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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.

Airport delays – the real reasons

14 June 2022

Airline travellers have suffered several months of cancellations and long delays at airports, which look set to continue. This is a crisis of the industry's making.

Tube disputes escalate

9 June 2022

The tube in London was shut down on 6 June by ongoing disputes with tube workers. Station and revenue control staff were on strike against job cuts and attacks on their pensions.

Cuba battles against US social media subversion

27 May 2022

Elizabeth Ribalta Rubiero of The Cuban Friendship Institute is visiting Britain to give an update about the situation in Cuba as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, with the 60-year US blockade still in place.

Fish take away

18 May 2022

Fish and chips, once an affordable take-away meal, is becoming more and more expensive, underlining what’s wrong with Britain’s food policy.

Maternity wards close in Wales

17 May 2022

Expectant mothers in South Wales face uncertainty about midwifery services. Fine words from the health board aren't going to help.