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24 hour strike channel at BBC World News

12 July 2016
Members of the NUJ union working on the BBC World News channel struck for 24 hours on Thursday of last week.

Pickets at parliament as BBC workers strike against low pay

15 June 2016
Journalists working at the BBC Parliament channel are striking today, Wednesday, to demand pay parity.

Reports round-up

10 May 2016
Lunchtime walkouts at HSE office | Unions slam council’s plan to ‘bribe’ Glasgow workers | TSSA union conference stands with Palestinians | Journalists defy clickbait and cuts | Drivers deliver unofficial action | Legal challenge to Scottish post ballot | Car workers take action as talks stall | Give us a break, say Thomas Cook crew | Don’t let Edinburgh College bosses sack lecturer

Journalists’ union leaders spike resistance at conference

19 April 2016
A Victory against Johnston Press bosses in Northern Ireland brought the NUJ journalists’ union conference in Southport to life last weekend.

Reports round-up

09 February 2016
Well-done protest over tips at STK | Strike vote at Spalding Grammar School | Week-long walkout against library cuts in Bromley | Post workers meet ahead of pay talks | NUJ union keeps FT’s presses rolling | Mushin Ahmed murder trial begins in Sheffield | Day of action over Sports Direct

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

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

Tories line up new attack to smash BBC

21 July 2015
The Tories launched an attack on the BBC last week with a review into how the public broadcaster operates. 

South London Newsquest workers vote for new deal

21 July 2015
Journalists at Newsquest newspapers in south London have accepted a deal after striking against low pay and job cuts. 

Reports round-up

14 July 2015
New offer in Gunstones bakery dispute | Universal Credit staff set to strike in Glasgow and Bolton | ITV workers accept new pay settlement | Heathrow protesters oppose 'Plane Stupid' new runway | Arrests after demonstration at Israeli arms firm Elbit | Harmondsworth protesters demand an end to refugee detention |

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

Journalists at Newsquest suspend action over cuts

30 June 2015
Newsquest journalists in south London suspended their ten-day strike a day early “as a sign of goodwill” ahead of talks with bosses as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Media workers need a clear response to attacks from bosses

30 June 2015
We’re only weeks into a new Tory government and predictably local newspaper bosses have been attacking journalists’ jobs. The industry has never been slow in making staff pay the price to maximise profits.

Consultation on ITV offer

23 June 2015
Workers at ITV are being consulted on an improved pay deal offered by bosses after a one-day strike last month.

Newsquest journalists' ten-day action makes the front page

23 June 2015
Journalists in south London have been striking back against low pay and job cuts.

Newsquest journalists stop press with ten day walkout

18 June 2015
Journalists working on local newspapers in south London began the first day of a ten day strike today, Thursday.

Victory for victimised union rep Phil Turner

16 June 2015
Also: anger at local newspapers in south London, Birmingham and Coventry

Victory in Rotherham as solidarity saves union rep Phil Turner

10 June 2015
Trade unionists are celebrating today, Wednesday, as NUJ union rep Phil Turner has won his battle against victimisation.

Rotherham marchers stand up for journalists’ union rep Phil Turner

09 June 2015
Hundreds turned out in solidarity with reporter Phil Turner, who local newspaper bosses want to sack, reports Alan Gibson

Rotherham newspaper bosses target leading union militant Phil Turner

02 June 2015
A leading activist in the NUJ journalists’ union at the Rotherham Advertiser in South Yorkshire has been targeted for redundancy.

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