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Health round up: ‘We’ll fight to stay in the NHS,’ say Frimley strikers

10 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey plan a fresh round of strikes against privatisation.

Union holds Black Friday protests against Amazon

03 December 2019
The GMB union held Black Friday and Cyber Monday protests at several Amazon sites in anger at the “appalling” treatment of workers.

Hundreds of health workers strike against privatisation

19 November 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey began a two-day strike against privatisation on Monday.

Reports round up: Campaigners join Silent Walk for Grenfell

19 November 2019
Cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool and Bootle were set to strike on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Sacked for Xmas at Asda?

22 October 2019
Asda supermarket workers facing the imposition of harsh new contracts handed in a petition with 23,000 signatures to bosses in Leeds last week.

Steel workers march in Newport AND unions round up

15 October 2019
eCourier workers who are members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), struck for two days from last Thursday.

Letters—A hard working life, and now my pension has been stolen

15 October 2019
This month I will be 62, but there will be no real happy birthday feeling until I am 66.

Diageo workers call off strike after bosses' new offer

17 September 2019
Around 1,500 workers at Diageo plants across Scotland were set to begin ten days of strikes over pay on Tuesday night but called them off after a new offer

Reports round up: Workers protest at Bakkavor foods as they prepare for strike

17 September 2019
Up to 100 workers outsourced to Sodexo at St Mary’s hospital in west London began a strike ballot this week.

Asda workers say, ‘Give us a better deal’

10 September 2019
Asda supermarket workers held protests across Britain

Tata set to close its steel plant in Newport

03 September 2019
Tata steel has torn up promises it made just a year ago and announced the closure of its Orb electrical steels base in Newport, South Wales.

Reports round up: Two tube line tussles

27 August 2019
Two tube line tussles

Health round up: Bradford bosses back off after all-out strike threat

27 August 2019
The Unison union suspended an indefinite strike by health workers in West Yorkshire after bosses backed off from plans to outsource hundreds of jobs.

Asda workers speak out - bullying and threats add to anger over new contract

20 August 2019
Asda workers are furious at supermarket bosses’ plans to impose a punitive contract that would rip up their terms and conditions.

Angry Asda workers march against new contract

14 August 2019
Up to 1,000 Asda workers and their supporters marched in Leeds against the bosses' assault on workers' lives.

Local government unions start pay campaign

30 July 2019
Trade unions representing local government workers submitted a 10 percent pay claim last week.

Reports round-up

23 July 2019
Outsourced staff at three NHS trusts in north west England will strike for pay equality next week unless their employer Compass agrees to match NHS rates.

‘Clean bog then serve grub’

18 June 2019
Over 50 people joined a protest outside St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, last Friday.

GMB debates Brexit chaos

11 June 2019
Anger at austerity—and frustration that the Tories are still in office—ran through the GMB union conference

Local government round up: Women workers win gains in Glasgow

28 May 2019
The fight for equal pay at Glasgow City Council has reached a new chapter last week as workers began to receive details of their financial settlements.

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