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University workers get ready for pensions fight

13 February 2018
Workers are rushing to join the UCU union ahead of a series of escalating strikes set to begin in dozens of universities next Thursday.

Post workers have pushed Royal Mail bosses back - now they deserve more

13 February 2018
Postal workers’ union leaders are set to hold meetings with reps in locations across Britain over the next few weeks.

UCU pension strikes - who’s on strike and when?

12 February 2018
UCU union members are fighting attacks on their USS pension scheme that would slash its value and give workers no guaranteed income in retirement.

Take stock on pensions

06 February 2018
Global stock market gyrations this week should send a warning to millions of workers about their pensions

University workers name dates for 14 pension strikes

30 January 2018
UCU union members are building the campaign to defend their pensions—and finding that the momemtum that led to a high turnout to vote is still there, reports Sadie Robinson

Is a risky pension scheme in the Royal Mail pipeline?

23 January 2018
Postal workers’ CWU union leaders could draw up a deal with Royal Mail bosses this week that would leave thousands of workers with a worse pension scheme.

UCU calls 14 days of strikes after stunning vote for walkouts over pensions

22 January 2018
The UCU union has called 14 days of escalating strikes across 61 universities starting next month. A two-day walkout is set to begin on or around 22 February, followed by three-day, four-day and five-day walkouts in the following weeks.

Vote for pensions strikes in the UCU union to stop attack on USS scheme

16 January 2018
A ballot of UCU union members for strikes over pensions was set to end on Friday. Workers at some 68 universities across Britain are balloting to stop an attack on their USS pension scheme.

Lecturers have days left to vote on pension strikes

09 January 2018
UCU union members are engaged in a crucial ballot for strikes over pensions

Fraudsters’ feeding frenzy to grab steel workers’ pensions

12 December 2017
Attacks on steel workers’ pensions at Tata have led to a “feeding frenzy” of advisers and fraudsters looking to cash in

Don’t let Royal Mail stop the fight

05 December 2017
Postal workers’ union leaders looked set to announce at least parts of a possible agreement with Royal Mail bosses on Tuesday of this week. The CWU union has been in negotiation with bosses in a dispute over pensions, pay and conditions.

Lecturers in Brighton strike over jobs threat

28 November 2017
Workers at the University of Brighton struck last week against compulsory redundancies.

Lecturers should vote for a pensions strike

21 November 2017
 

Lecturers to ballot over pensions

14 November 2017
 

Postal workers plan new day of mass gate meetings

31 October 2017
The CWU postal workers’ union has warned it could end negotiations early if Royal Mail bosses use talks simply to delay strikes.

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions

31 October 2017
Also: Living Wage Week action at Picturehouse | Hospital porters in Exeter and cleaners at Manchester Airports prepare to strike | Fascist Britain First in Bromley and Burslem | BAE reps rally over jobs | Mend hosts Trojan Horse meeting | UCU Left debates beating the pay cap

Workers defiant despite Royal Mail court injunction

12 October 2017
Royal Mail bosses won a court battle on Thursday to delay a postal workers’ strike. But the workers are determined to keep fighting—and say bosses’ action has only strengthened their resolve.

How we posted a yes vote - Royal Mail workers discuss their ballot for strikes

02 October 2017
Postal workers have delivered an 89.1 percent vote for strikes on a 73.7 percent turnout, smashing the thresholds under Tory anti-union laws. Nick Clark spoke to postal workers about how they built the ballot

Royal Mail workers on course to deliver huge yes vote in national strike ballot

26 September 2017
There are strong signs that Royal Mail workers are voting massively in favour of strikes to protect their pensions, conditions and to win a pay rise above inflation. The ballot closes next Tuesday.

As Royal Mail ballot gets underway CWU members say, ‘We will resist bosses’ bribes’

19 September 2017
Postal workers are working hard to deliver a thumping vote for nationwide strikes to defend their pensions, pay and conditions from Royal Mail bosses.

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