drivers are to stage three days of strike...

Border Staff To Strike 24-Hours Before Olympics Begin

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Politics

Thousands of staff at the Home Office, including airport immigration workers, are to stage a 24-hour strike the day before the opening of the Olympics...

WATCH: Students Plan Fresh Protests Over Lack Of Jobs

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have announced fresh plans for a national demonstration amid growing concerns about youth unemployment, public sector cuts and "attacks" on t...