The Communication Workers Union will announce the result of a ballot of 120,000 of its members at the Royal Mail, with officials confident of achieving backing for nationwide walk-outs
, the first in Ryanair's 32-year history, are being held by staff demanding an overhaul of the system of contracts and collective bargaining, which they say gives management too much power.
With our guarantees that there will be no compulsory redundancies, no impact on safety and a full timetable in place during the walk-outs
, these strikes will cost RMT members pay for no reason, and we urge the union to rejoin us around the negotiating table.
And workers have threatened further walk-outs
during December and January.
But the largest union insisted Coun Rudge was mistaken in his interpretation of the law and threatened further walk-outs
in the run-up to the May local government elections.
5 per cent pay offer which was heavily rejected by postal workers and led to a series of national walk-outs
over the summer which crippled postal services.
But the recent walk-outs
have led to calls by local campaigners for what they call 'dangerous' prisoners to be placed elsewhere.
Speaking ahead of this week's review of the Good Friday Agreement, he said the walk-outs
would allow him to carry out internal reforms.
It shows the lack of trust and dignity that has led to these unofficial walk-outs
The 48-hour strike, the second in a series of weekend walk-outs
by members of Aslef, was expected to affect more than 100,000 passengers.
During the latter period, in addition to outright violence and coercion, the military governments massively "intervened" in the labor movement (replacing its leadership with new officials appointed by the Ministry of Labor), banned strikes almost entirely, and suppressed news reports of the few walk-outs
(mostly illegal) which did take place.