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industrial dispute

a dispute between employers and employees or more likely the organizations representing one or both groups. The dispute should relate wholly or mainly to terms and conditions of work. See GOLDEN FORMULAE.
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A City College spokesman said: We have been notified of a limited amount of strike action by UCU members.
Jacob's owner United Biscuits said: "The GMB has agreed to suspend all previously proposed days of strike action at Aintree with immediate effect.
Our members don't want to disrupt students' learning, and can ill afford to lose pay through taking strike action, but they also cannot afford to accept the employer's position of there being no pay rise for this year.
uk, will carry information about the strike action as well as practical information for the public, businesses and organisations about how to stay safe.
The GMB said there were 26,281 votes in favour of strike action and 9,799 against.
Teachers know and understand how difficult it is for parents and carers when we take strike action, but we believe that has to be part of our campaigning if we are to stop Michael Gove's reforms, which are making our job impossible and directly harming children's education.
The drivers have agreed that strike action would be detrimental to the economy, we now have to persuade Government that a 3 pence per litre increase in fuel duty on 1 August would be equally, if not more, damaging to the economy as a whole.
The London Underground has reiterated their assurances to Bob Crow and in return strike action should be averted.
Asked whether the union would target the Easter holiday in April to maximise the damage caused by strike action McCluskey said:
The train operator, which runs a number of services throughout Teesside, said it was "very disappointed" that the union had called for strike action.
British Airways have been notified of further strike action lasting for five days from 30 May 2010 and 5 June 2010 should the dispute fail to be settled.
UNIONS are to ballot for strike action over Network Rail's plans to axe 1,500 maintenance workers.