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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.

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.

Rotherham may strike at single status deal

10 February 2007
Thousands of Rotherham council workers in South Yorkshire could strike in response to the council imposing a single status pay deal.

Amicus union recognition victory at Selex-SAS

10 February 2007
Workers in the Amicus union at Selex-SAS (formerly BAE Systems) in Luton have won a union recognition agreement covering 400 engineers.

Trade Union Freedom Bill: lobby against anti-union laws

10 February 2007
The Trade Union Freedom Bill is scheduled to come before parliament on Friday 2 March. This is an important focus for activists and a chance to raise the issue of anti-union laws.

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.

Single status: Southampton care workers defy council bosses’ ban

10 February 2007
Council care workers in Southampton picketed six care homes as part of a three-day strike over proposed pay cuts from last Saturday.

London Underground strike ballot

10 February 2007
Over 6,500 tube workers in the RMT union are balloting for strikes over pay across London Underground.

Building grassroots support for Fujitsu dispute

10 February 2007
A large group of striking Amicus union members from Fujitsu came to the lunchtime rally in Manchester.

Fighting sackings at Unique Care in Huddersfield

20 January 2007
Some 17 women employed by Unique Care in Huddersfield were sacked on Thursday of last week after standing up to bullying and the sacking of one of their colleagues.

Defend Amicus steward Anthony Czubkowski

20 January 2007
The campaign against the suspension of Anthony "Chub" Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, took a number of steps forward last week.

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.

Series of strikes at Denso, Birmingham

13 January 2007
Some 160 workers at Denso manufacturing in Birmingham are involved in a series of strikes over pay.

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