More UK news in brief

RMT suspends two strike dates as talks continue

The strikes were due to be held on March 30 and April 1 but were suspended following further discussions between the union and the Rail Delivery Group.


March 22, 2023, 10:48 PM

Brexit-backing Conservatives split on new Northern Ireland deal

The European Research Group has been critical of the deal but its leader has not ruled out voting for it in the UK Parliament.


March 21, 2023, 5:58 PM

Indefinite strike to go ahead after bus drivers back industrial action

A strike by thousands of bus drivers will go ahead from Monday after they voted to take action in a dispute over pay.


March 18, 2023, 7:21 PM

More UK Passport Office workers vote to go on strike

The disputes are over jobs, pay, pensions and conditions. Workers will now be able to join the 130,000 PCS members who have been involved in strikes.


March 18, 2023, 4:25 PM

SNP communications chief resigns

Murray Foote resigned after reports about membership figures, which the party denied, turned out to be true.


March 18, 2023, 4:08 AM

Junior doctors’ leaders to halt strikes and enter pay talks

The British Medical Association has agreed to enter negotiations on the same terms as unions representing nurses, the Department of Health said.


March 18, 2023, 2:23 AM

Train services disrupted by another strike

Up to three in five train services have been cancelled across Britain as tens of thousands of RMT workers stage another walkout in a row over conditions and pay.


March 16, 2023, 3:49 PM

Afghan families difficult to resettle as they are ‘quite large’, minister says

A shortage of bigger homes means many are still awaiting accommodation, a communities minister has said.


March 14, 2023, 11:07 PM

Asylum seekers win right to appeal Rwanda deportation decisions

They can appeal against Home Office decisions over alleged errors in considering whether relocation poses a risk to human rights, a judge has ruled.


March 14, 2023, 10:51 PM

Boris Johnson to appear before parliamentary committee over partygate

The committee is investigating if he misled lawmakers over lockdown-breaking events in Downing Street.


March 14, 2023, 5:46 PM