UK

Metronet works vote 95% in favour of strike action

Metronet workers

Workers at the Tube maintenance consortium Metronet voted 95% in favour of strike action this week, as station staff on the Bakerloo line begin a second 24 hour strike over health and safety.

Glasgow: Social care workers win strike

pic: Duncan Brown

Social Care workers who struck for twenty consecutive days in Glasgow returned to work last week having won most of their demands.

Cargo handlers at Heathrow on strike

Nippon Express Europe

45 workers at Heathrow cargo handlers Nippon Express were on strike over pay and conditions this weekend.

Strikes at Aer Lingus

Pilots at Aer Lingus will be striking for 48 hours from tomorrow against attacks on their pay and conditions.

Edinburgh council workers to strike

Local government workers on the march in Nottingham

Council services across Edinburgh are set to grind to a halt after workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a one-day strike.

TV Times - 18 - 24 August 2007

Irrational health

This weeks top selection is Richard Dawkins' investigation of alternative medicine.

Comments on the recent summer postal strike - by a striker, 2007

A postman looks at recent developments and future implications in the recently suspended strike.

As health workers prepare for ballot, Unison leaders back off

Karen Jennings - Unison national secretary

Unison national secretary has angered union activists by demanding that local branches take a position of neutrality on the issue of a below inflation pay offer.

UK: Post Office strikes continue

Workers at Crown Post Offices struck yesterday and on Friday, and are due to strike again tomorrow to stop plans to outsource services to WH Smiths.

Mischief Night - review

Its writer/director Penny Woolcock wanted Mischief Night to be ‘a very silly film about very serious issues’. Tom Jennings judges it spot on.