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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.

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.

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.

Anti-union laws halt East London bus strike

13 January 2007
Management at East London Bus Group turned to the anti-union laws at the last minute to get a court injunction against strike action that was due to take place on Monday.

Action by British Airways cabin crew likely

13 January 2007
Some 11,000 cabin crew at British Airways (BA) were set to vote for strike action this week.

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.

Iceland depot strike suspended

06 January 2007
The strikes planned at Iceland supermarket’s depot at Enfield, north London, were called off at the end of last month. A majority of T&G union members at the plant accepted an offer from DHL, the company that runs the depot, to restart serious talks on 29 December.

Journalists win union recognition at Leicester Mercury and Newsquest titles

06 January 2007
Journalists in the NUJ union working for Leicester Mercury and Newsquest celebrated winning union recognition before Christmas.

Camden cuts protest

06 January 2007

Fighting for jobs and services in the civil service

06 January 2007
Around 280,000 members of the PCS civil service workers’ union are receiving ballot papers this week to vote on striking over job cuts, privatisation and unfair pay.

Surrey council strike wins £1,000

06 January 2007
Local government workers across Surrey struck on Thursday 21 December as part of their campaign over pay. The one-day strike was the second organised by the Unison union.

Nissan workers plan strike after rejecting 2% pay offer

06 January 2007
Workers at car maker Nissan look set to go on strike for the first time in a row over pay. Bosses’ offer of a 2 percent rise over two years was rejected by workers at its Sunderland plant last month.

Central trains Christmas strikes

06 January 2007
Hundreds of senior train conductors in the RMT rail workers’ union on Central Trains struck twice over the Christmas period forcing the company to cancel more than half of its services.

Reports round-up

06 January 2007
Grosvenor Casinos workers take action Hundreds of casino workers went on strike on New Year’s Eve for 24 hours in a pay dispute. Over 300 members of the T&G union at Grosvenor Casinos in London took action in protest at an imposed 3.5 percent wage increase.

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