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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.

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.

Civil service workers ballot over job cuts

06 January 2007
Hundreds of thousands of civil service workers are gearing up for a major battle with the government to stop job losses and defend public services.

Redundancy notices sent to North Tyneside council workers

06 January 2007
Thousands of council workers in North Tyneside have been issued with redundancy notices – but then told not to worry about their jobs.

New Early Day Motion backs Trade Union Freedom Bill

06 January 2007
Exactly a century after parliament ruled that "an action against a trade union… shall not be entertained in any court", trade unions are stepping up the campaign for the restoration of rights through a Trade Union Freedom Bill.

Why is single status leading to so much anger and action?

06 January 2007
All the disputes on this page are linked to the single status pay agreement.

Victory for SOAS cleaners

06 January 2007
Over 60 members of staff and students joined a lively lunchtime demonstration at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London on the last day of term last year in support of low paid cleaners at the university.

Single status round-up

06 January 2007
Barking & Dagenham GMB and T&G union members who work for Barking & Dagenham council in east London have voted overwhelmingly in a consultative ballot for strike action over single status and equal pay claims.

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.

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

Fujitsu escalates dispute with Manchester staff

16 December 2006
IT services giant Fujitsu escalated its dispute with Manchester staff by walking away from talks with Acas last week. It has also threatened disciplinary action against Ian Allinson, the senior Amicus Rep, as part of an effort to attack the union by reducing facility time in the middle of the dispute.

Iceland strikers call for support

16 December 2006
Some 350 Iceland strikers struck and dozens joined picket lines again today (Friday), faced by security guards. They are hitting the company hard but need your backing.

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