Tag: Industrial Action

Rail users face 3 day strike in guards row

UPDATE: 21/06/18 Planned industrial action on SWR train services from June 21 – 23 has been called off following talks between RMT union and SWR mediated by ACAS. Trains will be running as normal on these dates. Rail users in Eastleigh will face disruption to their journeys later this month as rail union RMT confirmed…

Striking lecturers cause disruption at University Open Day

Prospective student’s and their parents visiting Winchester University yesterday had to first cross a picket line  – of striking lecturers. Teaching staff at the uni were out on strike as part of the University and College Union (UCU) nationwide strike action over pay and conditions and at Winchester the strike coincided with the university’s open day disrupting…

Council staff picket Civic Offices

Unison picket line

Union members at Eastleigh Borough Council joined thousands of council workers, teachers and firefighters across the country in a one day strike over pay and pensions today. Pickets were outside the civic offices and the council depot at Hedge End. Unison Branch Secretary Mark Lonsdale told Eastleigh News: “It’s about fairness we’ve had a 1%…

Strike action could disrupt council services

“Council workers deserve a decent wage” said a local union organiser as staff at Eastleigh Borough Council prepare to take part in a national day of strike action tomorrow (Thursday 10 July) in support of improved pay and conditions. Hundreds of Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants all over Hampshire are…

Firefighters set to strike again

The Fire Brigades Union has announced a further series of strikes in protest to proposed changes to their pensions after talks with government and employers failed to produce a breakthrough. English and Welsh firefighters will strike on: – Friday 2 May, between noon and 5pm – Saturday 3 May, between 2pm and 2am – Sunday…

Firefighters strike on bonfire weekend

  Although many local people will be celebrating bonfire night this evening,  firefighters are out on strike and manning picket lines They are joining thousands of colleagues nationally after negotiations over proposed changes to their pension arrangements broke down. The firefighters say they are upset that the proposed pension reforms will see them working till…

Firemen to strike next week

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is reassuring the public that emergency calls will be answered and responded to during the planned industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). It has been announced by the FBU that one four hour strike will take place on Wednesday 25 September 2013, from 12 noon until 4pm.…