• 10 May 2012

    Tens of thousands of civil servants are striking on Thursday in a dispute over the government’s public sector pensions reforms.

  • 10 May 2012

    More than 30,000 off-duty police officers march through central London in protest at cuts aimed at reducing their numbers by 20 per cent.

  • 25 Apr 2012

    The Unite union is given until 21 May to decide whether to accept a final set of proposals drawn up in a bid to prevent a strike by fuel tanker drivers.

  • 14 Apr 2012

    A deal has been drawn up aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers dispute raising hopes that strikes can be averted.

  • 4 Apr 2012

    Haulage firms and Unite union negotiators meet at Acas in the hope of averting a strike by tanker drivers.

  • 3 Apr 2012

    Unite insists that the fuel-tanker drivers’ strike not about pay. But that hasn’t stopped rumours that the union’s demands include a 27 per cent pay hike for drivers, and it hasn’t stopped Conservative party officials distributing leaflets claiming that tanker drivers earn up to £47,500 – or pointing out that’s more than a staff sergeant bomb disposal expert in Afghanistan (who earns around £35,000). The implication is that tanker drivers are well-rewarded for the risks involved in lugging explosive cargo across the country. Is that fair? FactCheck investigates.

  • 2 Apr 2012

    Independent petrol retailers turn on the government for encouraging panic buying of fuel, describing its approach as “ill-conceived” and criticising ministers for failing to engage with the industry.

  • 31 Mar 2012

    Having previously told drivers to top up with petrol ahead of a possible tanker drivers’ strike, the government is now saying there is no need to queue at forecourts.

  • 30 Mar 2012

    As the Unite union rules out tanker driver strikes over easter, Channel 4 News asks what is fuelling the current petrol crisis?

  • 30 Mar 2012

    Prime Minister David Cameron urges petrol tanker drivers to withdraw their strike threat, but the Unite union will only agree to postpone industrial action until after easter.

  • 28 Mar 2012

    A government minister has advised people to keep a jerry can of fuel in their garage. His words come as petrol stations start to run out of fuel as fears grow of a strike by petrol tanker drivers.

  • 25 Mar 2012

    Hundreds of soldiers are being lined up to stand in for petrol tanker drivers threatening strike action next month, a government minister reveals.

  • 29 Dec 2011

    With austerity looming, pension strikes back on the agenda and youth unemployment on the rise, is intergenerational conflict inevitable? Channel 4 News hears from both sides.

  • 20 Dec 2011

    Some of the country’s largest unions are considering an offer from ministers on public sector pensions – but civil service union the PCS says “nothing has changed” since the November strikes.

  • 19 Dec 2011

    The government and health unions reach agreement over reforms to NHS pensions, but a deal for civil servants is rejected.