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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.

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.

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.

BA workers set for fresh strike ballot

19 January 2010
The Unite union will reballot BA cabin crew workers for strike action against job cuts and attacks on their conditions.

Refuse workers strike called off

19 January 2010
The GMB union has called off planned strike action by refuse lorry drivers in Chester after management offered 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.

Leeds university lecturers fight job cuts

12 January 2010
Workers at the University of Leeds began a ballot for strike action on Monday of this week. The lecturers, in the UCU union, are facing a massive assault.

Signal workers’ strike set to spread

12 January 2010
Signal workers in the RMT union in South Wales remain in fighting mood after their second six-day strike – despite picketing in the snow.

Bus workers vote on new pay offer

12 January 2010
First Bus workers in Worcester and Redditch have suspended two days of planned strike action while they ballot on a new pay offer.

Devon hospital workers strike back

12 January 2010
Over 200 low paid hospital workers took two days of strike action last week following the refusal of their employers, Sodexo and the local NHS trust, to implement a pay agreement dating back to 2006.

Fujitsu: ‘This is definitely a strike worth having’

12 January 2010
Striking Fujitsu Services workers braved sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice to hold lively and effective picket lines on the first three days of five days of action over pay, pensions and jobs.

UCU pay ballot narrowly lost—but the fight goes on

12 January 2010
Further and adult education lecturers in the UCU union have narrowly voted not to strike against a 1.5 percent pay offer.

New strike ballot for BA cabin crew

12 January 2010
Some 14,000 cabin crew workers at British Airways (BA) are set to be balloted again from Friday of next week for strikes.

Impressive turnout on first day of national Fujitsu strike

07 January 2010
Striking workers at IT company Fujitsu services braved snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures to hold pickets today, on the first of five days of national strike action over jobs, pay and pensions.

Solid strike of North Devon health workers despite the snow

06 January 2010
Over 200 low paid hospital workers started two days of strike action on Tuesday, following the refusal of their employer Sodexo and the local NHS trust to implement a pay agreement dating back to 2006. During the day, with heavy snow falling, nearly all of those on strike attended the picket.

PCS union prepares for national action to save jobs

05 January 2010
The PCS civil service workers’ union is gearing up for national strike action over a huge attack on redundancy terms that it sees as preparation for job cuts.

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