Archive: Industrial Relations

Union looking for 'meaningfull' talks

PCS threaten first test to Brown's 'discipline'

Gordon Brown was today warned his "discipline" over public sector pay could see more public sector workers walk out.

  • PCS union ballots 280,000 civil servants on strike action

    280,000 civil servants in strike ballot

    About 280,000 civil servants will be balloted on strike action today as the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union protests against job losses and outsourcing.

  • Among the unionists urging Labour to consider its policies was Unison general secretary Dave Prentis

    Unions warn Blair's successor

    Union chiefs have warned that the next Labour leader must reinvigorate the party's grass roots - and begin work before the devolved and local elections in May.

  • The government say the NHS will not be significantly disrupted

    NHS strike action begins

    Workers from across the NHS will walk out tonight in the service's first national strike for 18 years.

  • Health secretary Patricia Hewitt denies 'privatisation' claims

    Hewitt defends NHS sell-off

    Patricia Hewitt has defended the sell-off of the NHS delivery firm, insisting staff and services will benefit from the move.

  • TUC delegates in Brighton vote to back trade union freedom bill

    TUC backs trade union freedom bill

    The trade unions have today given their support to a new bill that would restore to them all the rights to strike and organise that Margaret Thatcher took away.

  • Unison leader Dave Prentis said NHS staff will strike over privatisation

    NHS staff vote to strike

    Staff at NHS Logistics, the body responsible for providing hospitals with key clinical equipment, have today voted to strike over their sell-off to a private company.


    Unions 'stuck in the past'

    The militancy that governs the words and actions of trade union leaders threatens to make the organisations "irrelevant", a former TUC economics chief warns today.


    Johnson insists no backtrack on pensions deal

    Trade and industry secretary Alan Johnson has insisted that the government will uphold a deal allowing existing public sector workers to retire at 60.


    British Gas faces strike action

    British Gas engineers will take part in five 24-hour strikes in the coming weeks in a battle with the company over pension rights.

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