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Hundreds of civil service workers strike over safety

13 April 2021
As the Tories push ahead with a dangerous easing of lockdown restrictions, more than 1,000 people at a major government workplace struck last week for safety.

Crunch time looms in British Gas battle

21 March 2021
The clock is ticking for British Gas workers on strike as the threat of being fired and rehired could become reality on 31 March.

Strike! When NHS workers hit back

15 March 2021
Talk of industrial action is echoing around the NHS after the Tories’ offer of a 1 percent pay rise. Crucial health strikes of the past hold lessons for workers today

UEL strike off for talks + UCL + DVLA + Deliveroo + Safety in courts

09 March 2021
Workers at the University of East London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week, but the action was postponed

New action at Heartlands

08 March 2021
Porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham have returned to picket lines in a long running dispute over working conditions.

Strikes set for naval bases on the Clyde

08 March 2021
Workers were set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from Friday this week.

British Gas workers strike for a ninth day

29 January 2021
British Gas workers took to picket lines and organised protests on their ninth day of strikes on Friday.

British Gas workers return to strikes to beat back bosses’ assault

28 January 2021
The new contract means an hourly rate 15 percent lower than agreed rates

‘Our action is a real step forward,’ say French health workers ahead of strikes

18 January 2021
Health unions and patient groups were set for a day of strikes and protests across France on Thursday this week.

LETTERS—Anti-trans court ruling is an attack on autonomy for all

15 December 2020
A high Court judicial review earlier this month outlawed the use of puberty blockers for young trans people unless they can persuade doctors to go to court on their behalf.

Police ramp up repression as tens of thousands join protests in France

06 December 2020
Around 100,000 people joined 90 demonstrations across France on Saturday against the government’s repressive global security law.

Indian farmers join mass action after Modi government attacks 

05 December 2020
Tens of thousands of farmers are confronting measures pushed through by Narendra Modi’s government.

Sheffield delivery workers strike +Optare+Glasgow train guards+Richie Venton settlement win+Alstom strike

01 December 2020
Delivery workers in the IWGB union in Sheffield struck on Wednesday of last week to demand a living wage and an end to unfair sackings. 

We Are With You dispute sees struggle win gains

01 December 2020
Rehab workers at We Are With You in Wigan and Leigh have forced bosses to cough up cash after a long-running dispute.

Airport strike fights ‘fire and rehire’ plan

01 December 2020
Workers at London Heathrow Airport struck on Tuesday against bosses’ plans to blackmail them into accepting pay cuts.

Strikers facing Christmas lockout from bullying Rolls-Royce management

01 December 2020
Strikers at Rolls-Royce need urgent solidarity from across the labour movement after bosses announced a Christmas lockout. 

International round up: Protest success in Guatemala

30 November 2020
Furious protests in Guatemala have forced the government to abandon a budget that put big business first and lined the pockets of government officials.

Rolls Royce plan shut down of Barnoldswick plant —only a united response can save jobs

25 November 2020
Strikers at Rolls-Royce need urgent solidarity from across the labour movement after bosses announced a Christmas lockout on Wednesday.

Public vs private sector pay—don’t let them divide us 

24 November 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review on Wednesday was set to assault every sector of workers. Leaks suggested he would not only curb pay for millions of public sector workers but also attack some of the lowest paid.

French teachers strike for better virus safety measures

11 November 2020
French teachers struck and demonstrated in large numbers on Tuesday demanding coronavirus safety. But they also raised many other educational demands.

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