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UK Union barons warn national strike 'is coming'


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Union barons today warned that a national strike to cripple Britain is 'coming' - and workers who ignore it will be pariah 'scabs' - as a 5% pay rise for rail workers earning more than more than £60,000 was set to be rejected as too low. 

Heads of the RMT and Aslef unions have called on workers 'across the economy' including NHS staff, postal workers and teachers to 'stand together' with rail workers for a summer of discontent.

UK Mail

BT has called on trade union bosses to spare disruption to 999 calls, as it braces for the first national strike in 35 years.

UK Telegraph via MSN

 

Stagnant growth and widening gaps between rich and poor mean British households are almost £9,000 poorer than their counterparts in similar countries, new research has revealed.

Tory leadership candidates were urged to present an economic strategy including more than just tax cuts as the Resolution Foundation found a chasm in incomes between households in the UK and developed rivals.

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Railway workers are to stage a one-day strike on 27 July as part of an ongoing dispute over pay, jobs and conditions, the RMT union says.

It comes after thousands of train operator and Network Rail workers walked out during national strike action in June.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62154070

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Post Office workers are staging a 24-hour strike on Thursday in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) who deliver cash and supplies to sub-post offices, process finances and work in administration are involved in the row.

The CWU said the action was in protest at a 3 per cent pay offer for the 2022-23 financial year, alongside a one-off lump sum payment of £500, and no pay increase for the 2021-22 financial year.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/post-office-workers-to-strike-over-pay/ar-AAZxYUh?

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Train drivers at eight rail companies will strike on Saturday, 30 July in a dispute over pay, union Aslef has said.

A total of 5,500 staff will walk out after talks broke down over pay, with the union seeking wages to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

It comes a day after the RMT union, which represents workers such as guards and signalling staff, said it would strike on Wednesday, 27 July.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62166276

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Staff at the AQA exam board will strike for three days next week over pay, their union says.

Up to 180 Unison members are planning to walk out on 29, 30 and 31 July.

The union claims that pupils and students waiting for exam results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland could face delays as a result.

But AQA, which is responsible for around half of GCSE and A-level exams, says it has "robust plans" in place to ensure students get results on time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-62270820

 

A planned strike of over 40,000 workers at Network Rail and more than a dozen train companies will go ahead next week, after the latest talks broke down.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at 14 train operating companies and Network Rail will go on strike on Wednesday 27 July in a dispute about pay, jobs and conditions.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/22/rail-strike-of-over-40000-workers-across-britain-to-go-ahead-on-27-july

 

Strike action by hundreds of British Airways workers at Heathrow has been called off, after staff accepted an 8% pay rise offer.

The GMB and Unite unions said more than 75% of members backed the pay deal.

A total of 700 workers - mostly check-in staff - had been set to strike during the summer over a 10% pay cut imposed during the pandemic.

Workers will also get a one-off bonus and the reinstatement of extra pay for irregular shifts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62267324

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Two towns set to become smelliest in UK when binmen go on 20-day strike next month

The summer of discontent is about to take a very smelly turn with a series of strikes by bin workers.

With temperatures continuing to be above average, residents in the affected towns can expect things to get worse between August 1 and August 19.

That is because members of the GMB Union have voted to stage a walk-out in a dispute over pay.

It means there will be no kerbside rubbish collections for nearly three weeks in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/two-towns-set-to-become-smelliest-in-uk-when-binmen-go-on-20-day-strike-next-month/ar-AAZVU1c?

 

Workers at an aerospace firm are set to go on strike after claiming bosses offered them free cups of tea once a week as part of a proposed pay settlement.

Staff at Meggit PLC, in Loughborough, say they have rejected their employer's offer of a three per cent pay increase, along with the cups of tea.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/careersandeducation/furious-workers-set-to-strike-claim-bosses-offered-free-cups-of-tea-to-sweeten-pay-offer/ar-AAZWu39

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1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

Two towns set to become smelliest in UK when binmen go on 20-day strike next month

 

Workers at an aerospace firm are set to go on strike after claiming bosses offered them free cups of tea once a week as part of a proposed pay settlement.

 

I'm right behind the refuse workers and their strike. Quite a way behind, to be honest . . . . . and definitely up-wind of them :P.

Seriously though, whoever offered the aerospace workers one free cup of tea per week should be sacked. That is taking the p*** big-style! I don't know how those bosses sleep at night :angry:.

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Dockers at the UK’s largest container port have voted overwhelmingly to strike after they were offered a below inflation pay rise in the latest industrial dispute sparked by the cost of living crisis to bring national transport infrastructure to a halt.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/dockers-at-uk-s-largest-container-port-vote-to-strike-in-august/ar-AA1045KB?

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Thousands of workers at telecoms giant BT will walk out on Friday in the first of two strikes in a row over pay.

Engineers and call centre staff voted in favour of industrial action after BT offered a £1,500 per year pay rise.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said the action will be the first national telecoms strike since 1987.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62338573

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On 7/25/2022 at 2:32 PM, ouija ouija said:

I'm right behind the refuse workers and their strike. Quite a way behind, to be honest . . . . . and definitely up-wind of them :P.

Seriously though, whoever offered the aerospace workers one free cup of tea per week should be sacked. That is taking the p*** big-style! I don't know how those bosses sleep at night :angry:.

They sleep very well in their mansions I'd imagine.

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Rail, Tube and bus passengers are set to face four days of travel misery as tens of thousands of workers stage another round of strikes.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/we-can-t-tolerate-being-bullied-or-hoodwinked-fresh-transport-strikes-set-to-cause-more-travel-chaos/ar-AA10M6pT?

 

Royal Mail workers have voted massively in favour of strikes in a dispute over pay and conditions, increasing the threat of disruption to postal deliveries.

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) backed strikes by 98.7 per cent on a turnout of more than 72 per cent.

It was the second ballot of Royal Mail workers, who are already planning to strike on August 26 and 31 and September 8 and 9 in a separate row over pay.

https://www.irishnews.com/business/2022/08/18/news/royal_mail_workers_back_strike_action_in_row_over_terms_and_conditions-2802126/

 

Railway and postal staff, dockers too. Britain's workers are striking in vast numbers as decades-high inflation erodes the value of wages at a record pace.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/uk-workers-strike-inflation-crushes-060109804.html

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More than three-quarters of doctors who took part in a recent survey have said they are prepared to strike in a pay dispute.

The study, undertaken by BMA Scotland, spoke to 3,100 medics north of the border between July 20 and August 5 after a 4.5% offer was rejected.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsscotland/some-78-25-of-doctors-willing-to-strike-over-pay-survey-suggests/ar-AA10PcnB

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