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Thousands of British Gas workers let down by union

18 April 2021
The fight against bosses’ fire and rehire tactics requires a unified struggle argues Sophie Squire

After British Gas sackings, unions must shift now

13 April 2021
This week saw the final sacking of British Gas workers who had refused a 15 percent pay cut and other assaults.

British Gas workers are victims of fire and rehire

12 April 2021
Many British Gas workers have expressed their anger and sadness after being sacked this week.

SPS + Bristol Water + Courts + Leicester university + Thurrock council + Goodlord + Communisis

05 April 2021
Workers at aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies in Leicester continue a strike over fire and rehire cuts that will cost them up to £3,000 a year.

Unions have to hit back after British Gas sackings

02 April 2021
British Gas workers are furious and frustrated after receiving bosses’ final ultimatum to sign a punitive new contract or face the sack.

SPS Technologies + Deliveroo + Goodlord + Wilko

29 March 2021
Around 200 workers at SPS Technologies in Leicester are striking over fire and rehire proposals.

NHS workers fight back for pay justice

29 March 2021
Disputes in Airedale, Cumberland and Birmingham need support

Scottish NHS pay offer falls far short of justice for health workers

25 March 2021
The Scottish government’s offer to increase NHS pay by 4 percent has been met with fury by many health workers.

Fight to stop victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges + education round-up

22 March 2021
Workers at Shrewsbury Colleges Group planned a three-day strike on Tuesday in defence of victimised NEU union rep John Boken. 

What’s behind the surge in ‘fire and rehire’ attacks?

16 March 2021
Fire and rehire is a weapon bosses are using to attack workers. Sophie Squire looks at why it’s being used

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.

Escalate strikes to beat back British Gas bosses

12 March 2021
British Gas workers began another solid four-day walkout on Friday in their long-running battle against fire and rehire.

British Gas strikers reject insulting offer and return to picket lines

05 March 2021
British Gas strikers have voted overwhelmingly to continue their strikes against bosses’ fire and rehire plans and returned to the picket lines on Friday.

Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

01 March 2021
Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

British Gas bosses’ new offer is just ‘rehash’ of old proposals say strikers

26 February 2021
Around 7,000 British Gas strikers returned to the picket lines on Friday after bosses offered them a new contract that was just a “rehash” of old proposals.

40 days and 40 nights of strikes planned + Scaffolders fight + Local government pay + Royal Berks NHS

22 February 2021
Cleaning workers at the La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School in south London are planning 40 days of strikes from 16 March.

Step up the action to win British Gas strike

22 February 2021
Around 7,000 striking British Gas workers have headed back to picket lines after negotiations with the company broke down. 

DVLA moves to a ballot over coronavirus safety

15 February 2021
Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government office in Swansea were set to ballot for strikes from Thursday of this week.

NHS battles in Birmingham, Cumberland and Blackburn 

15 February 2021
Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering workers at Cumberland infirmary are poised to take action over unsocial hours payments.

Now unions must step up fight for NHS pay rise

15 February 2021
How long will NHS ­workers have to wait for their long ­overdue pay rise?

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