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Issue No. 2426

Support Barnsley Freedom Riders

A mass solidarity protest is planned outside Sheffield Magistrates Court on Monday 8 December in support of two free travel campaigners who were arrested in June.

The Unite union is paying the legal fees and has also agreed to fund free coaches to get campaigners through from Barnsley.

The Freedom Rides campaign is putting out an appeal to trade unionists to join us outside the court.

Dave Gibson

Prison officers demand more pay

Prison officers at Rampton, Broadmoor and Ashworth high security psychiatric units have called a strike for Friday of this week.

The Prison Officers Association said the walkout is linked to the action taken by NHS workers over pay.

March for justice over custody deaths

The United Families and Friends Campaign’s annual procession to Downing Street was set to take place this Saturday.

Family and supporters of those who have died in police and prison custody or after contact with the police will march from Trafalgar Square.

Sat 25 Oct, 11am, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Bin workers walk out over job attacks

Refuse and recycling workers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire began four days of strikes last Saturday. 

The GMB union members plan to walk out again this weekend.

The dispute is over a failure to agree on premium overtime and weekend pay, work facilities and allegations of bullying management.

Stop privatisation of mental health

Over 30 workers, service users and supporters joined a launch of a campaign to stop the privatisation of Bolton’s psychological therapy services last week.

Over 1,300 signatures on our petition have been collected so far. The local GP Commissioners want to halve the budget and open the door to private health vultures.

Karen Reissmann

Walkouts called to defend workmates

Train conductors at Arriva Wales were set to strike for 48 hours on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Workers at Holyhead, Chester and Llandudno Junction depots are taking the action in a row over the dismissal of two colleagues.

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