# Strike

This week
26th March 2023 - 30th March 2023
# Major strike
Germany braces for serious disruptions as transport staff set to stage 'mega-strike'
Workers at airports, ports, railways, buses and metro lines throughout much of Germany are expected to join the 24-hour walkout.
This year
# debenhams picket
'I don't know how they stood there for 406 days. I really don't'
A new documentary explores what the Debenhams workers experienced while on their picket, in their own words.
# Unhappy
Wales' Six Nations clash with England in doubt as players consider strike action
There is a huge sense of uncertainty for Welsh players and their families amid a contract freeze.
# France
French strikes hit trains and schools as a million protesters push back on pension age increase
An unpopular pension reform would increase the retirement age.
UK faces 'hugely disrupted day' as biggest strike action in NHS history takes place
Nurses and ambulance staff are walking out together for the first time.
# Strike
Health workers take to picket lines in Northern Ireland over pay and safe staffing
Paramedics are among the workers taking part at picket lines across the region today.
# Education
Teachers in England and Wales vote for strikes in pay dispute
The National Education Union has declared seven days of walkouts in February and March.
Last year
# Strike
Ryanair strike in Belgium grounds dozens of flights
The action set to halt 30 percent of the airlines’ flights through its Belgium hub.
# Protest
Childcare providers to strike over 'inadequately addressed' funding issues
The Federation of Early Childhood Providers informed thousands of parents of the closure
# Donetsk
Rockets strike mayor’s office in separatist Donetsk
According to Russia’s RIA Novosti, the municipal building was seriously damaged by the attack, which local separatist authorities blamed on Ukraine.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy says mass graves discovered in reclaimed Izyum as EU chief visits Ukraine
A regional official said that some people were shot, while others were killed in shelling.
# teaching strike
Teachers’ Union of Ireland to hold industrial action ballot in September if pay not improved
Possible industrial action would be co-ordinated with other public sector unions should such a deal not be forthcoming.
# uk rail strike
UK train drivers’ strike ‘solidly supported’ as bitter dispute continues
Thousands of drivers at seven train companies staged a 24 hour walkout.
# Protest
Community workers strike for pay rise amid cost of living crisis
Protests were held in Galway, Waterford and Dublin, calling for the first pay increase for care and community workers in 14 years.
# Trains
More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week
The union said there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations on pay, jobs and conditions.
Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.
# Strike
Medical scientists to take two more days of industrial action this week
A further three days are planned if progress isn’t made this week.
# Pay Claim
'We have to do this': Medical scientists seeking pay parity say strike action was their last resort
One scientist told The Journal that staff feel “burnt-out” due to working mandatory overtime rosters, with many leaving the profession.
All time
# Strike
Irish Rail workers back use of industrial action over 'downright thuggery' on trains
Union members raised concerns over antisocial behaviour on trains.
# film and tv
Behind-the-scenes Hollywood workers vote to authorise strike
It is the first time such action has been voted for in the organisation’s 128-year history.
ESB claims strike by Independent Workers Union is unlawful
The IWU are taking the action over a claimed lack of consultation on outsourced work to the private sector.
# Strike
Protesting Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against government
The hunger strike coincides with the anniversary of the death of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.
# gig economy
Deliveroo drivers strike in Dublin for better working conditions
A number of riders went offline from 6pm.
# strike action
Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.
# Industrial Action
Taoiseach informed that Debenhams workers rejected Labour Court proposal by 91%
Workers had been “shocked” and “disappointed” at the proposal for a €3m education and training fund.
Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.
# Duffy-Cahill report
Uncertainties raised over protections for striking Debenhams workers
Former Labour court chair Kevin Duffy and barrister Nessa Cahill appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise and Employment.
# Poland
Poles join nationwide strike over abortion ruling
The ruling would deny legal abortions to women even in cases where a child is sure to die upon birth.
# Conflict
Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike
The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# forsa
School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November
The move was announced by trade union Fórsa, which represents more than 1,000 school secretaries.
# Waterford
Ex-Debenhams workers occupy Waterford store
Workers from around the country have been protesting since April in a dispute over redundancy terms.
# Protests
Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues
The arrest is part of an effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko.
# Redundancy
Former Debenhams workers hold protest on Dublin's Henry Street
Around 200 people gathered on Henry Street in Dublin, outside Debenhams’ old building.
# Protest
Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'
Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month?
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland will strike on Tuesday 4 February.
# pension standoff
French government ready to 'compromise' as country enters day 14 of transport strike
The government is struggling to win over support for its points-based pension system.
# Waiting Lists
'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.
# Redundancy
Siptu and Unite members in Virgin Media vote to take industrial action
Virgin Media said it has not received any notification from the unions.
# nationwide action
Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos
Another nationwide strike is planned for Tuesday.
# Strike
Some Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights out of Ireland cancelled due to national strike in France tomorrow
Ryanair and Aer Lingus today announced that the strike will see a number of its services cancelled.