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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.

‘We will not be bullied. We will win this dispute,’ says defiant Birmingham bin worker

09 September 2017
Birmingham city council sent me a letter last week saying I was being made redundant. It came like a bolt from the blue.

Reports round-up: Protest against ward closure in Mansfield

05 September 2017
Also: One Housing tenants won't be divided | Burston strike school centenary | Argos strike ends | Pay dispute at HTC Wolffkran | Big Ben blacklisting protest | Flashmob against firings at Glasgow Grosvenor | Rally called in Liverpool

Pay insult makes women strikers more determined at Fawley oil refinery

05 September 2017
Canteen workers employed by Baxterstorey at the Fawley oil refinery in Hampshire were on the picket line again on Tuesday and Friday last week and Monday this week.

Bin workers strike again in Birmingham after council betrayal

01 September 2017
Birmingham bin workers returned to the picket line at short notice this morning, Friday, after the council reneged on a deal

Spread Fawley fightback

29 August 2017
Canteen workers employed by Baxterstorey at the Esso Fawley Refinery near Southampton struck over pay

Argos strikes have the bosses worried

29 August 2017
Workers at Argos distribution centres entered the third week of their three-week strike

Reports round up: anti-fracking campaigners plan demo in North Yorks

29 August 2017
Anti-fracking groups in North Yorkshire plan a demonstration I Manufacturing workers strike in Manchester I Anti-fascist protests I Bank Holiday bus strike l High Wycombe Pride

Escalation can break impasse in BA cabin crew battle

29 August 2017
Striking British Airways (BA) cabin crew conclude their current wave of strikes this week in a “pause for peace”.

Barts health dispute at critical stage

22 August 2017
The fight by outsourced health workers in east London against multinational Serco is at a critical stage.

Reports round-up: Peace activists won’t be intimidated by cops at Menwith Hill

22 August 2017
Also: London bus control workers to strike | Council workers ballot in Coventry | Rashan Charles inquest delayed | Sellafield bosses ban meeting ahead of ballot

Signed, sealed, delivered - Argos workers strike

17 August 2017
A strike by Unite union members at Argos' distribution centres is hitting hard.

BA cabin crew hold surprise protest outside Heathrow bosses' offices

16 August 2017
Striking British Airways (BA) cabin crew went on the offensive today, Wednesday, with a surprise protest at the offices of Heathrow Airport Ltd.

Council chiefs ‘outdone’ as workers score victory in Birmingham bins dispute

16 August 2017
Through a sustained and escalating series of strikes, refuse workers in Birmingham have stopped the Labour council’s attack on their terms and conditions.

Builders demand equality

15 August 2017
Up to 100 construction workers in the GMB and Unite unions were joined by supporters at King George Dock in Hull on Monday to protest for equal pay

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