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Issue No. 2446

East Sussex refuse strikes called off

The GMB union has called off a series of planned walkouts by refuse and recycling workers in East Sussex. 

Workers were set to strike on Thursday and Friday of last week and again for two days this week. 

The action was called off to allow bosses “more time to address workforce concerns”. 

The dispute is over health and safety and allegations of management bullying.


Vigil against plans to shut down Dagenham Civic Centre 

Hundreds of people gathered outside Dagenham Civic Centre on Thursday of last week for a vigil to protest against its planned closure.

Some 550 people work at the civic centre. 

Council bosses want to shut it down as part of £54 million budget cuts.

Susan Aitouaziz


Anniversary event for Justice4Bolton

On Friday of last week anti-fascist activists marked five years since the Unite Against Fascism demo against the English Defence League in Bolton.

In 2010 police arrested 60 anti-fascists. 

Justice campaigners gathered in Victoria Square to hold up photos showing police actions on the day. 


Meeting debates Ukraine and Nato 

Up to 300 people attended a Stop the War Coalition public meeting in London on Nato and the crisis in Ukraine on Thursday of last week. 

The meeting agreed that the main task is to oppose US and British imperialism. 

Both governments are ramping up tensions by sending military aid and advisors to Ukraine. 

Activists also debated Russia’s role.  


Appeal date set for rep Clara Osagiede

RMT union cleaners’ rep Clara Osagiede’s appeal against her sacking is set to take place on 15 April. 

The union has pledged full backing for her reinstatement.


Arrest as Blacklist activists target bosses 

Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested at a blockade of London’s Park Lane on Wednesday of last week. 

Workers were protesting at the Construction Awards.

Protesters also blocked Oxford Street on Friday of last week. 

It was part of the campaign against the sacking of a worker on the Crossrail project for raising health and safety concerns. 


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Tue 24 Mar 2015, 16:15 GMT
Issue No. 2446
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