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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.

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.

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.

Leeds First Bus strike brings bosses to their knees

16 December 2006
Over 1,000 bus drivers at First Bus in Leeds struck on Monday against attacks on their final salary pension scheme. The company is trying to cap pensions contributions and link them to inflation.

Lecturers at Middlesex University vote for action

16 December 2006
Lecturers at Middlesex University have voted for action short of a strike over the university’s refusal to implement a pay award and pay framework agreement, which have been agreed nationally.

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