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Possible teacher strike action over shorter summer holidays

The prospect of more strike action from teachers in Nottingham schools is possible after the National Union of Teachers (NUT) rejected the Council's proposals to change school holidays.

The changes would mean that term dates would alter, making the summer holiday shorter.

Something over 73% of teachers are opposed to and 70% are willing to take strike action over.

The Council are due to meet tomorrow to make the final decision to decide whether they will make the changes.

“The NUT will now continue to campaign against changes to the terms dates and holiday patterns. This may include the continuance of the strike action which was suspended during the summer term.”

“The NUT calls on the Council not to implement the proposed changes and to get back into meaningful negotiations to try and achieve an agreed resolution to the dispute.”

– Ian Stevenson, NUT Regional Secretary


Possible Christmas strikes at Birmingham Airport

The Unite union said its members had rejected a 2.5 per cent pay offer Credit: ITV Central

Some staff at Birmingham Airport are to be balloted over taking industrial action over the Christmas period.

The Unite union said its members had rejected a 2.5 per cent pay offer which followed a pay freeze in place since 2009.

The airport say contingency plans would be put in place to minimise disruption if the strike went ahead.

Unite has held two consultative ballots with its members and the company's offer has been rejected on both occasions. In the most recent ballot 76.5 per cent of members returning ballot papers rejected the company's offer.

Disabled workers to strike

Disabled workers have voted to go on strike in protest at plans to close their factories.

Members of the Unite and GMB unions in more than 50 factories across the UK have backed a campaign of industrial action.

The unions said they will give Remploy seven days notice with immediate effect for a programme of strikes and other action.


Civil servant strike action in Telford

Civil servant strike action outside MOD Donnington Credit: John Czerepaninec
Pickets outside MOD Donnington Credit: John Czerepaninec

Thousands of workers from across the Midlands will taking industrial strike action today.

Union leaders are estimating that up to 400,000 workers will be involved in demonstrations across the country.

Civil servants, health workers, lecturers, staff from the Ministry of Defence and immigration officers will be joining the strikes and other forms of protest across the UK.

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