Hundreds of children took part in demonstrations across the region as part of a day of global strike action.Read the full story ›
Strikes will go ahead tomorrow causing more disruption to passengers after weeks of delays and cancellations earlier this year.Read the full story ›
Rail passengers in Cumbria and southern Scotland are facing another weekend of disruption with station closures and strike action.Read the full story ›
3,000 Sellafield workers have gone on strike this morning.
Members of the GMB union are staging a 24-hour stoppage in a dispute over pay. In a ballot, members rejected a 1.5% pay offer.
GMB says minimum safety manning levels will be maintained.
It was announced on Monday 4 September that 76% of members voted to take industrial action.Read the full story ›
GMB, the union for nuclear workers, is balloting 3,000 members at Sellafield for strike action after the company ignored requests for further talks and said it would put in place a below-inflation pay offer.
Sellafield offered 1.5% in June which was rejected by 88% of GMB members on site during a consultative ballot. The Unite union is also balloting its 2,000 members at Sellafield.
The strike ballot begins on Monday, 14 August 2017 and will close on Monday, 4 September 2017.
Rail passengers in Cumbria are set to face further disruption with three days of industrial action planned.
RMT union workers are set to walkout from Friday 7 to Monday 10 July as part of an on-going dispute over Northern rail's plans to change the role of train guards.
Services along the Cumbrian coast and those between Carlisle and the north east will be affected.
Full updates on operating services over the period can be seen here.
Firefighters at Sellafield have voted for a series of 24 hour strikes in a dispute over pay and the grading of the role.
The GMB union said its members voted two to one to take the action.
They are due to hold talks with Sellafield bosses next week in an attempt to resolve their on-going issues, which may avert the strikes.
Members have expressed utter frustration to us at the way that the company has treated them and indeed it certainly appears that this has been taking place for many years.
Taking industrial action is a last resort to any worker and is a sign of them having no other option due to management action.
The firefighters do a vitally important job and they feel completely taken advantage of by management, relying on doing work over and above what they are paid for. It is sinful that this highly skilled group of workers have been put in this position.
The result is that they have turned out in large numbers to express their view and in so doing delivered a strong mandate for industrial action. The firefighters at Sellafield deserve better than this.
UNISON Scotland is urging local government workers around the country to go on strike over pay.Read the full story ›
Transport union, RMT union, have announced the suspension of planned strike action on Merseyrail, Northern rail and Southern rail, following the bombing at a music concert in Manchester.
The 24-hour strike was due to take place on Tuesday, 30 May.
In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action scheduled for Tuesday 30th May on Merseyrail, Northern Rail and Southern Rail.
Our thoughts and solidarity at this time are with the people of Manchester.