Rail and airline staff take industrial action
It’s been another day of industrial action affecting transport services.
Is your breakfast at risk from industrial action?
It’s shaping up to be a winter of discontent for the UK, with a flurry of strikes promising disruption from Post Office counters to trains and air travel. Now it seems even your morning bowl of cereal could be at risk, as Weetabix workers vote to take action too.
Orgreave: miners’ group calls for public inquiry
Campaigners are demanding a Hillsborough-style public inquiry into Orgreave after the police watchdog said it it would not investigate alleged misconduct by officers.
Midwives to go on strike for first time in 133 years
Midwives in England vote to go on strike for four hours in a bitter dispute with the government over pay. It will be the first walkout in their history.
Striking US fast food workers arrested in fight for more pay
Dozens of protesters have been arrested in major American cities as they take to the streets for better working conditions. But can they change a country with a strong tradition of free labour market?
FactCheck: are public sector workers better off?
More than 1 million public sector workers are on strike, but the government insists their claims of unfair pay are overblown. Do ministers have a point?
Public sector strikes where you are – interactive map
Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are on strike around the country. Take our tour of what the situation looks like across the nation: protests, disruption and a socialist choir. #j10
Call that a strike? General strike of 1926 – and now
More than a million public sector workers strike – but last time, in 2011, the action was more a war of words over the turn-out than one of attrition. It wasn’t like that back in the day…
When coal was king: start of the 1984 miners’ strike
Former Channel 4 News industrial correspondent Ian Ross reports on the response of coalworkers across the country on 12 March 1984, the first day of the 1984 national miners’ strike.
Tube strike talks set for Friday – but chaos continues
It might not have been at a standstill – but a strike by London Underground staff brings chaos and misery to millions struggling to reach work in the face of shut or very reduced services.
Barristers walk out over cuts to legal aid
Barristers in England and Wales stage a half-day walkout in protest at government cuts to legal aid, which could leave them paid as little as £20 for a day’s work.
Police staff and firefighters to strike on New Year’s Eve
Thousands of police civilian staff in London, as well as firefighters in the capital, are set to strike on New Year’s Eve, the PCS union says.
US drone strike marks ‘death of peace efforts’ – Pakistan
Pakistan’s foreign office summons the US ambassador and says that the drone strike which killed Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, has caused a serious setback to peace talks with the Taliban.
Is privatisation the right move for Royal Mail – and for us?
And would Postman Pat have approved? Channel 4 News looks at the wisdom of selling off Britain’s 500-year old delivery service.
Burger that: as fast food workers strike across America
Fast food workers in cities across America have walked off the job to demand better pay, saying they are fed up with earning less than $10 an hour while top executives’ bonuses soar.