Sellafield is being hit by another wave of industrial action today, with 3,000 GMB union members there on strike - for the third time.Read the full story ›
Workers at the Sellafield nuclear site are staging a 24-hour strike in a dispute over pay.
More than 1,000 members of the Unite union walked out at 6am this morning in protest at a 1.5% imposed wage increase.
The union accused the company of adopting a "hardline" attitude, orchestrated by the "unseen hand" of the Government.
Regional officer Graham Williams warned that further industrial action could be taken in the run-up to Christmas.
A Sellafield spokesman said: "As always, the safety and security of the Sellafield site, our workforce and the community are our priorities during this industrial action.
"We are working with Cumbria Police and Cumbria County Council's Highways team to try to minimise disruption.
"However, strikes by their nature are designed to cause disruption and people should expect traffic problems while pickets are in place.
"We have taken all steps available to us to minimise disruption including opening all access gates and advising staff on steps they can take to help."
Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site have announced a second strike date in a dispute over pay.Read the full story ›
Recent strikes held at further education colleges across Scotland are at an end as the two parties reach agreement.Read the full story ›
Train passengers in Cumbria are facing further disruption due to industrial action.
The RMT union will stage a 24 hour walkout on the 30th of May in a dispute over Northern's plans to change the role of train guards.
Staff at further education colleges in southern Scotland are on strike again today in a dispute over pay.
Members of the E-I-S union say they haven't received an agreed pay rise.
Classes at Borders College and Dumfries and Galloway College are expected to be affected.
Staff at the University of Cumbria are walking out today as part of a wave of nationwide strike action in a row over pay and conditions.
The dispute comes after a pay rise offer of just over one per cent from the university's governing body.
According to the university, the strike will not affect exams during the one-day walkout.
A number of junior doctors in Cumbria are taking part in a national 48-hour strike.
It's the latest in an ongoing row with the government over new contracts, however, the local NHS board say that very few patients will be affected.
"We have already seen our contingency plans tested by strike action by Junior Doctors. Our first priority is patient safety and we can reassure the public that all NHS organisations in Cumbria have tried and tested plans in place. “As ever, we would urge people using NHS services to ‘help us to help you’ by using the right service for your needs. A+E is for serious and life threatening injuries and conditions.”
Some Cumbrian NHS staff are beginning the first of four days of working to rule following yesterday's strike.
Nurses and midwives are among those taking part in the protest over pay.
The unions want all NHS staff to receive a 1% pay award but the government says they can't afford it.
Workers represented by six unions were involved in the four hour stoppage this morning. They are fighting for a 1% pay award for all NHS staff. Urgent and emergency care was unaffected - unions say that some appointments and operations were disrupted.
Kim Inglis reports