Striking it lucky – UnionNews’ top headlines of 2012

by - 4th January 2013, 8.30 BST

If you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably back at work after the Xmas break, so we thought you might appreciate a bit of a lift by looking at our favourite headlines of 2012.

Some made us chuckle, some made us groan, some made us angry . . . whatever emotion they inspired, we hope they made you read the story.

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert . . . er, that’s it due to cuts

Dear Olympics staff, thanks and all that . . . but you’re fired

Nestle caterers left up in the Aero over £2K travel costs

i) You’re fired! ii) Welcome back after accepting £8k salary drop

Please can I go to the toilet? Call centre chiefs restrict bog breaks, says survey

Born to Run – strike forces Springsteen fans to go on foot to Sunderland gig

“I’m the taxman*, yeah, and I’m going on strike”

Unite dials M for Merthyr as company announces factory closure plan

Fire chief badly burned after ballot balls-up

Late train robbery: companies pocket £185m from passengers

Swindon GMB members Goan on strike for 12 days over bullying

To Hellmans and back . . . Unilever strike enters day two

It must be Dove – soap production hit in day three of Unilever strike

Tories nicked for nicking pic

God save the Queen, she ain’t no cash machine

And if you missed our other compilations, you can read our list of worst bosses here and our list of best union victories here.

Happy New Year!