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Protest over theft of TV licences from over-75s

Protest over  theft of TV licences from over-75s A 40-strong protest took place last week at 10 Downing Street, called by the National Pensioners Convention, over the Tories' betrayal on free TV licences for over-75s.

Sunak’s savage pension attack will snatch tens of thousands of pounds from workers

Sunak’s savage pension attack will snatch tens of thousands of pounds from workers More than ten million people with pensions linked to their final salary face losing tens of thousands of pounds.

Action call in hospitality + Jamie’s pukka payout + New moves on pensions

Action call in hospitality + Jamie’s pukka payout + New moves on pensions Hospitality workers in the Unite union held a socially-distanced “Save our Jobs” protest on Tuesday of this week.

Tories back pension scandal that cost women ‘over £100 million’

Tories back pension scandal that cost women ‘over £100 million’ The government has refused to identify and contact women who could have missed out on over £100 million in state ­pension payments.

Nissan workers protest against pensions attack

Nissan workers protest against pensions attack Hundreds of workers at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland protested on Saturday against attacks on their pension scheme.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Union celebrates ‘probably the best deal’ at Carlsberg supplier + Pensions court move

27 April 2020
Drivers employed by logistics company Bibby, which supplies cans for drinks manufacturers including Carlsberg, have won an agreement on health and safety after threatening to walk out.

Boris Johnson’s mate got £1.4 million of your cash

10 March 2020
A firm run by Boris Johnson’s tennis partner is being paid £1.4 million of government cash to help officials “network” rich people.

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure

02 March 2020
Tens of thousands of university workers entered their third week of a wave of strikes on Monday. They need solidarity and an outgoing strike.

French government vows to ram through pension assault

01 March 2020
 Angry demonstrations took place in cities across France on Saturday evening after the government announced it would implement attacks on pensions without a vote in parliament.

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance

26 February 2020
Up to 1,000 university strikers, students and supporters marched through central London on Wednesday on the final day of a three-day strike.

Solidarity boosts university strikers on day four of their action

25 February 2020
John McDonnell said, 'We will do all we can in parliament to support you. But on the streets is where we need to be.'

First day of strike at universities was a big success

20 February 2020
Strikers reported strong picket lines, solidarity from students, donations from other trade unionists and an upbeat mood.

Enthusiastic start to 14 days of strikes in universities

20 February 2020
UCU union members are fighting over pay, equality, workloads, contracts and pensions

Macron’s party in new crisis as strikers return to the streets

18 February 2020
The French president looks weak as strikes continue, says Charlie Kimber

New action dates called for French pension war

10 February 2020
The fight isn’t over, but the unions need to call for coordinated resistance, says Charlie Kimber

France at a crossroads

14 January 2020
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, looks at why Macron is so determined, and asks how workers can win

More universities could join new wave of UCU action

14 January 2020
Workers in 37 UCU union branches are reballoting for strikes. The branches voted overwhelmingly for walkouts in initial ballots, but failed to meet the Tories’ 50 percent turnout threshold for legal strikes.

Government manoeuvres on pension age fail to stop protests and strikes in France

14 January 2020
Union members are holding real debates how to take their movement forward, says Charlie Kimber

French strikes ‘beyond trade unionism’

07 January 2020
Another huge day of strikes and demonstrations in France against president Emmanuel Macron’s pension assaults was set for Thursday this week.

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