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Rolling coverage of 10 July public sector strikes

10 July 2014
As up to 1.5 million public sector workers strike across England and Wales Socialist Worker will be running coverage of picket lines, protests and rallies throughout the day

We are right to strike - let's escalate to win

08 July 2014
As workers walk out against Tory austerity Sadie Robinson says there is a mood to keep up the fight

Firefighters to strike on 10 July alongside up to 1.4 million other workers

02 July 2014
The FBU announced today, Wednesday that firefighters in England and Wales will join up to 1.4 million workers on strike on 10 July. The walkout, set to last from 10am to 7pm, will be the 15th time firefighters have struck in a dispute over Tory attacks on their pensions.

It makes us stronger if we all strike together, say activists in run-up to 10 July walkout

01 July 2014
Activists talk to Raymie Kiernan about how they’re getting organised for the 10 July mass strike

Solid all-day strike by firefighters lifts long battle for pensions

17 June 2014
The FBU union walkout last week was the firefighters’ biggest yet in their dispute, reports?Annette Mackin

Your photos of the 24 hour firefighters' strike

12 June 2014
Firefighters struck across England and Wales against Tory attacks on their pensions. Thanks to all Socialist Worker readers who sent photos

Firefighters strike across England and Wales against Tory pension robbery

12 June 2014
Firefighters walked out across England and Wales today, Thursday, to begin their longest strike yet in a three year dispute with the government.

Firefighters call their longest strike yet in fight to defend pensions

06 June 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales have announced two further strikes in their long running dispute to defend their pensions.

A month to build mass strike on 10 July—and win a pay rise

03 June 2014
Public sector workers are fighting for a strike to hit the Tories hard on 10 July, reports?Raymie Kiernan

Firefighters' executive committee should call national action

20 May 2014
The executive of the firefighters’ FBU union met on 15 May, but decided not to announce any new strike dates.

Mass strike could bring out a million in a hot July

13 May 2014
Public sector union leaders hint at coordinated action to take on the Tories, reports Sadie Robinson

Firefighters call for action to be stepped up against government

06 May 2014
Firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of last week to defend their pensions.

Striking firefighters call for stepping up the action

02 May 2014
Firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike today, Friday, to defend their pensions.

A million or more could strike in a few months

29 April 2014
Coming disputes include firefighters, council workers, hospital staff and teachers, reports Charlie Kimber

Pensions battle in the fire stations is back on as workers prepare for strikes

29 April 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales were set to walk out over the bank holiday weekend in a row over Tory attacks on their pensions.

We have the chance for strikes of a million or more - now turn potential into reality

25 April 2014
There has been an important shift in the potential for fightback by the working class. 

Reports round-up

01 April 2014
Firefighters protest in Hull and Barnsley | Fast food rights protests | Merseyrail strike planned

Hundreds rally to save fire service in Middlesbrough

11 February 2014
Hundreds of people rallied in Middlesbrough last weekend against £6 million worth of cuts to Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Firefighters plan rally against job losses

04 February 2014
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called a rally against cuts planned by Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Protests mark closure of ten London fire stations

09 January 2014
Firefighters, trade unionists, campaigners and residents gathered outside London fire stations this morning, Thursday, to mark their closure.

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