Nurses begin 28-hour strike as huge march through London in the works

NHS services in England will be severely disrupted today after nurses went on strike for 28 hours over wages. The walkout, which will finish shortly before midnight, comes after a High Court judge determined it would be ‘unlawful’ for the strike to continue into Tuesday as scheduled. Thousands of NHS staff will also march through … Read more

NHS wasting £1 million a week on private ambulances for emergency calls

The NHS has been accused of “shocking waste” after a trade union investigation discovered it was spending more than £1 million a week on private ambulances for emergency calls. Unison, whose members have recently approved a new government pay deal, claims to have received responses from two-thirds of ambulance trusts in England that have paid … Read more

350,000 healthcare appointments axed as Junior Doctors begin strike over pay

Junior doctors in England began a four-day strike over pay on Tuesday, threatening to be the most disruptive walkout in NHS history. As a result of the British Medical Association (BMA) members’ action in their worsening pay dispute, an estimated 250,000 to 350,000 appointments, including operations, will be cancelled. Doctors staged picket lines outside hospitals … Read more

Brits to face more travel chaos as passport office workers begin 5-week strike

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Passport office workers began a five-week walkout, preparing Britons for summer vacation disruption.  Strikes in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are set to last until May 5 in a dispute over jobs, pay, and working conditions. More than a quarter of the 4,000 Passport Office employees are expected to strike.  The Passport Office currently … Read more

British holidaymakers to face Easter travel chaos as French air traffic controllers plot major walkout

Air traffic controllers in France are planning a walkout, which could cause travel chaos for UK holidaymakers next month. According to the CEOs of Europe’s largest airlines, air passengers are in for a “very difficult summer” as a result of strike action. Last month, Ryanair cancelled 230 flights due to ongoing strikes in France. According … Read more