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Issue No. 1760

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  • POLICE STOPPED a showing of the film Injustice, which follows the cases and campaigns of ten people killed in police custody, in Manchester last week. Just as in London recently, the Police Federation used legal threats to scare an independent cinema into stopping the film. However, it was given a private press showing and also shown in an anarchist squat last week, to wide acclaim. The film is a real eye opener to the activities of the police and the state. Visit its website at
  • Adam Di Chiara
  • SCORES OF tanker drivers at oil giant Conoco are to be balloted on industrial action in protest at plans to "contract out" their jobs. The Transport and General Workers Union says drivers' pay would be cut by around �3,000 a year if their jobs were contracted out to another company. The ballot runs until 9 August.
  • MEMBERS OF the civil servants' PCS union in job centres throughout the north west of England are set to ballot for a campaign of industrial action over staffing cuts. The ballot begins on Wednesday of this week and ends on 22 August. Workers are angry at staffing cuts to pay for the introduction of new technology. Other PCS members should demand to be balloted.

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Sat 4 Aug 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1760
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