pay 2008

Pay strikes brewing in education and construction

The past few days have seen teachers set to vote again on strike action in an ongoing dispute over a sub-inflation pay offer while thousands of carpenters, bricklayers, painters, joiners and labourers employed by local authorities voted in favour of industrial action for the same reason.

Youth workers say no to pay cuts

Youth and community workers for local councils have rejected the employers offer of a below inflation pay "rise" of 2.45%.

Scottish council workers plan further strike action

Council workers in 2006.

Scotland faces more council strikes after local government employers refused to increase a 2.5% pay offer.

London bus strike solid

The Unite union says that its 24 hour strike at First Capital East Buses and First Centrewest Buses remained solid.

London bus workers to strike

2,500 bus drivers in east, west and central London will be going on strike tomorrow (August 29th) to oppose a below-inflation pay offer.

Council workers and civil servants strike in Scotland

Tens of thousands of striking council workers disrupted public services across Scotland today while Scottish civil servants also struck for their own pay dispute.

Tube strike called off after improved offer

A 72-hour strike on London Underground was last night called off after an improved pay offer was made.

Eurostar cleaners vote for Bank Holiday strike

Workers who clean Eurostar have voted to take 24-hour strike action on Bank Holiday Monday in a dispute over pay.

Tube workers to strike over pay

Around 1,000 members of London Underground's biggest union working for the privatised Tube Lines infrastructure consortium are to mount two 72-hour strikes after voting overwhelmingly for action over pay and conditions.

Gatwick and Stansted airport workers set to strike

Gatwick airport.

Baggage handlers and check-in staff at Gatwick and Stansted airports are to strike on Bank Holiday Monday in a row over pay.