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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.

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.

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.

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.

Solidarity at Sunvic takes bosses aback

22 May 2007
Over 40 workers at the Sunvic Controls factory in Uddingston, near Glasgow, are in the ninth week of an all-out strike.

Student strike in Brazil

22 May 2007
A two and half week occupation of the administration building at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil by over 500 students has sparked widespread mobilisations against José Serra's neoliberal state government. On 16 May the students and the 15,000 strong staff union at the university began an indefinite strike.

Postal workers ballot over pay and conditions

22 May 2007
The Royal Mail strike ballot is on.

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.

PCS union debates strike strategy

15 May 2007
The PCS civil service workers’ conference this week sees a major debate about the strategy needed to win our dispute with the government over 100,000 job losses, low pay and privatisation.

Local government workers strike over single status

15 May 2007
Refuse workers in St Helens in Lancashire held an unofficial strike over single status on Thursday of last week.

German strikers look to target G8 summit

15 May 2007
A strike by telecom workers in Germany is threatening the upcoming G8 summit in Heiligendamm with a communications blackout.

Support growing across Scotland for Sunvic workers on all-out strike

15 May 2007
The 43 striking workers at Sunvic Controls in Uddingston in Scotland received a massive boost for their strike on Friday of last week when around 100 people joined a protest in their support.

Strike ballot at First Bus in Bristol over sackings

15 May 2007
A successful fightback at First Bus in Bristol has begun. The T&G union agreed to start balloting to strike over the recent sackings of 14 drivers and a further 140 being put on final written warnings.

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