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Timetable of struggle

Issue No. 1819

A HOT autumn of strikes could be shaping up. All the dates are subject to change depending on decisions and votes of workers in each industry and their trade union leaders.

Tuesday 24/Wednesday 25 September: Workers on London Underground are to hold a 24-hour strike over pay. The action is called by the RMT and Aslef unions.

Thursday 26 September: Admin workers in what are called the 'old' universities in London are to strike over London weighting. The workers are in the Unison union, and are employed in those colleges that were universities before 1992.

Friday 27 September: Bus workers employed by Lothian Buses across Edinburgh are set to begin an all-out indefinite strike over pay.

Saturday 28/Sunday 29 September: Train drivers on First North Western trains in the north of England are to stage the first of a series of 48-hour strikes over pay. Similar strikes are planned by the workers' Aslef and RMT unions every weekend.

Tuesday 1 October: Council workers, including support and admin staff in schools, are to strike across the capital over London weighting.

Tuesday 1/Wednesday 2 October: London Underground workers stage another one-day strike. Late October/early November: Firefighters are set for possible national strike over pay after ballot now under way of FBU union members.

Tuesday 5 November: Lecturers and support staff in further education colleges are to hold a national one-day strike over pay. November: Lecturers in London's 'new' universities (those that were previously polytechnics) could strike over London weighting.

November: Teachers in London's schools could strike, possibly on Thursday 14 November, over London weighting.

Late October/November: Admin workers in London's 'new' universities could strike over London weighting.

November: Possible strikes by up to 160,000 workers in the GMB union employed by private contractors in local councils across England and Wales over pay.

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Sat 28 Sep 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1819
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