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Workers hold march and work-in to save jobs at offshore wind turbine factory

Workers hold march and work-in to save jobs at offshore wind turbine factory Workers fighting to save their jobs at Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) marched through Edinburgh on Thursday. Union members launched a “work-in” at the offshore offshore energy manufacturer.

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Strikes rock bus and train services

Strikes rock bus and train services Workers at two bus companies in the North West of England struck on Monday, following a coordinated bus and train strike on Wednesday of last week

London bus workers are being driven around the bend

London bus workers are being driven around the bend Bus drivers in London are being encouraged to work in unsafe conditions and are putting passengers at risk, says the Unite union.

Bus and rail strikes hit back at bosses

Bus and rail strikes hit back at bosses Workers on six rail networks and a major bus company created widespread disruption with a coordinated strike today, Wednesday.

Reports round-up: Capita, Sellafield, Mears, Croydon trams, Plymouth DWP and more

Reports round-up: Capita, Sellafield, Mears, Croydon trams, Plymouth DWP and more Also: Ministry of Defence cleaners protest | Opposing Fujitsu victimisation | Manchester Airport strike off | Shetland Gas Plant pay row | Brighton University jobs fight | Moshe Machover reinstated

BA strike deal shows it was right to fight

01 November 2017
The long running dispute of cabin crew at British Airways (BA) came to an end this week as workers voted overwhelmingly to accept a new pay deal.

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions

31 October 2017
Also: Living Wage Week action at Picturehouse | Hospital porters in Exeter and cleaners at Manchester Airports prepare to strike | Fascist Britain First in Bromley and Burslem | BAE reps rally over jobs | Mend hosts Trojan Horse meeting | UCU Left debates beating the pay cap

Rail and bus workers call coordinated strikes over pay and conditions

31 October 2017
Transport workers in the North West of England were set to stage a 24 hour coordinated strike on Wednesday of next week.

Arriva drivers pull the brake on rotten pay offer

24 October 2017
Over 2,000 bus workers in north west England have struck for two days over pay. Unite and GMB union members at Arriva buses struck on Thursday last week and Monday this week.

Bus drivers’ walkouts can beat pay disparity

17 October 2017
Some 2,000 bus workers at Arriva North West were set to walk out over pay on Thursday.

Reports round-up: Porters, cleaners and domestics protest at north London hospital

17 October 2017
Also: Mears workers prepare for more action | Grantham NHS protest | Bristol Deliveroo strike | Gatwick baggage handlers to strike | Bloomberg security guards protest | Bield care homes collapse | Filia feminism conference | Sellafield firefighters strike

Birmingham bin workers solidarity campaign launched

10 October 2017
Up to 60 people—including ten bin workers—attended a meeting in support of the Birmingham bin workers on Tuesday of last week.

Reports round-up: Cleaners protest at Ferrari showroom

03 October 2017
Also: Thomas Cook pilots’ strike grounded—for now | Gatwick baggage handlers ballot | Manchester Airport cleaners vote for action

Birmingham bin workers shouldn’t take any rubbish from council during pause

26 September 2017
Birmingham bin workers suspended their programme of industrial action after the High Court ruled against council bosses last week.

Barts hospital deal has left strikers frustrated

26 September 2017
Outsourced cleaners at Barts Health NHS Trust have accepted a pay offer from multinational Serco after a long-running dispute.

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close

19 September 2017
Also: Aslef tube drivers call strike | Scotrail CCTV monitors | GTR train cleaners | NHS march in Brighton | Birmingham Mail | Ferrari and Maserati cleaners | Ritzy cinema | Serco tug boats | Co-op drivers | DSEI arrests

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises

19 September 2017
Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Birmingham bin workers rally ahead of strike ballot

17 September 2017
 Hundreds of strikers and their supporters demanded the Labour council stops cuts and backs workers

Birmingham council leader resigns under pressure over bin workers' dispute

11 September 2017
The political crisis caused by the Birmingham bin strike came to a head on Monday night.

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