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Battle at BBC over cuts

24 February 2007
Thousands of members of the NUJ journalists' union are set to strike at the BBC on Monday over compulsory redundancies. Members of the Bectu union working for BBC News in London were also set to strike.

London Underground cleaners ballot for strike

24 February 2007
Hundreds of cleaners working on London Underground are balloting for strike action over job cuts.

Regional Organising For Fighting Unions meetings

24 February 2007
The highly successful Organising for Fighting Unions conference held late last year is being followed up a series of rallies to take its message to cities around the country.

Newham council threatens sackings

24 February 2007
The New Labour council in Newham, east London, took another step in its campaign of union busting last week when taxis carrying threatening letters arrived at the homes of refuse workers.

Local government round-up

24 February 2007
Tower Hamlets Labour-led Tower Hamlets council in east London wants to cut home care and charge for it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amicus union recognition victory at Selex-SAS

10 February 2007
Workers in the Amicus union at Selex-SAS (formerly BAE Systems) in Luton have won a union recognition agreement covering 400 engineers.

London Underground strike ballot

10 February 2007
Over 6,500 tube workers in the RMT union are balloting for strikes over pay across London Underground.

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.

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