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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.

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.

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 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.

Post workers say it's the bosses who are overpaid

29 May 2007
Postal Workers are on track to deliver a huge yes vote in their strike ballot and send their strong message that enough is enough.

Growing solidarity for Sunvic strike

29 May 2007
Workers at Sunvic Controls, Uddingston, near Glasgow, who are on all-out strike against their bosses imposing changes to their terms and conditions will take to the streets this Saturday.

Reports round-up

29 May 2007
Remploy workers move to ballot The unions representing disabled workers at the Remploy factories are planning to begin a strike ballot. This is in response to plans to close 43 factories.

Tesco distribution drivers' strike at Livingston rocks the multinational

29 May 2007
A three day strike by over 100 Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston, near Edinburgh, rocked the multinational last week.

Successful lecturers' strike at Harlow College

29 May 2007
Lecturers in the UCU union at Harlow College in Essex struck on Thursday and Friday of last week against management’s attempts to impose a draconian new contract.

Fianna Fail wins Irish election | General strike rocks Nigeria | Anger in South Africa over pay

29 May 2007
Fianna Fail wins Irish election A general election in Southern Ireland last week saw the ruling Fianna Fail party hold onto power – just.

Cinema staff at Brixton's Ritzy strike over pay

29 May 2007
Workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton in London, members of the Bectu union, went on strike last weekend over poverty pay.

Threatened strike by Iraqi oil workers wins big concessions

23 May 2007
Iraqi union leaders representing tens of thousands of oil workers across southern Iraq are optimistic that a threatened strike last week has won significant concessions from the US-backed government.

Revolt over pay rattles Gordon Brown

22 May 2007
As 150,000 postal workers started a strike ballot this week, prime minister-elect Gordon Brown showed his fear of a revolt over pay.

Eddie Stobart drivers refuse to break Tesco Livingston strike

22 May 2007
Tesco’s attempts to break strike action by over 100 distribution drivers was beaten last week by an inspiring show of solidarity.

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