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Holiday chaos avoided as Unite union calls off Gatwick strikes

Thousands of holiday-makers who were planning to use Gatwick Airport this weekend as part of their summer getaway will have been relieved at the news yesterday that Unite has cancelled planned strikes, after employers offered above-inflation pay deals. ASC workers … Continue reading

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Arriva bus drivers balloted for strike action in pay dispute

Bus passengers in south London face further turmoil this summer if drivers employed by Arriva take strike action in a dispute over pay. More than 1,000 drivers, who are members of Unite, have rejected a pay offer worth around 7.3per … Continue reading

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Chessington engineers plan to strike on May bank holidays

Chessington World of Adventure is facing severe disruption over the spring holiday season as engineers plan to stage four weekend strikes in a dispute over pay. The highly trained engineers are responsible for the smooth running of the park, including … Continue reading

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Shoppers and pensioners hit hard by food inflation at 19.2%

There’s no sign of the cost-of-living crisis abating any time soon, with one business expert warning: ‘Supermarkets pursuing endless price increases are heading down a path of mutually-assured destruction’ Food price inflation was up to 19.2per cent in March, from … Continue reading

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Homelessness charity workers ballot on strikes over low pay

Hundreds of workers at Britain’s biggest homelessness charity are being balloted over strike action in a long-running dispute over low levels of pay, while the charity’s chief executive enjoys a salary of £189,000 per year. Frontline workers at St Mungo’s, … Continue reading

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14 NHS workers’ unions boycott ‘non-independent’ review body

Fourteen trades unions representing more than 1million nurses, ambulance staff, porters, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists and others working in the NHS in England, have today announced that they are withdrawing from the NHS Pay Review Body process. One union leader has … Continue reading

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Union calls on Mayor Khan to intervene in TfL pension dispute

Strikes will hit London’s transport network tomorrow as Unite members at Transport for London, London Underground and Croydon Trams take action to defend their pensions, pay and jobs. Due to shift patterns, services could also be hit on Friday, November … Continue reading

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Tram workers to join Tube staff in strike action on Aug 19

More than 1,000 Transport for London and London Underground workers will take strike action next Friday, August 19, in a dispute over pay, pensions and jobs. They include workers on the Croydon Trams. The workers, members of the Unite union, … Continue reading

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London bus drivers to take strike action on same day as Tube

Trades union Unite has called for a bus strike in London in two weeks’ time – including on the same day as a planned Tube and Overground strike. More than 1,600 bus drivers are set to join the take strike … Continue reading

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South London bins strike looks set to drag on into August

It is turning into a very long, hot and particularly smelly summer in Tory-controlled Bexley, where a bins strike has today been extended by a further fortnight, until at least August 7. Unite, the trades union representing striking refuse workers … Continue reading

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Bins strike called off after Veolia agree to increase staff pay

The Croydon bins strike, due to start on Thursday in a dispute over “poverty pay”, has been called off after the council’s rubbish contractors, Veolia, finally agreed an improved pay deal for some of their poorest-paid workers. The strike was … Continue reading

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Croydon bin lorry workers call for three-week strike action

Croydon’s going to get a whole lot more stinking this summer, as bin lorry workers are set to go on strike for three weeks in a dispute over what their union calls “poverty pay”. More than 100 workers with rubbish … Continue reading

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Veolia’s low-paid Croydon workers balloted over strike action

Some of Croydon’s rubbish contractor Veolia’s lowest-paid workers are being balloted over strike action. The Unite trades union is asking around 100 refuse workers employed by Veolia as drivers, loaders and sweepers whether they are prepared to take part in … Continue reading

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