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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.

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.

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.

South Yorkshire firefighters’ strike off as talks start

05 November 2009
The FBU firefighters’ union has called off all strike action in South Yorkshire and gone into talks.

Last week’s solid strikes showed workers’ strength

03 November 2009
Around 120,000 postal workers took strike action last week and CWU union activists across Britain told Socialist Worker that their action remained absolutely solid.

Fujitsu pensions fight is on

03 November 2009
Members of the Unite and PCS unions at the IT services giant Fujitsu are gearing up for a national fight over jobs, pay and pensions after voting overwhelmingly to take strike action over the issues.

Undocumented workers strike for their rights in France

03 November 2009
Some 4,000 undocumented workers ("sans papiers") are striking in the Parisian region. They come from sub-Saharan Africa but lack the official papers that entitle them to the benefits that French workers enjoy.

Only a good deal will be enough

03 November 2009
Rumours of a deal to end the postal workers’ strike abounded as Socialist Worker went to press, while talks between the union and Royal Mail continued.

Leeds bins: Investigation begins into employment of scabs

03 November 2009
The all-out indefinite strike by Leeds refuse workers, which is now into its ninth week, is putting Leeds city council bosses under increasing pressure.

Brighton bin workers set to follow Leeds

03 November 2009
Brighton’s refuse collectors are set to start a work-to-rule on Thursday – followed by a week-long strike.

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