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Bank of England faces strike action over pay as union launches ballot

Staff at the Bank of England will begin voting on Thursday on whether to hold a strike this year in protest at below-inflation pay rises, union sources told Reuters. Unite, Britain’s biggest union, is consulting members on whether to take industrial action at the 323-year-old Bank, which employs around 3,600 people, after they were awarded a 1 percent… Read More »

Moscow storm: 11 killed as high winds strike Russian capital

At least 11 people died when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, health officials say. Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help. Reports say that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain. The winds of up to 110 km/h… Read More »

Yemen conflict: ‘Deadly strike’ hits funeral party

Eight women and a child have reportedly been killed in an overnight air raid on a funeral reception near Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa. At least 10 more women were wounded, medical sources said. A Houthi rebel spokesman said the strike was followed by a second which hit emergency responders in Arhab, 40km (25 miles) from Sanaa. The rebels… Read More »

Talks to be held over British Airways cabin crew strike

Talks aimed at averting a British Airways cabin crew strike over Christmas are to be held on Monday, conciliation service Acas says. Members of the Unite union are due to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions. An Acas spokesman said BA and Unite had accepted their invitation to attend… Read More »

Argos strike latest: Delivery drivers cancel Christmas walkout

Argos delivery drivers have cancelled a strike that threatened to cause major disruption to Christmas deliveries. Members of the Unite union employed by Argos through logistics firm Wincanton were due to walk out for three days starting 20 December, but they will now vote on an offer to end the pay dispute. Unite regional officer Rick Coyle said: “We… Read More »

Flights cancelled as French air traffic controllers strike

BA and Ryanair have cancelled flights on Wednesday and Thursday as French traffic controllers start their fourteenth bout of industrial action this year. Ryanair cancelled 22 flights on Wednesday night and 72 on Thursday. BA has also cancelled flights but declined to say how many, saying the information goes out of date quickly. Flights that normally route through… Read More »

Jewellery glitters but doesn’t strike web gold

When she was in a jewellerystore a couple of years ago, Saroja Yeramilli noticed a young woman whose mother was forcing her to try and buy a large necklace. “The girl was frustrated and told her mother the jewellery wouldn’t go with the western clothes she wears every day,” says Yeramilli, who was working with Titan at the… Read More »