The nurses at Umass Memorial Medical Centre have won the demands of their strike after five hours' picketing.
The nurses walked out on Thursday after negotiations throughout Wednesday night failed to deliver. During the five-hour picket, an agreement was made and the nurses have managed to fight off a series of contract concessions.
Bus drivers have announced the result of Wednesday's ballot.
Worker's from the T&G voted four to one in favour of strike action over a pay dispute. Drivers at rival company Stagecoach are paid more by £1 an hour. An immediate pay offer has been made, which the workers have now rejected. Further details of any strike action are expected soon.
Meanwhile, Stagecoach drivers in North East England are due to wage a 24hr strike today over pay disputes.
Temporary workers have been hired to resume refuse collection in several cities across Orange County.
Around 300 workers belonging to the Teamsters union walked out on Monday after negotiations lasting 20 days failed. They are demanding higher wages, better healthcare plans and fairer treatment. The strikers include truck drivers, mechanics, welders and tire men.
The Uruguayan government has moved to break up a strike among freight workers after the action caused severe shortages of basic supplies around the country.
A decree has been issued to the 25,000 drivers, which will treat any further strike action as a crime with legal consequences. The President of the Inter-Union of Land Transport Professionals has said the strike will continue regardless.
The drivers are striking over plans to increase the cost of fuel, and observers have warned that the government decree will only worsen the conflict.
About 850 nurses are due to strike today at UMass Memorial Medical Center in the first strike at a Massachusetts hospital since nurses waged a 103-day walk out in 2001.
Despite talks yesterday between management and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, conflict remained over wage, healthcare, and pension demands, and the strike is set to begin today. UMass hospital has drafted in around 350 temporary nurses to be bussed across picket lines, to reduce the impact of the walk-out.
Refuse collection teams threaten secondary strikes in solidarity with landfill site workers.
Around 900 Bay Area refuse collectors could refuse to work from Friday in solidarity with landfill site staff across Alameda County. The landfill workers, who belong to International Longshore and Warehouse Union, deal with garbage from 13 different cities, and garbage truck drivers from the Teamster union have promised to honour the strike.
Thousands of University lecturers continued their strike on Wednesday, despite a court order to return to work.
The lecturers walked out earlier in the week, demanding higher pay and improvements to their working conditions. Sammy Kubasu, the chairman of the University Academic Staff Union (UASU), said that "despite the court order, we shall be out of the classrooms until the government comes to the negotiating table".
Staff at the Raspons transport firm in the Highlands are expected to declare the results of a strike ballot today.
The Transport and General Workers Union said staff at Raspons are unhappy with being paid less than workers at competing firms. An immediate pay offer was made to raise the wages, but T&G are pushing for strike action.
NASUWT have called off strike threats in Pontllanfraith Comprehensive, Caerphilly.
Teachers at Pontllanfraith Comprehensive in Caerphilly county were unhappy about a new system for extra responsibility payments. In a statement, governors, the NASUWT union and council said they had reached "a joint resolution to the problems".
The dispute centred on new payments which are worth up to £11,000 a year.