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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Strike

This week
4th June 2023 - 8th June 2023
Retained firefighters begin industrial action over recruitment and retention issues
During the campaign of industrial action, members are due to restrict their work to only responding to emergency calls.
Last month
May 2023
Retained Firefighters to begin industrial action on 6 June with possibility of strike
Rolling work stoppages are scheduled to commence during the following week with an all-out strike set for 20 June if the dispute has not been resolved.
# Industrial Action
Flagship shows off air as BBC Northern Ireland journalists go on strike on count day
Election coverage is due to resume tomorrow following the strike action.
# bbc ni
BBC journalists set to strike on first day of election count in Northern Ireland
The move by the National Union of Journalists is in response to cutbacks at Radio Foyle.
# Industrial Action
Ambulance workers vote for strike action over delays to proposed pay reforms
A proposed new pay scale has not been implemented despite negotiations.
# Strike
US late-night talk shows to go off air as Hollywood writers strike
The strike means late-night shows are expected to grind to a halt immediately, while television series and movies scheduled for release later this year and beyond could face major delays.
This year
# Strike
England's NHS set for 'most disruptive industrial action' in history as junior doctors strike
Up to a quarter of a million appointments could be postponed, according to the NHS Confederation.
# Major strike
Germany braces for serious disruptions as transport staff set to stage 'mega-strike'
Workers at airports, ports, railways, buses and metro lines throughout much of Germany are expected to join the 24-hour walkout.
# debenhams picket
'I don't know how they stood there for 406 days. I really don't'
A new documentary explores what the Debenhams workers experienced while on their picket, in their own words.
# Unhappy
Wales' Six Nations clash with England in doubt as players consider strike action
There is a huge sense of uncertainty for Welsh players and their families amid a contract freeze.
# France
French strikes hit trains and schools as a million protesters push back on pension age increase
An unpopular pension reform would increase the retirement age.
UK faces 'hugely disrupted day' as biggest strike action in NHS history takes place
Nurses and ambulance staff are walking out together for the first time.
# Strike
Health workers take to picket lines in Northern Ireland over pay and safe staffing
Paramedics are among the workers taking part at picket lines across the region today.
# Education
Teachers in England and Wales vote for strikes in pay dispute
The National Education Union has declared seven days of walkouts in February and March.
Last year
# Strike
Ryanair strike in Belgium grounds dozens of flights
The action set to halt 30 percent of the airlines’ flights through its Belgium hub.
# Protest
Childcare providers to strike over 'inadequately addressed' funding issues
The Federation of Early Childhood Providers informed thousands of parents of the closure
# Donetsk
Rockets strike mayor’s office in separatist Donetsk
According to Russia’s RIA Novosti, the municipal building was seriously damaged by the attack, which local separatist authorities blamed on Ukraine.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy says mass graves discovered in reclaimed Izyum as EU chief visits Ukraine
A regional official said that some people were shot, while others were killed in shelling.
# teaching strike
Teachers’ Union of Ireland to hold industrial action ballot in September if pay not improved
Possible industrial action would be co-ordinated with other public sector unions should such a deal not be forthcoming.
# uk rail strike
UK train drivers’ strike ‘solidly supported’ as bitter dispute continues
Thousands of drivers at seven train companies staged a 24 hour walkout.
# Protest
Community workers strike for pay rise amid cost of living crisis
Protests were held in Galway, Waterford and Dublin, calling for the first pay increase for care and community workers in 14 years.
# Trains
More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week
The union said there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations on pay, jobs and conditions.
Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.
# Strike
Medical scientists to take two more days of industrial action this week
A further three days are planned if progress isn’t made this week.
# Pay Claim
'We have to do this': Medical scientists seeking pay parity say strike action was their last resort
One scientist told The Journal that staff feel “burnt-out” due to working mandatory overtime rosters, with many leaving the profession.
All time
# Strike
Irish Rail workers back use of industrial action over 'downright thuggery' on trains
Union members raised concerns over antisocial behaviour on trains.
# film and tv
Behind-the-scenes Hollywood workers vote to authorise strike
It is the first time such action has been voted for in the organisation’s 128-year history.
ESB claims strike by Independent Workers Union is unlawful
The IWU are taking the action over a claimed lack of consultation on outsourced work to the private sector.
# Strike
Protesting Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against government
The hunger strike coincides with the anniversary of the death of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.
# gig economy
Deliveroo drivers strike in Dublin for better working conditions
A number of riders went offline from 6pm.
# strike action
Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.
# Industrial Action
Taoiseach informed that Debenhams workers rejected Labour Court proposal by 91%
Workers had been “shocked” and “disappointed” at the proposal for a €3m education and training fund.
Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.
# Duffy-Cahill report
Uncertainties raised over protections for striking Debenhams workers
Former Labour court chair Kevin Duffy and barrister Nessa Cahill appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise and Employment.
# Poland
Poles join nationwide strike over abortion ruling
The ruling would deny legal abortions to women even in cases where a child is sure to die upon birth.
# Conflict
Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike
The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# forsa
School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November
The move was announced by trade union Fórsa, which represents more than 1,000 school secretaries.
# Waterford
Ex-Debenhams workers occupy Waterford store
Workers from around the country have been protesting since April in a dispute over redundancy terms.
# Protests
Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues
The arrest is part of an effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko.
# Redundancy
Former Debenhams workers hold protest on Dublin's Henry Street
Around 200 people gathered on Henry Street in Dublin, outside Debenhams’ old building.