Mine’s a continuous overtime ban
Around 200 workers at Carlsberg’s site in Northampton were set to begin a continuous overtime ban and work to rule on Thursday of this week.
The engineers, brewers, processors and packers in the Unite union are angry at bosses’ pay freeze. In a ballot they also voted for strikes by 77 percent.
Industrial threat won improved offer
Refuse workers in the Unite union in Bromley, south east London, have won an increased pay offer by threatening strikes.
Outsouring giant Veolia offered them 1 percent—but came back with 2 percent after the strike threat.
Protesters outside Ukip conference
A small group of protesters demonstrated against Ukip in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, last Saturday.
The protest, organised by Stand Up To Ukip, coincided with Ukip’s annual conference in the town.
Aye to Refugees—and Nae to Nazis
Anti-racists were set to protest against the Scottish Defence League’s (SDL) plans to mobilise in Edinburgh on Saturday of this week.
Edinburgh Against the Racist SDL have called a counter demonstration.
No recognition at Royal Albert Hall
The Bectu union is in dispute with management at the Royal Albert Hall in central London after bosses rejected a ballot for union recognition.
Some 117 workers voted for recognition, while 109 voted against.
Boss Chris Cotton claimed it meant only 37.5 percent of workers were in favour of recognition. But Bectu says he previously agreed to accept a majority vote.
Protest for missing Mexican students
More than 150 people protested outside the Mexican Embassy in London on Saturday of last week.
They are demanding justice for 43 student teachers who disappeared in the town of Iguala last year.
Sunday marked one year since the students were violently arrested following a protest, never to be seen again.
Other protests took place around Mexico and outside its embassies across the world.