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Welsh museum strikers demand the politicians take action

11 May 2016
Striking museum workers in Wales rallied outside the Senedd – the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff – today, Wednesday.

Sajid Javid plans jobs cull at government department

10 May 2016
A leaked Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) document shows that Tory business minister Sajid Javid plans to cut thousands of jobs.

Miners’ flying picket lifts Welsh museum strike

10 May 2016
National Museum Wales bosses threatened to call the police against striking workers in south Wales last week.

News in brief

03 May 2016
Judges rule against Tories|Liberty House to buy Tata?|DWP staff sick of cruel policy|Rich people live longer shock

Sheffield civil service workers ballot over office closure

03 May 2016
Civil service workers in Sheffield have launched a strike ballot against plans to close their office, which threatens over 200 jobs.

Displaying resistance - why museum workers in Wales are on all-out strike

03 May 2016
Few would have pictured museum and gallery workers in the front line of struggle in Wales. But with an all-out strike beginning last week these low paid staff are exhibiting a new wave of an old tradition, reports Nick Clark

Welsh museum workers go all out

28 April 2016
Museum workers across Wales are in urgent need of solidarity after beginning an all-out strike today, Thursday.

Welsh Museum workers to stage all-out strike

26 April 2016

Say no to civil service DWP pay deal

22 April 2016
A pay debate is coming in the civil service. The civil service workers’ PCS union group executive representing members working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has voted by 17 to nine to recommend a package of proposals on pay and working conditions.

Museum workers in Wales could step up their strikes

19 April 2016
Museum workers in Wales could escalate their action against bosses’ plans to slash weekend pay.

National Museums Wales bosses hit by fresh strike wave over pay

12 April 2016
Workers at National Museums Wales began a wave of strikes last weekend against bosses’ plans to slash weekend premium pay rates.

Reports round up

05 April 2016
Protesters were set to demonstrate in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Wednesday of this week to defend the town’s Women’s Aid service.

DWP workers' pay rise should not have strings attached

30 March 2016
PCS union members in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will soon be offered an above inflation pay offer for the first time in years.

Protest in Cardiff says no to Tories' Trade Union Bill

08 March 2016
Around 500 people protested against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Cardiff last Saturday.

PCS union must call strikes to stop HMRC job cull at tax offices

01 March 2016
The PCS union held a rally outside parliament on Tuesday against Tory plans to close tax offices and slash thousands of jobs.

HMRC announces 150 compulsory redundancies - union must call action

23 February 2016
In an escalation of the attack on civil service workers, bosses at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued 150 compulsory redundancy notices on Tuesday of last week.

Reports round-up

23 February 2016
Protest against Gatwick oil drilling | Storms brewing over Met Office pay row | Network Rail stations for sale | Radical Independence Campaign conference | Shepton Mallet cider workers lobby MPs | Action for Children charity workers back pay strike | Defend Rotherham anti-Nazis | Bedroom tax worse than predicted | Firefighters' dispute hots up in South Yorkshire | West Midlands FBU launch industrial action | United Utilities workers strike

'We can’t miss this moment', says PCS leader Mark Serwotka

23 February 2016
PCS union leader Mark Serwotka told Charlie Kimber that Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is a historic opportunity to build resistance—and stronger trade unions

PCS union leader says Jeremy Corbyn’s election an ‘historic opportunity to challenge the rich’

19 February 2016
General secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), Mark Serwotka, says trade unionists must take advantage of the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Strikes can stop jobs cull at Business, Innovation and Skills department

16 February 2016
Tory business secretary Sajid Javid announced the closure of more than 70 Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) department workplaces last week.

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