Border staff strike cancelled

A planned strike by Home Office staff including immigration officers in a row over jobs and pay has been called off.

Train staff vote for work to rule

Workers at one of the country's biggest train companies are to take industrial action during the Olympics in a row over a bonus payment

Unite Reveal Bus Strike Dates

The Unite union announced that London's bus-drivers will walk out on the 5th July, a week today.

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Fire engines removed to prepare for possible strike

27 fire engines have been removed so they can be used during a strike -- Credit: ITV London

London Fire Brigade has announced that 27 fire engines have been temporarily removed from fire stationsacross London to prepare for a possible strike over pensions.

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson says "stations will continue to be available to provide a response to emergency incidents."

The Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) is balloting its members to take national strike action in response to Government reforms to the Firefighters' Pension Scheme and expects a result by the end of August.

London Underground respond to Whitechapel strike

Members of the RMT are expected to mount a protest at Whitechapel tube station today against TFL plans to close the ticket office.

They're also protesting against job cuts,and the undermining of safety.

London Underground continues to carry more passengers, more reliably and safely than ever before. As we have always made clear, we remain committed to staffing all stations across the Tube network, with visible assistance for customers where they need it most.

Where we are redeveloping a station we seek to make the best possible use of space, and in some cases this could mean redeveloping a station with increased ticketing technology rather than a replacement ticket office.

Our plans for Whitechapel, which will increase station capacity with the arrival of Crossrail and enable us to improve accessibility by providing another lift in the ticket hall area, were shared with trade unions last year.

We will continue to discuss changes to ticketing technology on the railway and the huge modernisation of the Tube with our staff.

– Gareth Powell, Director of Strategy and Service Development for London Underground


Underground cleaners strike

Cleaners on London Underground will go on strike today for 48 hours, in a row over an Olympic bonus payment.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport Union who are employed by private contractors will walk out at 5:30am.

They're set to mount picket lines outside tube stations in London - including Stratford, close to the Olympic park.

BAA statement

A spokeswoman for airports operator BAA said:

We welcome the decision by the PCS to call off tomorrow's strike.So far passengers arriving for the Olympics have had a smooth journey through Heathrow and it is great news that those arriving tomorrow can also expect a warm welcome to London and the Games.

– Spokeswoman for BAA

PCS defends members

Mark Serwotka from the PCS has criticised the reaction to staff over the proposed industrial action

To have civil servants have their patriotism questioned by failed politicians like Jeremy Hunt is unacceptable. I understand the reaction the Government was able to whip up.

But we are happy to say this action has been called off.

– Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary
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