Archive: Industrial Relations

Still The Enemy Within

Frontline on the miners' strike

To celebrate the release of Still The Enemy Within we look at some of the stunning photography which came from Britain's most violent and severe industrial dispute

Opinion Former Articles

  • Tory party delegates enjoyed a typical Boris performance at conference today

    Boris demands new anti-strike law

    Boris Johnson has demanded new anti-strike legislation to make it harder for workers to engage in industrial action, as the London Underground is again brought to a halt.

  • Unions would find it harder to instigate strikes under Policy Exchange's recommendations

    Unions 'should be broken up'

    British trade unions are too big, unrepresentative and politically influential and need to be trimmed down to size, according to a stinging report by Policy Exchange.

  • Three 'secret meetings' costing taxpayers money have been highlighted by Priti Patel

    Taxpayer's union expenses rile Tory MP

    Trade union officials are under fire from a Conservative MP who has unveiled nearly £40,000 of expenses, paid by the taxpayer, spent on senior 'union barons'.

  • Flights will cotninue as usual from the aiports in question

    Unite calls off airport strike

    Unite has called off the threat of strikes at six of Britain's airports following negotiations between the union, BAA and mediator Acas.

  • Heathrow is among the airports potentially affected by strike action

    Airport staff back strike action

    Striking staff at six of Britain's airports could cause summer holiday disruption affecting tens of thousands of passengers, prompting condemnation from the prime minister.

  • Firefighters would be covered by the legal changes suggested by the CIPD

    Strike law 'should be tightened' before cuts start

    An employers' group is demanding the government tighten the law on strike ballots and compulsory arbitration for key services ahead of implementing its spending cuts programme.

  • Striking workers in Greece

    Unions signal 'class war' over cuts

    The RMT union has tabled a motion demanding "coordinated" action against government cuts at next month's TUC conference.

  • The BA/Unite dispute has been grumbling along for months

    BA and Unite return to talks

    Beleaguered airline British Airways negotiators are returning to the negotiating table today for the latest round of talks with the Unite union.

  • British Airways strike dispute goes on

    BA/Unite talks go on but more strikes expected

    Analysts are expecting a further ballot of Unite members on strike action, despite continued talks between the union and British Airways (BA) management.

  • Business travellersand tourists may face disruption this week

    BA cabin crew strike begins

    Cabin crew at British Airways have begun the first of a series of strikes after last-ditch attempts to resolve the dispute collapsed at the weekend.

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