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Fujitsu workers fight for pensions, jobs and pay with first national IT strike

19 December 2009
Workers at the Fujitsu services company held the first ever national strike in the IT industry when they took action in defence of their jobs, pay and pensions on Friday. Big and lively picket lines were seen at Fujitsu offices across the country—including Manchester, Warrington, Crewe and Belfast—as the 1,600 Unite union members struck.

Lecturers lobby Queens University against cuts

23 June 2009
Lecturers in the UCU union at Queens University in Belfast are appalled at management plans to cut hundreds of jobs and close departments.

Community unites to resist attacks on Roma in Northern Ireland

23 June 2009
The simmering sectarianism that dominates Northern Ireland boiled over last week as a series of racist attacks forced more than 100 members of the Roma community out of their homes in Belfast.

Attacks on Romanians in Belfast reflect the sectarian state

18 June 2009
The simmering sectarianism that still dominates Northern Ireland has boiled over this week with more than 100 Romanians forced out of their homes in a series of racist attacks in Belfast.

Solidarity with Romanian families in Belfast

17 June 2009
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Belfast Visteon workers discuss the deal

06 May 2009
Ford-Visteon workers in Belfast have been occupying their plant for over five weeks after they were sacked with no notice and no redundancy pay at the end of March.

Belfast Visteon: Four weeks in occupation

28 April 2009
The High Court in Belfast last week refused to order the eviction of the occupying Visteon workers in the city.

Belfast bus workers stop work in support of Visteon

21 April 2009
The ongoing occupation of the Belfast Visteon plant continues, despite attempts by KPMG, the administrators, to evict the workers.

Support the struggle at Visteon

21 April 2009
Do a collection and take a group from your workplace or campaign to visit the Visteon plantsInvite a Visteon speaker to your workplace or organisation to publicise their fightJoin the national day of action on Saturday 25 April and organise a protest at your local Ford dealerRaise money through your union branchRush messages to <a href=""></a> or text to Kevin (Enfield) 07956 375 410, Frank (Basildon) 07535 417 418 or John (Belfast) 07816 590 380

Ordinary people rally to back ongoing Visteon occupation in Belfast

14 April 2009
The occupation of the Visteon plant in Belfast is now into its third week.

Visteon workers determined to win

14 April 2009
The defiant stand taken by sacked Ford Visteon car component workers at plants in Belfast, Basildon and Enfield marks a turning point in class struggle in Britain.

Belfast: United in the jobs struggle

07 April 2009
Within an hour of being told by Visteon that they were sacked, workers at the company’s Belfast plant were holding protests and appealing for solidarity.

Project Protea: The plan to close Belfast

07 April 2009
It is clear that Visteon management were preparing for the closure of the Belfast plant as early as January 2007.

Occupy to save jobs

07 April 2009
Workers at the Visteon car components manufacturing plants in Belfast, Enfield and Basildon are fighting for justice after they were sacked last week. The workers in Belfast and Enfield occupied their sites.

Lifting the lid on Visteon, KPMG and the fat cats behind the cuts

01 April 2009
The company that summarily sacked 600 workers leading to occupations in Belfast, Basildon and Enfield is Visteon UK. It a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Visteon Corporation.

Visteon protests spread as Enfield and Basildon workers occupy

01 April 2009
The occupations and protests against job cuts at Visteon spread this morning from Belfast to sites in Britain.

Visteon car workers in Belfast occupy against cuts

31 March 2009
Some 200 workers have occupied the Visteon car parts plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, against job cuts.

Loyalist bigots whip up race attacks in Northern Ireland

31 March 2009
Some of the festering sectarianism that still dominates Northern Ireland came to the fore last weekend with more than a dozen racist attacks on migrants' homes in Belfast.

Thousands at Pride in Belfast

05 August 2008
Belfast saw its biggest ever Gay Pride event last Saturday as thousands of LGBT people and their supporters took to the streets to protest against the anti-gay Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Iris Robinson.

Unite NHS day of action

22 July 2008
Members of the Unite union working in the NHS organised a national day of action over the three-year below-inflation pay deal imposed on health workers. Union members in London, Brighton, Norwich, Liverpool, Manchester, Nuneaton, Leeds, Poole, Belfast and Nottingham all held protests.

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