Weather forecasts OK despite strike action


Australians will continue to receive timely weather forecasts and warnings despite further industrial action by forecasters, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Community and Public Sector Union members will conduct another week of rolling stop-work action beginning on Wednesday. Rolling strikes mean CPSU members will be able to walk off the …

Weather bureau staff plan rolling strikes

Union members at the Bureau of Meteorology plan rolling strikes at times they judge will cause the most disruption to management this week.CPSU deputy secretary Beth Vincent-Pietsch said the industrial action would begin on Wednesday and run until Tuesday, November 21. It was “in response to management’s refusal to drop …

Passengers warned of further strike action by bus drivers on Monday

BUS passengers are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of more strike action. Arriva services will again be hit on Monday after talks over pay between the union Unite and Arriva North West broke down. Drivers and engineers have also announced further strike action every Monday throughout November and Wednesday, …

Wine Organization Forecasts Historically Bad Year Due To Weather Events : The Two-Way : NPR

A truck passes by burgundy vineyards during the grape harvest season last month in Volnay, central France. Laurent Cipriani/AP hide caption toggle caption Laurent Cipriani/AP A truck…

Weather forecasts aren’t perfect, but they’re getting there

The atmosphere that blankets our planet contains around 5,600 trillion tons of air. It can blast the ground below with lightning, torrential rain, heat waves, and tornadoes, or caress it with a light breeze or dusting of snowflakes. As the past few

Scientists nervously awaiting weather forecasts for Great Barrier Reef this summer, fearing bleaching

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Conestoga College prepares for strike action

If a faculty strike arrives Monday, Conestoga College plans to suspend all classes. Exams, tests and assignments will be postponed until after a potential strike is resolved, Conestoga posted on its website on Thursday. Scheduled co-op and field placements will continue, the update said. Continuing education and corporate training activities …

Meriton warns action on renters’ rights could spark construction strike

A promise by the NSW government to protect renters’ rights has the premier facing a potential showdown with the city’s richest man who is threatening to stop constructing thousands of rental properties in a move that could drive up rents across Sydney.  Following a promise by the opposition to extend the default …