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RMT prepares for long battle

23 October 2022

The rail disputes are now nearly six months old, and railway workers and their unions – led by RMT – are now resigned to a long-drawn-out campaign as they fight for the future of their jobs and their industry.

Liverpool dock strike enters second phase

7 October 2022

Over 560 dockers at the Port of Liverpool have just completed the first two-week planned phase of their strike action over pay and conditions. Now more workers are set to join in with fresh action from 11 to 17 October.

Barristers ballot on new offer

6 October 2022

With criminal barristers ramping up their industrial action to all-out strike from the start of September, the government has made an improved offer to try to get the courts back to work in England and Wales.

Reach journalists take to the picket lines

23 August 2022

Around 1,000 journalists across Britain and Ireland working for the Reach group start four days of strike action on Friday 26 August after rejecting a pay increase of 3 per cent.

Telecoms workers fighting for pay

21 August 2022

BT Group and Openreach telecoms workers will hold further strikes at the end  of August. They are fighting against below inflation pay increases – in effect, wage cuts.

Post Office pay – more strikes likely

21 August 2022

Post Office workers are continuing industrial action in their ongoing pay dispute. Like other workers their employer has offered a pay increase well below inflation.

Liverpool dock strikes imminent

17 August 2022

Liverpool port workers are preparing to start strikes after an inadequate pay offer. A ballot of Unite members overwhelmingly supported taking action.

Red Funnel workers in dispute

15 August 2022

Ferry Workers on Red Funnel Isle of Wight routes are fighting for better pay with a series strikes throughout August.

Libraries lose purpose

4 August 2022

A controversial series of children’s story readings are only part of the underlying tale of the decline of children’s library services in Britain.

Student loan burden grows

17 July 2022

British students pay heavily for their loans because of high interest rates and flat wages meaning graduates don't make substantial repayments.

Switzerland tilts towards NATO

17 July 2022

NATO is rapidly expanding its influence in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Switzerland, legally a neutral country, is one of those being drawn into NATO influence.

Brewing pay fight

15 July 2022

Workers at Budweiser’s Samlesbury brewery are in a continuing dispute over pay. They are strking again in response to an offer well below inflation.

Barristers walk out over legal aid pay

29 June 2022

Hundreds of criminal barristers began a series of strikes on 27 June over unacceptable pay rates for legal aid cases. The action has already led to eight out of ten crown court hearings being postponed.