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Issue No. 2404

Demos outnumber EDL and SDL racist protests

Around 400 people protested against the racist English Defence League in Newcastle last Saturday.

Some 200 racists were bussed into the city.

Meanwhile 100 people joined a Unite Against Fascism demonstration in Edinburgh against around 25 Scottish Defence League supporters on the same day.

Soas cleaners plan event for strikers

Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in central London have called a celebration fundraiser for this Saturday.

It will raise money for Lambeth College, Ritzy and Care UK strikers.

The event takes place from 6pm at Soas students’ union.

Primary Charter rally on 10 June

The Charter for Primary Education has organised a rally for 10 June in parliament. 

That’s the day that the NUT union has called a national lobby of parliament over attacks on teachers’ pay, pensions and conditions.

The rally will take place from 6pm in Committee Room 12 in the House of Commons.

Join GMB's Dunstable lobby to stop school closures

The GMB union has called a lobby of the Central Bedfordshire Council Executive on Tuesday of next week.

It is fighting the planned closure of three schools in Dunstable.

The GMB represents support staff in the schools. The lobby will begin from 9am at Priory House, Chicksands.

Sheffield Forgemasters fightback over decent pay

Unite union members in machine shops at Sheffield Forgemasters were set to strike over pay on Wednesday of this week.

Young workers are being hit by a deal that means much of their hourly wages are paid as bonuses.

They demand their bonuses are consolidated into their normal pay.

The 61 workers have started an overtime ban.

Greenwich Therapists’ action to stop bullying

Occupational therapists working at Greenwich council in south London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.

The Unite union members say they face a “bullying culture” in their workplace.

Movement Against Xenophobia Ukip meeting

Around 70 people attended a Movement Against Xenophobia (Max) meeting in London on Monday of last week.

Max opposes anti-immigrant racism.

Speakers included Jasna Badzak, a former Ukip press officer who left after discovering their racist policies.

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Tue 20 May 2014, 20:06 BST
Issue No. 2404
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