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Grangemouth plant saved after Unite gives in to Ineos demands

Union agrees to job cuts, wage freeze and end to final salary pension scheme in return for Ineos investment in plant<p>Scotland's Grangemouth oil refinery and petrochemicals plant was saved along with 1,370 jobs on Friday after the Unite trade union gave in to the demands of its billionaire …

Grangemouth crisis: Unite union now accepts plant rescue plan

Unite's leader, Len McCluskey, said shop stewards had decided they had to embrace the survival plan in the wake of Ineos's decision to close the petrochemicals complex<p>The union at the centre of the Grangemouth crisis has decided to "embrace" a survival plan aimed at preventing the site's closure …

University staff plan second day of strike action

<b>University academics and support staff are to stage a second national one-day strike on 3 December in a row over pay, four unions have announced.</b><p>Institutions across the UK could by affected by the action by Unison, the University and College Union, Unite and the Educational Institute of …

Higher Education

Teachers strike over pay and pensions

Thousands of schools were closed on Tuesday as members of the two biggest teaching unions took strike action in a row over pay, pensions and workloads.<p>The walkout affected schools in 49 authorities in the east of England, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber.<p>It was part of a continuing campaign …

Pensions

Teachers' strike: Thousands of schools shut in England

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1020000/1020100_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524692609_655a8c6f11d3aacba21bc46ccbc661b2<p><b>Thousands of schools were closed across much of England as teachers went out on strike over pay, pensions and jobs.</b><p>Teachers in London, Cumbria, the South …

United Kingdom

National teacher strike may go ahead before Christmas

<b>Teaching unions say they will press ahead with a one-day national strike before Christmas if a dispute over pay, pensions and jobs is not resolved.</b><p>Nearly 3,500 schools were closed or partially closed on Thursday in London, Cumbria, and the South East, North East and South West of England.<p>This was …

United Kingdom

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike

<b>Fast-food restaurant workers across the US are staging a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.</b><p>Walkouts were reported in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and also Detroit, Michigan; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>Organisers hoped workers in as many as 100 cities will …

University of Sussex students suspended over occupation

<b>Five students have been suspended from the University of Sussex for leading the occupation of a building in protest over the working conditions of staff.</b><p>Students occupied part of Bramber House in support of Tuesday's national strike by lecturers and administrative staff.<p>The university said it took …

Higher Education

The Italian MEP who brings her daughter to work is highlighting the stark choice facing many women: career or motherhood?

The photograph of the week comes courtesy of Licia Ronzulli. The Italian MEP was seen hard at work in a voting session in Strasbourg, with her …

Firefighters stage latest strike amid pension ages row

<b>Firefighters in England and Wales have gone on strike for the third time in recent weeks, amid a row with the government about pension ages.</b><p>Fire Brigades Union members walked out at 06:00 GMT for two hours. It comes after strikes on Friday and last month.<p>The government wants firefighters to work up …

Fire Fighting

Firefighters to strike again over pensions

<b>Firefighters in England and Wales have announced another round of strike action in their dispute with the government over pensions.</b><p>Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will walk out for four hours from 18:00 GMT on 13 and 14 December.<p>The government wants to raise firefighters' retirement age …

United Kingdom

Disneyland Paris management's efforts to improve staff relations backfire

Union leaders described as 'incompetent and illiterate' in anonymous interviews with workers<p>An attempt to improve relations between bosses and staff at Disneyland Paris went wrong after a management-commissioned report described union leaders as incompetent and illiterate.<p>Staff at the theme park …

Asian people 11 times more likely to be stopped at UK borders, analysis finds

EHRC analysis suggests stereotyping rather than intelligence may be key factor in use of counter-terrorism powers<p>Fresh concerns that Asian people are more than 11 times more likely than white people to be stopped at British airports and ports and questioned under counter-terrorism powers have been …

Poverty wages in the land of plenty

The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their workers<p>The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their workers. Undergirding the sale prices is an army of workers earning the minimum wage or a …

Union blames Government for teachers' strikes

NUT general secretary Christine Blower says teachers "don't want to be on strike", blaming the Government for "not listening to the very serious concerns" they have, while Schools Minister David Laws says the industrial action is "unnecessary".<p>Education minister David Laws described the strike as …

Education

Thousands of schools shut as teachers strike over pay and pensions

Thousands of schools are expected to face disruption today as teachers stage a fresh wave of strikes in an ongoing row over pay, pensions and working …