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Sparks fly

Issue No. 1742

Sparks fly

1,000 say no to Nazis

OVER 1,000 anti-Nazi campaigners marched through Oldham last Saturday in a defiant show of black and white unity against the Nazi National Front. The march came after meetings of between 300 and 500 people to help build the protest.

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United against bosses

OVER 100 engineers on London United buses went on strike last week after management sacked two workers. Workers voted for the three day official strike because they believe management is attacking union activists.

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We didn't gobble up offer

WORKERS at the Bernard Matthews factory in Norfolk have rejected a management proposal for annualised hours by 90 percent. "It's hardly a bootiful offer," said one worker. Matthews is among the top 50 richest people in Britain. Yet his company is offering the workers a miserable 3 percent pay rise.

Strike pays off

COUNCIL workers in Knowsley have learned that striking gets results. After six days of all-out strike action plus selective strikes by groups of workers over the last two months, workers have forced the council to retreat over increasing working hours.

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Postal workers send message

REPRESENTATIVES from the CWU union in branches across London are meeting next week to discuss the possibility of a ballot across the capital for strikes. The move follows Royal Mail's office closure programme and repeated attacks on working conditions.

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Sat 7 Apr 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1742
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