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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 …

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 …

Wisconsin marks anti-collective bargaining law protest anniversary

Postal workers push ahead with strike plans over pay and conditions

Postal workers union says staff concerns are about longer term issues not Friday's 38% rise in the price of free shares<p>Royal Mail staff are pushing ahead with plans for strikes in the run up to Christmas as the battle over privatisation intensifies.<p>The Royal Mail's 150,000 workers were handed …

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike in protest at low wages

US workers in the fast-food industry staged a one-day strike in dozens of cities on Thursday, calling for better wages and the right to unionise.<p>The strike was the largest so far in a 10-month campaign that began with 200 workers striking in New York last November, and which spread to Detroit and …

Front line | Firefighters to stage second pensions strike

Firefighters to stage second pensions strike<p>Photo report by Peter Arkell<p>Firefighters will stage a second strike in England and Wales this Saturday …

UN workers’ collective bargaining rights: now you can have a say

UN workers’ collective bargaining rights: now you can have a say<p>I <b>blogged</b> earlier this month about the campaign to get union members working for the …