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FGW announce service plan during rail strike

Authored by Mary

First Great Western (FGW) has issued details of disruption to its services if planned strikes by workers go ahead over the next couple of weeks.

The company has confirmed it expects to run the majority of London Thames Valley services but long distance and local rail services will be reduced, should the planned strike action go ahead.

Should industrial action go ahead it is...

RMT strike: 'Mood is united'

Authored by Mary

Rail services are severely affected after last-minute talks to avert a 48-hour strike on First Great Western (FGW) services failed.

Services between London, the west of England and Wales are hit by the walk-out which staeted at 18:30 BST yesterday.

The industrial action is also likely to affect fans heading to the first Ashes test match in Cardiff.

The dispute centres...

48-hour rail strike next week

Authored by George Dawson

The RMT’s ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike of all First Great Western members over the threat to jobs and safety from the introduction of the new Hitachi Inter-City trains has recorded overwhelming votes in favour:

Members of the union will walk out for 48 hours from 18:30 BST on 8 July.

The union said a guard should be kept on every train, but FGW...

Rail strike ballot underway

Authored by Mary

Members of the rail union have started to vote in a ballot on both strike action and action short of a strike of all First Great Western members over the threat to jobs and safety from the introduction of the new Hitachi Inter-City trains.

At the end of May the union confirmed that it had entered into dispute with First Great Western over the introduction of Super Express Trains on...

RMT confirms strike ballot timetable

Authored by Mary

The RMT has confirmed the timetable for a ballot for both strike action and action short of a strike of all First Great Western members over the threat to jobs and safety from the introduction of the new Hitachi Inter-City trains.

At the end of May the union confirmed that it had entered into dispute with First Great Western over the introduction of Super Express Trains on their...

RMT confirms strike dates

Authored by News Desk

The largest rail union, RMT, has confirmed that members will be taking strike action and action short of a strike from Monday 25th May in the current dispute over pay and jobs at Network Rail.

The impact of the action will build up over the Monday the 25th and will be in full effect by the start of the Tuesday, the 26th May.

RMT's executive has decided that noting the failure...

Firefighters to stage 24 hour strike

Authored by Mary

Firefighters in England today announced a further 24 hour strike to take place from 9am on Tuesday 9 December.

This follows the government’s decision to commence the Parliamentary procedure to implement regulations for an unfair, unaffordable and unworkable pension scheme.

After almost three years of discussions firefighters still face a stark choice of either being sacked or a...

NHS staff to take further strike action

Authored by News Desk

GMB members in the NHS in England and Northern Ireland will take part in further industrial action, alongside ten other NHS unions, in the week commencing Monday 24 November 2014 in a dispute over pay. It is likely to include a four-hour stoppage and a programme of action short of a strike.

Unions taking action are GMB, Unison, Unite, UCATT, Society of Radiographers, Royal College of...

Firefighters to strike during high flood risk

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is due to strike between 6:30am and 8.30am tomorrow morning (3 January) during a period of high flood risk.

The Met Office Yellow Weather Warning is to stay in place until late on friday night and heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow morning.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have remained neutral on the dispute but have said: “It is...

Firefighters to strike this evening

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Firefighters in England and Wales will walk out on strike between 7pm and midnight tonight (Christmas Eve) in their long running dispute with the government over pensions.

The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service (DSFRS) have said that they have “substantial contingency plans in place to ensure that we will continue to respond to emergency incidents.”

The strike comes...

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