Strikes

Britain on strike: The biggest walkout in a decade in pictures
Employment

Britain on strike: The biggest walkout in a decade in pictures

Union leaders have coordinated strike action across the UK to cause maximum disruption as the rising cost of living has become a unifying threat

February 1 strikes: Who is on strike this Wednesday and where are protests taking place?
Strike action

February 1 strikes: Who is on strike this Wednesday and where are protests taking place?

Hundreds of thousands of workers are set to walk out of their workplaces on Wednesday February 1, in what has been called the most important coordinated action in almost a century

Jeremy Hunt has shown our leaders are all out of ideas. Might be time to ask a chimp what to do
Paul McNamee

Jeremy Hunt has shown our leaders are all out of ideas. Might be time to ask a chimp what to do

This week the chancellor took to Instagram and Twitter to call for new policy ideas ahead of the spring budget. We’re now at the crowdsourcing stage of national governance, writes Big Issue editor Paul McNamee

Will there be a general strike in 2023?
Industrial action

Will there be a general strike in 2023?

Amazon workers stage first formal UK strike calling on Jeff Bezos to share the wealth
amazon

Amazon workers stage first formal UK strike calling on Jeff Bezos to share the wealth

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What is my right to strike?
Right to strike

What is my right to strike?

Here’s when and where nurses are going on strike
NHS

Here’s when and where nurses are going on strike

Unions call ‘emergency’ protest outside Downing Street over anti-strike law
Protest

Unions call ‘emergency’ protest outside Downing Street over anti-strike law

Why are NHS ambulance workers going on strike?
NHS

Why are NHS ambulance workers going on strike?

Unions pledge to fight Rishi Sunak’s new laws that ‘completely undermine the purpose of striking’
Strikes

Unions pledge to fight Rishi Sunak’s new laws that ‘completely undermine the purpose of striking’

When are the train strikes in January 2023 and why are they still happening?
Train strikes

When are the train strikes in January 2023 and why are they still happening?

As we welcome the New Year, we mustn’t lose hope
Paul McNamee

As we welcome the New Year, we mustn’t lose hope

Strikes will have a seismic impact for UK workers in 2023
James Meadway

Strikes will have a seismic impact for UK workers in 2023

For those in the ambulance service, strike days are no different from business as usual
Ambulance strikes

For those in the ambulance service, strike days are no different from business as usual

Nurse and ambulance strikes are supported by more than two-thirds of the British public, says YouGov
Strikes

Nurse and ambulance strikes are supported by more than two-thirds of the British public, says YouGov

The NHS staffing crisis won’t be fixed until it solves its problem with racism
Kate Osamor

The NHS staffing crisis won’t be fixed until it solves its problem with racism

What happens when nurses go on strike?
NHS staffing crisis

What happens when nurses go on strike?

Christmas on the picket line: What it’s like being on strike during the festive season
Christmas

Christmas on the picket line: What it’s like being on strike during the festive season

6 common myths about strike action, from salaries to public support
Strike action

6 common myths about strike action, from salaries to public support

Postal strikes dates: When are the Royal Mail walkouts this December 2022 and why?
Strikes

Postal strikes dates: When are the Royal Mail walkouts this December 2022 and why?

Royal Mail strikes: When are postal workers going on strike over Christmas and why?
Royal Mail strikes

Royal Mail strikes: When are postal workers going on strike over Christmas and why?

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Civil servants announce strike ‘reaching into every corner of public life’
Strikes

Civil servants announce strike ‘reaching into every corner of public life’

Train strikes called off as union RMT enters talks with Network Rail
Strike action

Train strikes called off as union RMT enters talks with Network Rail

Ex-miners who took part in 1984 strike return to picket line at National Coal Mining Museum
Strike action

Ex-miners who took part in 1984 strike return to picket line at National Coal Mining Museum

Keir Starmer says Labour would tear up anti-trade union laws and defend the right to strike
Strike action

Keir Starmer says Labour would tear up anti-trade union laws and defend the right to strike