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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.

Rotherham bus drivers suspend strike action

01 December 2009
Stagecoach bus drivers in Rotherham have suspended strike action for talks after staging an angry walkout on Monday of last week in their fight over low pay.

Barnsley strikes off for talks

01 December 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at Barnsley college have suspended planned strike action after college management agreed to negotiate over proposed changes to job descriptions that would lower lecturers’ grades and pay.

Cabin crew waiting for Christmas strike take off

24 November 2009
British Airways (BA) chief executive Willie Walsh went on the offensive this week.

Striking east London bus workers: 'They pushed and we finally stood up'

24 November 2009
Hundreds of bus workers joined picket lines across east London last week as a two-day strike shut down almost 60 bus routes in the area.

Waltham Forest school fights on

24 November 2009
Teachers in the NUT union at Norlington School, east London, are continuing their fight after three days of strike action.

Teachers strike in Coventry

24 November 2009
Teachers in one of Coventry’s biggest secondary schools struck on Friday of last week in protest over rising workloads.

Superdrug strikes force concessions

24 November 2009
Striking workers at the Superdrug distribution centre in South Elmsall, Yorkshire, have forced management to retreat after more than two weeks of all-out, indefinite strike action.

Tube strikes are in the pipeline as disputes come together

24 November 2009
RMT transport union members on London Underground this week started a ballot for strikes over pay – just as Unite union members voted for action short of a strike over the issue.

Fujitsu strike off as bosses retreat

17 November 2009
A three-day strike at Fujitsu Services was called off last week after the IT company agreed to extend consultations with the unions over pensions and redundancies. But workers remain committed to taking action to defend their conditions.

Cabin crew ballot starts as BA merges

17 November 2009
Thousands of British Airways (BA) cabin crew started voting on Monday this week on whether to strike against attacks on working practices.

Green light for action as bus battle intensifies

17 November 2009
The pay battle on the buses moved forward this week with more than 2,000 drivers in east London set to strike for a second time and bus workers in the north west of England throwing out a new pay offer.

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