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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

British Airways cabin crew ballot for action

06 January 2007
Some 11,000 cabin crew at British Airways (BA) are balloting for strike action. The airline could face a series of 24 hour strikes.

Falkirk joins revolt against single status pay agreement

06 January 2007
Around 3,000 council workers in Falkirk struck for one day on Monday 18 December.

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.

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