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Birmingham refuse workers need solidarity in fight against cuts and in defence of union

03 August 2017
Refuse collectors in Birmingham are on strike for the fifth week against a Labour council's plan to tear up their agreed working conditions.

Striking workers protest against bosses in London as pay fights hot up

03 August 2017
Chants of “low pay—no way” rang out in the City of London financial district today, Thursday, as workers from three disputes took to the streets.

BA cabin crew will not be conned by brutish bosses

01 August 2017
Striking cabin crew have squeezed their first concession out of intransigent British Airways (BA) bosses—and refuse to be conned back to work.

Stop Mark Carney laughing all the way to the Bank

01 August 2017
Workers picketed the Bank of England wearing masks of its rich governor Mark Carney this Tuesday as they began a three-day strike for better pay.

Reports round-up: HMRC workers protest against the pay cap

01 August 2017
Also: Demo against Trump | Strike vote at Chivas | Picturehouse ready for new strikes | Ballot at Coventry children's services | Post Office pay ballot | Conviction overturned for nuclear protesters

LETTERS: To defend jobs and the planet, our unions must do better

31 July 2017
Unite union assistant general secretary Tony Burke praised the car industry, especially the “close working relationship” between employers and union.

'The tide is turning' - BA striker speaks out about aviation industry's longest running strike

28 July 2017
As of Friday British Airways (BA) cabin crew have struck for 70 days. The current four-week strike is set to run to 15 August.

BA bosses bully strikers by giving their pay to those who don’t take action

25 July 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew last week extended their ongoing two-week strike to four weeks. This will bring the total they have walked out since resuming the dispute this month to 44 days.

Hundreds of striking Barts health workers join march in London

15 July 2017
Hundreds of NHS workers start a new strike on 25 July. Recently they held a powerful march

John McDonnell vows support for BA strikers rallying outside parliament

12 July 2017
Striking cabin crew took their fight against poverty pay to parliament today, Wednesday.

To beat British Airways, Unite needs to stop bosses’ strike-breaking operation

11 July 2017
Striking cabin crew were set to descend on parliament on Wednesday as part of their ongoing fight against poverty pay at British Airways (BA).

Industrial round-up: Post workers hold large rallies over Royal Mail pension attack

11 July 2017
Also: Four-week strike starts at Mears | Tube bosses ban water | Woolwich ferry dispute settled | LSE cleaners defend Alba | Dpac protest against Atos | Birmingham bins | Sellafield firefighters | dirty protest | Unnecessary defeat at BMW

East London hospital workers begin a week-long walkout against Serco bosses

11 July 2017
Support is growing for east London hospital workers taking on multinational outsourcing giant Serco as they launched a week-long walkout today, Tuesday.

BA workers call second two-week walkout as bosses play dirty

06 July 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew are halfway through one two-week walkout – and they’ve called another. The Unite union members from BA’s “mixed fleet” are fighting poverty pay.

How can we fight under new strike laws?

05 July 2017
Offshore workers in the Unite union are the latest to have their legal right to strike blocked by the Trade Union Act. But it is possible to fight as Royal Mail have shown.

Can window makers see their struggle through in Devon?

04 July 2017
Workers at Sierra Windows in Paignton, Devon, walked out on Tuesday for their latest three-day strike.

Refuse workers' strike calls out the council's trash in Birmingham

04 July 2017
Refuse workers struck across Birmingham for almost five hours last Friday and for two hours on Monday.

Low-paid hospital workers strike to raise wages

04 July 2017
1,000 mainly migrant health workers in east London launched a three-day walkout

BA flying pickets are determined to bring bloody awful bosses back down to earth

01 July 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew were back on the picket lines at London Heathrow airport today, Saturday. 

LETTERS: Shame on Radiohead for breaking the boycott of Israel

27 June 2017
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has refused to observe the cultural boycott of Israel and will play a gig in Tel Aviv in July.

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