The number of strikes have fallen, but the number of days lost is double that of two years ago.
The number of days lost to strikes are near all-time lows since records began.
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It's the first nationwide strike ballot since tough new legal requirements for industrial action were introduced.
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A rebellion against the technology which triggered the industrial revolution changed the way we understand technology.
The industry has walked a tight rope to survive. Many have fallen along the way.
Banking used to be an engine of social mobility and a generator of secure, satisfying employment for the many gainfully employed in it.
Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
Workers who feel they aren’t represented may look for another outlet to express their views. Protests in France demonstrate how violent these outlets can become.
A decline in union membership has left a void to be filled by a more chaotic movement - alt-unionism.
The end of the doctors’ strike in Kenya is a truce in the fight for better health care.
Kenya's doctors embarked on a strike for a 100 days to push the government to implement a collective bargaining agreement signed in June 2013.
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Despite performing the same job, one of BA's three cabin crew fleets earns far less than their colleagues.
Getting the message across.
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How do you keep the sympathy of people whose lives you are making more difficult?
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Whether you're spending the holiday shopping for bargains, barbecuing with friends or striking for better pay, here are a few Labor Day highlights from our labor experts.
If only commuting was so simple.
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Many of Britain's railway employees, customers and bosses are unhappy at the state of the nation's services.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that two-thirds of all industrial disputes in Australia are in construction, and that construction industrial disputes are up since the ABCC closed. Is that right?
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How the rise and fall of coal mining is central to fully understanding modern Britain.
The Conservative government is proposing a raft of changes that will make strikes harder to organise.
Can’t hear you.
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Government's new legislation will strike at the heart of union power.
Reddit broke Reddit, it seems.
Volunteers and unpaid labour make up much of the web – companies disrespect them at their peril.
Protesters gathered in force for the UK state opening of parliament on May 27.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.
A thing of the past?
The threat of a strike can cause trepidation among the public - but where would we be without them?
Stopped in its tracks.
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The bank holiday strikes may cause transport chaos, but they'll pack a big punch for industry workers.
No red flags in sight.
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As the trade unions embark on another co-ordinated day of action they could soon be embroiled in another battle. The government is adopting a harder line through plans to bolster the law on industrial…