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Pay and conditions

British Gas: no to fire and rehire

12 January 2021

British Gas engineers were on strike for 5 days in defence of their pay and conditions. More action will follow unless the company withdraws the threat of firing and rehiring workers on worse conditions.

Cargo handlers strike at Heathrow

29 December 2020

Cargo workers belonging to the Unite union began a nine-day strike on Christmas Day in a dispute with employer BA over its attempts to use fire and rehire tactics to impose new deep cuts in pay and conditions.

RMT ballot brings tube strike closer

2 March 2020

Widespread industrial action on the tube has moved a step closer as transport union RMT prepares to ballot its members on strikes over pay and hours.

University workers start strike action

25 November 2019

Classes at universities across Britain and Northern Ireland are being disrupted as staff begin an eight-day strike today. The action is due to last from 25 November until 4 December. 

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

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