UK Strikes

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

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 27.03.2014 | 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
TES

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...

London Bus Drivers Return To Work

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Bus services in London were getting back to normal on Saturday after a strike by drivers and other workers over an Olympic payment led to widespread d...

Doctors Set On Striking For First Time In Nearly Four Decades

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Doctors are taking industrial action for the first time in 37 years on Thursday, despite last-ditch attempts from ministers to dissuade them. Healt...

Striking Parents Implore Gove To Visit 'Illegal Status' Primary School

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents and teachers at a school resisting academy status will visit Westminster to urge Education Secretary Michael Gove to pay the primary a visit. ...

IDS: Go On Strike? Your Benefits Might Be Cut

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Politics

Unions have reacted angrily to government plans which would see low-paid workers having their benefit payments stopped if they go on strike. Employ...

HMRC Workers To Strike Over Job Cuts

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

Workers at HM Revenue and Customs have voted to take industrial action in a row over jobs and privatisation, adding to the growing number of disputes ...

Doctors To Vote On First Industrial Action Since 1970s

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics

Doctors will start voting today on whether to take their first industrial action since the 1970s, in a dramatic escalation of the bitter dispute over ...

Queen's Speech 2012: Pensions Reforms Pursued Ahead Of Strikes

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Government sparked a fresh clash with unions after pressing ahead with its controversial reforms of public sector pensions ahead of a new strike b...

Strike Back: 400,000 Set For Pensions Protest

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

A fresh wave of industrial action will be held this week against the Government's controversial public sector pension reforms, with union leaders pred...