Fire crews in Essex have started a 24-hour strike in protest over cuts to services. It's the third day of action in three weeks.Read the full story ›
Up to 300 Essex firefighters will walk out on strike tomorrow following a long running dispute over planned cuts to the service.Read the full story ›
Talks to reach a settlement between fire chiefs and unions in Essex have failed.
The conciliation service Acas met with both sides yesterday over threats of strike action over changes to working practices. At the moment the first walk out will take place on Thursday.
Our region's coastguards and driving test examiners have announced strike action from the end of the week in protest at spending cuts.Read the full story ›
Rail services for East Midlands Trains will be affected today because of the first of a series of strikes in a dispute over pensions.
Members of the drivers' union Aslef at East Midlands Trains will walk out for 24 hours.
Further strikes are planned for Thursday May 3 and again on May 8, 10, 15 and 17.
A reduced service will be operating today and on Thursday and there will be replacement bus services in operation on many routes.
The Unite union say they have reached a possible deal with fuel companies who are currently in talks over their pay and conditions.
The union say they are satisfied they have a set of proposals, currently confidential to present to its members - but it does not mean the threat of strike action has been lifted.
The tanker drivers still have to agree with the terms.
A deadline for talks aimed at settling a dispute between fuel tanker drivers and their employers has been extended by a week.Read the full story ›
Tanker drivers have until Monday April 16, to decide whether or not they plan to go ahead with action.Read the full story ›
Fuel tanker drivers have ruled out a strike at Easter. But it's done little to ease the pressure at the pumps.
Demand for fuel continues to rise causing shortages and long queues at many petrol stations across our region.
On the eve of the Easter break that's causing concern for people trying to get away and the tourism businesses hoping for a much needed boost.
Motorists continue to queue on the forecourts in anticipation of a strike by fuel drivers.Read the full story ›