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Aberdeen bus workers back an indefinite strike

Aberdeen bus workers back an indefinite strike Bus drivers at First Aberdeen have voted to reject the company’s “final” offer and were set to begin an indefinite strike on Wednesday this week.

Reports round-up: immigrant cleaners take on John Lewis

Reports round-up: immigrant cleaners take on John Lewis Also: Nazis suffer humiliated in Telford and Darlington | UAF trip learns lessons from the Holocaust |Aberdeen UCU members balloting | Aberdeen Seatruck ferries slammed over pay | Don’t close Crown Post Office in St Leonard’s

Meet Tyrrine Rutherford the TUSC candidate for Aberdeen North

Meet Tyrrine Rutherford the TUSC candidate for Aberdeen North The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) will stand candidates in May’s general election to put forward an alternative to racism and austerity.

Third strike for legal workers

Lawyers in Scotland struck on Monday of this week against planned cuts to legal aid. The action hit courts in Falkirk, Aberdeen, Forfar, Dundee, Arbroath, Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Alloa.

Flytilla activist detained in Israel for joining Palestine protest

Karolin Hijazi, a pro‑Palestinian activist from Aberdeen, was arrested in Israel and held for four nights after attempting to join a protest for Bethlehem.

Victory against Aberdeen council sell-off

Aberdeen City Council’s privatisation plans have been beaten in a victory for the Unison union branch there.

List events and rallies on 30 November

23 November 2011
Aberdeen – 11am, assemble at the St. Nicholas Graveyard, Union Street, AB11 6BH. 12 12 noon, rally at Castlegate, Castle Street, AB11 5BB. 1.30pm, social gathering at the ATUC-Social Club, 13 Adelphi, AB11 5BL. Aberystwyth – 11.30am, assemble at the top of Penglais Hill, by the entrance to the Cwrt Mawr student village, SY23 3AN, for march to 12.30pm rally at Morlan Centre, Queen’s Road, SY23 2HH. Aylesbury – 10.30am, march from Kingsbury Square, HP20 2HT, to Railway Club, Penn Road, HP21 8HN. Banbury – 11am, march from Banbury Town Hall, Bridge Street, RG1 8AG, to join Oxford Rally.</li

Aberdeen votes for pay cut

22 June 2010
The finance committee at Aberdeen City Council has voted to block an automatic pay rise for workers.

Anger boils over delay to pay rises in Aberdeen

15 June 2010
Workers were set to protest outside an Aberdeen council meeting this week over delays to pay rises owed to over 6,500 workers.

Students in revolt in Sussex and Aberdeen

17 March 2010
More than 50 students at the University of Aberdeen are occupying administration offices at their university.

Aberdeen workers settle dispute

15 September 2009
The dispute at First Aberdeen has come to an end after workers voted to accept the latest pay offer from the company.

First Aberdeen vote to resume strike

01 September 2009
Bus workers at First Aberdeen have voted overwhelmingly to reject two pay offers from management and to resume strike action.

Bus pay battles are moving up a gear

25 August 2009
More than 400 bus workers at First Aberdeen struck on Tuesday and Friday of last week. They are in the frontline of the fight against First’s national pay freeze for bus workers.

Strike planned at First Bus in Aberdeen

18 August 2009
Bus drivers, cleaners and garage staff employed by First Bus in Aberdeen were set to strike over pay for two hours from 3pm on Tuesday of this week.

Unity is First on the agenda during Aberdeen bus strike

21 July 2009
Workers at First Bus in Aberdeen struck on Thursday of last week – the same day the company held its annual general meeting in the city.

First Aberdeen bus workers ballot for action

23 June 2009
Around 460 bus workers at First in Aberdeen are balloting for strike action over pay. The ballot includes drivers, mechanics and cleaners in the Unite union.

Stop the War activists meet in Aberdeen

17 February 2009
A group of 20 Stop the War Coalition activists met in Aberdeen on Friday of last week to pressure a local meeting of the Food Cooperative to ban Israeli products from its stores.

Aberdeen workers vote to accept improved offer

15 December 2008
Workers at First Bus in Aberdeen have voted by 304 to 64 to accept an improved pay offer of 4.5 percent plus a one-off payment of £100 and full back pay to 1 April.

Buoyant and determined on Aberdeen bus picket lines

09 December 2008
Not a single bus left the First Bus depot in Aberdeen last Saturday as drivers, mechanics and cleaners who are members of the Unite union struck in support of a 5 percent pay claim.

Sacking of Aberdeen firefighter sparks industrial action ballot

22 July 2008
Firefighters working for Grampian fire and rescue service have voted to ballot for strike action after a colleague with 22 years of experience was sacked for being overweight.

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