Workers at Manchester airport have voted by 726 to 153 to strike against job cuts. The vote by members of the TGWU union may not signal a quick move to action, as talks with both airport management and other unions at the airport are taking place.
AMBULANCE workers in Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens have voted to strike if two of their colleagues remain suspended. Two members of the Ambulance Services Union were suspended for going off shift early due to illness.
A MAJOR conference to defend asylum seekers has been called in March, pulling together a wide range of organisations. Barbed Wire Britain, the Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers, the Network of Socialist Campaign Groups, the National Civil Rights Movement and the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns are sponsoring the conference.
ADMIN AND technical staff at Huddersfield college were due to strike again on Thursday over pay. The new strike, by members of the Unison union, follows a successful one-day strike last week.
TEACHING STAFF at north London's Middlesex University were due to start more action on Wednesday against management's plan to press ahead with compulsory redundancies. Lecturers in the Natfhe union were to start an assessment boycott. The move follows a day's strike in December and a half-day strike two weeks ago.