Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser at the CIPD, said: "Union tactics have shifted in recent years, reflecting a perception that industrial action
organised on traditional lines is no longer a reliable tool for achieving trade union objectives.
The workers are balloting for strike action and industrial action
short of a strike over a dispute over the National Ways Agreement which governs the terms and conditions of the workforce.
ONE in four GP surgeries in the North East will be affected today by doctors taking industrial action
over the Government's controversial pension reforms.
He added: "Doctors know the industrial action
they take cannot be the same industrial action
taken by any other work force.
We hope talks will continue and industrial action
can still be avoided.
And from tomorrow until Friday, hospital consultants and specialists will be taking industrial action
short of a strike.
UNIVERSITY chiefs have warned industrial action
could impact the institution's employees and students.
Around 95% of Cleveland Fire Brigade's fire-fighters are members of the FBU and have taken part in industrial action
, which began in September 2013.
We do not expect industrial action
in Belgium to have a major impact on our current business operations.
Iain Findlay, national officer for the controllers, said: "There are motions on the agenda for industrial action
if the proposed privatisation goes ahead without our agreement.
The union members voted overwhelmingly last month to take limited industrial action
if talks between the union and management failed.
Unite will announce full details of Industrial Action