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Issue No. 2439

Protesters say no to Immigration Street

Local residents and supporters travelled from the Derby Road area of Southampton to the headquarters of Channel 4 in London to protest at the filming of Immigration Street.

Most local people don’t want the programmes to be made. Protesters felt they would portray migrants as the source of problems and stir up division.

Ian Hogg


Activists shut down shops in Edinburgh over workfare

Anti-workfare protesters shut down two Edinburgh charity shops last Saturday.

Many passers-by expressed support. The action was organised by the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and the Industrial Workers of the World.


New group to take on social care cuts in Glasgow

Around 100 people attended the Glasgow Care Crisis conference last Saturday.

The group was formed by service users, support workers and activists angry at social care cuts.

Labour and Scottish National Party councillors were challenged over the cuts. A future meeting will discuss legal and direct action.

glasgowcarecrisis.com


Ferry strike is off after new deal

The Unite union has declared victory against privateer Briggs Marine in a dispute at the Woolwich Ferry in south east London.

It called off a strike planned for Wednesday of this week.

Bosses agreed to stick to their sick pay policy, and cut use of agency staff by giving permanent workers overtime.

The 26 Unite members on the ferry had voted to strike by 100 percent.

The dispute was also over pay disparity, which will now be looked into.


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Tue 3 Feb 2015, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2439
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