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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.

Barking and Dagenham refuse workers set for 22 days of walkouts

12 May 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, were set to strike for 13 days from Wednesday of this week. 

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.

Barking and Dagenham refuse strike gains support

05 May 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, were continuing an eight-day strike as Socialist Worker went to press.

Bins back out in Barking and Dagenham dispute

23 April 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in the GMB union in Barking and Dagenham, east London, began a two-day walkout this morning, Thursday. 

Reports round up

21 April 2015
Edinburgh museums strike; Sellafield workers vote to strike; packaging strike suspended; Catching History on the Wing conference; Barking bins dispute

East London refuse workers oppose pay cuts

07 April 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, struck for two days from Tuesday of this week against council bosses’ plans to slash their pay by £1,000 a year.

Offshore oil workers vote to ballot for action over job losses

31 March 2015
Unite union members covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement have voted by 93.5 percent to hold a ballot for industrial action.

Reports round-up

24 March 2015
East Sussex refuse strikes called off | Vigil against plans to shut down Dagenham Civic Centre | Anniversary event for Justice4Bolton | Meeting debates Ukraine and Nato | Appeal date set for cleaners' rep Clara Osagiede | Arrest as Blacklist activists target bosses

‘Academies suck’ say Lewisham campaigners—now let’s escalate the action

24 March 2015
Workers in the NUT, NASUWT and GMB unions at three south east London schools began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Strike threat for North Sea oil bosses

24 March 2015
Thousands of offshore workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry could soon be drilling into the bosses’ profits. 

Striking refuse lorry drivers say, 'We've just got to take a stand'

24 March 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about their fight to defend a public service from the cuts and the local council’s plans to slash their wages

Northern Ireland strike hits back at deal

17 March 2015
Tens of thousands of public sector workers across Northern Ireland took part in the biggest one-day strike there in years on Friday of last week.  

Care jobs threat in Glasgow

17 March 2015
Labour-run Glasgow City Council wants to axe 350 home carers. It plans to force 1,600 workers onto new shift patterns, which would break working regulations.

Unions ballot at Tata Steel

17 March 2015
The Unite, GMB and Community unions are set to ballot their members working for steel giant Tata Steel over bosses’ attacks on their pensions. 

‘We are going to win our academies battle’ say Lewisham strikers

10 March 2015
Also: Four day strike called at Barnsley College; ballot against sackings at University of Salford

Refuse strike on the cards in Barking and Dagenham

10 March 2015
Refuse workers in the GMB union at Barking and Dagenham council could strike if the council refuses to reverse cuts. 

As unions vote to accept NHS pay deal many workers will be worse off

04 March 2015
Members of the largest health workers’ union, Unison, have voted by two thirds to accept a pay offer put to them after union leaders wrongly called off strikes last month. The turnout was 17 percent.

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