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Issue No. 1744

In brief

ABOUT 70 local people protested on Friday outside a giant incinerator being built at Crymlyn Burrows near Swansea. Protesters turned out in numbers at very short notice for a photocall for the local newspaper. But they then decided to march onto the site.

  • HUW PUDNER, Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidate for Neath

AROUND 45 young people protested outside McDonald's in Bradford last Saturday. James, one of those picketing, said, "Their food is unhealthy and they don't recognise trade unions. I don't want to live in a world run by multinationals!"

The highlight of the day was the street theatre in which someone wearing a Ronald McDonald mask used a cardboard chainsaw to cut down cardboard trees. The Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidate for Bradford South, Ateeq Siddique, made an impassioned speech on workers' rights and the excessive power of multinationals.

  • PAUL AFSHAR

TRAIN DRIVERS from Edinburgh and surrounding areas have won concessions over what they claimed were dangerous work practices. The concessions came after a four-month overtime ban by 105 RMT and ASLEF union members.

  • IAN HOOD

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Sat 21 Apr 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1744
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