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‘We’re not lovin’ it’—striking back at McDonald’s bullies

22 August 2017
Bfawu union members are set for an historic strike as activists organise around £10 an hour

Push for a nationwide strike at the DWP to stop job losses and jobcentre closures

22 August 2017
More than 800 public sector workers are to be made redundant in the next six months, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced last week.

Mahalla textile workers in Egypt hold huge sit-in over austerity

15 August 2017
The textile factories of Mahalla are once more a frontline of resistance, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

No bin collections in eight weeks for some as Birmingham strike escalates

11 August 2017
Refuse workers in Birmingham are stepping up their action today, Friday, with a new strike timetable that even bosses say will bring bin collections to a halt.

Do workers need a new strike ballot after 12 weeks?

08 August 2017
Groups of workers who’ve led impressive strikes this year have then halted their action to run a second ballot once 12 weeks have passed.

Picturehouse cinema strikers vow to continue fight as union calls fresh ballot

06 August 2017
Workers at five Picturehouse cinema sites in London walked out on Friday and Saturday as part of their long-running campaign.

Birmingham refuse workers need solidarity in fight against cuts and in defence of union

03 August 2017
Refuse collectors in Birmingham are on strike for the fifth week against a Labour council's plan to tear up their agreed working conditions.

Striking workers protest against bosses in London as pay fights hot up

03 August 2017
Chants of “low pay—no way” rang out in the City of London financial district today, Thursday, as workers from three disputes took to the streets.

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action

25 July 2017
Birmingham workers are fighting for their livelihoods against vicious council cuts, reports Dave Sewell

BA bosses bully strikers by giving their pay to those who don’t take action

25 July 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew last week extended their ongoing two-week strike to four weeks. This will bring the total they have walked out since resuming the dispute this month to 44 days.

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

To beat British Airways, Unite needs to stop bosses’ strike-breaking operation

11 July 2017
Striking cabin crew were set to descend on parliament on Wednesday as part of their ongoing fight against poverty pay at British Airways (BA).

Children’s services strike takes on bullying council bosses in Kirklees

11 July 2017
Workers in Children’s Services social work teams at Kirklees council, west Yorkshire, struck for two days last week. They have multiple grievances with the Labour-run authority.

Industrial round-up: Post workers hold large rallies over Royal Mail pension attack

11 July 2017
Also: Four-week strike starts at Mears | Tube bosses ban water | Woolwich ferry dispute settled | LSE cleaners defend Alba | Dpac protest against Atos | Birmingham bins | Sellafield firefighters | dirty protest | Unnecessary defeat at BMW

How can we fight under new strike laws?

05 July 2017
Offshore workers in the Unite union are the latest to have their legal right to strike blocked by the Trade Union Act. But it is possible to fight as Royal Mail have shown.

Social workers at Kirklees council plan a two-day strike against outsourcing

27 June 2017
Social workers at Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Postal workers deliver wildcat strikes to Royal Mail

20 June 2017
A wave of wildcat walkouts hit four Royal Mail offices over the past week with strikes in Canterbury, Scarborough, east London and Carmarthen.

Glass workers’ strikes can shatter bosses’ rotten offer

06 June 2017
Workers at Sierra Windows in Paignton and DB Glass in Newton Abbott—both in Devon—were set to hold further strikes this week.

GMB congress is shaped by the looming election, but delegates slam the Tories

06 June 2017
Delegates gathered for the GMB union congress in Plymouth ahead of the general election this week.

Fight the threat to the Picturehouse union

06 June 2017
The Picturehouse chain of cinemas has suspended eight trade union reps at two of its sites in London but workers are not intimidated

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