Pride marches in Norwich and Nottingham
Up to 5,000 marched through and lined the streets of Norwich for the annual Pride march last Saturday.
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) led a noisy contingent of trade unionists and campaigners.
Thousands also joined Nottingham’s Pride march on the same day.
Sellafield’s safety monitors to strike
Health physics monitors at the Sellafield nuclear power plant walked out for 24 hours on Tuesday of last week.
The GMB union members voted by 97.8 percent to strike on a 84 percent turnout. Bosses are trying to cut pay through a regrading process.
The workers are responsible for assessing levels of radiation to meet health and safety standards.
Gunstones strike postponed over new pay
Workers at Gunstones bakery in Sheffield have postponed a planned 24-hour strike following a revised pay offer from management.
The members of the Bfawu union could strike for two days from 13 August if they vote to reject the offer.
Union officials are recommending that they vote to accept.
Workers had planned to strike next week after rejecting an earlier offer. They struck for 48 hours in June.
Food bank protest against Tory MP David Mundell
David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland and Scotland’s only Tory MP, was greeted by 150 protesters in Dumfries last week.
He was there to open a food bank. Demonstrators stopped him from leaving by the back door.
The police broke up the crowd so Mundell could flee—to shouts of “Tory Scum out”.
Traffic wardens to strike in Hackney
Traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, were set to strike on Monday and Tuesday of next week, demanding better sick pay.
Their union, Unite, warned the council will lose revenue from fines during the strike.
The 30 workers voted unanimously to strike. They are employed by contractor APCOA Parking.
Benefits protest in Milton Keynes
Around 40 people protested in Milton Keynes last Saturday against benefit cuts and for rent controls.
They hung a banner from local landmark The Point.