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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.

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.

Defend Amicus steward Anthony Czubkowski

20 January 2007
The campaign against the suspension of Anthony "Chub" Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, took a number of steps forward last week.

Fighting sackings at Unique Care in Huddersfield

20 January 2007
Some 17 women employed by Unique Care in Huddersfield were sacked on Thursday of last week after standing up to bullying and the sacking of one of their colleagues.

Senior shop steward suspended at E.ON

13 January 2007
Anthony "Chub" Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, was suspended from work just before Christmas, pending an investigation.

Strike vote at ITN

13 January 2007
Members of the Bectu and NUJ media workers’ unions at news provider ITN are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Single status: this ‘equal pay’ deal cuts women’s wages

13 January 2007
Workers From around Britain have been getting in touch with Socialist Worker in response to wage cuts in local government caused by the single status pay deal.

PCS activists out to win big yes vote

13 January 2007
Civil service workers in the PCS union are mobilising to get the biggest yes vote possible in their current strike ballot against job cuts, privatisation and unfair pay.

Reports round-up

13 January 2007
Iceland workers vote on deal Workers at Iceland’s depot in Enfield, north London, were considering a new offer to end their dispute this week.

Series of strikes at Denso, Birmingham

13 January 2007
Some 160 workers at Denso manufacturing in Birmingham are involved in a series of strikes over pay.

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