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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.

General strike rocks Portugal

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

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.

Notting Hill housing workers strike

02 March 2010
Trade union members at the Notting Hill Housing Group have voted to strike over changes to terms and conditions.

A tradition of militancy remains

02 March 2010
The defeat of the miners’ Strike did not bring an end to class struggle.

Unite needs to name strike dates at British Airways

02 March 2010
Over 1,000 British Airways workers made their way to Kempton Park racecourse for a mass meeting on Thursday of last week.

Workers in Glasgow museums, galleries and libraries balloted

02 March 2010
Unison members working in museums, galleries and libraries across Glasgow are to vote on strike action.

Fujitsu workers accept offer

02 March 2010
Around 80 percent of Fujitsu workers have voted to accept the latest offer from management. This follows ten strike days by Unite members.

Leeds lecturers force a retreat

02 March 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have won important concessions from their bosses by threatening to strike.

Portuguese workers say ‘Government measures are the final straw’

02 March 2010
Portuguese public sector workers were to strike on Thursday of this week in protest at the government’s decision to freeze wages.

Halifax car workers strike

02 March 2010
Workers at car parts manufacturer Metadyne, in Halifax, Yorkshire, were to strike for three days from Wednesday this week.

How the miners shook Thatcher

02 March 2010
The biggest and longest mass strike in British history ended 25 years ago. Around 165,000 miners struck for a year from March 1984. They were fighting Tory prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s attempts to close pits, sack tens of thousands of workers and smash one of the most militant sections of the working class.

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.

Civil service workers set to strike on 8 and 9 March

25 February 2010
The battle is on to stop an assault on civil service workers.

Leeds education strike suspended

24 February 2010
The University of Leeds UCU lecturers’ union has suspended strike action planned for Thursday.

General strike shuts down Greece

24 February 2010
The usually bustling pavements of central Athens are almost deserted today.

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