21-year-old Polish Man Given Suspended Sentence After Passenger Died
IOW Ferry Workers Ballotted On Walkouts
It's been anounced that workers on ferries between the Isle of Wight and the mainland are to be balloted for strikes following the dismissal of a union official.
The Rail Maritime and Transport union said 200 of its members employed by Wightlink will vote in the coming weeks on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.
General secretary Bob Crow said:
"Once again RMT finds itself having to defend an elected and accredited union representative, whose only real crime is to continually defend the members he represents, regularly challenging the company and ensuring all agreements are followed correctly.''
Cyclist in Southampton General With Serious Head Injury After Collision With Bike and Motorbike
It happened on the B3081 near Verwood - he had to be cut free by firefighters.
Violent crime was up 37% in the last year. Police say it's mainly due to a change in how offences are recorded.
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