As doctors take part in their first industrial action since 1975 we look at why they have taken the step and what effect it has hadRead the full story ›
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.
As doctors in the west take part in industrial action, we hear why they have had to take this step and what effect it will have on patientsRead the full story ›
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.
University of West England staff being balloted for strike action in dispute over workloads.
Up to 145 support staff at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon are on strike in an ongoing dispute over leave and alleged bullying.
Their employer, Carillion, says its investigation is underway and it is condemning the action.
With fuel tankers voting overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, the Defence Secretary Phiiip Hammond says "if there is industrial action my colleagues in government would be looking to the military for some support."
Fuel tanker drivers have voted to go on strike in a row over safety standards. Around 2,000 of the Unite Union at various companies, including Chippenham-based haulage firm Wincanton, were balloted for the first national campaign of action for over a decade.
The MD of Manufacturing at Wincanton, Chris Kingshott, has called the action 'ill timed' and 'inappropriate'.
Fuel tanker drivers in Wiltshire based Wincanton have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. Of the 71.9% of people who turned up, 68.4% voted in favour of strike action.
Unite drivers supply fuel to 90% of the UK's forecourts and the union said a strike could close nearly 8,000 petrol stations.
You can find out more about the strike action here.