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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.

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.

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.

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.

Fujitsu strikes to escalate

26 January 2010
Fujitsu workers are escalating their fight for jobs, pay and pensions with five more days of strike action set to take place.

Firefighters call off two strike days in South Yorkshire

22 January 2010
The FBU firefighters’ union has called off two days of planned strikes in South Yorkshire after an offer of talks.

Huge vote for action at East London Bus Group

19 January 2010
Unite union members at East London Bus Group’s (ELBG) garage in Upton Park have voted by 182 to six in an indicative ballot to say they would strike if drivers on routes 300 and 325 are transferred to other companies.

Massive vote for strikes at London Underground's Metronet section

19 January 2010
Members of the RMT transport union at the former Metronet company on London Underground have voted by over 90 percent to strike.

Civil service workers' national strike ballot on redundancy pay

19 January 2010
Hundreds of thousands of civil service workers are to vote on a strike in defence of their redundancy terms.

Workers vote for strikes to defend sacked colleagues

19 January 2010
Tube drivers on the Bakerloo Line have voted for strike action in support of two sacked colleagues.

South Yorkshire firefighters announce ten days of strikes

19 January 2010
Firefighters in South Yorkshire are set to strike for ten days—reigniting their fight against threats of mass sackings.

Premier foods: workers of the world unite in Cambridgeshire

19 January 2010
Workers at Premier Foods cannery in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, struck for one day last week and are set to strike for 48 hours this week.

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