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Spread the education fightback

16 February 2010
Lecturers in higher education (HE) met for a special sector union conference on Thursday of last week. They voted overwhelmingly for a co-ordinated strike ballot across all HE institutions to defend jobs.

Leeds University workers set strike dates

13 February 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have set three days of strike action.

General strike in Turkey

09 February 2010
Five Turkish trade union federations held a one-day general strike in solidarity with 12,000 Tekel workers on Thursday of last week.

Signalling resistance on London Underground

09 February 2010
A strike by 750 signal workers caused major disruption on London Underground last week.

Vote for national civil service workers’ strike

09 February 2010
Strike ballot papers arrived at the homes of more than 270,000 civil service workers last week. The workers’ PCS union is urging them to vote yes to defend their redundancy rights and jobs, and oppose privatisation.

Support the Fujitsu workers

09 February 2010
The planned strike at the Fujitsu Services IT company did not take place on Monday of this week.

Greek workers won’t pay for bosses’ crisis

09 February 2010
Workers across Greece’s public sector are set to strike over cuts on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Kirklees council strike vote

09 February 2010
Unison Union members at Kirklees council, West Yorkshire, have voted for an industrial action ballot after the council reneged on key single status agreements.

Hunger strike at Yarl's Wood detention centre

08 February 2010
Women in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre have been on hunger strike since Friday of last week against their treatment in the centre. The detention centre is used to hold people before they are forcibly removed from Britain.

Strike disrupts London Underground

05 February 2010
A strike by 750 signals workers has caused major disruption on London Underground today. The RMT transport union members are angry about management's plans to enforce shift changes, break agreements and outsource work.

Leeds University workers vote to strike

03 February 2010
Lecturers at Leeds University have voted strongly for strike action over job cuts.

Anger grows in universities as attacks step up

02 February 2010
Resistance to the cuts across higher education is growing. Lecturers at Leeds university are coming to the end of their strike ballot and more groups of lecturers are preparing to join the fight.

Action over dangerous Network Rail cuts

02 February 2010
The RMT union is planning to ballot members at Network Rail for strike action.

Over 270,000 civil service workers launch strike ballot

02 February 2010
Hundreds of thousands of civil service workers will start a ballot this week over attacks on their redundancy rights. It could mean major strikes in the run-up to the general election.

British Gas strike ballot planned

02 February 2010
THE GMB union was to serve notice this week of an official strike ballot of 8,000 members at British and Scottish Gas. It is in protest at attacks on jobs and conditions.

Firefighters keep up the pressure

02 February 2010
The threat of eight days of strike action by South Yorkshire firefighters has forced their bosses into talks.

Civil service workers ballot suspended

26 January 2010
The PCS civil service workers’ union has suspended a strike ballot of 5,000 members after managers offered two weeks of talks on their future.

Rail round-up

26 January 2010
London signal workers to strike Signal workers on London Underground have voted by 90 percent to strike.

Premier strike suspended

26 January 2010
Two days of strike action planned by workers at Premier Foods in Wisbech were called off this week.

Exposed: secrets of the British Airways scab 'union'

26 January 2010
A scab "union" has been set up at British Airways to undermine the cabin crew’s strike ballot.

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