Trade unions

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100,000 civil servants to join one-day strike action on budget day
PCS Union plan represents significant escalation in a long-running dispute over pay, pension and job security demands

Geneva Abdul

07, Feb, 2023 @7:52 PM

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Ministers accused of being ‘on strike’ as action by nurses in England continues
Rishi Sunak urged to ‘come to the table and negotiate’ after biggest strike day in NHS history

Jamie Grierson

07, Feb, 2023 @9:21 AM

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Union leader calls Rishi Sunak deluded as NHS pay row escalates
GMB’s Rachel Harrison says staff will not be ‘fobbed off’ by PM ‘kicking the can’ into next year’s pay round

Denis Campbell, Kiran Stacey and Rachel Hall

06, Feb, 2023 @7:19 PM

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Government lying about NHS strike negotiations, Unite union leader claims
Sharon Graham accuses Grant Shapps over ambulance cover remarks and says PM and Steven Barclay not engaging in pay talks

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

05, Feb, 2023 @12:34 PM

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When everyone from coffin-makers to sewage attendants is on strike, it’s clear work isn’t working | Polly Smythe
Non-union workers can see organised labour’s power: now is the time for unions to talk to those wanting better conditions, says Polly Smythe of Novara Media

Polly Smythe

04, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s message: workers’ doom loop, wealth’s boom loop | Editorial
Editorial: Workers should not be paying for a recession that they did not cause


03, Feb, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Almost no trains will run in England on Friday as drivers strike
Members of Aslef union to stage second 24-hour strike this week in long-running pay dispute

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Northern Ireland fire chief appeals for strike cover to avoid army call-up
Union dismisses ‘desperate tactics’ as chief calls for recognition of region’s ‘unique circumstances’

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

03, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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UK strike calendar – service stoppages planned for February and March
All the dates for strikes and stoppages across health, transport and education networks

Joe Middleton, Mabel Banfield-Nwachi , Anna Leach, Garry Blight and Casper Hughes

02, Feb, 2023 @11:23 AM

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Britain has missed out on £400bn of growth since 2010, says TUC
Tories blamed for creating economic ‘doom loop’ that fails to recognise negative impact of spending cuts

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @8:54 AM

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The Guardian view on strikes: Sunak needs a better plan | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister lacks the authority and popularity for a long confrontation with public sector workers


01, Feb, 2023 @6:44 PM

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Ministers and unions dig in amid widespread strike action across UK
Little prospect of breakthrough as strikes hit schools, trains, universities and border posts

Heather Stewart, Richard Adams and Peter Walker

01, Feb, 2023 @6:42 PM

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