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Workers vote for tube strike

24 February 2007
Members of the RMT rail workers’ union on the London Underground have voted by over three to one to strike over pay.

Care workers strike in Southampton

24 February 2007
Some 240 care workers in the Unison and T&G unions at Southampton council struck for 24 hours on Wednesday of last week. The strike involved home care workers, care assistants, cooks and laundry assistants.

PCS reveals action diary

24 February 2007
The national executive of the PCS civil service workers’ union agreed a proposed calendar of events last week to take forward the fight over job cuts and pay.

Keep campaigning for Roger Kline and UCU Left

24 February 2007
There are just two weeks left until the ballot closes for the UCU national executive and general secretary positions. It is vital that lecturers use every opportunity to talk to their colleagues about the importance of voting for Roger Kline and the other UCU Left candidates.

Talks reopen over Fujitsu dispute

24 February 2007
The Amicus union has laid out its plans for the next few weeks of campaigning in the ongoing dispute at Fujitsu over union recognition, redundancy, redeployment and pay.

Action scheduled at BBC

17 February 2007
Members of the NUJ and Bectu media unions at the BBC have announced that they will strike on Monday 26 February in a dispute over job cuts.

Pay battle on the buses at Yorkshire Coastliner and First Bus

17 February 2007
Two groups of bus workers in the T&G union have voted to reject pay offers.

Metroline's loss of bus route shows insecure reality of privatisatioin

17 February 2007
London bus company Metroline announced this week that Transport for London has awarded the tender for the route 24, currently operated by Metroline, to another bus company.

Organising For Fighting Unions - Supporting the Trade Union Freedom Bill

17 February 2007
The Trade Union Freedom Bill, which comes before parliament on 2 March, could remove some of the worst anti-trade union laws.

British Airways cabin crew let fly at union’s concessions

17 February 2007
"This was our chance to stand up. The union has sold us short." That was the response of one of the 200 British Airways (BA) cabin crew who attended a heated T&G union meeting at Heathrow on Monday.

Activists build for fighting union rallies

17 February 2007
The Organising for Fighting Unions (OFFU) meetings are winning backing across the trade union movement.

Southampton care workers to strike again

17 February 2007
Care workers are set to strike again on Wednesday of this week in their dispute with Southampton council over enforced pay cuts. Some 240 Unison and T&G union members were set to take industrial action this Wednesday.

Institute for Employment Rights meeting

10 February 2007
The Institute for Employment Rights hosted a meeting last week to support the Trade Union Freedom Bill.

Trade Union Freedom Bill: lobby against anti-union laws

10 February 2007
The Trade Union Freedom Bill is scheduled to come before parliament on Friday 2 March. This is an important focus for activists and a chance to raise the issue of anti-union laws.

Building grassroots support for Fujitsu dispute

10 February 2007
A large group of striking Amicus union members from Fujitsu came to the lunchtime rally in Manchester.

Scottish electronics firm Simclar occupied

10 February 2007
Workers at the Simclar Group, an electronic components firm in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, occupied their factory last weekend in protest at the company’s plans to close and asset strip the plant.

More national action from civil service workers can beat Brown back

10 February 2007
The strike by quarter of a million civil service workers in the PCS union against job losses on Wednesday of last week had a huge impact.

Rotherham may strike at single status deal

10 February 2007
Thousands of Rotherham council workers in South Yorkshire could strike in response to the council imposing a single status pay deal.

Single status: Southampton care workers defy council bosses’ ban

10 February 2007
Council care workers in Southampton picketed six care homes as part of a three-day strike over proposed pay cuts from last Saturday.

Capita boss loses sleep over strike

10 February 2007
Some 130 CWU union members working on the Television Licensing contract for Capita in Bristol took strike action on 29 and 30 January in response to a business decision to move work to Mumbai in India.

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