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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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Earlier last week, Unison said 85,000 workers had voted in its ballot with 58% in favour of strike action.
The strike action will not affect Metro services which will run as normal.
Across the UK, two-thirds (64.55%) of UCU members who voted, voted for strike action and over four-fifths (82.19%) voted for action short of a strike.
As well as Middlesbrough, postal workers from Greater Manchester, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, along with other offices, will take part in 24 hour strike action this week.
"It is possible that this limitation could be viewed in Europe as an unacceptable restriction on the right to strike enshrined in the Charter." Mr Jew added: "In general terms the UK and Continental Europe start from fundamentally different positions when it comes to strike action.
Besides, President of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Comrade Oyinkan Olasanoye, and his team also joined other labour leaders to ensure that banks comply with the strike action.
"As a result, the union have called off the strike action planned for October 14 and 19, and we are pleased to confirm that services will operate as normal for our customers on those days."
If nothing changes the strike action will start on 00.01am on January 4 and continue until 11.59pm that night.
Simon Dunn, JTU chairman, said: "The last thing our members want to do is contemplate taking strike action but, with the prospect of a pay freeze in the face of rising costs, they feel they have no option.
Unite, the country's largest union, has announced it will ballot its members in the health service over possible strike action in the autumn in a row over pay.
West Yorkshire's Deputy Chief Fire Officer Steve Beckley said: "This will be the ninth period of strike action we have experienced in the last few months and we are confident that our contingency plans are robust.
The walk-out follows a day of strike action by Metro drivers last week, when thousands of music fans were heading to Sunderland to watch Coldplay.