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Postal workers deliver wildcat strikes to Royal Mail

Postal workers deliver wildcat strikes to Royal Mail A wave of wildcat walkouts hit four Royal Mail offices over the past week with strikes in Canterbury, Scarborough, east London and Carmarthen.

More action timetabled by British Airway workers against bosses’ punishment policy

More action timetabled by British Airway workers against bosses’ punishment policy British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew are set to return to the picket lines after a three-month break.

Glass workers’ strikes can shatter bosses’ rotten offer

Glass workers’ strikes can shatter bosses’ rotten offer Workers at Sierra Windows in Paignton and DB Glass in Newton Abbott—both in Devon—were set to hold further strikes this week.

GMB congress is shaped by the looming election, but delegates slam the Tories

GMB congress is shaped by the looming election, but delegates slam the Tories Delegates gathered for the GMB union congress in Plymouth ahead of the general election this week.

Fight the threat to the Picturehouse union

Fight the threat to the Picturehouse union The Picturehouse chain of cinemas has suspended eight trade union reps at two of its sites in London but workers are not intimidated

Reports round-up: Lecturers in Manchester resist jobs cull

Reports round-up: Lecturers in Manchester resist jobs cull Disputes at Manchester Metropolitan University, Argos, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Birmingham bins, Bank of England and London Underground

Unions shouldn’t bemoan a lack of strikes—but get organising them

06 June 2017
There were some grim statistics out last week about strikes and unions.

EHRC strikes roll on to Manchester

06 June 2017
Rolling strikes against budget cuts and redundancies at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) entered their final week this week.

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.

Court loss for bosses boosts Argos strikers

30 May 2017
Argos distribution workers finished their first round of strikes on the front foot after bosses failed to get an injunction against their action.

Striking cleaners push on after their action wins concessions from LSE

30 May 2017
Striking cleaners and their supporters rallied outside the LSE university in central London yesterday, Wendesday.

PCS conference hears of workers' actions and plans for more

23 May 2017
At the recent conference for the PCS union, workers discussed strike action for disputes with EHRC and the DWP

Argos workers strike to defend conditions

23 May 2017
Argos warehouse workers defied bosses’ legal threats to begin a two-week walkout at five depots across England last Wednesday.

EHRC strikers resist the onslaught on public sector jobs

16 May 2017
Workers at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are fighting sackings brought on by Tory budget cuts.

Fujitsu under fire as strikers hit trade fair

09 May 2017
Unite union members walked out for 24 hours across IT giant Fujitsu’s sites on Monday.

Rolls-Royce workers rev up as strikes against BMW’s pension robbery spread

09 May 2017
Workers making Rolls-Royce cars in Goodwood, West Sussex, struck for the first time in almost 40 years last Friday.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube

09 May 2017
Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

Strike ballot hits the buffers as threshold thwarts RMT

25 April 2017
A vote for strikes by London Underground workers has been possibly the first to fall foul of new Tory ballot thresholds.

As walkouts hit schools, BMW, colleges and the railways - strikes are an election issue

25 April 2017
Several groups of workers are refusing to put their struggles to one side in the run-up to the general election and are holding successful strikes.

Picturehouse pickets want a more action-filled sequel

04 April 2017
After strikes that saw London cinemas shut down last Friday, Picturehouse workers want to escalate their fight

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