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Strike hits North Sea oil platform

16 April 2018

Workers on the Norwegian oil giant’s Mariner platform in the North Sea went on strike on Saturday 7 April, downing tools for four hours in the morning and a further four-hour sit-in in the evening.

Museum workers fight contract changes

11 January 2018

Over 25 workers at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich braved freezing weather on 1 January 2018 to picket in protest against proposed contractual changes.

City University: improved leave

16 October 2017

Workers at City University in London have secured better terms and conditions. This came from the negotiating strategy entered into by the Unison branch over annual leave

Food: McDonald’s strike vote

24 August 2017

Workers at two McDonald’s outlet are to go on strike on 4 September in a dispute that centres around union recognition, cuts to hours and bullying linked to union membership.

ENO chorus success

25 March 2016

Members of the English National Opera chorus have settled their dispute about wage cuts. They had overwhelmingly voted to strike and not sing during the first act the opera Akhnaten on the last night of this acclaimed production.

Hospital doctors’ dispute continues

13 February 2016

The strike by junior doctors on Wednesday 10 February was met by government bluster as health secretary Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose the new terms. The BMA says this action represents total failure by the government.

Struggle off the stage

A long-running dispute over front of house staff wages and conditions at the Globe Theatre in London has been “settled” – for the time being. This follows a one-day strike in May 2015, with the threat of further action. A degree of progress has been made.

River staff threaten strike action

31 August 2015

Crew members and others who staff some of the Thames river boats, such as Thames Clippers and City Cruises, have voted unanimously to go out on strike for improved pay and conditions.

Barbour workers on four-week strike

8 January 2015

Warehouse workers at Barbour’s Gateshead site have begun four weeks of strike action in a dispute over new contracts proposed by the clothing firm

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