Eco-hypocrite arrested for confronting Sir David Attenborough drove 18-year-old 4x4 81,000-miles
Emma Smart, 45, who was arrested for confronting Sir David Attenborough as he ate in a Michelin starred fish restaurant drove an 18-year-old 4x4 on an 81,000-mile journey across 50 countries. Activist and marine biologist Emma Smart, 45, approached Sir David at the Catch at the Old Fish Market in Dorset yesterday to try to deliver him a letter and have a chat about 'telling the truth' about climate change.
Thousands of teachers, lecturers and Royal Mail workers are on strike as the latest wave of industrial unrest sweeps across the country. Picket lines were mounted outside schools, universities and Royal Mail centres on Thursday, November 24, as tens of thousands of workers went on strike in worsening disputes over pay, jobs and conditions. © PA Media Industrial unrest sweeping the country is expected to hit a number of sectors in the coming months
The general secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) accused Royal Mail of subjecting its workers to a "psychological attack". The union has rejected the company's 'final' offer and is pressing ahead with a series of strikes in the coming weeks, including on Black Friday (November 25) and Christmas Eve.
When are the strikes this week? Next rail and Royal Mail strike dates, and how trains and post are affected
Rail and postal workers as well as teachers in Scotland are expected to go on strike this monthThey come as many people struggle with the additional hardship caused by the cost of living crisis.
Meanwhile, around 70,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) will strike on Thursday and Friday (November 24 and 25), and again on November 30, in a dispute over pay, pensions and contracts. It will be the biggest strike of its kind, affecting an estimated 2.5 million students, with the union warning of escalated action in the new year if the row is not resolved.
READ MORE: All the upcoming strikes you need to know about and how they will affect Londoners
The union said lecturers and other academic staff have suffered a decade of below-inflation pay rises, with a 3 per cent increase announced over the summer. UCU general secretary Jo Grady joined a picket line in Manchester telling the PA news agency that UCU members have "had enough" of falling pay, pension cuts and gig economy working conditions.
London's slowest bus saved but its route is set for massive change
There are some serious changes coming to the number 11 busBut the route is set to be changed and the bus will no longer travel from West to East through the centre of the city. Instead, the bus will only continue in spirit (and in number) as it travels south of the river to Waterloo on a new course.
The action on Thursday comes as further unrest is expected to sweep across the nation for the remainder of the month. RMT workers who work at several key London Underground stations will take strike action on Friday, November 25, while train drivers at 11 operators will be striking on Saturday, November 26 in their long running dispute over pay.
Members of the union Aslef earlier announced that the strikes will effect a number of operators in industrial action which is likely to cause transport misery for many. Train drivers at LNER will also stop working non contractual overtime from November 27 in a dispute over terms and conditions.
Meanwhile, NHS nurses have voted to strike over in a row over pay, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announced earlier this month. The RCN said the strikes will take place in the NHS trusts that have met the legal requirements, with action expected before the end of the year. Guys and St Thomas' hospital in London was among those announced in the list with other major hospitals.
London strike dates: When train, Tube and TfL bus strikes are planned in November and December 2022
The RMT, which has been at the forefront of strike action across the rail network in 2022, is calling for an end of job cuts on the TubeThe National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is marking the 35th anniversary of King’s Cross Underground fire with a period of industrial action.
Bus drivers are also set to strike over this month and next on 59 routes in the run up to Christmas. Over 950 bus staff are set to walk out for ten days over November (22, 25 and 26) and December (1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17) in strike action which will see the affected routes running a heavily reduced service or no service at all.
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Nurses' union announces which services are exempt from strike action this month .
As many as 100,000 NHS nurses will walk out later in December in the first of a series of NHS strikes - but some services will be excluded from the walkout and others will be reduced to 'Christmas Day' levelsThe Royal College of Nursing confirmed areas excluded from its first ever UK strike on December 15 and 20.