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Trade teach-in


WORKERS FROM several European countries plan to demonstrate in London against job cuts planned by Marks & Spencer...

Movement is still going up


"PROTESTS CANNOT stop free traders." This was how the Guardian sought to dismiss the mass demonstrations at the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Quebec City a fortnight ago....

Steel workers


SHOP WORKERS in the USDAW union gathered in Blackpool last week for their annual conference...

Journalists


BALLOTS ON action by National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members working at Express Newspapers in London began this week. The new owner, porn baron Richard Desmond, wants to make 145 redundancies...

Students


THE UNIVERSITY of North London (UNL) likes to present itself as an inclusive and progressive institution. Vice-chancellor Brian Roper has even publicly criticised the introduction of tuition fees...

Restore our link


UP TO 1,000 pensioners marched through Blackpool on Monday demanding the restoration of the link between pensions and earnings...

General strike shakes Greece


"IT'S THE return of the working class! It was the biggest strike for many years in Greece, at least the biggest since the fall of the military junta in 1974." That's how Panos Garganas, editor of Soc...

Peugeot


THE HALF-DAY strike scheduled for Thursday of this week at Peugeot in Coventry has been suspended following a meeting of the TGWU side of the negotiating team...

Firefighters


Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members voted by four to one on a 76 percent turnout for strikes, which were due to begin this week. That threat was enough to force management to concede...

Campaigns


Campaigns

On route to Genoa


IN WORKPLACES around the country trade union members are building for the protests against the G8 summit planned in Genoa, Italy, on 20-22 July...

Firefighters


FIREFIGHTERS and control room staff in Berkshire have voted by a staggering 81 percent on a 76 percent turnout to strike to defend eight full time jobs...

Defending asylum seekers


REFUGEE campaigner Mike Taylor was given a conditional discharge at Uxbridge magistrates court last week. This is the lowest sentence that that can be handed out...

Racism is not black against white


"I'M NOT racist, but..." Everyone has heard those four words. They are usually followed by a tirade of racist myths. That's what the Tories and the right wing press are spewing out today...

Diary-upcoming events


Diary-upcoming events

Plymouth council


COUNCIL UNIONS in Plymouth are claiming victory following five weeks of work to rule and strike action to defend jobs and services....

Dudley votes for more action


DUDLEY hospitals strikers are about to enter their tenth month of strikes against privatisation. At a mass meeting on Friday of last week the strikers voted for another three-week strike...

New tube strike next week


LONDON TUBE workers were set to hold their third one-day strike next week against the impact of New Labour's proposed privatisation scheme. The RMT rail union has called the official strike...

French show spirit in jobs fight


AROUND 30,000 people marched through the French Channel port of Calais last Saturday on a magnificent demonstration to save jobs...

1,200 rally for Palestinians


THE Palestinian campaigner Professor Edward Said spoke on the Palestinian fight for justice to over 1,200 people in central London on Friday of last week...

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