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Reports round-up: Join the boycott of London Met

01 November 2016
Also: Stop the cuts to civil service redundancy payments | Pension strike votes at BMW Group and AEW | Action called off for talks at EHRC | Polish abortion protest in Bristol | Conference slams Turkish clampdown

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

If your pension scheme’s in trouble it’s not because the boss is hard up

23 August 2016
Britain’s top firms threw five times more cash at their shareholders than they paid into workers’ pension schemes last year.

Royal Mail pension cut must be met with action

16 August 2016
The CWU union, which organises postal workers, has warned Royal Mail that its members could strike. This follows reports that bosses plan to attack workers’ pensions.

Post Office workers ballot over pensions and campaign against closures

19 July 2016
Post Office workers are to ballot for strikes over the closure of their pension scheme. They are already balloting over possible job losses caused by plans to sell off some 20 post offices.

M&S workers face pay and pensions cut

28 June 2016
Workers at Marks and Spencer are facing a cut of some £1,000 per year in a new contract deal.

Strikes hit Greece as Syriza sinks to a new low

10 May 2016
Big strikes show the potential for workers to smash Syriza’s pensions attack, writes Panos Garganas

Greek workers to strike for 48 hours in battle against EU's pension cuts

05 May 2016
Workers across Greece are set to walk out on a 48 hour general strike starting tomorrow, Friday, called at the last minute today. The government has just announced that parliament will vote on a hated attack on pensions on Sunday.

Reports round up

30 March 2016
Five million public sector workers and 1.5 million in the private sector face a cut in their take-home pay from next week.

Congratulations on your 82nd birthday - now you can retire!

08 March 2016
“Work until you drop” is the message from the government and private pension firms.

News round-up

08 March 2016
News shorts from the week including rich gifts to the Tories, Tory gifts to the rich, Tory attacks on workers' pay and disabled people's benefits

Syriza faces nationwide strike against pension cut in Greece

02 February 2016
Workers in Greece were set to take part in a general strike to defend their pensions, reports Dave Sewell

The billionaires on the bus see their wealth go up and up

19 January 2016
The 62 richest people on the planet are worth more than the combined wealth of half the world’s population.

Tata Steel threatens job cuts after unions compromise on pensions

21 July 2015
Bosses at Tata Steel threatened 720 job losses in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands last week. 

Steel workers are ready to fight against bosses' raid on pensions

16 June 2015
More than 13,000 steel workers were set to strike on Monday of next week against attacks on their pension scheme. 

As FBU conference begins firefighter says 'union strategy was mistake'

12 May 2015
The firefighters’ FBU union biennial conference had just begun as Socialist Worker went to press.

Teachers back calls for strike ballot at NUT union conference

07 April 2015
Teachers have unanimously backed a plan to ballot for strikes to stop massive funding cuts. NUT union members met in Harrogate last weekend for the union's annual conference.

Barnet Unison union ballot over outsourcing

17 March 2015
Tory-controlled Barnet council in north London has provoked a major strike ballot of Unison union members against mass outsourcing.

Fury at Tory lies as firefighters get set to strike again over pension theft

24 February 2015
A 24-hour strike by firefighters in England will have a big impact, but only sustained action can win their pensions dispute, writes Annette Mackin  

Essex fire bosses’ lockout fails to dampen strike against job cuts

20 January 2015
Also: FBU recall conference to debate pensions dispute

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