Tag: Strike

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…

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…

Magna Dispute: A worker speaks out

Workers at Magna, the  plant on the airport industrial estate that supplies Ford with  seats for the Transit, are pondering whether to vote for a strike ballot as they wait to discover if the company will improve their redundancy package. The workforce have been told they will be made redundant as their only customer, the Ford…

Echo Dispute Deepens

Working relations at the strike torn Daily Echo, which also produces Eastleigh News Extra and Eastleigh Borough News, have worsened with NUJ members to be balloted on further strike action. The striking Journo’s have been angered to discover that the management are rewarding workers who did not take part in the walk outs with ‘Loyalty…

Echo Ed: “Pay Stays Frozen”

Journalists at Eastleigh News Extra and the Daily Echo who agreed to suspend strike action in return for talks on pay have been told by their editor that the ongoing pay freeze and closure of the pension fund is non negotiable. In a statement to Journalism.co.uk, Editor Ian Murray said: “The wage freeze remains in…

Echo Staff Set to Walk

Journalists at Eastleigh’s Daily Echo are preparing to join their Newsquest colleagues all over Hampshire tomorrow in a 48 hour stoppage in support of a pay rise and in protest at attempts by the regional media giant to alter their pension provisions. Staff were upset to discover that Boss Paul Davidson– who this year gets…