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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.

Unite should re-ballot BA cabin crew for strikes

05 January 2010
A court injunction stopped a planned strike by some 14,000 cabin crew workers at British Airways (BA) from going ahead last month.

The uprising of the twenty thousand

05 January 2010
On 24 November 1909, over 20,000 garment workers walked out of hundreds of workshops in New York. This strike has become known as the "Uprising of the Twenty Thousand".

Network Rail signal staff on strike for six days

05 January 2010
Signalling staff in Wales and the Marches area are striking for six days this week against the imposition of rosters at the South Wales Control Centre.

Health service workers to strike in North Devon

05 January 2010
More than 200 hospital domestics, catering staff and porters in North Devon were set to strike for two days as Socialist Worker went to press. This follows a 97 percent vote for strike action.

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.

Refuse lorry drivers strike over pay

05 January 2010
Refuse lorry drivers in Chester employed by the private contractor FOCSA struck for a day against a derisory 1 percent pay offer at the end of December.


05 January 2010

Fujitsu workers fight for pensions, jobs and pay with first national IT strike

19 December 2009
Workers at the Fujitsu services company held the first ever national strike in the IT industry when they took action in defence of their jobs, pay and pensions on Friday. Big and lively picket lines were seen at Fujitsu offices across the country—including Manchester, Warrington, Crewe and Belfast—as the 1,600 Unite union members struck.

Judge grants BA injunction to stop cabin crew strike

17 December 2009
British Airways (BA) has won a court injunction to stop some 14,000 cabin crew workers from taking strike action. They were set to begin a 12-day strike on Tuesday of next week.

Video of Unite meeting where the BA vote for action was announced

16 December 2009
The footage shows the several thousand strong Unite union meeting at Sandown Park where BA cabin crew workers heard the overwhelming result of their vote for strike action, Monday 14 December 2009

Strike to save civil service jobs

15 December 2009
More than a quarter of a million civil service workers could be striking in the new year against a major attack on their conditions.

Rail round-up

15 December 2009
Signal workers Signalling staff in the Wales and the Marches Operations area began a six-day strike on Monday of this week.

Bosses caused BA’s problems

15 December 2009
BA boss Willie Walsh, backed by torrents of drivel in the right wing media, says a strike by cabin crew will wreck the company.

Barnsley bakers strike to save dough

15 December 2009
Over 100 members of the BFAWU bakers’ union at La Baguette Doree bakery in Barnsley held a four day strike last week.

British Airways cabin crew to strike after massive vote for action

14 December 2009
British Airway’s cabin crew belonging to the Unite union are set to strike for 12 days from 22 December. This follows a 92 percent vote for strike action among the 14,000 cabin crew in defence of pay, jobs and working conditions. Over 80 percent of those entitled to vote did so, a turn out far greater than at the last general election.

More anger on the tracks

08 December 2009
Signal workers Signalling staff in the Wales and the Marches area are set to strike for six days next week against the imposition of rosters at the South Wales Control Centre that is due to open in January.

Cabin crew set for strike vote

08 December 2009
British Airways cabin crew in the Unite union are balloting for strike action over cuts that were imposed on 16 November.

HP is a source of resistance

08 December 2009
Around 1,000 workers at Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise Services are set to strike over pay freezes and job losses on Thursday of this week.

Strike to stop academy plans

01 December 2009
Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT unions at Weston Favell school in Northampton are set to strike on Thursday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy.

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