Workers on Merseyrail are to stage a pre-Christmas strike in a long-running dispute over the role of guards.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out for 24 hours on December 22.
The union said the row could be "easily resolved" if senior Merseyside Labour politicians followed national Labour Party policy and supported their safety-critical rail staff, instead of acting as "human shields for profiteering private rail companies".
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BAE Systems is planning to cut almost 2,000 jobs in its military, maritime and intelligence services under moves to streamline its business and have a "sharper" competitive edge, the defence giant has announced.
Seven hundred and fifty of the jobs will be cut at the firm's Lancashire sites in Warton and Samlesbury where the Typhoon fighter jet is built.
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Warehouse workers at retail giant Argos are to stage a three-week strike in a dispute over redundancy arrangements.
Members of the Unite union at sites across the UK, including Greater Manchester, will walk out on August 15 after a row flared over the transfer of hundreds of workers between sites in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Unite warned that the strike at sites in Essex, Somerset, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Burton-on-Trent will affect deliveries, but this was denied by the company. An Argos spokesman told the Press Association "We're disappointed with the union's actions, which are based on unreasonable demands and are wholly unnecessary. Customers can be reassured that we have full contingency plans in place.