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Reports round-up

01 September 2015
Meter readers call strike at EDF | Stansted security scanners strike for better pay | LGSM leads lively bloc in Manchester pride | Protest against Chile ‘torture ship’ | Stoke housing workers’ pay strike | Essex fire staff keep fighting cuts | Protest called against Ukip in Doncaster | Solidarity with Max Watson

NHS cancels operations as cuts create beds shortage

18 August 2015
The number of NHS operations that are cancelled has hit a 13-year high, reveal new figures from NHS England.

Reports round-up

18 August 2015
Friction over cuts at BBC Asian Network | Indesit workers in better pay battle | Refuse staff kick up stink in Bromley | Unite calls off EDF action for talks | Stansted Airport workers strike | Defend UCU union activist Gary Duke

Reports round-up

11 August 2015
Pizza Express tips protest | Protest called to target Sotheby’s | Essex firefighters strike against job cuts | Port Talbot vigil for executed miner | Easyjet staff accept deal in close vote | Could Sports Direct be facing strikes? | Strike at Devonport docks | Walkout planned at EDF

Reports round-up

28 July 2015
Pride marches in Norwich and Nottingham | Safety monitors to strike at Sellafield | Gunstones strike postponed over new pay | Food bank protest against Tory MP David Mundell | Traffic wardens to strike in Hackney | Benefits protest in Milton Keynes

Tata Steel threatens job cuts after unions compromise on pensions

21 July 2015
Bosses at Tata Steel threatened 720 job losses in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands last week. 

Cuts threaten London GPs’ surgeries

14 July 2015
Up to 140 of London’s 1,400 general practitioner (GP) surgeries face the threat of closure during the next three years, local health committees have warned.

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

Tata steel strike suspended

23 June 2015
Unions at Tata Steel have halted their industrial action and suspended a strike planned for Monday of this week in response to a new offer from bosses.

Reports round-up

23 June 2015
Teachers fight back against dismissals at George Monoux College | Strike against academies at east London schools | Oxford hospital porters in jobs and pay ballot | Gunstones bakery workers set new dates for action | Debating unjust joint enterprise law | Pay strike ballot at Kingspan Insulation

Steel workers are ready to fight against bosses' raid on pensions

16 June 2015
More than 13,000 steel workers were set to strike on Monday of next week against attacks on their pension scheme. 

Labour candidates booed at GMB conference after refusing to condemn benefit cap

10 June 2015
Labour leadership candidates held their first trade union hustings at GMB conference in Dublin yesterday, Tuesday.

National strike set to go ahead at Tata Steel

09 June 2015
Four trade unions in the steel industry have called its first national strike for 30 years against a raid on the British Steel pension scheme.

GMB conference delegates want better than capitulation to austerity from Labour

09 June 2015
The Tories’ renewed assault on workers and Labour’s general election defeat dominated the GMB union’s annual conference in Dublin this week.

Drivers can win in Barking

02 June 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, began an eight- day strike last Saturday.

Tata Steel workers deliver a resounding vote for action

02 June 2015
Workers in the Community union at Tata Steel plants across Britain have voted by almost 90 percent to strike in defence of their pensions.

Royal parks workers strike over pay

26 May 2015
Royal Parks workers in central London struck on Tuesday of this week against bosses’ plans to change the way they are paid. 

Solid action in Barking and Dagenham as refuse workers plan new walkout

26 May 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, completed a 13-day strike on Monday of this week.

Barking and Dagenham refuse strikers won't be beaten by bosses' dirty tricks

14 May 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, began the second day of a 13 day walkout today, Thursday.

Steel workers ballot for strike over pensions

12 May 2015
Workers at Tata Steel plants around Britain are set to vote on strikes to defend their pensions. The biggest union, Community, began a two-week ballot on Wednesday of last week with the Unite and GMB unions following soon after.

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