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Issue No. 2435

Airport action off after small pay rise

The Unite union called off a strike of workers at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports planned for 23 and 24 December.

Handling firm Dnata offered a 2.25 percent pay rise and a one-off payment of £175. Bosses had previously refused to negotiate on a 2.2 percent rise.

Cabin crew for Japan Airlines at London Heathrow have rejected a pay offer.


Unite against the racists in Dudley

Anti-racists in Dudley have launched a unity statement ahead of a planned march by the English Defence League (EDL) on 7 February.

The EDL is set to protest against proposals to build a new mosque in the town.

Unite Against Fascism activists launched the statement. Email info@uaf.org.uk to add your name.


Hundreds at vigil for Leelah Alcorn

More than 200 people attended a vigil for Leelah Alcorn in Trafalgar Square, London, last Saturday. 

Leelah was a transgender woman in Ohio, US, who killed herself. 

Her parents forced her to undergo “conversion therapy”, which aims to change sexual or gender identity.


Post Office strikes are off after talks

The CWU union called off four planned Post Office strikes following talks with management.

The strikes, over job cuts, were planned for 23, 24 and 31 December, and 2 January.

The union said details of the talks would remain confidential until a final agreement is reached.


Love Activists cook up housing protest

A group of squatters calling themselves Love Activists took over an abandoned RBS bank building over Christmas.

Bailiffs and police evicted them. But a judge ruled they could return to make a Christmas meal for homeless people in protest against the housing crisis.


Freedom Riders protest over cuts

About 40 South Yorkshire Freedom Riders protested outside a meeting of the South Yorkshire Combined Regional Authority on Monday of this week.

The budget-setting meeting decided not to reinstate free train travel for older people and to make transport cuts.

 


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