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Round-up: GKN + Uber + UAL cleaners + GOSH + Royal Mail Llanelli

Round-up: GKN + Uber + UAL cleaners + GOSH + Royal Mail Llanelli Strikes at the GKN Automotive factory in Birmingham have been suspended. The workers were due to begin strikes on Monday against plans of parent company Melrose GKN to close the factory.

TUC union conference—we need a fightback

TUC union conference—we need a fightback The TUC union federation congress this week heard plenty of denunciations of the government, but very little sign of a serious fightback.

Revolt over BT deal that offers so little

Revolt over BT deal that offers so little BT telecoms workers are furious after a deal between bosses and their CWU union officials was announced last week.

People’s Assembly march in London unites anger at Tories

People’s Assembly march in London unites anger at Tories A left wing march of thousands of people through central London on Saturday brought together many strands of anger at the Tory government.

LETTERS—How medical monopolies wreck the lives of millions

LETTERS—How medical monopolies wreck the lives of millions The vaccine rollout is a cause for celebration for many, but it also shines a spotlight on Western domination over the Global South.

Wronged post workers’ convictions overturned

Wronged post workers’ convictions overturned Post Office bosses should be prosecuted for overseeing an outrageous miscarriage of justice, its victims have said.

BT Openreach strikers are more determined after bosses’ desperate tactics

23 April 2021
Desperate BT Openreach bosses have “lost control” in a battle with a group of their own highly skilled engineers, according to a union rep.

Stepping up the fight to win at BT Openreach

19 April 2021
Highly skilled engineers working for BT Openreach began five days of strikes on Monday this week, in a battle over pay and conditions.

A victory at La Retraite + Escalation at Openreach

22 March 2021
Cleaning workers at the La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ school in south London celebrated after strikes forced bosses to concede better pay and conditions.

National strike ballot across BT + Battles in the NHS

15 March 2021
BT workers could be moving towards their first national strike since 1987 over planned job cuts and site closures.

BT engineers walk out over pay and plan more strikes down the line

04 March 2021
Openreach engineers have stepped up their picket lines for their second round of strikes against attacks on their pay and conditions.

BT engineers draw the line over bosses’ attacks with first strike in 34 years

25 February 2021
Engineers at telecoms giant BT are staging their first strike in 34 years.

NHS workers would strike + Sage action + BT ballot + Courts battle

12 January 2021
The majority of Scottish nurses are willing to strike due to being “burnt out and undervalued” and suffering from bullying during the coronavirus crisis.

Optare battle continues + Rolls-Royce resistance + Gosh success + Buses could stop + BT ballot

15 December 2020
Optare strike will go on into 2021 unless the bosses concede over pay

Ofcom demands new attacks on jobs and conditions in Royal Mail

30 November 2020
Industry regulator Ofcom last week demanded “efficiencies” that Royal Mail bosses have long wanted to force through

Scotrail+Justice for Ricky Reel+Delivery workers strike+Vote Paul Holmes+BT and Beis ballots

23 November 2020
Guards on Scotrail are preparing for their first day of strikes over abuse of disciplinary procedures.

More victories for cleaners + Stop attacks on McKenzie + 40,000 balloted in BT + Bin workers’ fight in Doncaster

09 November 2020
 Facebook cleaning workers who work for the outsourcing company To Go have won the London living wage off the back of protests.

Sage cleaners back strike + BT Technology workers hold action vote

26 October 2020
Workers in the UVW union at a Service to the Aged (Sage) care home in north London have returned a 100 percent yes vote for strikes.

Post bosses at Royal Mail site delayed deep clean after Covid-19 case due to money row

14 October 2020
Postal workers’ demands for safety were ignored at a major Royal Mail workplace where more than 20 people have caught coronavirus.

No to Royal Mail shared vans scheme

12 October 2020
Royal Mail workers are in revolt over a management decision to bring back shared delivery vans. The CWU union described the move as “reckless”.

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