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One Housing strike grows in strength and strength

30 July 2013
Around 150 workers in the Unite union struck for three days at One Housing Group sites across London last week.

Capita workers fight to upgrade pay

30 July 2013
Workers employed by IT contractors Capita struck against a real terms pay cut at six financial companies around Britain on Friday of last week.

McCluskey’s strategy won’t reclaim Labour

30 July 2013
The rift and regroupment between union leaders and the Labour Party leadership will rumble on over the summer.

Housing workers prepare for three-day London strike

23 July 2013
Workers at housing association One Housing Group were set to strike from Wednesday to Friday of this week.

MPs blast blacklisting at Crossrail

23 July 2013
A committee of MPs investigating the blacklisting of union members has referred the Crossrail project and the construction companies Bam Ferrovial Kier to the government for further investigation.

Health workers strike in Leeds over shifts

23 July 2013
Laboratory biomedical scientists and support workers in the Unite union struck for on Tuesday of last week. Their employer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, is imposing new working patterns. 

Bus drivers vote for strike

23 July 2013
Some 150 First South East and Midlands bus drivers have voted by 90 percent to strike in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Rank and file spark stands in Unite election

23 July 2013
The Unite union’s election for a new Executive Council member in the London and Eastern region is set to start on Tuesday of next week.

Workers at University of Liverpool fury at bosses' sack threat

16 July 2013
Workers at the University of Liverpool were set to protest outside the honorary graduates celebration dinner on Wednesday of this week.

South east London bin dispute settled

16 July 2013
Refuse workers in two south east London councils will no longer be striking next week. They are members of the Unite union employed by Veolia in Croydon and Bromley.

Leeds lab workers strike over shifts

16 July 2013
Pathology laboratory staff at Leeds teaching hospitals struck on Tuesday of this week and plan to begin an overtime ban.

Trade unions still provide the finance for Labour

09 July 2013
We should defend the right of unions to fund political parties. But if Labour wants to get workers’ money it should do something to deserve it, writes Simon Basketter

Ed Miliband moves to weaken unions’ influence on Labour

09 July 2013
A bruising week of confrontations, accusations, attacks and withdrawals has exposed the Labour Party’s love-hate relationship with the big trade unions, writes Simon Basketter

Tenants burn bedroom tax threat letters

09 July 2013
Viewpark Against the Bedroom Tax held a 4 July barbecue in the front garden of North Lanarkshire Council offices.

Jaguar workers set to pounce for pay

09 July 2013
Thousands of workers could be set to strike at Jaguar Land Rover. 

Glass workers see through pay offer

09 July 2013
Manufacturing workers at Ardagh Glass in Yorkshire and Scotland are to be balloted for strikes against a below inflation 2 percent pay offer.

Rage over Remploy closures

09 July 2013
Remploy Workers and supporters occupied the firm’s London headquarters last week.

Bootle print workers walk out

09 July 2013
Around 40 workers at Crown Speciality Packaging in Bootle, Merseyside, struck on Friday of last week after the company dropped an agreed pay rise.

More time to build for housing strike

02 July 2013
Support workers at One Housing in London have postponed a planned three-day strike for three weeks.

Talking struggle by the seaside

02 July 2013
Trade unionists in Sussex were set to hold a conference on building the fightback on Saturday of this week.

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