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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Strike to cause travel chaos over Carnival weekend

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RMT strike to go ahead this weekend over jobs dispute Credit: Transport for London

The Rail Maritime and Transport workers union has confirmed that a strike on London Overground services will go ahead this weekend after an agreement was not reached over job cuts.

The RMT claims that 130 guard jobs are at risk over plans to run driver-only services on some trains. They will walk out for 48 hours from 00:01 on Sunday August 25th.

The strike takes place over the weekend of Notting Hill Carnival and is expected to cause widespread disruptions to services, especially on the Richmond and Clapham Junction to Stratford Junction routes.

Transport for London said they were working hard to keep as many services running as possible and there will be alternative Tube, bus and rail services available.


Stansted Airport bank holiday strike called off

Planned strikes by workers who scan baggage at Stansted airport have been called off after a deal on pay was agreed.

Passengers at Stansted Airport in Essex. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

Members of the GMB union were due to take industrial action over the bank holiday weekend but have voted to accept an improved offer, which was made after talks with contractor Mitie under the auspices of the conciliation service Acas.

GMB officer Gary Pearce said: " I am glad that common sense has prevailed and that Mitie has agreed to pay what GMB members have been asking for since October of last year.

"I have given notice to the company that the strike action has now been withdrawn."

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.

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