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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.

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.

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.

Reports round-up

13 January 2007
Iceland workers vote on deal Workers at Iceland’s depot in Enfield, north London, were considering a new offer to end their dispute this week.

Action by British Airways cabin crew likely

13 January 2007
Some 11,000 cabin crew at British Airways (BA) were set to vote for strike action this week.

PCS activists out to win big yes vote

13 January 2007
Civil service workers in the PCS union are mobilising to get the biggest yes vote possible in their current strike ballot against job cuts, privatisation and unfair pay.

Anti-union laws halt East London bus strike

13 January 2007
Management at East London Bus Group turned to the anti-union laws at the last minute to get a court injunction against strike action that was due to take place on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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