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Issue 2468

Organising to stand up to Ukip racists

Anti-racists are preparing to protest at Ukip’s annual conference in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, next month.

The racist party is set to meet in the town from 24 to 26 September.

The local Stand Up to Ukip group was set to meet on Thursday of this week to plan its response. Some activists are proposing to hold an “unwelcoming committee” at the train station to greet Ukip delegates.

Protesters to target Sotheby’s auction

The next protest demanding the reinstatement of the Sotheby’s 2 has been called for Monday 7 September during Sotheby’s car auction.

The auction will be held at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. Watch the United Voices of the World on Facebook for more details.

Demo called to stop threat of eviction

Activists in Lambeth, south London, were set to protest on Friday of this week.

The Guinness Housing Association is taking tenant Marian to court in an attempt to get possession of her flat.

It wants to demolish the block of flats she lives in.  Marian lives with her two children aged 5 and 9. The protest was set to take place from 1.30pm at Lambeth County Court.

Workers prepare for a nuclear strike

Some 400 GMB union members who work as health physics monitors at Sellafield nuclear power plant were set to strike from Tuesday to Friday of this week.

Bosses are trying to push through attacks on pay by regrading workers. Workers at the plant also struck in July.

Luggage scanners walk off the job

Security scanner operators at Stansted Airport struck on Sunday of last week.

The GMB union members are fighting a derisory 1.5 percent pay offer from private firm Mitie.

More action is planned for the August bank holiday if no agreement is reached in talks this week. 

More walkouts at Indesit UK Ltd

Over 200 Unite union drivers and warehouse staff at Indesit UK Ltd plan three days of strikes over pay. They also struck on Friday of last week. 

They have called a further 48-hour strike on Thursday of this week and 24 hours on Tuesday of next week.

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