University lecturers could opt for a national strike if they fail to reach an agreement over redundancies.
Sally Hunt, head of the University and College Union, told the BBC universities could not continue announcing redundancies at the current r More...01 June 2010 08:33
British Airways (BA) and union Unite are to hold fresh talks today, as the latest cabin crew strike moves into its third day.
Tony Woodley, the union's joint secretary, said yesterday that Unite could ballot members for further strikes . The curre More...01 June 2010 08:21
British Airways (BA) and Unite union will resume talks today as cabin crew strikes enter their fifth day.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA, is expected to meet Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson, the joint leaders of Unite, to try to resolve the disp More...28 May 2010 08:29
QinetiQ is planning to reduce costs by 10% and cut jobs and staff benefits.
The former government defence research agency will take the steps in a bid to shake off a "Civil Service mentality" and return to growth.
Leo Quinn, chief executive of Q More...28 May 2010 08:13
British Airways (BA) cabin crew have gone on strike today after talks between the airline and Unite union broke down over the weekend. The cabin crew will walkout for five days causing major disruption to flights operated by the airline. The strike More...24 May 2010 09:00
BT has enraged unions by paying its chief executive a bonus worth more than £1m.
The payment to Ian Livingston comes despite the firm cutting 35,000 jobs over the past two years .
The payout, which will be announced in BT's annual report on Wedn More...24 May 2010 08:52
Johnston Press, the local newspaper publisher, has secured a High Court injunction against today's planned strike by journalists, the latest in a series of legal moves made by employers to prevent industrial action.
The court found staff balloted by More...19 May 2010 15:04
The Unite union could see its reputation and influence diminish in the wake of the second High Court injunction preventing British Airways (BA) cabin crew from striking, experts have predicted.
Yesterday, the High Court ruled that Unite's planned 2 More...18 May 2010 16:49
British Airways (BA) will today seek a High Court injunction to stop planned cabin crew strikes and renew talks with Unite union.
The airline will go to court today to state it believes Unite has not complied with laws governing strike ballots, whic More...17 May 2010 08:24
Southampton librarians are being balloted on industrial action following the local council's decision to replace at least six full-time staff with volunteers.
Two-thirds of staff at Southampton's libraries are members of Unison, the union organising More...12 May 2010 08:30
Unite has urged British Airways (BA) to engage in "meaningful negotiations" to avert strikes that could disrupt thousands of holidaymakers and business travellers.
The union, which represents the airline's cabin crew, yesterday announced that memb More...11 May 2010 08:51
British Airways (BA) could face nearly three weeks of strikes by cabin crew staff, as Unite union is expected to announce its next phase of industrial action.
Unite officials have formally recommended that the union's leaders call for five-day strik More...10 May 2010 08:47
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British Airways (BA) cabin crew have "overwhelmingly" rejected a peace deal by the airline, meaning further strike dates could soon be announced.
Unite union has revealed about 81% of BA's cabin crew voted to reject the undisclosed offer made by the More...07 May 2010 11:51
British Airways (BA) faces more strikes this year as cabin crew are set to announce the results of a fresh ballot today.
Unite union "strongly recommended" its members rejected a new offer on pay and conditions by BA, which the airline claimed was f More...07 May 2010 09:03
A Unite union official claims he has been sacked by British Airways (BA) for gross misconduct. Duncan Holley, who has served 12 years as secretary of the branch of Unite that represents cabin crew, believes he was shown the door because he took time More...06 May 2010 16:44
British Airways (BA) cabin crew representatives are expected to push for longer strikes today as a new wave of industrial action is likely to be announced the day after the general election.
It is thought shop stewards from Bassa – the cabin cr More...05 May 2010 08:24
British Airways (BA) could face renewed strikes as cabin crew are encouraged to reject the latest offer by the airline.
Talks between BA and Unite union have failed to reach an agreement and the union will now ballot its 12,000 cabin crew members on More...28 April 2010 08:17
Plymouth teachers and students will take part in a rally tomorrow, to protest against job losses and funding cuts.
The rally, organised by members of the University and College Union (UCU), will take place at City College Plymouth, writes the Her More...20 April 2010 09:24
Workers at a Teesside steel plant are threatening industrial action over their employer's 'inability' to resolve the site's long-term future.
The plant, Teesside Cast Products, in Redcar, is owned by Corus, and has already been partly mothballed du More...20 April 2010 08:56