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French cabin crew call solidarity strike with BA workers

18 March 2010
Air France cabin crew have called a three-day solidarity strike with workers at British Airways (BA).

Sussex lecturers strike for jobs

18 March 2010
Around 50 lecturers and students are picketing the main entrance of Sussex university in a strike to save jobs.

Wednesday 24 March: turn the budget day into a day of resistance

16 March 2010
Around 200,000 civil service workers will strike on the same day that chancellor Alistair Darling presents his budget to parliament.

‘Some Greek workers are continuing the fight beyond the general strikes’

16 March 2010
The general strike in Greece on Thursday of last week was even more powerful than the one on 24 February.

Church of England goes on strike

16 March 2010
The first strike in the Church of England’s history took place on Friday of last week.

Italians strike against Berlusconi

16 March 2010
Hundreds of thousands of Italian workers held a four-hour general strike on Friday of last week against the policies of right wing prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Strike at Notting Hill Housing Group

16 March 2010
Workers at the Notting Hill Housing Group in London struck on Monday for the first time in over 15 years.

Greece: ‘They took our jobs–now we’ve taken their office’

16 March 2010
On the eve of Greece’s third general strike last week, Panepistimiou Street in Athens was packed with several hundred people, huddled around lit braziers.

Biggest general strike yet paralyses Greece

11 March 2010
Union leaders hailed today’s general strike as a complete success. Public services ground to a halt in all major cities from Alexandroupoli in the north to Sitia in the south. Public and private sector workers both joined the action.

Civil service workers announce budget day strike

11 March 2010
The PCS civil service workers’ union has set a further strike day on Wednesday 24 March, budget day. This follows a successful two-day strike on Monday and Tuesday of this week, when over 200,000 workers walked out, severely hitting government services.

Network Rail workers vote for strikes

11 March 2010
Network Rail maintenance workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of striking against bosses’ plans to cut 1,500 safety-critical jobs. The RMT union members voted by 77 percent to strike over the cuts and by 89 percent for action short of a strike in a 65 percent turn-out. The TSSA union is also balloting its members for action at the company.

Leeds university lecturers set new strike date

10 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University are set to strike on Thursday 18 March. They will be striking on the same day as lecturers at Sussex University.

General strike rocks Portugal

09 March 2010
Hundreds of thousands of Portuguese workers took part in a general strike on Thursday of last week.

First Scotrail guards and drivers strike this Saturday over safety

09 March 2010
More than 550 guards and drivers at First Scotrail were set to strike for the third time this Saturday against plans to impose driver-only trains on the new Airdrie-Bathgate line.

Finnish dockers lead shut down

09 March 2010
A dockers’ strike has paralysed large parts of Finnish industry.

Sussex lecturers to strike next week

09 March 2010
Lecturers at the University of Sussex are set to strike on Thursday 18 March.

Critical week at BA - will Unite set strike dates?

09 March 2010
Crucial talks between British Airways (BA) bosses and the Unite union were due to end as Socialist Worker went to press.

Solid civil service workers' strike around Britain

08 March 2010
Tens of thousands of civil service workers are striking today and tomorrow against government plans to make it easier to sack them. The PCS union members are taking action against plans to cut their redundancy payments, which they believe is a prelude to mass job cuts after the election.

Greece: Millions to strike tomorrow against new austerity plans

04 March 2010
Greek workers are to strike for three hours tomorrow in response to the government’s intensification of its austerity measures. George Papandreou, the prime minister, announced yesterday that he would cut public sector workers’ annual bonuses by 30 percent, increase VAT by 2 percent and freeze state-funded pensions.

Into battle to stop the cuts

02 March 2010
The Greek spirit of resistance will come to Britain next week when hundreds of thousands of civil service workers strike for two days.

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