What is in the best interest of the consumer? He/she may be worse off, depending on what happens to slots at Heathrow and Gatwick.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Unite’s Brian Gallagher was handed a poisoned chalice when negotiating job cuts with Aviva, but the union official scored a victory by cutting the number of redundancies and securing 220 jobs for Galway, writes Kyran Fitzgerald
Sat, 12 May, 2012
UNITE trade union is to invest millions of euro in recruiting workers in non-union and anti-union industries in a move that could see it challenging SIPTU for dominance in the private sector.
Fri, 25 Jan, 2008
Hopes of averting strikes by workers who refuel aircraft at Gatwick Airport rose today after a new offer was made on pay and union recognition.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2007
The last bottle of HP sauce to be made in the UK rolled off the production line this morning.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2007
The British Airways cabin crew strike was called off this afternoon.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2007
Deliveries of home heating oil could be disrupted before Christmas because of strike action by drivers at the North’s largest supplier.
Tue, 28 Nov, 2006
Travellers have been spared extra disruption at two of Britain’s busiest airports over the Bank Holiday weekend after unions called off planned strikes.
Wed, 23 Aug, 2006
Union leaders tonight accused the company at the centre of the Heathrow airport dispute of walking out of peace talks and claimed that negotiations had now “collapsed”.
Tue, 23 Aug, 2005
The prospects of saving MG Rover looked doomed today after Shanghai Automotive was understood to have decided not to continue talks aimed at securing the UK carmaker’s future.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2005
Hopes of averting a strike by 1.5 million council workers and civil servants dramatically rose today after a breakthrough in a bitter dispute with the Government over pensions.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2005
Moves to create a new 'super union' representing more than two million workers will be stepped up today by leaders of two of the country’s biggest trade unions.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2005
A MERGER between three British unions is set to create a 130,000-member super union in Ireland.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2005
The Government was today urged to intervene in the industrial dispute at Irish Ferries before more jobs are lost.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2004
Jaguar workers in Britain have voted against striking in protest at the ending of car production at their historic factory in Coventry, it was announced today.
The threat of strikes at brewery giant Carlsberg in Britain, which could have hit lager supplies in the run-up to Christmas, ended today after a dispute over pay and working practices was resolved.
Wed, 01 Dec, 2004
Travellers will have to contend with another baggage handlers’ strike at a major holiday airport this weekend.
Mon, 25 Oct, 2004
Hundreds of baggage handlers at Gatwick Airport will go ahead with a 48-hour strike from midnight after hopes of a last-minute breakthrough ended today.
Fri, 22 Oct, 2004
Workers who refuel aircraft at Heathrow airport were tonight preparing to launch a 48 hour strike after rejecting a two year pay offer.
Thu, 23 Sep, 2004
Hundreds of baggage handlers and maintenance workers at Gatwick Airport are to strike on Saturday in a row over workloads, threatening travel chaos, it was announced today.
Wed, 22 Sep, 2004
Jaguar car workers have backed a call for a strike ballot in protest at the ending of motor production at their plant, unions announced today.
Mon, 20 Sep, 2004
Production of Jaguar cars is to end at one of its main UK factories, with the loss of more than 1,100 jobs, the company announced today.
Fri, 17 Sep, 2004
British Labour’s new policy chief was today warned by leading trade unions not to try to change commitments aimed at improving workers’ rights.
Sun, 12 Sep, 2004
THE British Airways’ pay dispute escalated yesterday when thousands more workers including baggage handlers voted to strike, threatening travel chaos for tens of thousands of British holidaymakers.
Thu, 19 Aug, 2004
The British Airways pay dispute escalated today when thousands more workers including baggage handlers voted to strike, threatening travel chaos for tens of thousands of holidaymakers.
Wed, 18 Aug, 2004
Crucial talks aimed at averting travel chaos at airports over the August Bank Holiday weekend will be held today after a union representing thousands of check-in and other staff at British Airways named dates for 24-hour strikes.
Tue, 17 Aug, 2004
British Airways management today offered a way out of the baggage handlers and check-in staff dispute which is threatening to cause airport chaos later this summer.
Wed, 04 Aug, 2004
The biggest union at British Airways is to ballot baggage handlers and check-in staff in a dispute over pay, heightening the threat of airport chaos later in the summer, it was announced today.
Wed, 28 Jul, 2004
Pay talks between leaders of baggage handlers and check-in staff and British Airways have broken down, it was revealed today.
Fri, 16 Jul, 2004
Northern Ireland’s beleaguered textile industry suffered another hammer blow tonight when a Co Tyrone company told its workforce of more than 250 that they are to lose their jobs.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2004
Efforts to resolve the long-running pay dispute at Belfast aerospace company Shorts appeared to have broken down tonight.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2003
Workers at the Shorts Aerospace company are to end their strike.
Tue, 02 Dec, 2003
Belfast aerospace company Shorts today appealed to striking employees to return to work.
Fri, 28 Nov, 2003
Around 4,000 workers at Belfast aerospace company Shorts remained on strike for a second day today after six hours of informal talks between management and unions failed to find a way out of the dispute.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2003
Thousands of workers at Belfast aerospace company Shorts began an all-out strike today.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2003
Talks aimed at resolving a pay row involving baggage handlers at Heathrow airport have failed to produce a breakthrough, it emerged today.
Fri, 07 Nov, 2003
Bus services across Northern Ireland will be halted on Friday when drivers go on strike, it was confirmed tonight.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2003
British Manufacturing workers would face a massive assault on their wages and working conditions if Britain joined the euro, according to a pamphlet published by British Labour eurosceptics today.
Wed, 12 Mar, 2003
The mother of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager murdered in a racist attack almost 10 years ago, was today addressing a major conference.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2003
Firefighters, security guards and other workers at seven airports in Britain, including Heathrow and Gatwick, are to stage six one-day strikes in a dispute over pay, union leaders announced today.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2002
Baggage handlers at budget carrier EasyJet are being balloted on whether to strike in a pay dispute over pay.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2002
Security staff at one of the UK's biggest airports were today staging a two-hour strike in a long-running dispute over jobs.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2002
British P&O tanker drivers are to be balloted over industrial action.
Fri, 31 May, 2002
Trade unionists held a rally in Dublin last night in support of Mick O’Reilly, who was sacked as Irish secretary of the ATGWU last week.
Wed, 08 May, 2002
More than 500 security staff at Manchester Airport are due to start a four-day strike at midnight.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2002
MG Rover is establishing a joint venture with China Brilliance Industrial Holdings.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2002
MG Rover workers have voted overwhelmingly not to take industrial action in a dispute over pay and hours.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2002
Vauxhall will start to be hit by industrial action today as part of a union campaign against the ending of vehicle production at one of the firm's UK factories.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2001
Workers at BMW's Cowley factory in Britain, where the new Mini will be built, have voted to accept a new two-year pay deal.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2001
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