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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.

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.

Bus strikes force new pay deal from Metroline

16 December 2006
Metroline bus drivers in London have voted by around 80 percent to accept a 5.75 percent pay rise. The rise will apply to all elements of pay – the basic rate, overtime, holiday pay and back pay.

Cleaners mop up at Lancaster

16 December 2006
Lancaster Office Cleaning Company has caved in to a campaign by cleaners and their supporters in London and Edinburgh demanding union recognition and a living wage.

Chilling anti-strike tactics at Iceland

16 December 2006
If you ever thought the class struggle was dead, you should have been outside the Iceland depot in Enfield, north London, at 2am on Friday last week.

Workers set for action over single status

16 December 2006
Falkirk The battle against the single status pay settlement in local government is hotting up across Britain. GMB and Unison union members working for Falkirk council in central Scotland are set to protest this Saturday and strike on Monday of next week.

Bus drivers’ strikes shake bosses

16 December 2006
Some 1,000 striking drivers brought bus services to a standstill in Leeds on Monday of this week. The T&G union members are planning two more days of action before Christmas over attacks on their pensions.

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.

Sacked JJB Sports union rep calls for support

09 December 2006
The JJB dispute is threatening to erupt again after the firm sacked a leading union representative.

Unity in Barking & Dagenham over single status

09 December 2006
Over 1,000 workers from Barking & Dagenham council joined a lunchtime protest on Monday. Council bosses want to cut the wages and conditions of thousands of employees as part of the "single status" agreement.

City cleaners' fight for pay justice targets a new company

09 December 2006
Over 100 cleaners protested outside the headquarters of the financial multinational Merrill Lynch on Monday.

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