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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.

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

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 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.

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.

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