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Strike to stop academy plans

01 December 2009
Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT unions at Weston Favell school in Northampton are set to strike on Thursday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy.

Rotherham bus drivers suspend strike action

01 December 2009
Stagecoach bus drivers in Rotherham have suspended strike action for talks after staging an angry walkout on Monday of last week in their fight over low pay.

Superdrug strikes force concessions

24 November 2009
Striking workers at the Superdrug distribution centre in South Elmsall, Yorkshire, have forced management to retreat after more than two weeks of all-out, indefinite strike action.

Tube strikes are in the pipeline as disputes come together

24 November 2009
RMT transport union members on London Underground this week started a ballot for strikes over pay – just as Unite union members voted for action short of a strike over the issue.

Cabin crew waiting for Christmas strike take off

24 November 2009
British Airways (BA) chief executive Willie Walsh went on the offensive this week.

Striking east London bus workers: 'They pushed and we finally stood up'

24 November 2009
Hundreds of bus workers joined picket lines across east London last week as a two-day strike shut down almost 60 bus routes in the area.

Waltham Forest school fights on

24 November 2009
Teachers in the NUT union at Norlington School, east London, are continuing their fight after three days of strike action.

Teachers strike in Coventry

24 November 2009
Teachers in one of Coventry’s biggest secondary schools struck on Friday of last week in protest over rising workloads.

Barnsley College workers set to strike and protest

17 November 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at Barnsley College are set to begin a three-day strike on Friday 27 November in their dispute over the regrading of lecturer posts.

Rail workers work, rest then strike at First

17 November 2009
Train drivers working for the First Capital Connect company have caused immense disruption by exercising their right not to work on their rest days. The service relies on drivers working overtime, but when they choose not to it has a massive impact.

Fujitsu strike off as bosses retreat

17 November 2009
A three-day strike at Fujitsu Services was called off last week after the IT company agreed to extend consultations with the unions over pensions and redundancies. But workers remain committed to taking action to defend their conditions.

Cabin crew ballot starts as BA merges

17 November 2009
Thousands of British Airways (BA) cabin crew started voting on Monday this week on whether to strike against attacks on working practices.

Green light for action as bus battle intensifies

17 November 2009
The pay battle on the buses moved forward this week with more than 2,000 drivers in east London set to strike for a second time and bus workers in the north west of England throwing out a new pay offer.

All out bin strike is rocking Leeds city council

17 November 2009
Striking refuse workers in Leeds are getting more determined by the day as they enter their 11th week of all-out, indefinite action.

Norlington school strike solid against Trust plans

17 November 2009
Teachers at Norlington School in Waltham Forest, east London, struck for three days last week against plans to merge their school with George Mitchell School to form a trust, which would remove the school from local authority control.

Sheffield fight gets gains

17 November 2009
Bus workers at First’s giant Olive Grove depot in Sheffield have suspended their strike action after winning significant gains over agreement procedures and disciplinaries.

Fujitsu strike called off

11 November 2009
The Unite union has called off the three days of action at the Fujitsu Services IT company set to begin tomorrow after it came to an agreement with management to extend consultations over pensions and redundancies.

First ever national strike in the IT industry to start this week at Fujitsu

10 November 2009
An historic national strike in the IT industry is set to begin this Thursday as workers at Fujitsu walk out for three days.

Agency work: flexibility or exploitation?

10 November 2009
Royal Mail’s use of agency workers to try to break the post workers’ strike has highlighted the role of employment agencies.

End to post strike brings little cheer to Labour

10 November 2009
The decision by CWU union leaders to sign an interim agreement and call off nationwide postal strikes was a serious mistake.

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