Strike Ballot

Strike Ballot

A referendum by members of a union to decide whether or not to declare a strike, which is a refusal to work in an attempt to force their employer to adopt better working conditions. Under labor laws in the United States, a union must inform the employer seven days before a strike ballot takes place, and the results must have independent verification if there are more than 50 employees affected.
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Staff at outsourcing giant Capita yesterday started voting in a strike ballot on big changes to their pensions.
STAFF at outsourcing giants Capita yesterday started voting in a strike ballot on big changes to their pensions.
MEMBERS of Unite, the union at Ford's Bridgend engine plant, have been told they cannot hold an official strike ballot over planned job cuts - even though they voted to have one.
A STRIKE ballot of rail workers over the use of what union bosses say are 'non-approved' drivers could affect North East commuters.
The strike ballot opened on October 1 and will close at 10:00 a.
The (National Union of Teachers) strike ballot took place in 2012, based on a 27% turnout.
Roger Maddison, Unite national officer for the automotive industry, said: "Our members want a strike ballot because they are not prepared to allow management to divide them.
The union called the dismissal of cleaner Paul Mole "immoral" and general secretary Bob Crow will inform the company that a strike ballot will go ahead if the matter is not settled.
Summary: Unison is due to announce the results of a strike ballot that could see millions of public sector staff walk out in a dispute over pensions.
SCHOOLS could be hit after a union representing headteachers said it will hold its first ever strike ballot.
We informed the management that our intention to conduct the strike ballot will take place on 15 and 16 December.
UNITE said there was little hope of a breakthrough in its bitter cabin crew dispute with British Airways - despite agreeing to postpone a strike ballot.