Archive: Industrial Relations

British Airways suffered its biggest post-privatisation losses in the last 12 months

'Catastrophic breakdown' in BA strike talks

British Airways (BA) passengers face unavoidable disruption after the Unite union ruled out further talks before tomorrow's strikes begin.

  • Unite union is behind looming BA cabin crew strike

    Brown condemns 'deplorable' BA strike

    Gordon Brown has dismissed the British Airways (BA) cabin crew strike as "deplorable", despite its backers being one of Labour's main funders.

  • Mark Serwotka is general secretary of the PCS union

    PCS plots more strike action

    Civil servants are considering fresh industrial action after completing a 48-hour strike against changes to the civil service compensation scheme.

  • Mark Serwotka is general secretary of the PCS union

    Audio: Mark Serwotka on PCS strikes

    PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka calls on the government to come to the negotiating table on the second day of a 48-hour strike.

  • Put the ingredients together, and there you have it: a perfectly-formed rally

    Sketch: Solidarity, and its limits

    It's a basic equation: a spot of solidarity, a dash of militancy, and the thirst for a decent media stunt is all you really need to get your union rallies coming out redder than red.

  • Job centre staff may go on strike

    Civil service strike moves closer

    A dispute over the civil service compensation scheme (CSCS) will see members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union balloted on industrial action tomorrow.

  • Cadbury was valued at £11.5 billion

    Westminster reacts to Cadbury's takeover

    There were varied reactions from Westminster to today's sale of Cadbury's takeover by American firm Kraft, with the prime minister saying he was "determined" the same level of investment was retained in the UK.

  • Royal Mail plans to hire agency workers may face a legal challenge

    Postal strikers look to court battle

    The union behind the postal strikes wreaking chaos across the country may go to court to prevent the use of agency staff to undermine the strike.

  • Thursday until Saturday will see strike action

    Postal strike

    Britain will go through a second consecutive week of postal strikes this week.

  • Further strikes will almost certainly be announced today

    Postal strike: Day one

    The postal strike began in the early hours this morning after last-ditch attempts to avert the action came to nothing.

  • The strike will go ahead as planned, it was announed today

    Royal Mail strike to go ahead

    The Royal Mail strike will begin at midnight tonight after talks broke down between postal workers' leaders and management.

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