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Distribution workers go into battle for higher pay

06 December 2016
Distribution workers in Solihull, Birmingham, planned to walk out for higher pay on Thursday this week and next Monday.

Reports round-up: Nazi hardcore drowned out by Bolton anti-fascists

29 November 2016
Over 200 anti-fascists outnumbered up to 80 Nazis from National Action and English Defence League splinter groups in Bolton last Saturday.

Arcadia distribution walkout hits 'cyber Monday' as workers strike in Solihull

29 November 2016
Arcadia distribution workers in Solihull struck on Monday—one of the year’s busiest online shopping days.

Sandwell workers are ready to fight for children’s services

22 November 2016
Also: strike vote over attack on social work teams in Kirklees

Reports round-up: IT workers say ‘nein’ to gender pay gap

22 November 2016
Strikers from Fujitsu went to Munich in Germany last week to leaflet the firm’s Fujitsu Forum.

Ballot on rigs as oil barons on attack again

25 October 2016
Oil and gas industry workers covered by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) agreement are holding a consultative ballot on the latest insulting deal from employers.

'Let's fight for more,' says Sheffield striker as bosses make offer in bin dispute

25 October 2016
Refuse workers employed by Veolia in Sheffield struck for half a day over pay on Tuesday.

Reports round-up: Kinsley cleaners win backing in Barnsley

25 October 2016
Also: Forced redundancy pushed back at Hull College | Coventry University contracts victory for union | Firefighters strike at nuclear plant | Protest at John Lewis poverty pay | Solidarity event for people in Turkey | Organising for free labour movement

Workers at Glasgow council strike back

25 October 2016
Hundreds of workers employed by Glasgow City Council-run firms are taking action this week over conditions at the Labour council’s “arms-length” companies.

Privatised staff fight back in Sheffield

11 October 2016
Two strikes in outsourced council services are exposing the cost of privatisation in Sheffield.

Scottish college workers strike to demand pay rise

27 September 2016
Over 2,500 college support workers in Scotland struck on Tuesday to demand the same lump sum pay rise as lecturers. Unison union members, who struck earlier this month, were joined by GMB union members.

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

GMB’s move against Corbyn warns us that union leaders can be fair weather friends

11 August 2016
The GMB union’s decision yesterday, Wednesday, to back Owen Smith in the Labour Party leadership election is a significant blow to Jeremy Corbyn.

Serious action needed to defend civil service workers’ redundancy pay

09 August 2016
The PCS civil service workers’ union has said it is refusing to sign up to Tory government plans to cut redundancy pay for its members.

Reports round-up: Anti-fascists humiliate Nazi EDL in Nottingham

09 August 2016
Also: Unions slam payouts for post office bosses | Walkouts can win at London Met | Pride marches in Brighton and Leeds | Sussex hospital drivers vote to strike for liabilities | Nationwide gets shifty in Swindon | Cleaners' fight is over at 100 Wood Street | French state plans attack on ‘jungle’ | Protest in Brixton against arch-enemy council | Magistrates find against reverend’s tax protest

Theresa May delays Hinkley Point nuclear deal as Tory splits fail to heal

02 August 2016
A last-minute U-turn on a major infrastructure deal last week dashed any hopes that prime minister Theresa May’s coronation would halt the turmoil in the Tory Party.

Trade unionists fight to save Beccles NHS clinic

02 August 2016
Protesters in Beccles, Suffolk, lobbied a meeting of the local Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) on Friday of last week.

Asda in mess over mass equal pay claim

05 July 2016
Over 19,000 people are bringing an equal pay claim against the Asda supermarket chain.

Workers on Shell North Sea rigs are 'sick fed up'—now they want to strike

14 June 2016
North Sea oil workers on Shell platforms are balloting for strikes. They are employed by oil services giant Wood Group, which is slashing jobs and conditions.

‘We’ve fire in our bellies’ say Durham teaching assistants

14 June 2016
School staff in Durham are taking on a Labour-run council over cuts, report Simon Hall and Raymie Kiernan

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