Oil tanker drivers working out of depots in Immingham, Kingsbury and Stockton-on-Tees have begun a week-long strike against pay cuts and attacks on terms and conditions.
Trade unions at Southampton City Council have declared that their battle with Tory bosses over job losses and pay cuts is “continuing”, as the dispute stretches into its twelfth month.
Stagecoach bus drivers in South Yorkshire struck again on Monday 16 January after overwhelmingly rejecting bosses’ latest offer in a long-running pay battle.
Unite will re-ballot its members at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services in attempt to defeat the Building Engineering Services National Agreement (BESNA), the new collective “agreement” being imposed on mechanical and electrical construction workers by Balfour Beatty and six other major construction contractors.
Unilever workers are planning an 11-day series of rolling strikes across its 12 sites in England and Wales, beginning on Wednesday 18 January.
Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, on 17 January condemned the Labour Party leaders’ move to endorse the Government’s continued pay freeze (real-wage cut) for public sector workers, and to stress that they will not commit to reverse the coalition cuts, or indeed to make any social-spending promises at all for a new Labour government.
"There are two different forms of nationalism in the referendum. The British nationalism of a 'No' vote. The Scottish nationalism of a 'Yes' vote. And Scottish nationalism is better for the workers."
Workers at a Marks & Spencer distribution centre, operated by logistics firm Wincanton, struck on 22 December against a plan by management to create a two-tier workforce by linking a new pay scheme to
The seven construction contractors planning to unilaterally impose their own new agreement (“BESNA”) set 9 January as the new date by which electricians must sign up to the new terms or face the sack.
Leaders of the "Big Three" unions, Unison, GMB, and Unite, are talking of a great break-through in talks about the Local Government Pension Scheme even if not in the other big public-sector schemes, health, civil service, and teachers.