A NATIONAL postal strike was set to come a step closer today with an expected vote in favour of a walk-out
in a bitter row over jobs, pay and services.
Employees in the Finnish wood processing industry are reportedly attempting to speed up salary negotiations by the use of walk-out
More than 70% of 80 respondents to a ballot of 128 workers at the town's depot said they supported further action following a two-hour walk-out
Unite will hold talks on strike tactics at the same time as they are meeting bosses, and announce a walk-out
for August 23 if the ACAS talks fail.
The union said the walk-out
was "solidly supported" as leaders stepped up their attack on Business Secretary Lord Mandelson, accusing him of telling "untruths".
The meeting in London yesterday took place against a background of rising tension at the jail, where an unofficial 24-hour walk-out
by hundreds of prison officers took place last week.
Thousands of staff will find out today if they will be taking part in the biggest ever walk-out
by civil service staff.
However, the second day of action by workers is said to be "solidly supported", with some staff not involved in the walk-out
refusing to cross picket lines.
Lecturers at Gateshead College have also suspended their plans to strike while talks continue, though staff at Newcastle College are still planning a one-day walk-out
On January 15, 1979 most Fourth Division fixtures were led by a walk-out
after a player was assaulted by a coach.
Byline: A national postal strike is set to come a step closer with an expected vote in favour of a walk-out
Unite the union said if the walk-outs
go ahead, almost 2,500 staff will miss work.