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Demonstrating against the suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh

21 October 2006
Around 100 trade unionists from the Unison, Amicus, PCS, UCU, NUT, T&G and GMB unions demonstrated outside the meeting room of Newcastle Trusts headquarters on Wednesday of last week. They were protesting at the summary suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh.

B-N Group pay strike

14 October 2006
Some 85 members of the Amicus union struck at the B-N plant on the Isle of Wight on Friday of last week over pay.

New strike threat in NHS

07 October 2006
The Amicus union is preparing a strike ballot among workers in the NHS blood service to prevent the threatened closure of 14 blood centres. The plans follow two 24-hour strikes in NHS Logistics (see page 5).

Reports round-up

07 October 2006
Derby Rolls Royce sees stoppages Around 2,300 Amicus union members at the Derby Rolls Royce plant are holding a one-hour strike at the end of their shifts every day this week. The workers are also working to rule.

Strike planned at Rolls Royce, Derby

30 September 2006
Around 2,500 Amicus union members at the Rolls Royce plant in Derby are set to strike after rejecting a second pay offer from the company.

Electricians strike at Hunterston nuclear plant

23 September 2006
Electricians in the Amicus union working at two Hunterston nuclear power stations in Ayrshire, Scotland, have begun a series of strikes due to the removal of a 50 pence per hour enhancement that had been in place for 30 years.

Reports round-up

08 July 2006
Gill Whittaker campaign Over 60 people lobbied the disciplinary hearing for Chesterfield PCS activist Gill Whittaker on Friday of last week. Those attending included delegations from the GMB, CWU, Amicus, UCU unions, Chesterfield trades council and the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre. Speakers at the rally included Paul Holmes MP.

BBC pensions

06 May 2006
‘The four BBC unions met last week – the NUJ, Bectu, Amicus and the Musicians’ Union – and everyone agreed that the BBC’s pensions proposals were completely unacceptable.

Inverurie paper

22 April 2006
The Amicus union at Inverurie Paper have suspended strike action at the mill after a new offer from management.

Fight for union recognition at Fujitsu Services

25 March 2006
IT services company Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) is facing a strike ballot over attempts to derecognise the Amicus union at its Manchester offices, which employ about 800 people.

Amicus broad left group falls under Simpson’s control

04 March 2006
Officials loyal to Derek Simpson, general secretary of the Amicus union, have taken control of Amicus Unity Gazette, the union’s main broad left organisation.

Health workers lobby over cuts

14 January 2006
Hundreds of health workers, members of the Amicus union joined by some of their colleagues in the Unison union, lobbied MPs on Tuesday of this week.


10 December 2005
The Amicus union has called off a series of strikes set to begin at Birmingham International Airport on Thursday of this week. These were called as part of a campaign of industrial action after two workers were sacked.

Amicus in Birmingham council

22 October 2005
The Amicus trade union is balloting its members in Birmingham city council for strike action over plans to privatise the city’s highways services.

How we stopped the Nazis in the 1970s

22 October 2005
Who Shot the Sheriff? — Alan Miles’s excellent new film charting the history of the Rock Against Racism and Anti Nazi League movements of the 1970s — is set to go on tour in January, sponsored by the Amicus union.

Glasgow refugee protest

08 October 2005
Over 1,000 people marched through Glasgow last Saturday demanding an end to the detention and deportation of asylum seekers. The Vucaj family from Kosovo were snatched and deported on Thursday of last week. The march was led by Scottish and refugee school students. There were banners from the Fire Brigades Union, the T&G union, the teachers’ EIS union and the Amicus union. MSPs spoke at the rally.

Join the demonstration to back Rolls strikers

27 August 2005
Ninety six engineers in a critical section of Rolls Royce aerospace began an indefinite strike on Tuesday this week as they escalated their fight against the victimisation of Amicus union convenor Jerry Hicks.

Action to back Jerry Hicks

20 August 2005
The Amicus union has defiantly rejected a cynical offer by Rolls Royce management for convenor Jerry Hicks to give up his fight for reinstatement in return for a £50,000 payoff.

Solidarity with Jerry Hicks

20 August 2005
About 40 people attended a public meeting organised by the Amicus branch of Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge which was addressed by Jerry Hicks.


16 July 2005

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