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Issue No. 2319

Amnesty workers strike against cuts

Unite union members at Amnesty International UK have voted to strike on Wednesday of next week.

They are taking action over management’s failure to meaningfully consult over redundancy proposals.

Workers backed the strike by 82.5 percent in a recent ballot. Send messages of support to [email protected]

Capita industrial action against cuts

Workers at Capita ITS in Reading, Craigforth, Birmingham and Bournemouth began action short of a strike on Tuesday of this week.

The 220 Unite union members are fighting compulsory redundancies and plans to move work offshore.

It comes after an 80 percent vote for strikes and a 90 percent vote for action short of a strike, on a 65 percent turnout.

Airport workers set to ballot for action

Birmingham Airport workers are preparing to ballot for industrial action.

Workers in the Unite union have voted by 77 percent to reject bosses’ “final” pay offer of 2.5 percent, with a one-off payment of £150. Last year the airport made a profit of £5.2 million.

Lecturers’ union executive vote

Lecturers in the UCU union are voting to elect a further education member to their union’s national executive committee.

Socialist Worker is supporting UCU Left candidate Mandy Brown from Lambeth College, south London. Voting ends on 27 September. Go to

Conference to defend education

The UCU Left will hold a national conference on defending education and fighting austerity on Saturday 22 September in central London.

Speakers include left-wing Labour MP John McDonnell, author Owen Jones and Greek lecturer Kostas Skordoulis. Go to

Burston strike school rally

Over 1,000 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners came out for this year’s Burston Strike School rally last Sunday.

The annual event in the Norfolk village of Burston commemorates a strike led by socialist teachers, sacked for their politics in 1914.

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Tue 4 Sep 2012, 17:52 BST
Issue No. 2319
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