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Unofficial strike action ‘sparked by management provocation’

08 August 2007
During a week of official function strikes, a spate of unofficial post strikes broke out across Britain last week.

Sheffield health workers strike over pay cuts

08 August 2007
Health workers are to walk out over pay cuts in the first strike at a Sheffield hospital for more than 30 years.

Upbeat mood on picket lines across the country

08 August 2007
The fourth solid postal strike brought services to a halt across the country last week. Socialist Worker received reports from the picket lines.

Strike action wins at Salford bins

08 August 2007
Workers in Salford won a stunning victory last week.

Local government pay strike likely

08 August 2007
Some 1.4 million workers in local government moved a step closer to strike action over pay last week.

Strike for safety and against job cuts

06 August 2007
RAIl GROUNDSTAFF at the EWS freight depot by the huge Corus steelworks at Margam in south Wales began a 24 hour strike this morning. They are fightng moves to cut the workforce in half.

CWU announces dates of future post strike days

02 August 2007
Future days of strike action by the different functions in Royal Mail are as follows:

Victory for striking subcontracted miners in Chile

02 August 2007
Miners striking against Codelco, Chile's state owned mining corporation are celebrating a victory. After a solid 37 day strike by some 13,000 workers the company made a revised offer. The strikers, subcontractors in the CTC union federation, voted by a large majority to accept the offer and end the strike.

Unofficial and official post strike grows more determined, Thursday 2 August

02 August 2007
Unofficial walkouts are adding to the scale of the ongoing strike action by postal workers across the country.

Post strikes reports on Tuesday, 31 July

01 August 2007
Cambridge Around 30 trade unionists attended a lively picket line in Cambridge. The CWU members had whistles, megaphones and music in a solid strike. Management tried to bully and harrass those on the picket line by telling them to stop whistling and shouting 'scab' at the few mainly managers who were crossing the picket line and breaking the strike. The picket held firm and workers told them 'You may manage us in there, but this is our picket line and we will not be told what to do'. They soon scurried away and the noise continued.

Reports that show spirit of post strike

31 July 2007
The third postal workers’ strike last week was as solid as the previous two.

Sheffield health service workers to strike over pay cuts

31 July 2007
Workers at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital look set to go on strike over pay cuts after management axed thousands of pounds in allowances. The ballot result was due on Thursday and, if passed, it would be the first strike of its kind at the hospital for 30 years.

Unofficial post strike sweeps across Scotland, Tuesday 31 July

31 July 2007
Hundreds of angry post workers walked out of their delivery offices in Glasgow unofficially as a protest against bullying management today.

Spirited social care workers' strike rocks Glasgow

31 July 2007
Around 600 social care workers in Glasgow have entered their second week of indefinite strike against being downgraded in the council’s single status review.

Babcock Rosyth strike vote over pension cuts

31 July 2007
Members of the Prospect civil service workers union at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard have voted overwhelmingly in favour striking in their dispute over pension cuts.

Carlisle Pirelli workers to strike over outsourcing

31 July 2007
Around 700 workers at the Pirelli tyre factory in Carlisle are set to strike on Friday and Saturday of this week against management’s plans to outsource five jobs to workers outside the factory.

Class unity wins over agency workers in Watford

31 July 2007
Picketing post workers in Watford scored a major goal against their management and in favour of working class unity on Wednesday last week when they convinced a coach load of Polish agency workers not to break their strike.

Coca-Cola workers’ pay strike has bosses in a fizz

31 July 2007
Workers at Coca-Cola plants in Wakefield and Milton Keynes took strike action over pay on Thursday and Friday of last week.

‘Can your offer,’ say Heinz workers in Wigan

24 July 2007
More than 1,000 workers at the Heinz food processing plant in Wigan, Lancashire, walked out for 24 hours on unofficial strike action on Tuesday of last week in protest at management’s latest pay offer.

Workers rally to defence of activist Karen Reissmann

24 July 2007
The battle to defend Karen Reissmann, the psychiatric nurse and health service union activist, is set to reach a critical stage this week as her Unison union starts a ballot for strike action in her defence.

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