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Labour betrays unions over employment protection

10 March 2007
The Labour government showed last week the gulf between its own agenda and that of even the most moderate unions when a minister crushed a new law to provide employment protection for millions of temporary and migrant workers.

After rail crash, inquiry is essential into system of contractors

03 March 2007
The points on the railway in Cumbria where a Virgin Trains train derailed on Friday of last week were faulty.

Trade unionists get organised

03 March 2007
Organising For Fighting Unions (OFFU) will hold a major rally in London on 1 May – the same day that a quarter of a million civil service workers in the PCS union are likely to strike.

NCP workers fight for union recognition

03 March 2007
Some 70 traffic enforcement workers across Enfield in north London in the GMB union went on strike for three days last week in their dispute with National Car Parks (NCP).

Anger mounts against single status attacks

03 March 2007
Southampton Southampton care worker Lynda Miller works night shifts looking after the elderly. It’s a job she has done for more than 30 years. Southampton City Council has now cut her pay by £5,600 a year.

Reports round-up

03 March 2007
Underground cleaners lobby parliament London Underground cleaners in the T&G union lobbied parliament last week against plans for over 200 compulsory redundancies. The T&G and RMT unions called off a strike ballot after management withdrew the plans

Care workers strike in Southampton

24 February 2007
Some 240 care workers in the Unison and T&G unions at Southampton council struck for 24 hours on Wednesday of last week. The strike involved home care workers, care assistants, cooks and laundry assistants.

Talks reopen over Fujitsu dispute

24 February 2007
The Amicus union has laid out its plans for the next few weeks of campaigning in the ongoing dispute at Fujitsu over union recognition, redundancy, redeployment and pay.

Keep up the pressure on Simclar

24 February 2007
Around 600 Simclar workers and supporters marched through Irvine, Ayrshire on Saturday to keep up the pressure on the company.

Newham council threatens sackings

24 February 2007
The New Labour council in Newham, east London, took another step in its campaign of union busting last week when taxis carrying threatening letters arrived at the homes of refuse workers.

Local government round-up

24 February 2007
Tower Hamlets Labour-led Tower Hamlets council in east London wants to cut home care and charge for it.

Keep campaigning for Roger Kline and UCU Left

24 February 2007
There are just two weeks left until the ballot closes for the UCU national executive and general secretary positions. It is vital that lecturers use every opportunity to talk to their colleagues about the importance of voting for Roger Kline and the other UCU Left candidates.

Parking attendants in Enfield fight for union recognition

24 February 2007
Seventy mostly African migrant workers in the GMB union are in a bitter dispute over union recognition in Enfield, north London.

London Underground cleaners ballot for strike

24 February 2007
Hundreds of cleaners working on London Underground are balloting for strike action over job cuts.

Regional Organising For Fighting Unions meetings

24 February 2007
The highly successful Organising for Fighting Unions conference held late last year is being followed up a series of rallies to take its message to cities around the country.

PCS reveals action diary

24 February 2007
The national executive of the PCS civil service workers’ union agreed a proposed calendar of events last week to take forward the fight over job cuts and pay.

Reports round-up

24 February 2007
Conductors set to walkout Some 550 senior conductors in the RMT rail workers’ union on Central Trains are set to strike this Saturday over the imposition of centralised rostering.

Battle at BBC over cuts

24 February 2007
Thousands of members of the NUJ journalists' union are set to strike at the BBC on Monday over compulsory redundancies. Members of the Bectu union working for BBC News in London were also set to strike.

Workers vote for tube strike

24 February 2007
Members of the RMT rail workers’ union on the London Underground have voted by over three to one to strike over pay.

Activists build for fighting union rallies

17 February 2007
The Organising for Fighting Unions (OFFU) meetings are winning backing across the trade union movement.

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