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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.

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.

British Airways cabin crew let fly at union’s concessions

17 February 2007
"This was our chance to stand up. The union has sold us short." That was the response of one of the 200 British Airways (BA) cabin crew who attended a heated T&G union meeting at Heathrow on Monday.

Action scheduled at BBC

17 February 2007
Members of the NUJ and Bectu media unions at the BBC have announced that they will strike on Monday 26 February in a dispute over job cuts.

Organising For Fighting Unions - Supporting the Trade Union Freedom Bill

17 February 2007
The Trade Union Freedom Bill, which comes before parliament on 2 March, could remove some of the worst anti-trade union laws.

Southampton care workers to strike again

17 February 2007
Care workers are set to strike again on Wednesday of this week in their dispute with Southampton council over enforced pay cuts. Some 240 Unison and T&G union members were set to take industrial action this Wednesday.

Metroline's loss of bus route shows insecure reality of privatisatioin

17 February 2007
London bus company Metroline announced this week that Transport for London has awarded the tender for the route 24, currently operated by Metroline, to another bus company.

Activists build for fighting union rallies

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

Pay battle on the buses at Yorkshire Coastliner and First Bus

17 February 2007
Two groups of bus workers in the T&G union have voted to reject pay offers.

More national action from civil service workers can beat Brown back

10 February 2007
The strike by quarter of a million civil service workers in the PCS union against job losses on Wednesday of last week had a huge impact.

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.

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.

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.

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