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Public sector strikes to go ahead on 30 June

Public sector strikes to go ahead on 30 June

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 […]

June 15, 2011 More
Lloyds Banking Group announces more job losses

Lloyds Banking Group announces more job losses

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 […]

May 26, 2011 More
Further strikes expected at BA as crew face further ballot

Further strikes expected at BA as crew face further ballot

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 […]

November 29, 2010 More
British Airways and union in further talks to avert strikes

British Airways and union in further talks to avert strikes

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 […]

October 10, 2010 More
Italians stage strike against tough austerity measures

Italians stage strike against tough austerity measures

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, […]

June 27, 2010 More
BA and union talks collapse again

BA and union talks collapse again

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 […]

June 16, 2010 More
Strikes commence at BA as last-minute talks collapse

Strikes commence at BA as last-minute talks collapse

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 […]

May 24, 2010 More
BA strikes resume next Monday

BA strikes resume next Monday

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 […]

May 20, 2010 More
Summer strikes ahead as BA union win appeal

Summer strikes ahead as BA union win appeal

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 […]

BA union Unite threaten summer of strikes

BA union Unite threaten summer of strikes

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 […]

May 19, 2010 More
BA cabin crew to strike again next week

BA cabin crew to strike again next week

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 […]

May 10, 2010 More
National rail strike to take place in April

National rail strike to take place in April

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 […]

March 25, 2010 More
BA passengers face more disruption on third day of strike

BA passengers face more disruption on third day of strike

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 […]

March 22, 2010 More
Misery for passengers as BA union unveils strike dates

Misery for passengers as BA union unveils strike dates

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 […]

March 12, 2010 More
270,000 civil servants to stage 48-hour strike

270,000 civil servants to stage 48-hour strike

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 […]

February 25, 2010 More
BA strike ballot result due today

BA strike ballot result due today

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 […]

February 22, 2010 More
Unite fails in High Court bid over BA proposed cuts

Unite fails in High Court bid over BA proposed cuts

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 […]

February 19, 2010 More
Cadbury shareholders vote in favour of Kraft takeover

Cadbury shareholders vote in favour of Kraft takeover

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 […]

February 2, 2010 More
Shop Direct to axe 1,500 jobs

Shop Direct to axe 1,500 jobs

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 […]

January 28, 2010 More
BA rules out Easter travel disruption

BA rules out Easter travel disruption

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 […]

January 20, 2010 More