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Issue: 1000

Dated: 02 Jan 2002


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Unofficial walkouts hit post

Across the country a series of unofficial walkouts have hit Royal Mail. Post workers in Liverpool, Glasgow, East London and Streatham have all taken unofficial action on Wednesday morning as the latest official strikes came to an end.


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Sacked Unique Care workers address Kirklees council

It is now six months since 16 black women were sacked by their employer Unique Care for walking out over issues of changed contracts, bullying and the sacking of a colleague.

Greenwich council workers' anger at council single status proposals

Over 250 Greenwich council workers in Unison met and all condemned the councils latest single status proposals.

Strike ballot likely after TUI and First Choice merger

The planned merger between travel firms TUI and First Choice could lead to a ballot for strike action by cabin crew at Thomsonfly, which is owned by TUI, unless there are guarantees of no compulsory redundancies.

Unite wins groundbreaking victory for agency workers

A group of Polish workers in the food processing industry have won an important victory at an employment rights tribunal, which said they should be considered employees rather than self-employed. The workers are members of the T&G section of the recently merged Unite union which originally brought the case in 2005.

Tesco drivers 96 percent vote for strike

Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston near Edinburgh have voted in overwhelming numbers to take industrial action, including strike action.

Pensions on the skid at Michelin

The T&G union says it is dismayed and concerned by tyre manufacturer Michelin’s announcement to close its final salary pension scheme and transfer members to a less favourable money purchase scheme.

Pensions on the skid at Michelin

The T&G union says it is dismayed and concerned by tyre manufacturer Michelin’s announcement to close its final salary pension scheme and transfer members to a less favourable money purchase scheme.

Strike at Anglian Windows

Nearly 200 GMB members who work at Anglian Windows in Norwich are preparing to strike. The first one-day strike will be from 6am on Thursday 11 May. A further strike will take place on 14 May.

Birmingham GMB in single status strike threat

GMB members have overwhelmingly voted to reject Birmingham City Council’s pay and grading proposals this week at one of the first meetings organised by GMB throughout the city.

Refuse workers strike against exploitation of agency staff

REFUSE workers in Salford are to stage a 24 hour strike in a dispute over the use of agency staff.

Strike set for Yorkshire Purchasing

Some 340 members of the Unison union at Yorkshire Purchasing in Wakefield are set to take strike action over the imposition by management of how they are paid.

Harlow College lecturers will take strike action to defend jobs

Teaching staff at Harlow College – members of the UCU union – have voted for strike action as part of a campaign to defend their contracts and jobs.

Tesco drivers strike looks inevitable in Scotland

Strike action by nearly one hundred and fifty Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston near Edinburgh now looks inevitable after the company’s senior managers told the recently merged Unite (T&G and Amicus) union that they intend to derecognise the union.

Government policies force Bradford College to slash adult learning

Bradford College management and the University and College Union (UCU), today jointly condemned government policies which are jeopardising 124 adult education courses.

Farmworkers harvest 4.5 percent pay increase

A proposal to raise the standard and craft rates of pay for nearly 150,000 farm workers and staff employed in horticulture and fruit picking was given a cautious welcome today by union leaders.

CWU to ballot for action over pay

A meeting took place between the CWU union and the Royal Mail on the afternoon of Thursday 19 April.

Solectron Sit-In

Solectron members in the CWU union yesterday staged an impromptu sit-in, demanding that the visiting European Vice President address the work force. In March Solectron announced the closure of the Cwmcarn factory in South Wales making more than150 people redundant.

Gatwick refuellers vote to strike over union rights

The fifteen aircraft refuellers who are central to the smooth running of Gatwick Airport have voted to strike in their dispute over trade union recognition.


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