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June 15, 2011

Public sector strikes to go ahead on 30 June

by Kay Mitchell
”Public
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS), which is Britain’s largest civil service union, has said 290,000 of its members will take strike action later this month, protesting against pension reforms. They will join hundreds of thousands of teachers, meaning around 750,000 public sector workers will strike at the end of the month. The co-ordinated action will result in Britain’s worst ...




May 26, 2011

Lloyds Banking Group announces more job losses

by Kay Mitchell
”Lloyds
Banking giant Lloyds has announced it will axe a further 360 jobs and transfer 140 members of staff to another company. The banking giant, which is 43% owned by the taxpayer, has now axed more than 27,000 jobs since its merger with HBOS at the height of the financial crisis, some of which were due to overlap following the merger. ...




November 29, 2010

Further strikes expected at BA as crew face further ballot

by Kay Mitchell
’Further
Members of British Airways (BA) cabin crew are to be balloted again as the long-running dispute with the airline continues over cost-cutting measures. The Unite union claims BA refuses to reinstate travel perks, which were stripped from members during a strike in March. So far, cabin crew members have held 22 days of strikes which has cost their airline ...




October 10, 2010

British Airways and union in further talks to avert strikes

by Kay Mitchell
’British
Further talks have taken place at conciliation service, ACAS, between British Airways (BA) and the Unite union in the latest bid to avert strikes by the airline’s cabin crew members. Cabin crew have been in a long-running dispute with the airline over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze, a switch to part-time working for thousands of staff, ...




June 27, 2010

Italians stage strike against tough austerity measures

by Kay Mitchell
”Italians
Italian workers are the latest to stage strikes amid tough austerity measures, introduced by the country’s Government to bring its budget deficit down. The union, CGIL, called the strike, after cuts were made in funding for local Government, as well as the freezing of public sector pay. Protests were held in Rome, Milan and Bologna, however, two major unions, CISL ...




June 16, 2010

BA and union talks collapse again

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
The latest meeting between British Airways (BA) and the Unite union, designed to come to an agreement about strike action has yet again failed, according to the ACAS conciliation service. The fresh talks came a week after the union, which represents BA cabin crew, confirmed a fresh ballot for its members, suggesting further industrial action at the airline. The fresh ballot will ...




May 24, 2010

Strikes commence at BA as last-minute talks collapse

by Kay Mitchell
’Strikes
British Airways (BA) cabin crew will embark on a five-day strike today after eleventh-hour talks collapsed. Over the weekend, the Unite union's joint general secretary, Tony Woodley, offered to cancel the latest strikes if travel perks for cabin crew were reinstated. However a spokesperson for BA said: "We have already offered to reinstate travel concessions to cabin crew once ...




May 20, 2010

BA strikes resume next Monday

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
It was announced today that the Unite union was victorious in appealing against an injunction, which prevented British Airways (BA) cabin crew from taking industrial action this week. However, the union has today said it will commence a series of five-day strikes starting Monday, unless an agreement can be reached. Cabin crew have been involved in a long-running dispute over cost-cutting measures, which ...




Summer strikes ahead as BA union win appeal

by Kay Mitchell
’Summer
On Monday night, it was announced that British Airways (BA) was successful in preventing the latest series of strikes by its cabin crew staff. Mr Justice McCombe of the High Court ruled in favour of the airline and said the decision was based on a technicality. However, the Unite union described the decision “an absolute disgrace” and has been ...




May 19, 2010

BA union Unite threaten summer of strikes

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
On Monday night, it was announced that British Airways (BA) was successful in preventing the latest series of strikes by its cabin crew staff. Mr Justice McCombe of the High Court ruled in favour of the airline and said the decision was based on a technicality. However, the Unite union described the decision "an absolute disgrace" and is now appealing against ...




May 10, 2010

BA cabin crew to strike again next week

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
The Unite union has today announced cabin crew members at British Airways (BA) will strike for four separate five-day strikes in May and June. The further industrial action comes after Unite members rejected a fresh deal for cabin crew earlier this month. Unite said 81% of the cabin crew it represents voted against BA's offer last week, which sought to ...




March 25, 2010

National rail strike to take place in April

by Kay Mitchell
”National
It has emerged this evening that rail workers will stage a four-day strike on April 6,7,8 and 9 amid a row over jobs and working practices. Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) employed by Network Rail will strike between 6am and 10am and between 6pm and 10pm on the dates ...




March 22, 2010

BA passengers face more disruption on third day of strike

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
British Airways (BA) cabin crew members are on their third and final day of strikes this week but there are still no signs of a resolution between the airline and unions. Last month, BA‘s 12,000 cabin crew members voted to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working for ...




March 12, 2010

Misery for passengers as BA union unveils strike dates

by Kay Mitchell
”Misery
Talks aimed at averting industrial action at British Airways (BA) collapsed earlier this week and, as a result, Unit has today announced BA cabin crew members will strike for three days from March 20 and for four days from March 27. Last month, BA‘s 12,000 cabin crew members voted to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a ...




February 25, 2010

270,000 civil servants to stage 48-hour strike

by Kay Mitchell
”270,000
Up to 270,000 civil servants are to stage a 48-hour national strike next month in a dispute over redundancy pay. The walkout, which will take place on 8 and 9 March, will involve job centre staff, tax workers, coastguards, border agency officials, courts staff and driving test examiners. If a satisfactory outcome is not reached then further strike action could take ...




February 22, 2010

BA strike ballot result due today

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
Fears of travel chaos could emerge later as the results of a ballot is set to be announced. A second strike ballot for British Airways (BA) 12,000 cabin crew members is to close today after they vowed to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working for thousands of staff. Cabin crew ...




February 19, 2010

Unite fails in High Court bid over BA proposed cuts

by Kay Mitchell
’Unite
The Unite union has been unsuccessful in its High Court action against British Airways (BA) to stop the airline from imposing cost-cutting measures. The union claimed it was not properly consulted on the measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working for 3,000 staff. BA cabin crew had been set to take industrial ...




February 2, 2010

Cadbury shareholders vote in favour of Kraft takeover

by Kay Mitchell
’Cadbury
Cadbury shareholders have today voted in favour of the £11.5 billion ($18.9 billion) takeover deal from US giant, Kraft Foods. Today’s vote brings an end to Kraft’s five-month battle to take control of the 186-year-old British confectioner. Cadbury said it had received valid acceptances of the offer from shareholders representing 71.7% of the company. Commenting on the deal, Kraft ...




January 28, 2010

Shop Direct to axe 1,500 jobs

by Kay Mitchell
”Shop
Shop Direct, the group behind Littlewoods, Kays, Additions Direct, Very, Empire Stores and Marshall Ward is to axe 1,500 positions across three sites in Sunderland, Burnley and Newtown in Powys. The GMB union described the job losses as a "devastating blow" to the three affected regions. The home shopping group which has its headquarters in Liverpool, was formerly known as Littlewoods Home ...




January 20, 2010

BA rules out Easter travel disruption

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
British Airways (BA) cabin crew have ruled out industrial strike action for the Easter holidays. The announcement will be a relief for the 2.5 million people that fly abroad during the Easter period. Earlier this week, the Unite union said BA cabin crew were to begin a second strike ballot next week raising renewed fears for travellers. This announcement came after a strike ...