Live updates

Bristol postal workers to vote for strike action

Postal workers in Bristol are being asked to vote in favour of strike action ahead of Christmas. The Communication Workers Union have served a notice on Royal Mail for a strike ballot that will effect those working in the depot in Mead Street.

The ballot will open on the 13th of November and close on the 21st. If it goes ahead it will effect people in the BS4 and BS14 areas of Bristol.

Advertisement

Bristol Remploy staff strike

Staff at Remploy in Bristol are on strike over Government plans to close their factory.

Remploy strike Credit: ITV West

The Bristol site, which employs people with disabilities, is one of 36 across the country due to shut, although this is subject to consultation.

The GMB union says the closures will put thousands of disabled people into poverty.

Remploy strike Credit: ITV West

First Great Western staff to be balloted for strike action over Olympics

Staff from First Great Western are to vote on whether to strike in a row over bonus pay for working during the Olympics. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union say the offer made to them was "inadequate".

They say other transport workers are being given bonuses worth hundreds of pounds during the games.

First Great Western train
Some First Great Western staff are unhappy about bonus pay during the Olympics Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Advertisement

Doctors to strike in row over pensions

It's the first time doctors have taken strike action in almost 40 years Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Doctors across the region are expected to strike today in a row with the government over increases to pension contributions and later retirement ages.

The action has been organised by the British Medical Association and will affect all non-urgent work like outpatient appointments, but doctors will still see patients who are ill. Most doctors will be taking industrial action for the first time, with the last dispute almost 40 years ago.

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories