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Issue No. 2023

Journalists protesting for Anna Politkovskaya (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Journalists protesting for Anna Politkovskaya (Pic: Guy Smallman)

NUJ protest at Russian embassy

The NUJ journalist’s union protested outside the Russian embassy in London last Saturday, over the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Protests hit St Andrews

Three days of protest met the Northern Irish all-party summit that was held in St Andrews in Scotland.

Some 80 people gathered despite pouring rain in St Andrews last Wednesday and staged an open air vigil.

We felt we had to show Tony Blair he was not welcome in St Andrews. A busload of people came from Dundee.

On Thursday, anti-Trident campaigners marched to the harbour.

As they arrived, they were joined by a large delegation of school students.

On Friday, to round off the three days of action, the university students held a “Make Tea Not War” party.

Steve West and Euan Dargie

Nuclear workers’ strike continues

Amicus union members working at Hunterston power stations A and B, Scotland, are continuing their strike.

The weekly two-day action is due to the removal of a 50 pence per hour enhancement. The 40 workers will strike each Tuesday and Wednesday until the issue is resolved.

Remploy staff protest at Arsenal

Disabled workers staged a protest at a premiership football game as part of a campaign to save factories from closure.

The protest, by staff from Remploy factories, took place outside Arsenal’s new stadium in north London before the game against Watford.

The T&G and the GMB unions said a Remploy factory close to the stadium was being compulsorily purchased but there had been no guarantee of a new plant being bought.

Fujitsu workers strike ballot

Amicus union members at Fujitsu Manchester are balloting for strike action.

Staff are defending union recognition, redundancy and redeployment rights, as well as fighting to improve on the pay reviews imposed by management. For more information go to

Ian Allinson

Planned strike at Sunderland Stagecoach bus depot

Some 250 GMB union members who work at the Sunderland Stagecoach bus depot are set to strike on Monday and Friday of next week. Members of the T&G union who work at Stagecoach’s Newcastle and South Shields offices are also set to strike.

Unions are demanding a rise of 50p an hour.

T&G union official Graham Eastwood told Socialist Worker said, “The vote is a recognition of the low levels of pay and the low levels of morale at the company.” The company has made an improved offer which was under discussion as Socialist Worker went to press.

Metroline strike ballot

Metroline bus drivers in north west London are currently being balloted for strike action. Drivers are demanding £11 an hour.

Metroline driver

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Sat 21 Oct 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2023
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