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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

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.

‘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

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.

'Labour has stabbed us in the back'—Durham teaching assistants resist cuts

07 June 2016
Teaching assistants face vicious attacks at the hands of Labour councils. Raymie Kiernan talks to workers who are refusing to take it lying down

Workers’ resolve forces Glasgow Labour council bosses to back off

24 May 2016
Bosses at Labour-run Glasgow City Council suffered a major embarassment last week as they were forced to reinstate public holidays they scrapped for council workers. The council claimed “significant progress delivering budget savings” meant it no longer planned to convert six public holidays into annual leave.

Do we have to make warships to save jobs?

10 May 2016
As hundreds of jobs building navy frigates in Glasgow could go, and union leaders argue for renewing Trident nukes, what's the alternative to making weapons of war?

Construction bosses pay millions to settle blacklist case

09 May 2016
A group of blacklisted workers has won millions of pounds in compensation from eight construction firms.

Workers Memorial Day event in London

29 April 2016
Workers' Memorial Day was marked with a number of vigils and rallies on Thursday 28 April. The same day saw a 60 year old worker killed on the new Forth Bridge construction site.

Reports round-up

26 April 2016
Essex firefighters protest over cuts | Strike as mustard action hots up | Scaffolders build a wage parity fight | Drivers could stop sites | Buyout could save Butterfields homes

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