are due to continue every weekend until Sunday November 24.
Within the industrial economy, workers in more "modern" sectors continued to be disproportionately represented in recent walk-outs
; but for the first time ever, employees in the service sector surpassed industrial workers in militancy.
, 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."
Unions will meet staff at the Middlesbrough depot next week and said further walk-outs
were possible unless employer Royal Mail came to the negotiating table.
The union said Royal Mail had improved its 2.5 per cent pay offer which had been rejected by postal workers and led to a series of national walk-outs
There have been two nationwide walk-outs
in recent weeks following talks which failed to break the deadlocked row.
As well as an overtime ban, working to rule and refusing to cover sporting events, paramedics and technicians are expected to stage two three-hour walk-outs
from 7am on February 9,16 and 23.
They will be joined by colleagues across the country when members of the GMB union launch the first of five 24-hour walk-outs
But FBU general secretary Andy Gilchrist told 5000 people at a rally in Glasgow yesterday that he expected there to be more walk-outs
Then Celtic contacted McGrain last week about boosting their profile after a handful of walk-outs
since Tommy Burns left.
No dates have been set but Unite the union warned that walk-outs
could potentially take place in June.