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Reports round-up

24 May 2016
Short reports from industrial disputes and campaigns including Rio cinema strike, Prestwich Arts College, Newcastle University, Post Office job cuts, Croydon Tramlink and Nottingham taxis

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.

News in brief

06 October 2015
Tractor factory walkouts, Jersey anti-cuts protest, Unite cancels conference, Globe workers accept deal, fast food party

Tories line up new attack to smash BBC

21 July 2015
The Tories launched an attack on the BBC last week with a review into how the public broadcaster operates. 

Reports round-up

14 July 2015
New offer in Gunstones bakery dispute | Universal Credit staff set to strike in Glasgow and Bolton | ITV workers accept new pay settlement | Heathrow protesters oppose 'Plane Stupid' new runway | Arrests after demonstration at Israeli arms firm Elbit | Harmondsworth protesters demand an end to refugee detention |

Reports round-up

07 July 2015
Housing and insulation workers ballot; Royal Opera House deal accepted; Israeli factory targeted; and London hotel workers get organised

Consultation on ITV offer

23 June 2015
Workers at ITV are being consulted on an improved pay deal offered by bosses after a one-day strike last month.

TV unions stop broadcasts

19 May 2015
Workers at ITV struck for 24 hours on Thursday of last week in a fight for fair pay.

Reports round-up

19 May 2015
CalMac ferry workers fight to defend conditions | Globe theatre staff walkout over pay | Coordinated action looms at BBC | Freedom Riders come up trumps | Manchester students occupy over Tory plans | LGSM put the politics back into Birmingham Pride

Reports round-up

10 March 2015
Day of action for Fast Food Rights | Cardiff march takes on 40 Days for Life | TUC remembers Claudia Jones | ITV workers could ballot over pay | Globe workers want a better pay deal

Reports round-up

24 February 2015
ITV workers move towards strike | Fast Food Rights campaign meeting |Justice Alliance | Barnsley Freedom Riders | protests against Work Capability Assessments

Reports round-up

10 February 2015
Cleaners’ Bafta pay demo for living wage | M25 workers go for weekly walkouts | ITV action could hit election coverage | Brighton bins get set to walk again | Strike ballot at East Sussex waste firm

Reports round-up

09 December 2014
Cash workers strike at Post Offices | Union takes break in biscuit dispute | Police stations staff could down tools | EDF workers’ action over sacked driver | Stop Ukip growing in Portsmouth | TV action set for the new year | Housing protests in Hackney and Haringey

Ritzy in job losses U-turn

04 November 2014
Bosses at Picturehouse cinemas announced last week “there will be no redundancies at this time” at the Ritzy. The U-turn came less than a week after it said it planned to sack 34 workers at the south London cinema.

Ritzy cinema workers face new attack

28 October 2014
Picturehouse bosses plan to cut jobs by a quarter at their flagship south London Ritzy cinema.

Ritzy cinema workers accept improved pay deal

16 September 2014
Workers at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema have voted to accept an improved offer from bosses.

Ritzy strikers reject offer and hold out for London Living Wage

27 August 2014
Workers in the Bectu union at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in Brixton, south London have rejected an improved pay offer from bosses.

Walkout is off at the BBC

22 July 2014
Union leaders have called off a planned strike by BBC workers. The walkout had been set to take place on Wednesday of this week.

Strong Ritzy pickets get cinema bosses worried

22 July 2014
Ritzy cinema workers, members of the Bectu union, struck for the eleventh time last Sunday.

Picturehouse boycott begins as Ritzy workers strike for eighth time

08 July 2014
Bectu union members at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in south London struck for the eighth time on Sunday of last week to demand the London Living Wage.

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