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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.

Reports that show spirit of post strike

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

Glasgow council hit by all-out strike against single status

24 July 2007
Lively pickets were out in force as 600 social care workers in Glasgow started an indefinite strike on Tuesday. The mood was very confident as up to 30 strikers joined each picket line across the city.

Bakerloo tube strikers put safety first

24 July 2007
A strike by RMT rail workers' over safety on the Bakerloo line on London Underground severely hit services on the line on Thursday and Friday of last week. The strike lasted for 24 hours.

Growing strikes in Germany express anger at neoliberalism

24 July 2007
A four-hour strike by Germany’s train drivers at the beginning of July brought large parts of the country’s rail traffic to a standstill. Now the drivers are set for an all-out strike which could cause major disruption to traffic and corporate logistics.

Fremantle care workers strike again in north London

24 July 2007
Around 200 residential and daycare workers working for Fremantle in Barnet, north London, struck for 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week. This follows another 24 hour strike earlier this month.

Network Rail signallers' strike in Scotland called off

24 July 2007
A strike by 400 signallers and supervisors working for Network Rail in Scotland scheduled for Friday has been called off by the RMT after the company tabled a further revised offer on disputed bonus payments.

Coca Cola workers set to strike

24 July 2007
Workers in the Unite union at Coca Cola Enterprises in Wakefield – the company’s largest bottling and distribution centre – are to strike for 48 hour strikes on Thursday and and Friday of this week and 13 and 14 August.

Oldham teachers strike over suspended NUT rep

24 July 2007
Some 27 teachers in the NUT union at South Chadderton School in Oldham went on strike last Thursday over changes to pay and the suspension of their union rep.

‘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.

Post workers’ powerful strike steps up challenge

17 July 2007
The postal workers’ strike last week was even more powerful than the one on 29 June. Royal Mail described it as patchy. Maybe it was a bit – in some places 98 percent of workers were out, in others it was as few as 95 percent!

Letters

17 July 2007
Strike shows the way The recent public sector workers’ strike in South Africa was very successful, although strikes are never 100 percent perfect.

Strike to defend union activist Karen Reissmann

17 July 2007
The campaign to defend nurse and health union activist Karen Reissmann from victimisation by her management was set to make a big leap forward this week.

Strike over outsourcing planned at Pirelli, Carlisle

17 July 2007
Around 700 workers at the Pirelli tyre factory in Carlisle have voted to strike against management’s plans to outsource five jobs to workers outside the factory.

Oxford post walks out

17 July 2007
Hundreds of workers at Oxford mail centre walked out on unofficial strike on Monday after union rep Steve Gill was suspended after a complaint about his behaviour during the last strike.

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