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Post strike reports from around England

29 June 2007
Brighton There were about 40 on the picket line and the mood was one of determination not to be pushed around

Post strike reports from London

29 June 2007
West London "Morale is up, the strike is solid and there’s no-one in the sub-offices," reported Paul the CWU rep at Paddington mail centre in West London. Around a dozen pickets gathered.

Postal strike: pickets and solidarity greet Gordon Brown

29 June 2007
The post strike brought total closure to Royal Mail today with only a few handfuls in total crossing picket lines across Britain.

Salford council workers strike against casualisation

28 June 2007
About 140 workers for Salford council’s direct service – refuse workers, recycling teams and road sweepers – struck on Wednesday 27 June. The workers are members of new Unite union. This was not a strike over pay, but against casualisation.

Yorkshire Purchasing to strike over payment methods

26 June 2007
Some 340 members of the Unison union at Yorkshire Purchasing in Wakefield are set to take strike action after bosses imposed how they are paid.

Workers’ action brings Nigeria to a standstill

26 June 2007
The four day nationwide strike in Nigeria from 20 to 23 June has once again demonstrated the revolutionary potential of the working class. Nigeria’s President, Umaru Yar’Adua, said the strike "wreaked havoc on our economy and our people" in a letter to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

Battle looms over bonuses on Network Rail

26 June 2007
Members of the RMT union working for Network Rail in Scotland and Cumbria have voted overwhelmingly to strike in a dispute over bonuses.

Postal workers strike against pay limit: It’s a fight for us all

26 June 2007
We are asking every worker in Britain to support our strike on Friday of this week to stop Royal Mail’s devastating business plan. This plan will mean cuts in your postal service, fewer collections and deliveries, even more post office closures and cuts to workers’ pay and conditions.

Striking for agency workers in Salford

26 June 2007
Refuse workers in Salford were set to stage a 24 hour strike on Wednesday of this week in a dispute over the use of agency staff.

Join postal workers’ pickets says civil service union

26 June 2007
Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the PCS civil service workers’ union, is appealing to his members to show solidarity with postal workers who are on strike this Friday.

South Africa: continuing strike action drives the political debate

26 June 2007
A public sector mass strike in South Africa continued at the start of this week despite a "final" and marginally improved offer from the government.

Strike set for Yorkshire Purchasing

22 June 2007
Some 340 members of the Unison union at Yorkshire Purchasing in Wakefield are set to take strike action over the imposition by management of how they are paid.

Refuse workers strike against exploitation of agency staff

22 June 2007
REFUSE workers in Salford are to stage a 24 hour strike in a dispute over the use of agency staff.

Date for first post strike announced - everyone must back the dispute

21 June 2007
Postal workers will strike for 24 hours from 3am on Friday 29 June,  in one of the most important battles for many years.

School kitchen staff in Hackney to strike over pay

20 June 2007
Kitchen staff at Haggerston School in Hackney, north London, are set to strike on Wednesday of next week over pay.

Unison local government conference votes to fight over pay

20 June 2007
Local government workers in the Unison union took a major step towards a strike over the public sector pay cuts this week when their service group conference voted overwhelmingly for coordinated action over pay.

Unofficial strike at Rosyth dockyard

20 June 2007
Hundreds of workers at the Babcock dockyard in Rosyth in Fife, took unofficial strike action on Wednesday of last week in protest at management’s attacks on their pensions.

Reports round-up

20 June 2007
Leeds strike over redundancies Teachers and support staff at Fountain Primary school in Morley, Leeds, held a one-day strike on Wednesday of last week.

Hamas’s victory in Gaza is a blow to Bush’s plans

20 June 2007
The stunning military victory by the Palestinian Hamas movement over the rival Fatah organisation in the Gaza Strip last week was a strike against imperialism in the Middle East.

How the CWU can build solidarity across the unions

20 June 2007
Since we announced the strike result in the CWU postal workers' union, I have had lots of invitations to speak at meetings in other public sector unions to explain our dispute and build solidarity.

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