Riots in the Potteries in 1842

The Potteries represent the peak of the general strike of 1842. In addition to shutting down most mines mills and workshops in the area, groups of workers attacked and successfully toppled much of the local government and capital. This account though hostile in every respect contains much historical information on the events.

Teachers on strike at independent school

Fifty staff at the Newcastle-under-Lyme school in Staffordshire have gone on strike in what may be the first ever industrial action at an independent school.

Six days of strikes set for Staffordshire post

Burslem sorting office

Strike action is scheduled at the Royal Mail from 8-10 and 12-14 March if a is worker victimised for involvement in an earlier strike.

Wildcat solidarity strike over suspended post striker

Postal workers in Staffordshire are on strike for a third day in a dispute over the suspension of a colleague.

First Bus drivers' sixth strike

First Bus drivers in north Staffordshire and south Cheshire are on their sixth one-day strike, part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Staffs teachers strike over pay

Teachers at three Stoke-on-Trent schools are on strike for a second time in a week in a dispute over pay.