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Strike


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.

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.

Superdrug set for strike

03 November 2009
Workers at a Superdrug warehouse in South Elmsall, Wakefield will go on all-out strike from Wednesday.

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.

Mandelson goes all quiet on us

03 November 2009
Some Labour MPs have joined post workers on their picket lines – to their credit. It is also remarkable that the government has retreated into sudden silence over the postal strike.

BA workers show their determination to strike

03 November 2009
Over 3,000 British Airways (BA) workers crammed into an electric mass meeting at the Sandown racecourse on Monday of this week, as their Unite union prepared for a strike ballot.

All routes lead to struggle on the buses

03 November 2009
Drivers at First Bus in the north west of England took their ninth day of strike action on Monday of this week in a battle against a pay freeze. Hundreds of workers at First’s London depots are currently balloting to join the action.

More strike days called by firefighters in South Yorkshire

03 November 2009
South Yorkshire firefighters in the FBU union have called another wave of strike action across four days this week. The firefighters are set to take rolling strike action from Friday to Monday.

Step up the action to win

03 November 2009
Escalating the strike is the best way for postal workers to win. CWU rep Mick Chambers, from Chiswick delivery office in west London, speaks for many when he says that the union must increase the tempo of the action.

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.

Who was behind Ipswich anti-post strike protest?

29 October 2009
Chants of "Where’s our post?" directed at striking postal workers by pro-management demonstrators in Ipswich today no doubt brought much glee to Royal Mail bosses.

First bus strikes hit hard across the country

27 October 2009
Hundreds of drivers at Britain’s biggest bus operator, First, were on strike on Monday of this week against bosses’ attempts to impose a national pay freeze for this year.

Notes from a postal worker in the north: Scabs are the real turkeys

27 October 2009
Have you ever spoken to anyone contemplating suicide? Well, that’s what it feels like when you are trying to persuade someone not to scab on your strike.

National post strike was rock solid

27 October 2009
London NW2 office in Cricklewood was a gourmet picket line, with sandwiches, noodles and spring rolls.

Serious fight needed against Trinity Mirror

27 October 2009
Despite a 96 percent vote in favour of strike action, the NUJ union has withdrawn the threat of action at Media Wales group in Cardiff.

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