NUJ UNION members at Express Newspapers have unanimously voted at a chapel meeting to strike on election day if new boss Richard Desmond does not agree to their five demands. These are:
- No to any compulsory redundancies.
- Indefinite extension of the existing favourable redundancy agreement.
- Full union recognition.
- No changes to contracts without union agreement.
- Extra pay award for the staff remaining.
- EXPRESS JOUNALIST
AROUND 100 anti-Nazis had a successful day petitioning and leafleting against the Nazi National Front (NF) in Oldham town centre last Saturday. This stopped the Nazis from marching. There is another anti-NF demo this Saturday at 11am at the junction of Curzon Street and High Street, Oldham. Phone the Anti Nazi League for more details on 020 7924 0333.
AROUND 200 people joined a march and rally in Basildon town centre in Essex last weekend against a proposed new incinerator. All the parliamentary candidates in the general election spoke at the rally, but the biggest cheer went to Socialist Alliance candidate Dick Duane.
- CHARLOTTE ARMSTRONG, Socialist Alliance candidate for Pitsea West council seat
TEN DELEGATES held up placards saying "Grants not tuition fees" when New Labour's Baroness Blackstone spoke to the conference of the lecturers' AUT union last week. The conference passed support for the anti-G8 protest in Genoa by a big majority. Around 50 people attended a fringe meeting on globalisation, and 30 came to a Socialist Alliance fringe meeting. The conference accepted a pay deal. The devil is likely to be in the detail, and members must beware the findings of two working parties on job grading and job evaluation.
- GEOFF ABBOTT
THE WHITE collar rail union, TSSA voted at its conference last week to affiliate to the Anti Nazi League.