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Strike for higher pay at five Science Museum sites

Strike for higher pay at five Science Museum sites Workers at Science Museum group sites across England struck for 24 hours last Friday in a fight over pay.

Civil service workers cue up new strikes

Civil service workers cue up new strikes Action by outsourced workers at government departments is spreading.

Union must fight for BT jobs

Union must fight for BT jobs Prospect union reps at BT met last week to discuss their response to major job cuts.

BT workers' union must lead fight to stop job losses

BT workers union must lead fight to stop job losses BT, Britain’s largest telecoms company, announced last week that it is slashing 13,000 jobs to boost profts. This is on top of 4,000 job cuts last year.

Unions need to build real fight to stop 13,000 job cuts at BT

10 May 2018
BT, Britain’s largest telecoms company, has announced that it is slashing 13,000 jobs in an effort to boost profits. This is on top of 4,000 job cuts last year.

Picturehouse bosses resort to legal threats in response to strikes

23 January 2018
Picturehouse cinema workers struck at five sites in London last Saturday and Sunday.

Picturehouse cinema strikes are just the ticket

07 November 2017
Workers at five Picturehouse cinemas in London struck on Sunday and Monday.

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions

31 October 2017
Also: Living Wage Week action at Picturehouse | Hospital porters in Exeter and cleaners at Manchester Airports prepare to strike | Fascist Britain First in Bromley and Burslem | BAE reps rally over jobs | Mend hosts Trojan Horse meeting | UCU Left debates beating the pay cap

Spread the fight, say Picturehouse strikers

17 October 2017
Striking workers from five Picturehouse cinemas protested in London’s Leicester Square on Sunday.

Picturehouse cinema strikers vow to continue fight as union calls fresh ballot

06 August 2017
Workers at five Picturehouse cinema sites in London walked out on Friday and Saturday as part of their long-running campaign.

Swashbuckling Picturehouse strikers hope to plunder the Cineworld treasure chest

30 May 2017
Picturehouse workers at East Dulwich cinema in south London kept the pressure on last Saturday with a strike hitting the new Pirates of the Caribbean film premiere.

Popcorn bribe doesn't halt Picturehouse cinema workers' strike

15 April 2017
Workers at five sites of the Picturehouse cinema chain struck today, Saturday.

Five Picturehouse cinemas to strike on Saturday as company recruits strike-breakers

13 April 2017
In a repeat of one of the largest strikes in British cinema history, five Picturehouse cinemas will strike simultaneously this Saturday, 15 April.

Reports round-up: Nazis have a wet weekend in Maidstone

10 January 2017
Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target

Reports round-up: Bullying Royal Mail boss gets the boot after walkouts in Accrington

03 January 2017
Also: New offer for BA cabin crew | Wage war rolls on at Picturehouse cinemas | Harrods protest will demand pay justice | Weetabix factories to face walkouts | Stop Home Office deportation flights to Jamaica | Bectu now biggest sector in Prospect | Unite calls off bus strike in Wirral

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.

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

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.

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