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Sheffield fight gets gains

17 November 2009
Bus workers at First’s giant Olive Grove depot in Sheffield have suspended their strike action after winning significant gains over agreement procedures and disciplinaries.

Barnsley College workers set to strike and protest

17 November 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at Barnsley College are set to begin a three-day strike on Friday 27 November in their dispute over the regrading of lecturer posts.

Rail workers work, rest then strike at First

17 November 2009
Train drivers working for the First Capital Connect company have caused immense disruption by exercising their right not to work on their rest days. The service relies on drivers working overtime, but when they choose not to it has a massive impact.

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.

Fujitsu strike called off

11 November 2009
The Unite union has called off the three days of action at the Fujitsu Services IT company set to begin tomorrow after it came to an agreement with management to extend consultations over pensions and redundancies.

Leeds all-out bin strike into tenth week

10 November 2009
Striking refuse workers in Leeds have entered their tenth week of all-out, indefinite strike action—and their resolve is causing council bosses to wobble.

Brighton refuse strike suspended after council concessions

10 November 2009
Refuse workers in Brighton suspended their strike action for 21 days as Socialist Worker went to press. The move came after the council appeared to make significant concessions retreating from its plan to cut the wages of the 300 workers.

Strike at Glyndwr University to support sacked lecturer

10 November 2009
Lecturers at Glyndwr University in Wrexham have voted to strike in support of a sacked lecturer.

First ever national strike in the IT industry to start this week at Fujitsu

10 November 2009
An historic national strike in the IT industry is set to begin this Thursday as workers at Fujitsu walk out for three days.

Agency work: flexibility or exploitation?

10 November 2009
Royal Mail’s use of agency workers to try to break the post workers’ strike has highlighted the role of employment agencies.

End to post strike brings little cheer to Labour

10 November 2009
The decision by CWU union leaders to sign an interim agreement and call off nationwide postal strikes was a serious mistake.

All-out strike at Yorkshire Superdrug warehouse

10 November 2009
The biggest dispute to hit South Elmsall in Yorkshire since the Great Miners’ Strike ended in 1985 is taking place at Superdrug.

BA cabin crew ballot to take off against bosses' attacks

10 November 2009
Around 14,000 cabin crew at British Airways (BA) will begin a strike ballot on Monday of next week—the same day that management is due to impose harsh new terms and conditions on cabin crew.

Battling the trust at Norlington School

10 November 2009
Teachers in the NUT union at Norlington School in Waltham Forest, east London, began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Lecturers to strike at University of Westminster

10 November 2009
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at the University of Westminster are set to strike on Friday of this week in a dispute over back pay.

Why post union should not have stopped strikes

06 November 2009
Leaders of the CWU postal workers’ union have suspended national strike action planned for today and Monday of next week following a new offer from Royal Mail.

A day in the life of a post support group

05 November 2009
About 20 post strike supporters came together in Brent trades hall in West London last night to prepare for the week ahead.

London bus drivers to strike over pay

05 November 2009
More than 2,000 drivers at East London Bus Group (ELBG) are to join the growing wave of unrest on the buses by striking on Monday over pay and conditions.

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