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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.

Textile workers' sit-in continues Egyptian strike wave

15 May 2007
Textile workers at the Mansoura-España Garments Company in Egypt’s Nile Delta have occupied the plant in protest at unpaid wages and the sale of the company.

Strike at Anglian Windows in Norwich

15 May 2007
Over 100 workers at Anglian Windows in Norwich struck on Friday of last week and Monday of this week over pay.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency staff vote for industrial action

15 May 2007
Members of the PCS civil service workers’ union at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action short of a strike over low pay.

1907 Belfast strike showed the power to end the sectarian divide

15 May 2007
Much was made last week of the politicians of Northern Ireland coming together apparently to bring peace. But 100 years ago, there was a far more inspiring and grassroots example of people coming together in Ireland, which is rarely written about in the mainstream press.

Iraq oil strike postponed

14 May 2007
The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) has postponed its planned strike on Monday over the handing over of Iraq’s oil to multinationals. It postponed the action after it won negotiations with prime minister Nouri al Maliki in Baghdad set for Tuesday.

Tesco drivers strike looks inevitable in Scotland

11 May 2007
Strike action by nearly one hundred and fifty Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston near Edinburgh now looks inevitable after the company’s senior managers told the recently merged Unite (T&G and Amicus) union that they intend to derecognise the union.

Harlow College lecturers will take strike action to defend jobs

11 May 2007
Teaching staff at Harlow College – members of the UCU union – have voted for strike action as part of a campaign to defend their contracts and jobs.

Macclesfield post strike wins reinstatement

08 May 2007
Macclesfield postal workers last week walked out unofficially to support a colleague with chronic renal failure – and won a complete victory against uncaring bosses.

Salford refuse workers threaten strike over agency workers

08 May 2007
Refuse workers in Salford are on the brink of strike action over the use of agency staff.

Reports round-up

08 May 2007
Harlow College strike ballot Lecturers at Harlow college are being balloted for strike action over management’s decision to make over 200 staff reapply for their jobs with new conditions – including longer hours and less pay.

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