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Reports round-up: Capita, Sellafield, Mears, Croydon trams, Plymouth DWP and more

Reports round-up: Capita, Sellafield, Mears, Croydon trams, Plymouth DWP and more Also: Ministry of Defence cleaners protest | Opposing Fujitsu victimisation | Manchester Airport strike off | Shetland Gas Plant pay row | Brighton University jobs fight | Moshe Machover reinstated

Wood Green rally remembers stopping the Nazis in 1977 as anti-fascists organise today

Wood Green rally remembers stopping the Nazis in 1977 as anti-fascists organise today Around 500 people gathered at Ducketts Common in North London last Sunday to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the battle of Wood Green.

Resist racist violence with a mass movement

Resist racist violence with a mass movement Most ordinary people are genuinely horrified by what happened—but much of the media’s reaction is disgustingly hypocritical

Disabled told to take the stairs

Wheelchair users in Croydon have been told to climb a flight of 42 stairs to attend their compulsory disability assessment centre tests—because using the lifts would be "unsafe".

Lecturers step up fight for jobs

Lecturers at Croydon College were set to strike for two hours on Wednesday of this week. Workers are fighting compulsory redundancies.

Hunger strikers win review

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has agreed to review the case of three Kurdish Iranian asylum seekers who mounted a 37‑day hunger strike outside its headquarters in Croydon.

Video shows second firefighter run down on picket line

02 November 2010
Just a few hours after a firefighter was run over and seriously injured on a picket line in Croydon, London FBU executive member Ian Leahair is seen being knocked down on the picket line by an AssetCo scab fire engine at the LFB Training Centre, Southwark, London, Monday 1 November 2010

Video of FBU president exposing how firefighter was run over

02 November 2010
Mick Shaw, president of the firefighter's FBU union, explains how a firefighter was run over on the picket line at Croydon

Manager arrested after firefighter seriously injured on picket line

01 November 2010
A man believed to be a striking firefighter has been injured in a collision with a car outside Croydon fire station—and union sources have told Socialist Worker the driver was a manager.

Croydon builds fight to stop cuts

19 October 2010
Croydon council, the Home Office and other public bodies are pushing through thousands of job cuts in the south London borough.

Council cuts around the country

03 August 2010
Darlington: £22.6 million cuts from its £107 million budgetBirmingham: cutting £75 million and planning to axe up to 2,000 jobs and shut care homesDudley: revised its cuts up from £30 million to £70 millionCroydon: pushing through £1.7 million cuts in staff costs. Planning to cut funding to ten projects for voluntary groups that support disabled and young peopleAndover: announced £30 million worth of cuts to children’s services, which will slash 185 jobsSheffield: announced an immediate £6.5 million cutsJersey:

BNP under fire

29 April 2010
Croydon candidate assaulted anti fascist activists Croydon British National Party (BNP) election candidate David Clarke has been found guilty of attacking four anti-fascist protesters in 2009. He will be sentenced on the 18 May.

Picture of Croydon anti-BNP protest

20 April 2010

Trade unionists oppose Nazi protest at Home Office

07 April 2009
Anti-fascists held a counter-protest at a British National Party (BNP) demonstration in Croydon, south London, last Saturday.

Action on academies in Croydon

27 January 2009
NUT union members at five schools in Croydon, south London, struck on Tuesday of this week over plans to close their schools and replace them with academies.

Croydon teachers may ballot over academies

29 July 2008
The NUT union in Croydon, south London, may ballot for industrial action over plans to reorganise secondary education and introduce academies.

Gatwick baggage handlers win employment tribunal

20 June 2007
Two GMB union members who were sacked from their baggage handling jobs at Gatwick by Aviance, the airport ground services company following allegations of theft from passengers’ luggage have been awarded £58,400 and around £50,000 in reparation by Croydon Employment Tribunals for their wrongful dismissals.

Huddersfield Technical College

10 December 2005
Striking caretakers from Huddersfield Technical College came to London last week to speak at a Unison union meeting in Croydon and a meeting of the Unison United Left group.

The Hot Zone: challenging ‘war on terror’ stereotypes

22 October 2005
The Hot Zone By Nirjay MahindruWarehouse Theatre,Croydon, south London18 –23 October,Phone 020 8680 4060

RMT's bitter strike against Centra's bullying bus bosses

09 July 2005
Drivers for Centra Buses in Croydon, south London, staged another one-day strike last week. The drivers, members of the RMT union, are involved in a bitter dispute over pay and conditions which stretches back over a year.

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