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Pay: the fight is on... and this is why

12 June 2007
Postal workers have voted by three to one to strike over pay, conditions and to defend a public service.

Iraqi oil workers defy threats to win strike

12 June 2007
Iraqi oil workers have won a victory in their strike against the US-backed government.

89% vote for pay strike in Breckland council

12 June 2007
A series of one-day strikes could hit Breckland council in Norfolk.

South Africa's strike movement provokes political crisis

12 June 2007
The strikes which have swept South Africa for two weeks are causing a deep political crisis – and there may be much more to come.

Solid strike at Harlow college

12 June 2007
Lecturers at Harlow college took three days of strike action on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week in their ongoing fight against the imposition of a new, unnegotiated college plan.

Prospect union conference: ‘Our strike halted military shipping’

12 June 2007
Delegates at Prospect’s special union conference last week broke into cheers when Nick Wadge, a delegate from Plymouth’s dockyards, described how a recent 24-hour strike had halted the movement of all military vessels in the docks.

Roadchef workers ballot for strike as transport is cut

07 June 2007
Migrant workers at Roadchef are balloting for strike action after the company threat to withdraw to the M3 service station with motorway only access and no public transport links.

Strike looms at Breckland council services

07 June 2007
A series of one-day strikes could hit Breckland council in Norfolk.

Health and safety strike at Dragon Liquefied Natural Gas terminal

07 June 2007
A thousand construction workers are on strike at the Dragon Liquefied Natural Gas terminal site in Waterston, Milford Haven, Wales.

Postal workers vote for national strike action

07 June 2007
Postal workers across Britain in all sectors of the industry have voted overwhelmingly for a strike to defend their living standards and the postal service.

Iraqi Oil Workers' leaders face arrest

06 June 2007
The US backed Iraqi government has ordered the arrest of four leaders of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions, including Hassan Jumaa Awad, for "sabotaging the Iraqi economy" by organising a strike.

Luton post strike solid despite management provocation

06 June 2007
Around 150 postal workers in Luton struck today (Wednesday)for 24 hours from 5am after a delivery postal worker was sacked.

Crisis for the ANC

05 June 2007
This is not only the biggest strike since the end of apartheid, it is also the first time that masses of workers and their leaders have openly and clearly taken on the African National Congress (ANC) government.

Reports round-up

05 June 2007
Ritzy cinema workers strike again Workers at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, south London, struck for a second time on Saturday of last week. The Bectu union members, who voted to strike unanimously, are fighting against poverty pay.

Iraqi oil workers on shut down

05 June 2007
Oil workers have shut down refineries in the south of Iraq as part of a rolling strike. Members of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) launched their strike after the government reneged on a promise to release benefits payments.

Twenty-four hour post strike in Luton

05 June 2007
Postal workers in Luton will strike tomorrow (Wednesday) for 24 hours from 5am after a delivery postal worker was sacked. The worker had a nine year unblemished record when, under time pressure, he momentarily left the keys in his van while performing a collection and the vehicle was stolen.

Tesco Livingston strike called off

05 June 2007
The Unite union called off a strike involving Tesco distribution drivers in Livingston, near Edinburgh, set for Tuesday of this week.

Biggest strikes in South Africa since the end of apartheid

05 June 2007
The biggest strike wave since the end of apartheid is causing a crisis in South African politics – and shaking a government that refuses to increase pay for millions of public sector workers.

Sunvic strike off after action forces bosses back

05 June 2007
Workers at the Sunvic plant in Uddingston near Glasgow last week agreed to call off their strike and return to work. The workers were in the 11th week of an all out strike against bosses demanding the right to impose lay-offs.

Biggest South African strike since apartheid

01 June 2007
What an example for British workers to follow! On Friday South African public sector workers launched the biggest strike since the end of apartheid in 1994.

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