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Post workers’ mass gate meetings show the fight is still on at Royal Mail

07 November 2017
 

Coordinated transport strike set to bring cities to a standstill

07 November 2017
Bus and rail workers in the north west of England were set for a coordinated strike this Wednesday.

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions

31 October 2017
Also: Living Wage Week action at Picturehouse | Hospital porters in Exeter and cleaners at Manchester Airports prepare to strike | Fascist Britain First in Bromley and Burslem | BAE reps rally over jobs | Mend hosts Trojan Horse meeting | UCU Left debates beating the pay cap

Bus drivers’ walkouts can beat pay disparity

17 October 2017
Some 2,000 bus workers at Arriva North West were set to walk out over pay on Thursday.

Spread the fight, say Picturehouse strikers

17 October 2017
Striking workers from five Picturehouse cinemas protested in London’s Leicester Square on Sunday.

Reports round-up: Porters, cleaners and domestics protest at north London hospital

17 October 2017
Also: Mears workers prepare for more action | Grantham NHS protest | Bristol Deliveroo strike | Gatwick baggage handlers to strike | Bloomberg security guards protest | Bield care homes collapse | Filia feminism conference | Sellafield firefighters strike

Reports round-up: Cleaners protest at Ferrari showroom

03 October 2017
Also: Thomas Cook pilots’ strike grounded—for now | Gatwick baggage handlers ballot | Manchester Airport cleaners vote for action

United rail strike to keep trains safe

03 October 2017
Guards in the RMT union struck together on four rail networks on Tuesday. Also: Tube stoppage could shut down London | Bus walkouts in Manchester and south west | Train cleaners won’t be treated like dirt

What's behind the call for a general strike in South Africa?

20 September 2017
The Cosatu trade union federation in South Africa has called a general strike for next Wednesday, 27 September.

Funding formula fails test as schools still face cuts

19 September 2017
Also: strike called at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol

Strikes spreading to stop jobcentre closures

19 September 2017
PCS union members at Sheffield Eastern Avenue jobcentre have led the fight against office closures and job cuts in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Will Labour give solidarity to workers in struggle?

12 September 2017
 

Reports round-up: Protest against ward closure in Mansfield

05 September 2017
Also: One Housing tenants won't be divided | Burston strike school centenary | Argos strike ends | Pay dispute at HTC Wolffkran | Big Ben blacklisting protest | Flashmob against firings at Glasgow Grosvenor | Rally called in Liverpool

Pay insult makes women strikers more determined at Fawley oil refinery

05 September 2017
Canteen workers employed by Baxterstorey at the Fawley oil refinery in Hampshire were on the picket line again on Tuesday and Friday last week and Monday this week.

Three strikes show coordinated power on railways

04 September 2017
Workers on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail trains have struck in coordinated action against plans to remove guards from trains.

Argos strikes have the bosses worried

29 August 2017
Workers at Argos distribution centres entered the third week of their three-week strike

We're worth more - how workers are fighting back at McDonald's

27 August 2017
McDonald’s workers at the heart of organising historic strikes told Tomáš Tengely-Evans how they did it

Are bosses allowed to ship in agency workers to replace strikers?

22 August 2017
The issue of bosses using agency workers in an effort to replace strikers has come to the fore in recent disputes.

Reports round-up: Peace activists won’t be intimidated by cops at Menwith Hill

22 August 2017
Also: London bus control workers to strike | Council workers ballot in Coventry | Rashan Charles inquest delayed | Sellafield bosses ban meeting ahead of ballot

Coordinated action to keep guards on trains

22 August 2017
Rail union RMT announced a series of strikes in its ongoing campaign against the bosses’ push to extend driver only operation (DOO) and get rid of guards. This is a plan driven by the Tory government.

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