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Postal workers ‘going to war’ for pensions

05 September 2017
Postal workers were set to ballot for national strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. They are gearing up for a battle to defend their pensions, pay and conditions.

Postal workers get organised to counter Royal Mail’s squeeze on their conditions

18 August 2017
The rumblings of a brewing storm in Royal Mail have grown louder over the past few months—and could soon burst into a huge national strike.

Tory wreckers manifesto is only for the rich

23 May 2017
Theresa May tried to pitch her manifesto as progressive with false promises on the NHS and schools. Nick Clark unpicks the attacks that they’re planning

Tory plot to attack pensions will put more older people at risk

09 May 2017
Tory strategists are deciding whether they will gamble on a new way to attack pensioners and future pensioners.

Rolls-Royce workers rev up as strikes against BMW’s pension robbery spread

09 May 2017
Workers making Rolls-Royce cars in Goodwood, West Sussex, struck for the first time in almost 40 years last Friday.

BMW workers rev up for round of strikes with solid first walkout

19 April 2017
Workers mounted a solid picket line outside the Mini car factory in Cowley, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. It was the first in a round of coordinated walkouts by Unite union members against BMW bosses’ plans to rob up to 6,000 workers of their pensions. 

Will postal workers’ union deliver a fight over Royal Mail’s pension robbery?

18 April 2017
Postal workers’ union, the CWU, threatened on Thursday of last week to ballot for strikes to defend pensions.

Pre-pack trick lets bosses profit and dump pensions

11 April 2017
Bosses have come up with a new scam to avoid paying pensions.

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back

04 April 2017
Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap

Pensions bonanza for the bosses

28 February 2017
Companies are pouring a packet into directors’ retirement funds. This at a time when the government paved the way for firms to slash the pension payouts of 11 million workers.

Nationwide strike for Fujitsu workers

28 February 2017
Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck for 24 hours this Tuesday with pickets in London, Manchester, Crewe, Wakefield, Stevenage, Bracknell and Belfast.

Pensions green paper repeats old lies

21 February 2017
The government is piling in behind bosses’ attacks on pension schemes with a new green paper calling for cuts.

Bosses in AWE of workers power in pensions dispute

14 February 2017
Strikes took place at the Atomic Weapons Establishment’s (AWE) two sites in Berkshire and workers are not going to take having their pensions slashed

Reports round-up: Six days of strikes scheduled to hit British Airways

31 January 2017
Also: Benefit cuts kill in Kentish Town | Nominate Ian Allinson in Unite | Peace activists target fighter jets | Nuclear bosses attack pensions | No justice over Marikana | Picturehouse strike vote | EHRC layoffs | Fracking protests | Housing campaigns

Shock and AWE tactics in fight for decent pensions

17 January 2017
Workers who develop and maintain nuclear weapons were set to start the first of two new sets of two-day strikes to defend their pensions on Wednesday.

Top firms give shareholders billions that could wipe out pension scheme deficits

17 January 2017
Big firms constantly bleat about how they cannot afford their pension schemes.

Fujitsu IT workers launch new wave of strikes against bosses' attacks

13 January 2017
IT workers in Manchester are resisting a multinational firm's attack. Fujitsu is holding down pay, robbing pensions and planning mass layoffs.

Reports round-up: Nazis have a wet weekend in Maidstone

10 January 2017
Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target

Post Office workers announce a Merry Strikemas for the Tories

13 December 2016
Post Office workers were set to strike for five days from Monday of next week.

Rich want a smash and grab raid on our pension schemes

08 November 2016
A crisis in one pension fund in the West Midlands has lifted the lid on an industry determined to make workers and pensioners pay for the economic crisis

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